A quote from the 1933 Bronco about a cadet, George O. Speer 1933 JC, who was killed in a Polo Game, is appropriate at this ceremony.
BUT IF THEY ARE GONE FROM OUR RANKS,
WE KEEP THEM ON OUR ROSTER,
AS VALUES ONCE INTIMATELY KNOWN
AND AVAILABLE IN OUR RECOLLECTIONS
AND IN OUR HEARTS.
THEY WILL REMAIN FOREVER YOUNG.
Alexandre, Jerome, III 1960 JC ~ 01-Feb-2009
Alford, John D., Jr. 1958 HS-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.
Allen, William E. K. 1960 JC ~ 20-Apr-2007
Amato, Edward F., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 26-Dec-2012 born May 5, 1942 in Denver, CO, to Edward and Alice Amato, passed away in Meeker, CO, Dec. 26, 2012. He is lovingly remembered by his son, Edward Amato of Seattle, WA, and his daughter, Dawn Amato of Everett, WA, 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, NM, and Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, TX. He graduated from East Central University and from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, SMW, Dallas, TX. 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, MT; 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.
Barnhisel, Clayton J. 1960 HS ~ 01-May-1958
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 ~ 25-Jun-1958
Blaisdell, Humphrey M. 1961 HS ~ 03-Aug-2012
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.
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, AL., 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.”
Broullire, Peter J. III, 1960 HS ~ 15-Jun-2016
Calvin, John T. 1960 HS ~ 04-Sep-2013
Camunez, Ernest L. 1960 JC ~ 11-Aug-2005
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. 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, CA. 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, CA. 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. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 14-Aug-2009
Cochran, Sam F. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 01-Mar-2019 79, of Quinton, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at St. Frances Hospital in Muskogee. He was born February 27, 1940 in Phillips, TX, to Sam F. and Esther (Forger) Cochran, Sr. Sam grew up I several cities and states as his dad worked for Phillips Petroleum and moved many times. He settled in Sulfur, OK, and worked for Spindel Wholesale for 20 years. He worked for Wonder Bread in Liberal, KS. Sam, married Betty Slater on December 1, 1989 in Liberal, KS. They moved to Quinton in 1991. He began working for the Department of Corrections in McAlester from 1991 – 2010. Sam loved fly fishing, fly tying, wood carving, reading and working in the shop. He loved his family and was a member of Quinton Church of Christ. Sam is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Cochran of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Jimmy Howeth of El Reno, Cielita and Curtis Spain of Denton, TX; 3 stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Tommy Fitch of Lindsay, Rhonda and Val Reneau of Calera, Kara and Charlie Cooper Of Lindsay; 12 grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Brit ‘ny, Caitlyn, Carl Ray, Krysti, Ciera, Cody, Ka’lisa, Jason, Delaney, Remington Bo; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Salvany. Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Esther Cochran; a stepdaughter, Donna Kay Branch.
Cohen, Max B. Jr., 1960 HS ~ 11-Feb-2019
Coley, LTC John H., Jr., USA (Ret) 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 07-May-2005, beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away May 7, 2005. John was born in Colorado Springs, CO, 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, CA. 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
Cook, John C. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jun-2017
Copeland, Otis R. 1960 HS ~ 01-Mar-2017
Corry, Clinton C. 1960 JC ~ 16-Oct-2019 Otis R. Copeland, 74, of Logan, NM, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at his home. He was born in Dumas, TX, on August 17, 1942, to Jack and Mary Alice Copeland.
Otis lived his life in eastern New Mexico. He was raised on the Copeland family ranch in Amistad. He moved to Clovis in his late teens where he met and married his wife Barbara, raised three sons, Wayne, Scott, and Ote Russell. Otis also had a lifetime career in the construction industry and owned/operated Otis Copeland Construction Company. He and Barbara eventually retired to Logan. Otis was a man who wanted to be outside. He had a lifetime passion for playing outdoors in activities like hunting, fishing and competition shooting. He was a lifetime member in groups like the National Rifle Association and the North American Fishing Club. While his sons were growing up he was also involved in their activities such as 4-H and the Future Farmers of America. Otis is survived by his wife, Barbara Copeland; sons, Scott and Ote Russell Copeland; granddaughter, Lexus Copeland; brothers, Clifford and Ernest Copeland and sister, Patricia Ritch. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Mary Alice Copeland, and son Wayne Copeland. age 79, of Waxahachie, passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 at his home. He was born October 4, 1940 in Littlefield, TX, to George Thomas and Anna May (Cochran) Corry. Clint served his Country in the U. S. Army in the Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed watching western, always had a beautiful yard, was an avid Dallas Cowboy’s fan and he loved his guns. He delighted in telling the story about his father, who at the time was the Sheriff of Wellington, TX, and was kidnapped by Bonnie and Clyde. Clint loved laughter and family. He was the best husband, a wonderful father and grandfather who will be deeply missed Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Bobbie Corry; children, Debra Ann Corry Brouwer and husband Kevin, Christi Berger, Steve Corry, Tammy Jenkins and Jim Corry and wife Gwen; grandchildren, Clinton, Colton, Cheyanne, Keri, Hayley and Chase and 5 great grandchildren and two sisters, Marianna Anthony and husband Bob and Ruth Schiermeyer.
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, TX, 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, CA, 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
Dalton, Richard C. 1960 HS ~ 18-Apr-2021 On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Richard C. Dalton, Sr., loving husband and father of 6, passed away at the age of 79. Richard was born on August 25th, 1941 to Ruby McRae Bonds in San Antonio, Texas as James Bonds. He was soon after adopted, named and raised in Austin, TX by Bob and Ethel Dalton. After attending New Mexico Military Institute, Richard joined the army in June of 1960, stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, 101st Airborne Div. until 1963. He was deployed to Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis setting up missile launchers on the beaches aimed at Cuba. On March 31, 1963, Richard married Joan Cummings of Sparta, TN. They raised 4 sons, Richard, Randall, Robert and Joseph, and 2 daughters, Amber and Allison. Richard was a character to say the least. His sense of humor and lists of jokes never ran dry. He was a jovial man who could befriend just about anyone, including the stray dogs people down on their luck and the abandoned. Passionate about golf, Richard was an accomplished player. He inspired his children to learn and play the game. He loved sports what a surprise. In his youth, and being ambidextrous, he excelled at baseball, tennis and competitive water skiing. Richard was survived by his wife Joan, his sons, Richard and Randall, and daughters Amber and Allison, and sisters Barbara and Carolyn, grandchildren Bradley, Buckey, River and Santana, and his best friend Marcel. Services to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with date and time to follow.
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 ~ 25-Sep-2011
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, TX, where he had recently moved due to health problems. Bob was born in Opelousas, LA, but moved at an early age with his family to Venezuela. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1960 and also attended Colorado School of Mines in Boulder, CO. 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, TX, son Michael Dickson and wife, Regan, of Austin, TX, 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.
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, FLin 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.
Downey, Richard F. Jr., 1960 HS ~ 31-Dec-2010
Duncan, Stephen H. 1960 JC ~ 27-Mar-2007
Dunn, James Walthall, Jr. 1960 JC ~ 22-Sep-2004
Eddy, Douglas W. 1960 HS ~ 10-Jun-1997
Erickson, Fred A. 1960 HS ~ 03-Nov-2019 The angels came on Nov. 3, 2019 to take Fred Albert Erickson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend home to the waiting arms of Jesus, after a long battle with cancer and other serious illnesses, with his loving wife Pamela and their daughter Amy by his side. Born on August 8, 1943 in Bisbee, AZ, he was raised in Culver City, CA, where he attended the Lutheran elementary school, New Mexico Military Institute Summer Program, which allowed him to skip 7th grade. He graduated from Culver City High School in 1960 and attended El Camino College. Fred worked hard all his life at the age of 12 as a paper boy, at the age of 15 in a Culver City retail store, at 18 became a telephone repairman/installer with Pacific Telephone, and found his long-time career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1966, retiring after 25-1/2 years of service. Fred met the love of his life and married Pamela (Kilgore) Erickson in March 1965, their marriage lasting until his passing. They moved to Simi Valley in 1970 where they have resided since and raised their two children, John and Amy. Fred was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Church, helping with the Environment Committee, the carnival, and other activities. He also was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5803 and Fourth Degree Knight in Assembly 2557, helping at many of their various activities and fund raisers, including the Annual Chili Cook-off/Car Show. He was blessed with the many, many friends he made throughout his life.He was an avid bowler with the Knights of Columbus League and the Senior VIP League for many years at Harleys Valley Bowl here in Simi Valley. He also enjoyed playing golf with his brothers-in-law and friends during retirement, including the Knights of Columbus tournaments. He and his wife, Pamela, traveled throughout the west coast area of California, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and Italy, and also enjoyed the many camping, water skiing and other trips with their children as they grew into their adult years.Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 55-1/2 years Pamela, his daughter Amy (Stephen) Kilionski, grandsons Andrew (Donielle), Nicholas (Briele) and Matthew Kilionski; granddaughters Brianna and Kaitlyn Erickson, great-grandsons Jackson, Levi and Joel Kilionski; sister-in-law Joyce Erickson, sisters-and brothers in-law Sally (Bert) Selik, Sue (Tom) Kirrer, Monty (Russ) Chew, Jim (Linda) Kilgore, Robert Kilgore, and Patrick (Carol) Kilgore, cousins, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.Fred is preceded in death by his son, John Robert Erickson, who passed away from cancer in February of 2017; his father John Warren Erickson, his mother and step-father Ruth and Harry McClinton, brother Karl Erickson, his mother and father-in-law Robert and Loretta Kilgore, and other family members and many friends.
Evans, James B., Sr. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 09-May-1980
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” 1958 HS-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, NM, 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.
Fletcher, Lincoln B 1960 HS ~ 16-Apr-1979
Floberg, Todd S. 1960 HS ~ 12-Jan-1995
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. 1958 HS-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, OH, 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, CO, to James B. and Ethel Huchingson Gilchrist. He grew up on a 112,000-acre ranch in Silver City, NM, with his parents and sister Louise (Lou) until the sale of the ranch and their move to Durango, CO, 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, CO. 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, CA, he was a journeyman carpenter. Survived by companion, Schatze Coleman of Vallejo, CA; daughter, Cassie Graham-Coleman of Kurtistown; son, Robert Graham, Jr., of Groton, CT; brothers, Richard Stephen Graham of Oakland, CA, 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, CA, great-niece Rylee Graves of Pasadena, CA, 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, NM. 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.
Grote, William L. 1960 HS ~ 25-Nov-1996
Guayante, Joseph A. 1960 JC
Halla, Frank L. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jun-1990
Hamilton, Brooks W. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 03-Aug-1993
Hawthorne, Donald S. 1960 JC ~ 27-Jul-1990
Heap, Harry K. 1960 HS ~ 23-Dec-2007 was born April 18, 1942, in Tulsa, OK, 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, TX, 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, TX; 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, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Kim Heap of Odessa, TX; granddaughters, Hunter Howell and Haley Heap; grandson, Lance Heap; and many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Hernandez, Joe M. 1960 JC ~ 07-Dec-2021 JACKRABBIT JOE HERNANDEZ1940 2021Athlete, Businessman, and Beloved Family Man.A private celebration of life will be held for Jose Maria Hernandez, 81, who died from complications of COVID19 on December 7th, surrounded by his family. Joe was the youngest of seven children. He was born in Bakersfield to Catarino Hernandez and Esperanza Ortega. He attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School and Garces Memorial High School, where his future as a professional athlete began. While playing on the line, Joe picked up a fumble and ran it in for six no one could catch him. Soon after, the alumni pressured the coach to put him in the backfield, where Joe ran for over two thousand yards in a shortened season. Joe’s quick and agile bursts of speed soon earned him his nickname, Jackrabbit Joe, which would follow him through his professional career. Joe played football, basketball and ran track for the Rams, setting records that still stand on the gridiron and earning him a place in the school’s inaugural Hall of Fame. After Garces, Joe attended New Mexico Military Institute and played on their national championship team. There he held the national rushing record. In 1959 he returned home to play for Bakersfield College on their national and Junior Rose Bowl teams. That year the team won the national championship and Junior Rose Bowl championship. Joe was the MVP of both games. Following Bakersfield, he was a top recruit to the University of Arizona. Joe completed his undergraduate education at the University of Arizona, was a top receiver for the Wildcats, and was ranked 17th in the nation in scoring. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Joe was asked to run in the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was a second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins, and the 17th overall pick in the NFL. He later played for the Atlanta Falcons, the Edmonton Eskimos, and was a two-time All-Pro Defensive Cornerback. After his professional football career ended, Joe was an independent insurance salesman in Tucson, Arizona, and dedicated his life to raising his family and helping others. He counseled inmates in Tucson, Arizona, state prisons. Joe established a softball league for underprivileged children in Tucson. He created Jackrabbit Ministries, a nonprofit Christian ministry taking him to Eastern Europe, East Africa, and Mexico. He was inducted into the Pima County Hall of Fame, Arizona Mexican American Hall of Fame, and the Bob Elias Hall of Fame. In 2008, Joe received the Man of Faith Award at the Athletes International Ministry Conference. Although accomplished in many ways, Joe maintained a low-key, easy-going demeanor and never sought accolades. While football was Joe’s ticket to far-away places, he had a servant’s heart and was devoted to his faith and family. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Woolridge. They truly enjoyed each other’s company and were by each other’s side in life for 61 years of marriage. Their union produced four children. He gifted them with an extraordinary childhood and the tools to succeed in life. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Joe and Eileen Woolridge, his brother-in-law Frank Woolridge, brothers Frank Munoz and George Hernandez, and his sisters Linda Manley and Socorro Kimble. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, his daughter Leah and sons Jerry Hernandez, Jeffrey Hernandez and wife Anne Marie, Jonathan Hernandez and wife Lori, his sisters Josephine Hart and Hope Bell, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Herter, Everit A., III 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 22-Jun-2002
Hicks, James E., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jan-1995
Higgins, Charles T. “Tyng” 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, TN. 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
Holmes, William W. 1960 HS ~ 03-Mar-1987
Howard, III, Volney Erskine 1960 HS ~ 14 Jul-2016 The family and friends mourn his peaceful passing on July 14, 2016 in Heber City, UT. 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 ~ 08-Jul-1992
Johnson, Jerry P. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 10-Sep-2005
Jones, Michael Robert 1960 JC ~ Jan-2005
Jorgensen, Richard H. 1960 HS ~ 08-Aug-1997
Keeling, Terry M. 1960 HS ~ 10-Feb-1986
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.
Krochman, Rudolph Edward “Rudy” 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 01-Oct-2019 passed away peacefully at his home in Fredericksburg, TX, on October 1, 2019 at the age of 79. Rudy was born in Dallas, TX, on June 18, 1940 to parents Rudolf E. Krochman, Sr., and Flora Belle Kay Krochman. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. As a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he served in Korea in 1963-64. After leaving the military, he worked as a banker in Dallas before retiring to the Fredericksburg area. He is survived by his sisters Ann Krochman Young and Kay Krochman Marks, nieces Melissa Young and Melanie Corcoran, and cousins Joe Kay Moody and Susie Moody. His loved ones would like to express their appreciation to his faithful friend Frank Guynes. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the NMMI Foundation, 101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, NM, 88201 or to the charity of your choice.
Lasswell, George C. 1960 HS ~ 02-Sep-2006
Lauderdale, Thomas L., IV 1960 HS
Lee, William D. 1960 HS ~ 09-Oct-2001
Lester, William L. 1960 HS
Letson, Robert E. 1960 JC ~ 09-Aug-2015
Lichlyter, John Robert 1960 HS ~ 18-Mar-1983 passed away on Aug. 9, 2015, at his home in Tehachapi after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Bob was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Ft. Worth, TX, to H.E. and Evelyn Letson. To keep him out of the local pool hall, his parents sent him off to military school in New Mexico, for his junior college years. He went on to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, and then joined the U.S. Navy to become a Navy pilot. He flew for the Navy during the Vietnam War era, and in 1968, hired on with Continental Airlines. He flew Boeing 707s, 727s and DC-10s domestically and internationally. After Continental filed for bankruptcy in 1983, Robert hired on with MGM Grand Airlines, flying charter flights all over the world. MGM Grand sold out to Champion Air, and Robert continued to fly with them until he retired in 2000. After he retired, he moved to Tehachapi with his wife, Sharron. Bob was full of love for life and for the people around him. He could find humor in almost any situation, and made life fun for those around him. The bonds he formed with the flight world were friendships that lasted a lifetime. He loved playing golf with his friends at Horse Thief Country Club in Stallion Springs and taking his vintage cars to car shows with friends in the Tehachapi Car Club. He was also happy just to stay home with his wife and two dogs. Robert is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharron Letson; daughter, Tracy King; and two grandchildren, Bobby King and Jennifer King. Robert had a soft spot in his heart for the Special Olympics, and donations may be made in his name to that organization in lieu of flowers. We will miss him. The world will not be as much fun without Bob Letson in it.
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. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 04-Jun-2005
MacCartee, Robert W. 1960 HS
Maddux, Glen L. 1960 HS ~ 21-Apr-1996
Marino, Dominic T., Jr. 1958 HS-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, DC, 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, CA, Berkeley, CA, Reno, NV, and Oakland, CA, 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, CA; 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 ~ 30-Apr-1996
May, Robert L. 1960 JC ~ 16-May-1996
Mayer, Thomas J. 1960 JC ~ 01-Nov-1966
McArthur, Herman Luther “Mac”, Jr. 1960 JC ~ 07-Aug-2019 passed away on 7 August 2019. He is survived by his son, COL Shaun M. McArthur 1981 HS-1983 JC and his grandson, Dylan Thomas McArthur 2014 JC, is a third-generation alumnus who graduated in recent years, now pursuing his Ph.D. in Political Science at UNM in Albuquerque. Dad was very fond of NMMI, i.e., “the Hill” as older generations once called it.
McClure, George W. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 01-Jul-1994
McCraw, Gray H, Jr. 1960 HS ~ 16-Jun-2019 Gray Hayes McCraw, Jr., 77, passed away in his home June 16, 2019. A private gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate his life. Hayes was born April 7, 1942, in Shreveport to Gray Hayes and Mutelle Beene McCraw. He graduated Bossier High School in 1960. Hayes lived life to the fullest, and his colorful and fun-loving reputation preceded him. As a young man, he enjoyed his family, friends, and life on Lake Bistineau. His free spirit took him to Telluride, CO, where he lived and traveled the west for many years. As a father, his love was always evident, and he took great joy and pride in his children. More recently, he was a doting grandfather and enjoyed his Wednesday date with his twin grandsons, James and Hayes. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Douglas Beene McCraw, and his granddaughter, Evelyn Monroe McCraw. He is survived by his wife, Merry Munn McCraw; his son, Travis Hayes McCraw; his daughter, Tracy McCraw Morton, and her husband, Mark; his son, Gray Hayes McCraw, III, and his wife Emma; his grandchildren, Chloe Ann Morton, Gavin Hayes Morton, Gray Hayes McCraw, IV, and James Fisher McCraw; and by his sister, Ann McCraw Stokes, and her husband Ron.
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, TX, 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, TX. 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, VA; 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 ~ 30-Mar-2006
Moore, John R. 1960 JC 11-Mar-2015 was born in Roswell, NM, 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.
Myers, David A. 1960 HS ~ 13-May-2007 65, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday, May 13, 2007.
Neely, Vernon D. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 14-Jul-2002
O’Rourke, Pat F. 1960 HS ~ 02-Jul-2001 Excerpted obituary-El Paso Times (TX) – Saturday, July 7, 2001 Friends and loved ones said goodbye Friday to a vibrant El Paso businessman and politician who loved and lived life with passion. More than 600 people attended the funeral Mass for Patrick “Pat” Francis O’Rourke at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Cathedral. O’Rourke, 58, was killed Tuesday when he was struck from behind by a car while riding his recumbent bicycle near Artcraft Road and Westside Drive. “He died young, but he lived life to the fullest,” said O’Rourke’s son, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke during his eulogy. “He found a real joy in living.” O’Rourke was a county commissioner from 1978-82 and was county judge from 1982-86. His last attempt at politics was in 1998, when he ran as the Republican candidate for county judge and lost to current County Judge Dolores Briones. Despite switching parties from Democrat to Republican in the late 1980s, a move that can ruin some politicians, O’Rourke was respected by people in both parties. “He was always very nice to me,” said Enriqueta “Queta” Fierro, El Paso Democratic Party chairwoman, who met O’Rourke in the late 1970s. “He was his own man with a strong character. He was a doer, with good ideas. Not everything worked, but all in all he loved El Paso, and that’s what made him strong.” O’Rourke’s friends U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, and Texas Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, attended the funeral. “I think it says a lot about the political community,” Briones said. “When it comes to people’s lives and what they have tried to do to benefit the community, it is not forgotten or diminished, because there were a lot of Democrats and Republicans.” County Commissioner Dan Haggerty said the people at the funeral could be described only as friends. “It wasn’t about Democrats or Republicans,” he said. “All of those people in that Cathedral were all individual people that he loved and knew as friends.” Morris Brown of Dimensions Architects said he never stopped respecting and loving O’Rourke, despite being recently criticized by O’Rourke in his weekly online column for traveling to Mexico with three elected public officials. “Pat was always very intense in the politics of El Paso,” he said. “When I was running for county commissioner, I sought his advice. I met with him at Cincinnati Bar and Grill, where he loved to eat his cheese sandwiches and talk politics.” Monsignor Francis J. Smith, who conducted the funeral Mass, said he remembers how O’Rourke urged him to take up cycling after O’Rourke returned from a cross-country trip of the United States last summer. “He was a fantastic man. He was an enjoyable person to be with,” he said. “He was serious but lighthearted. His life was a life of giving.” Family members said he was their leader. “Pat O’Rourke is dead, but he’s still alive in me, Charlotte and Erin,” said Beto O’Rourke, referring to his two younger sisters. “My dad meant a lot to me. He was an instrumental part in everything I did.” Beto O’Rourke, who maintains stantonstreet.com, an El Paso online magazine, said he started the magazine with the help and advice of his father. “I’m really going to miss that. I’m really going to miss that force,” he said. “He was really powerful. Even with his smile he was powerful.” Beto O’Rourke said his father always found joy in life — whether he was in a crowd of people, in a one-on-one situation or even alone. “If I could take one lesson from my dad, that would be it,” he said. “I’m proud to be his son. I loved him very much.” Jack Maxon, a longtime friend and fellow cyclist, said O’Rourke dearly loved his children and wife, Melissa, of 30 years. And he loved El Paso. “I was riding bikes with him last week, and he turned to me and said, ‘Jack, we ought to be the Hong Kong of the border,’ ” Maxon said. “Pat was one of the shapers and movers of El Paso. He was memorable.” O’Rourke was buried at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Santa Teresa, and a wake followed at Cincinnati Bar and Grill, a favorite spot for the Irish descendant. “More today (Friday) I found out a lot about O’Rourke than I have ever known,” Commissioner Haggerty said. “El Paso has lost another pillar of the community, and when you lose a pillar, the structure can sometimes collapse. He will be sorely missed.” O’Rourke highlights: Some chapters in Pat O’Rourke’s public life: April 1972: Lost a race for a seat on the El Paso Community College Board of Trustees. April 1976: Lost another race for a seat on the El Paso Community College Board of Trustees. March 1978: Gathered friends to jog along Trans Mountain Road, an idea that evolved into the annual Trans Mountain 20-kilometer challenge. November 1978-1982: Served as El Paso County commissioner. November 1982-1986: Served as El Paso County judge. O’Rourke and El Paso Mayor Jonathan Rogers worked to consolidate some of the governments’ services to try to save taxpayer money. O’Rourke did not seek re-election. February 1983: Sheriff’s deputies installing a two-way radio in O’Rourke’s vehicle discover a tied condom containing an off-white powder they believed to be either cocaine or heroin. A sheriff’s captain ordered the substance destroyed. The incident did not come to light until months later. In October 1983, the captain was indicted by a grand jury on charges of official misconduct and tampering with evidence. O’Rourke and the sheriff’s captain said they believed the drugs had been put into O’Rourke’s vehicle by one of O’Rourke’s political enemies. October 1983-November 1986: Served on the Texas Jails Standards Commission. June 1986: After more than 400 residents of Socorro petitioned 120th District Judge Brunson Moore for a mayor so that Socorro could qualify for grant money, Moore ordered O’Rourke to temporarily take the job. “I’ve already been to Socorro this morning on my bike,” O’Rourke joked to the Times. “I’m saving the city money because it gets great gas mileage.” 1987: Was at the center of a controversy in the Lower Valley Water District because his consulting contract called for him to make $202,500 if voters in the district approved a $22.5 million bond issue. The bond issue was rejected. 1988: Although a Republican, O’Rourke served as state co-chairman for Jesse Jackson during Jackson’s bid in the Democratic presidential primary. “I like the guy. He’s entertaining, and he has some magic in him,” O’Rourke explained a few years later. “Jesse brought more people into the voting booth, and I don’t care who you are — the more people that vote, the better off this country is.” 1992: Campaigned to become the Republican nominee in the U.S. congressional race. Made it to the primary runoff but then lost to Chip Taberski in April 1992. 1996: Arrested and charged with DWI after crashing his car on Schuster at Stanton Street. Lost a race for county tax assessor-collector. 1998: Republican candidate for county judge. Lost to Democrat Dolores Briones. Author: Laura Cruz
Otto, Richard C. 1957 HS-1960 JC ~ 30-Jun-2004
Parenti, Philip J. 1960 HS ~ 1999
Parks, Joel D., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 01-Mar-1986
Pendleton, George C. 1958 HS-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. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 01-Nov-1980
Pullen, Donald R. Sr. 1960 JC ~ 11-November 2020 – Donald R. Pullen, Sr. passed away on November 11, 2020. He was born October 16, 1939 in Seminole Oklahoma to Leon Bennett Pullen and Jesse Marie Cundiff. The family returned to Dallas where he lived until moving to Lubbock at the age 14. Don graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute earning an associate degree with honors. He then continued higher education at Texas Tech University earning a BBA in 1962. Upon graduation Don went directly into the United States Army obtaining the rank of Captain while serving in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One). He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. Don returned to Dallas in 1968 to assist in the family business and joined Republic National Bank in 1969. Don stayed in banking until 1977 when he moved to El Paso. With an entrepreneurial spirit he built the first commercial truck wash in El Paso. In 1982 he built Incredible Lounge which he owned for the next 24 years, selling in 2006.Don was a lifelong and passionate Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed traveling but only if he could coordinate with game schedules. Don was a lover of animals and a staunch supporter of the El Paso Humane Society. He enjoyed brewing his “special” blend of nectar, drawing huge gatherings of hummingbirds each year. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American legion. He was a gruff and tough man, with a big personality and a huge heart. He loved having fun and punctuated every gathering with quick wit, a great sense of humor and amazing brisket. He was loyal and caring to those he loved. Don was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley Ann. He is survived by his wife Debbi, brother Gary, son Donald, Jr, granddaughter Brittany, great grandson Theodore, stepdaughter Melanie, granddaughter Shelbie, and many loving family members and extended family. There will be a private interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Services with full military honors and a celebration of life will be held when times permit. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Humane Society of El Paso @ hselpaso.org
Pomeroy, R. D. 1960 JC ~ 15-Nov-1994
Pullen, Donald R. Sr. 1960 JC ~ 11-November 2020 – Donald R. Pullen, Sr. passed away on November 11, 2020. He was born October 16, 1939 in Seminole Oklahoma to Leon Bennett Pullen and Jesse Marie Cundiff. The family returned to Dallas where he lived until moving to Lubbock at the age 14. Don graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute earning an associate degree with honors. He then continued higher education at Texas Tech University earning a BBA in 1962. Upon graduation Don went directly into the United States Army obtaining the rank of Captain while serving in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One). He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. Don returned to Dallas in 1968 to assist in the family business and joined Republic National Bank in 1969. Don stayed in banking until 1977 when he moved to El Paso. With an entrepreneurial spirit he built the first commercial truck wash in El Paso. In 1982 he built Incredible Lounge which he owned for the next 24 years, selling in 2006.Don was a lifelong and passionate Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed traveling but only if he could coordinate with game schedules. Don was a lover of animals and a staunch supporter of the El Paso Humane Society. He enjoyed brewing his “special” blend of nectar, drawing huge gatherings of hummingbirds each year. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American legion. He was a gruff and tough man, with a big personality and a huge heart. He loved having fun and punctuated every gathering with quick wit, a great sense of humor and amazing brisket. He was loyal and caring to those he loved. Don was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley Ann. He is survived by his wife Debbi, brother Gary, son Donald, Jr, granddaughter Brittany, great grandson Theodore, stepdaughter Melanie, granddaughter Shelbie, and many loving family members and extended family. There will be a private interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Services with full military honors and a celebration of life will be held when times permit.
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, NM, 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-1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 11 May-2018
Ripley, Robert H. “Bob”, Jr. 1960 JC ~ 26-Mar-2015 76 of Tucson, AZ, 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, CA, and finally to Montecito, CA, 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, NM, 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, MN, 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!
Santiesteban, Salvador A. 1960 HS ~ 19-Jul-2018
Sawyers, CPT Roger T., USA 1960 JC ~ 02-Oct-1967 – 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. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 30-May-1983
Smith, David C. 1960 HS ~ 07-Apr-2017
Smith, COL Jack Hendrix, USA (Ret) 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 09-Jun-1988
Sparks, George W. 1960 HS ~ 09-Mar-2013 was born on March 31, 1942 in Alameda, CA, to parents, George William and Elizabeth Cross Sparks. He died on March 9, 2013 at his home in Irrigon, Oregon at the age of 70 years. Bill was raised in Berkely, CA, graduating from Berkely High School in 1966. He worked at the family business, Auto Radio Headquarters, owned by George, Sr. From the time he was a teenager. Bill’s father died in 1965, he and his brother Chip inherited the business. They operated the business until retiring in 2000. Bill was united in marriage to Katherine Alldridge on May 3, 1980 in Miden, NV. They moved to Irrigon, Oregon in 2000 where they have lived since. Bill loved restoring old cars, his favorite was a 1932 Ford Coupe that he took to many Good Guys car shows with his family. He enjoyed time with his family, gardening, and car shows. He is survived by his wife: Katherine Sparks, Irrigon, OR; Sons: George Sparks, III, & his wife Amy of Matthews, NC, Joel Sparks & his wife Morgan, Hanford, CA; daughter: Amy Harmount, Capitola, CA; brother: Joel (Chip) Sparks & his wife Nicki, Danville, CA; grandchildren: Peter & William Sparks, Sydney Harmount, Jack, sage, Charlotte, & Samuel Sparks; nieces: Allison Hatfield & her husband Brian, Ashley Curiel & her husband Valente. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Joshua Sparks.
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, CO, to Howard and Katherine. He married Sharon Ullstrom on August 6, 1960, in Santa Fe, NM. 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, AZ, 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 ~ 1965
Trezona, Thomas K. 1960 HS ~ 25 Mar-2013
Tydlaska, Joseph John 1960 JC ~ 08-May-2014
Walker, John L. 1960 HS ~ 29-Aug-2016
Watkins, MIchael P. 1960 KC ~ 19-Jul-2021 Michael P. Watkins, age 80, of Rockport, TX and formerly of Albuquerque, NM passed away on July 19, 2021. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Lon P. and Claire Watkins, his younger brother, George Watkins, and his beloved wife, Sharon A. Watkins. Michael is survived by his children, Michelle (Robert) Brandt, Anthony (Susan) Watkins, and Christopher (Monika) Watkins; grandchildren, Michael (Kendal) Brandt, Reiney Brandt, and Nikole Watkins; brother, Storm (Stephanie) Watkins. He was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of New Mexico, and Washington and Lee Law School. He was a member of the BPOE, Lions Club, the Order of the Masons, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and a lifetime NRA member. Michael was a former Federal prosecutor who was among the first to successfully convict draft dodgers during the Vietnam War, and longtime lawyer in Albuquerque, NM. After his retirement, Michael and Sharon relocated to Rockport, Tx, his favorite vacation spot. There he took up trap and skeet shooting and won the World Shoot in 2008. Michael was the 2008 C-Class 20 Gauge World Champion in Skeet. Michael was also an artist. He welded amazing lifelike metal sculptures which he won numerous awards for from the New Mexico State Fair and the Rockport, Texas Art Museum. Michael enjoyed watching old Westerns on TV and loved telling stories of his experiences growing up in Carlsbad, NM in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s.
Whittemore, Robert G. 1960 HS ~ 15-Mar-1988
Willoughby, Gilbert L. 1960 HS ~ 20-Sep-1967
Wilson, Gerald E. 1958 HS-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, NM.
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, MN; 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, CO, “”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. 1959 HS-1960 JC ~ 17-Sep-2004
Worthington, Ivan E. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jan-2003
Zorns, Thomas B. 1960 HS ~ 12-Nov-1981
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, NM, and USL before joining the Army. Following his discharge from the Army, Baker lived with his family in Little Rock, AR, 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, NV; 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 1957 HS-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 ~ 29-aug-2003
Bounds, Landon D. 1959 HS ~ 14-Jun-2001
Branscum, William H. 1959 HS
Brister, James H. 1959 HS ~ 20-Apr-2020 James Hall Brister, 80, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Monday, April 20th, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his father, James Brister; mother, Wyona Hall Brister Ayer and by his brother, Thomas R. Brister. James was born on July 14th, 1939, in Long Beach, CA. He spent the early part of his childhood in Capitan, NM, where his family homesteaded in the early 1900’s. They relocated to Albuquerque after World War II. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and Valley High School in Albuquerque. He served in the US Navy and traveled many places. James was truly a man who could do almost anything. He was an artist and jewelry maker who in the 1960’s owned a jewelry store in Nob Hill with his sister where they designed and made custom silver and Turquoise pieces. He had the brain of an engineer and could build engines like a master mechanic or rebuild a motorcycle from scratch. He took pictures like a professional photographer, his favorite subjects were his family. James considered his girls Laura, Kendra and his grandchildren his greatest accomplishments in life and loved showing pictures of his travels around the US visiting them to everyone. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and had a natural childlike curiosity. He had a big heart, was a joy to be around and will truly be missed but certainly never forgotten by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by Judy Rickert and their daughters, Laura Railand and husband Pete, Kendra Rickert and husband Ben; granddaughters, Zeya and Arwen; grandson, Ezra; his sister, Darla B. Peay; niece and nephew, Wyona Peay and Aaron Peay and best friend, Ben Hamby.
Brogan, Charles R. “Bob” 1957 HS-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. 1957 HS-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, LA. 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, LA, 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 fiancé 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, OK.
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, CA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Dale dewitt of Frisco, TX, 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, OH; 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, TX, 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, TX, 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 bachelor’s 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, TX, two nephews Jerry and Phyllis Summers of Burksville, TX, Tom and Joyce Summers of McKinney, TX, and three nieces Kathleen and Donnie Simpson of Clarksville, TN, Ann and Gary Biggs of Roswell, and Susan King of Clarksville, TN.
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, NM, to Barbara King Keyes and Samuel LaFayette Davidson, Jr. 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.
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, TX. 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.
Davis, James Thomas 1959 JC ~ Jun-2016
Donaldson, Thomas W. 1957 HS-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, TX. 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, MI, 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. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 24-May-2002
Faulkner, Sgt Forrest M. Jr., USA 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 08-Oct-2009
Federico, Gilbert 1959 JC ~ 29-Feb-2020
Fleming, James A., II 1959 HS ~ 27-Jun-1996, age 80, passed away in a local hospital on Saturday, February the 29th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rosemary (Rosie) Federico, sons Gilbert, Jr., Rene, Norman, Daniel, daughter Lori Anne Federico and 16 grandchildren. Two brothers Joe and Ernest and nephews and nieces. Gilbert was born in El Paso, TX, where he attended Ascarate Elementary School and graduated from Ysleta High School, class of 1957. He was a varsity letterman in both football and baseball teams. In football he was selected for All District Honors as well as Honorable Mention for the state of Texas. He received athletic scholarships from both New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and Colorado State University in Boulder, CO, where he excelled in both football and baseball. Gilbert was a well known, local player and was drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates for a try out, however, even after getting selected for the minors, he pursued other interests. Gilbert joined the El Paso Police Department where he received an Officer of the Year Award and retired after 20 years of service. He then moved to Las Vegas and joined the Clark County School Police where he served 15 years. Gilbert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be always remembered and greatly missed.
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
Fox, Gregory T. 1959 HS
Furniss, David W., Sr. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 29-Jul-2020 David Wharton Furniss, Sr., passed away peacefully on July 29th 2020, with his loving wife Alice (AJ) and daughter Jamie by his side. Dave was 80 years old. Dave was born on October 19, 1939 in Grand Rapids, MI, to Louis and Helen Furniss. Dave was a devoted Catholic. Dave was a cowboy from beginning to end. As a child, he and his family moved to Wikenberg, AZ. There, they had a ranch with several horses. Dave spent his days tending to the ranch, practicing for the rodeo and riding horses, (his favorite Bucko). The ranch was Dave’s piece of heaven on Earth. Dave was educated at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He lived his life following the lessons, discipline and values he learned there. He cherished the friendships and bonds he made and held them close to his heart. After graduating, Dave moved back to Grand Rapids and sold insurance for a living. Dave loved to sing. He had a love of country music, especially George Jones. His family will hold on to the memories of Dave singing along in the car, at home and even in public! Dave was also a comedian. He loved to put a smile on everyone’s face and make everyone around him laugh. Dave’s jokes, hilarious stories, goofy personality, his laugh and contagious smile are all traits his family will treasure the most. Along Dave’s life, he was faced with many serious health issues. With every devastating diagnosis, Dave would prove what an amazing fighter he was. He proved over and over again that he would not give up. He pulled thru and beat all odds every time. His courage, determination and strength were qualities his family will forever admire about him. He was recently diagnosed with double pneumonia, among other serious health problems. Once again, Dave proved how strong of a fighter he was. He fought as hard as he could, until his very last breath. His memory will be kept alive thru his devoted, loving wife Alice (AJ) Furniss of 41 years, children Dave, Jr., Furniss, Debbie and Jack Cook, Doug and Dina Furniss, Shaun and Amanda Furniss and Jamie and Shawn Reed. As well as several grand children and great grand children. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Louis C. Furniss, his mother Helen W. Furniss, his brothers Louis C. Furniss, Jr., and Tommy Furniss. A memorial and celebration of Dave’s life will be held by Dave’s family. “God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you, and whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke ours hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best”
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, KS, and Elizabeth Smith and Husband Doug of Phoenix, AZ, and grandchildren Kasey R. Spencer of Overland Park, KS, and Dakota W. Spencer of Wichita, KS. 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. 1955 HS-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
Hall, Robert E. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 18-Jul-2002
Hamm, Volney E. Jr. 1959 JC ~ 24-Aug-2019
Hankinson, Christopher K. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 01-Mar-1976
Hardgrave, Jack R. 1959 HS ~ 27-Jul-1993
Harris, Donald P., Jr. 1959 JC ~ 24-May-1997
Harris, WO Jerry L., USA 1959 HS ~ 28-Aug-1948 – Vietnam-Killed in action while conducting a helicopter reconnaissance flight on 28 August 1948.
Harroun, John S. 1959 JC ~ 01-Nov-1975
Hawkins, Samuel W. Jr., 1959 JC ~ 29-Nov-2019 passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Samuel Wilson Hawkins, Jr., was born Sept. 19, 1938, in Gainesville, FL, to Margaret Omerea Thomas Hawkins and Samuel Wilson Hawkins, Sr. Sam moved to Fort Worth, TX, in 1953 and attended Arlington Heights High School, graduating in the class of 1956. He also attended the University of Texas at Austin and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. After graduating from NMMI, he enrolled in Texas Christian University, graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Further, Sam was a Captain in the United States Army and served as Commander of an Infantry unit stationed in West Berlin. He will be interred in DFW National Cemetery for veterans in Grand Prairie, TX, at a date to be announced. In 1986, Sam and his wife, Julie, made a commitment to serve as missionaries in San Salvador, EI Salvador. Together they started a nutritional center for malnourished babies through Love Link Inc., and spent the next 33 years saving the lives of many infants who were in dire distress. In early 2019, Sam and Julie retired from mission work, and returned to the Fort Worth area. Local churches they have attended include Bethel Church, Grace Works Southwest, and The Abbey. They continued as Ambassadors for Love Link in the Metroplex area. Sam was a wonderful man, to know him was to love him. He was kind to everyone, no matter what their station in life or their circumstances. His love for people was so strong that he never met a stranger. His desire to help others was his biggest attribute. May he forever rest in peace. Survivors: Wife Julie; son, Ray Hawkins and wife, Yulien; grandchildren, Miranda Dube (Andre) and Logan (Hannah); stepchildren, Bobby J. Walker (Elaine) and ]erry Walker (Sharon) and Ronald Everett Walker and their families including 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; his siblings, Marie Hawkins Roberts, Thomas Hawkins, Kathryn Hawkins Glenn (Larry), Margaret Hawkins Poteet (Bill), ]ohn Hawkins (Janis) and Jim Hawkins; 12 nephews; six nieces; 12 great-nephews; and 10 great-nieces.
Hecht, Cornelius F. “Fred” 1957 HS-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, CA. 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, AZ. 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, TX.
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
Hines, Logan M. 1959 JC ~ 04-Apr-2014 Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, and Friend, departed this Life for the Next, after a valiant battle with cancer. Logan joins his Father, Mother, and Grandparents in the Hereafter. Logan was born in Denver, CO, in 1939. In the mid-1940’s the family moved, traveling by train, to Lancaster, OH. There in Lancaster, OH, the Hines Family lived, grew up, and eventually moved away. In 1948 Logan attended for one year Millersburg Military Institute in Kentucky. Logan graduated from Lancaster High School in 1957. He and the family for many years attended St. John’s Episcopal Church, where Logan served as an Acolyte, a Cross Bearer, and assistant to the Rector at Sunday Services. After graduation from high school, Logan received a nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, graduating in May 1959. Logan married the beautiful Connie Cummins of Columbus, OH, October 7, 1960. He also attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Logan worked in the family business for several years in Lancaster, then worked for Anchor Hocking of Lancaster, accepting a territory position in the great state of Texas. Logan leaves behind Connie, his wife of 54 years, his four children Logan Moore Hines, IV, Marlene Dee Hines Lundy (Mark) of Islamorada, FL, Duncan Raymond Hines (Teresa) of Celeste, TX, and Sherri Lynn Hines Kindhart (John) of Lake Dallas, TX, his sister Susan Hines Butler (Alman), his sister Anne Hines Corn (Jerry), and his brother Scott Steven Hines (Nancy), grandchildren Christine Renee Lundy, Erica Dee Lundy, Farren Moran Lundy, Zachry Raymond Hines, Haley Rochelle Hines, Shelby Raelynn Kindhart, John Chase Kindhart, Brence Hines, Morgan Jacobsen, and many nieces and nephews.
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, NM, and his family later moved to Amarillo, TX. 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
King, John W. 1959 JC
Knowles, MAJ James F. “Jim”, USAF (Ret) 1959 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, WI, 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.
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, TX, 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.
Kyle, Russell L. 1959 HS ~ 31-May-2014
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.
Laughter, Joe D. 1959 HS ~ 10-May-1982
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. 1956 HS-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, TX, 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, NM. 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.
Menz, Tommy S. 1959 JC ~ 26-Feb-2018, 79, of Martinsburg, passed away from an extended illness on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at home with his loving wife by his side. Born Nov. 9, 1938, he was the son of the late Albert Menz and Marguarite Gray. Tommie was an avid hunter and fisherman; and a dedicated fan of the Martinsburg High School Bulldogs football team. He is survived by his wife, Carol Menz, at home; three daughters, Tamara Kohlhaas and husband, Chris, Tonya Pignato Menz, and his late daughter, Natilie Haas; six grandchildren, Maggie Haas, Bailey, Matthew and Lauren Pignato and Claire and Robert Kohlhaas; sister, Doris Hudnut and husband, Mike; and eight stepchildren, who loved and adored him. He was loved by many, many people and will be truly missed.
Merchant, Henry R., III 1959 HS In 1963 Hank and his wife Judy were rear-seat passengers in an auto driven by a friend that was hit broadside when the driver made a left turn. At the time of his death Hank was just weeks from graduation at the University of Arizona in his hometown of Tucson. His business degree was in Accounting. He was already involved in tax work through his father’s law firm and was making plans for a CPA and/or law school. Hank was a dedicated four-year member of Army ROTC while at the university. Being fond of antique cars he was also building a 1922 Ford Model-T Roadster in his garage. He loved fishing vacations at the family cabin in Pinetop AZ, especially to spend time with his father. Remarkably, Hank and Judy were parents of two toddlers who were his very favorite pastime. The children have honored their father’s legacy in notable careers. Christine Merchant became an ICU nurse (graduated with BSN honors at Michigan State University) and specializes on a Palliative Care team at a hospital in Phoenix AZ. Thomas Merchant graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Michigan. Following medical school in Chicago, a Fulbright research PhD. in The Netherlands and a residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City he became a Pediatric Radiation Oncologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis TN. Their mother, Judith Merchant graduated from Michigan State University and has retired to live again in Tucson AZ. Hank has seven additional descendants in his grandchildren. This husband, father and grandfather has forever been missed and loved. Also surviving were a sister, Antoinette as well as his mother Catharine and father Henry, Jr., (COL US Army WWII). Gratitude to grandfathers, uncles, friends, neighbors, teachers, clergy, coaches, scout leaders, mentors and other men who provided honorable role-models for children who lost their father early in life. “Everyday you are teaching children what it means to be a father.”
Morris, Deward L. 1959 HS ~ 28-Aug-2006
Muir, John B. 1959 JC ~ 04-Jan-2000
Noelke, Harry E. 1957 HS-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, TX, 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, CA. 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, CA, to Orville, II, and Barbara (Selby) Nye. * Orville moved to Lake Havasu City two years ago from Hamilton, MT, 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
Ortiz, Angel 1959 HS ~ 01-Apr-1980
Ostrom, James R. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1977
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.
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
Ramming, John W. 1957 HS-1959 JC
Reeves, Royce W. 1959 JC
Roberts, James Abner 1959 HS ~228-Jun-2005
Robinson, CDR Louis Norman, USN (Ret) 1959 HS ~ 18-July-2019, age 76. Born July 29, 1942 in Denver, CO, Lou was the son of Augustus and Lenore (Mackett) Robinson. At the age of five, his parents bought a place at Turkey Creek where he attended grade school. Lou really looked up to his older brother, Aubrey, who was a medic in the Marine Corps. He was fascinated with the military from an early age and enrolled in the New Mexico Military Institute at the age of twelve. Lou graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, with his Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering. He served over 20 years and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1984. As an engineer, Lou was proud of his work associated with the SR 71. He pursued a successful career doing government procurement with Boeing and Aviall following his naval service. Louis met Kathy J. Blackwell while working in Dallas and the couple married September 5, 1992 in Minneola, TX. Together, they contracted with cable companies in the trenching business which brought them to Rogers County in the late 90’s. He loved his time in Oklahoma, raising buffalo and spending his retirement years in and around Claremore. Surviving family members include his wife of 26 years, Kathy Robinson and his son, Eagle Robinson and his wife, Laura; and their children, Eagle, Jr., Locke, and McKenzie.
Roberson, Marc Antone (Tony) 1959 JC, 82, of Grapevine, Texas, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at home on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Grapevine. Marc was born in Alton, Illinois, to Dr. Brooks Leek Roberson and Mabel Helen Bargerhuff of Wood River, Illinois, on Sept. 5, 1938. Marc married Monna Stephens Roberson on Jan. 19, 1991 at the First Methodist Church of Hurst, Texas. He worked his entire professional career as a Certified Public Accountant. Marc served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army from 1958 until being honorably discharged on Sept. 15, 1961. Although he attended the New Mexico Military Institute, Marc graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1965. Marc volunteered or was involved in many service organizations during his lifetime, including Stephens Ministry, DFW National Cemetery, The Coat of Many Colors, Tarrant County Food Bank and Christmas Providers. Marc was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother who died in infancy, Brooks; his younger sister Patty; an older sister, Peggy Rook; and most recently his eldest sister, Barbara (Babs) McDougal. Marc is survived by his wife, Monna; son, Marc Kenneth; daughter, Lynn Klepac (Jeff); daughter, Dr. Alicia Castello (Keith); and a son, Anthony Sandoval (Diana). Grandchildren include Daniel, Isabella, Dominic, Elizabeth Sandoval, and Aiden and Timothy Castello. And finally his beloved dog, Rusty. Memorials may be given to the Christmas Providers, PO Box 621, Hurst, TX, 76051.
Robinson, Thomas O., Jr. 1959 HS
Rosenberg, Norman D. 1959 JC
Ruggles, John A. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 17-Aug-2020 John Anthony Ruggles of Scottsdale/Munds Park, AZ, passed away on August 17,2020. Born in Phoenix in 1940, John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane, his brother Joe (Maggie) of Melbourne, Australia, his daughters Lori (Lucas) of Irving, TX, Jillian (Craig) of Mesa, AZ, and his four grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Jade, and Jarrett. John attended North High in Phoenix, New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), and graduated from ASU with a Civil Engineering Degree. John was a proud veteran who served as part of the Army Corp of Engineers during the Vietnam War. John started his career with Peter Kiewit and Sons Construction Company and was promoted to President and General Manager of Union Rock and Materials. John was also a partner/General Manager of Ocean Cape Seafoods in Yakutat, AK. During his many years of retirement, John enjoyed his home in Munds Park where he and Diane would spend half of the year. He loved fishing, hunting, golfing, kayaking, and most of all flying his many remote control airplanes. His family and close friends loved him and will miss him very much. His kindness and support will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, John’s family asks that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Scott, James L. 1959 HS ~ 08-Nov-2008
Seamans, Herbert P., III 1957 HS-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
Shirley, Robert B. 1959 HS ~ 05-Jan-2008
Sires, Wayne G. 1959 HS ~ 21-Dec-2019 Wayne Glen Sires, 79, was born April 5, 1940 in Lamesa, TX, and passed on December 21, 2019 in Rosebud, TX. Wayne was born to Howard and Carmen Sires who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Joy Martin. He is survived by four children, Rick Sires of San Angelo, Nick Sires of Temple, Mike Sires and Angela Friar both of Lubbock. He had 15 Grandkids, and 28 Great Grandkids. He loved farming, ranching, and loved messing with horses. He dabbled in real-estate for a hobby.
Smoke, Angus J. 1959 JC ~ 20-Sep-2011
Spivey, Rex J. 1959 HS ~ 23-Sep-2019 Rex James Spivey was born in Siloam Springs, AR, to Calvin James Spivey and Mattie Thompson Spivey, and lived a life of education, service to country and community and was an unequaled husband, friend and father. Survived by Son Stephen Rex Spivey, ’71, and Sisters Stacey Spivey Smith ’65, and Sharon Marie Spivey ’44. Nancy E. Spivey, extraordinary wife and mother, passed on 7-2-2016. He was charming all-around, and along with his family very grateful for his Doctors, Nurses, and Caregivers in recent years. Rex graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in ’65, as a member of the ROTC and Lambda Chi Alpha, then served in the Army in Panama as an MP Officer, and worked for Exxon Corp. in various capacities most of his career, in Caracas, Venezuela, Houston, TX, New York, NY, and Dallas, TX. Rex was a proud member of the State Bar of Texas for 50 years, and the Dallas Bar Association’s Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. While he was Exxon’s Asst. General Tax Counsel, he also built houses for Habitat for Humanity in Dallas and Internationally. He became Dallas Habitat’s temporary Executive Director, and continued on as “Lead Volunteer,” loaning tools and expertise to countless builds, and index cards and pens to first time public speakers at dedications of homes to recipient families. Rex’s hobbies included wood working, heroic movies, NPR, and reading up to 50 books a year, many of them during U.S. and world travel with Nancy, visiting family living abroad and beaches with friends. He built sets for Nancy in Houston community theaters, where he also served on boards including the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) and in Dallas with PrismHealth, Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (Dallas CASA), and Habitat for Humanity. His served without expectation, showing interest in people, mentoring them like his family and friends. He is deeply missed.
Stapleton, Howard D. 1959 JC ~ 26-Aug-2002
Stevens, I. Michael 1959 HS ~ 08-Jan-2016
Sullivan, Charles M. 1959 HS ~ 03-Nov-2010
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
Vogel, Michael D. 1957 HS-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
Wallner, Paul F. 1959 JC ~ 23-Jan-2022 passed January 23, 2020. He was born in 1939, the first son of the late Gwendolyn and Ernest Wallner. Paul was a graduate of Chinook High School (MT), New Mexico Military Institute, University of Montana, and George Washington University. He was an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute, Harvard’s JFK Senior Manager’s Program and NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. Paul was in the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service and a public servant for 43 years with the Department of Defense. Paul was married to Diane (Miller) for 57 years. They raised two daughters, Leslie and Abigail and Paul was the Pepaw to three grandchildren. Paul is also survived by a sister, brother and niece. Paul was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on October 27, 2020 as the bag piper played Amazing Grace.
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, ID, 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. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 22-Jul-2004
Willis, Kenneth E. 1959 JC ~ 03-Nov-2019 Ken was born on October 26, 1933 in Roswell, New Mexico and passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019, surrounded by his family. Ken was a resident of Golden, CO, at the time of his passing. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1952. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy where he played football on the All Services All Star football team and served on the USS St. Lawrence. After his service in the US Navy, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute and played football. In 1958 the NMMI football team had an historic record of achievement. The 1958 Broncos are the only team to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Junior College Championship and the only undefeated, untied team in NMMI history. Ken was also selected as a 1958 NJCAA All American. Later in life, he was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1959 Ken married the love of his life, Marilyn Kay Kizer. They had two children, Sabrina Kay Willis and Todd Lamar Willis. Ken loved his family and football. That is where he received his joy in life. Ken coached little league football and baseball for many years, he always wanted to give back. He was a kind and generous man who loved life, sports, the outdoors and always had a kind word for everyone and positive attitude. He will be missed by everyone that he touched. He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Tommie Willis, Sisters Evelyn “Babe” Willis and Ruth Willis; Brothers J.T. Willis and Maurice Willis, father in law and mother in law Clovis and Imogee Kizer. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Kay (Kizer) Willis, two children, Sabrina Kay Willis and Todd Lamar Willis, wife Michelle Willis, two grandchildren, Justin Michael Fears, wife Michelle Fears and Stephanie Kay Fears.
Wilson, Ralph R. “Rusty” 1959 HS ~ 26-Dec-2014 of Solana Beach, CA, 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, AR. 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, AR, his son, Ralph R, Wilson, III, of Fayetteville, AR, his stepson Seth H. (Claire) McElvaney, III, of Raleigh, NC, and his sister Mary Beth (Nick) Harkins of Jackson, MS. 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, MI, 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, OH, to David and Ruby Anderson and raised in Burbank, CA, 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, NM. 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.
Atlee, David Harold 1958 HS ~ 20-Aug-2018, age 78, passed to a higher plane on Monday, August 20, 2018 in Shawnee, OK. He was born on November 16, 1939 in Oklahoma City, OK. At the time of death, he resided in Shawnee, OK, 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, OK. 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, MI. 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 ~ 04-Feb-1979
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, ID. 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.
Blank, Leroy F. 1958 HS ~ 06-Jul-2019
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, NM, 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, FL; and Janet (Bart) Lammey and their children Kate and George of Normal. Also surviving is his sister, Pollyanne Mobley of Tucumcari, NM; brother, Jack Lee (Laura) Brady of Broken Arrow, OK; 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, TX, 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
Carroll, John M. 1958 HS ~ 07-Sep-2009
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, NM, 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. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 12-Mar-2005, 66, Watertown, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, in a Sioux Falls hospital. Jack Ray Cunningham was born Sept. 27, 1938, to Raymond and Betty (Simon) Wiskofske in Massillon, OH. 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, AZ; two sons, Jim (Carrie) Cunningham of Sioux City, IA, and John (Linda) Cunningham of Lincoln, NE; and two granddaughters.”
Dawson, Douglas R., II 1958 HS
Dixon, Capt Lee C., USAF 1958 JC ~ 07-Jan-1966 – 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, CA. 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, DC, 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, TX, 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, TX, 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, NE; daughter & son-in-law, Dena & Grant Reid of Austin, TX; step-daughter & husband, Jennifer & Chad Cage of Richardson, TX; step-son, & wife, Joe & Jen Rozgay of Omaha, NE; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Lu & Don Patterson of Midlothian, TX; nephew & wife, Roy & Julia Armstrong of Taos, NM; niece & husband, Mary Anne & Larry Ross of Midlothian, TX. 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.
Gabbert, Peter L. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 07-Nov-1998
Gatewood, Arthur P., Jr. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 09-Jan-2003
Gilbreath, John C. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 06-Jun-2018
Gipson, Jimmie L. 1958 HS ~ 26-Oct-1993
Glass, George E. 1958 HS
Goodart, J. Phillip 1956 HS-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.
Gregg, Fred J. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 16-Jan-2022 Fred Jerome Gregg, 84, died on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at his home in Albuquerque surrounded by his family. He was born Tuesday, September 21, 1937 in Albuquerque, NM to Janey and Bernie Gregg. Fred is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Summers Gregg; his sister, Judith Tanner; brother, James Gregg and wife, Laurie; his two children, Barbara CampBell and husband, Joseph, and Peter Gregg and his wife, Paula; three grandchildren, Timothy CampBell, Audrey CampBell, and Jamie CampBell; and many nieces and nephews. Fred grew up in Magdalena, NM and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree from New Mexico State University. Fred was a lifelong educator, he was an art and history teacher in Tularosa, NM, and an administrator in Santa Rosa, Moriarty, NM, and Bullhead City, AZ. He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge, serving a term as the Master of Edgewood Lodge in 2007. Fred was also a member of the Scottish Rite Masons in NM and had obtained his 32 degree. Fred enjoyed music, traveling, golfing, baseball, and playing cards.
Griffith, William S. 1958 JC ~ 06-Apr-2004
Hardaway, LTC John A. USA (Ret) 1958 JC ~ 03-Mar-2021 John Arch Hardaway, 84, passed away on March 3, 2022 at his home in Leavenworth, KS. John was born to Nina and Carl Hardaway at his grandmother’s home in rural, northern Louisiana. The family moved to west Texas in 1943. John graduated from high school in Seminole, TX. He attended New Mexico Military Institute from 1955-1956 and graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX in 1959. John was married to Virginia Ross Pope in August, 1959 in Memphis, TN. From that union came son Carl Hardaway and daughter Julie Irene Hardaway (Galea). John was commissioned in the U.S. Army and entered active duty in October, 1959. He served 28 years, retiring in 1987 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He then worked at the National Simulation Center until retiring in 1998 as Director of Operations. During his active duty, John served overseas in Okinawa and South Korea, twice in Vietnam and a year in Laos. His proudest accomplishment, however, was the thirteen plus years he served at the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. The last eight years he was tenured there was as Chief, of Office of Curriculum Affairs. John was an active Christian at various military chapels and the First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth. He was also a Gideon for many years and started and participated in a Bible study program at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth for 28 years. John is survived by his wife, Virginia, son Carl, daughter Julie, grandsons Will Hardaway, Evan Hardaway and Jonathan Galea, grand daughter in-law Cortney Hardaway and great granddaughter Riley Hardaway. Visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 11 A.M. at Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth, Gideons International or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.
Hall, Jerry F. 1956 HS-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, TX, 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, TX, 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, TX, 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, CO, Jacob Hall; two daughters, Gina Guzman and husband Gilbert and their daughter, Kassandra Guzman all of El Paso, TX, and Marisa Hall of Phoenix, AZ. 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.
Harvey, Whit M. 1956 HS-1958 JC
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
Hedrick, Ronald A. 1958 HS ~ 06-Jun-1988
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, NM, 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, CA; Holly Citelli of Frisco, TX, and Clint Henderson and his wife, Charley of Allen, TX; 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.
Holt, Bradley C. 1958 JC
Howey, John E. 1958 JC ~ 19-Oct-2010
Hutchings, Sealy, II 1956 HS-1958 JC
Hutton, William A. 1958 HS ~ 01-Aug-1986
Hyer, Ambrose E. 1958 JC ~ 21-Feb-1964, 25, was killed in an auto accident Friday, February 21, 1964 He was a teacher at Yuba City. He was born in Elk City. His parents, who survive, are Mr. and Mrs. John Hyer of Phoenix. His mother is the former Edith Sprowls, sister of Roy Sprowls of Cheyenne.
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, TX, surrounded by his family, two days before his 78th birthday and was immediately whisked into the presence of God. David was born in Temple, TX, 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
Johnson, Jay Michael 1958 HS ~ 10-Aug-2017
Karcher, Capt Victor A., USN (Ret) 1956 HS-1958 JC Jay “Mike” Johnson, age 78 of Clovis, NM, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center, in Lubbock, TX. Graveside service with, U.S ARMY Honors, will be held Friday, August 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with Pastor B.J., Brooks officiating. Mike was a Real-estate Investor, and married Lesley Kinard. Survivors include his wife; Lesley Johnson, daughter; Tracy Ladd, son; Brian Johnson, and his brother; Tom Pike Johnson, of Fayettville, PA, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital. He was 81 Vic was born on October 5, 1938, in Parkersburg, WV, and was the son of the late Dr. Glen Victor Karcher, MD, and Ruth Boggs Culbertson. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute for his early education and entered the United States Naval Academy in 1957, where he met and married his beloved wife Nancy. Following his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1961, he entered flight school in Pensacola, FL, and became a fighter pilot. Following flight school, he was assigned to his first flight squadron VF-194, “Red Lightening” flying the F-8 “Crusader”, completing one peacetime and two combat deployments and receiving several commendations for his combat service in Vietnam. He received his first command of RVAH-12, “Speartips”, in 1976, leading a squadron of RA-5C “Vigilante” pilots and crew. His later assignments included, graduating from the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI, Battalion Officer at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and Air Operations Officer for the Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific in Japan. He retired from the Navy on October 1, 1989 as a Captain He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Shippenburg, PA, serving in several positions, including Vestry Senior Warden Vic is survived by two sons, Victor A. (Sandra) Karcher, Jr., Grove City, PA, and Richard T.(Tonya) Karcher, Shippensburg, PA; one daughter, Susan N. (Thomas) Briggs, Shippensburg, PA; five grandchildren, Cody J. Karcher, Christopher M. Karcher, Connor G. Briggs, Matthew B. Briggs, and Erin M. Karcher; and one sister, Diana (Dale) Andersen, Richmond, VA, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nancy W. Gingras Karcher, who passed away August 16, 2019; and one sister, Jeannie Mayer.
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, TX, 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, TX, 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. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 09-Mar-1967
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.
Marlowe, Gordon W. 1958 JC ~ 07-Jan-2015
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, TX, on January 9, 1940. Perry was the CEO and owner of Koelling and Associates, Inc. in Dallas, TX. 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 Men’s 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 ~ 16-Mar-1989
McIntire, Jerald G. 1958 JC ~ 30-Dec-2002
McKee, Henry S., III 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 01-Oct-2000
McNamara, William 1958 HS
Meredith, Bruce P. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 01-Apr-2002
Merritt, Thomas O., Jr. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 03-Jun-2000 Age 61, of Gila Bend, AZ, passed away June 3, 2000. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Mershon, John C. 1958 HS ~ 13-Nov-1998
Mershon, William F. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 22-Oct-2020, a lifelong resident of Otero county, passed away Friday, October 22, 2020, in Mayhill, NM. Bill was born September 1, 1939, in Roswell, NM, to John J. Mershon and Milecent Mershon. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, attended college at NMMI and graduated from NMSU with a BS in electrical engineering. After graduating, Mr. Mershon joined the army. In 1969 he began his engineering career, where he went on to gain his PE, and eventually became the manager of Otero County Electric until he retired in 2001. Bill proudly served on many local boards that spanned a variety of organizations. Notably, he held seats on the First American Bank board for 28 years, and the Otero County Fair Board for 17 years. Additionally, he served on the boards of Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital for 37 years, and the Otero Soil and Water Conservation District in more recent years. He was very proud of these organizations and the services they provide for the community. Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years Marilyn R. Mershon. Two daughters Kellie Crowther and husband Kip Crowther, and Mollie Glass and husband John Glass. Two sons, David Graham and fiancé Sabrina Randolph, and Scooter Graham; and five grandchildren, Jessica Graham, Christopher Graham, Conner Crowther, Haylie Glass, and Maddie Glass. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John C. Mershon 1958 HS, and James B. Mershon. At Mr. Mershon’s request cremation has taken place, and no further services will be held. Bill left a mighty impression on the lives of many, and some big boots to fill. For those of us that had the honor of knowing Bill, understand that he believed in helping everyone, in any way he could. With that in mind the Mershon family would like to ask that all memorials be given to the Otero County Fair Association. Which can be contacted at 401 Fairground Rd, Alamogordo, NM, 88310, (575)-434-0788. “The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will.” Andy Warhol.
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. 1957 HS-1958 JC ~ 23-Jul-2003, died July 23, 2003. He was born in Wichita Falls, TX, in 1939, raised in Odessa, TX, 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, CA. 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, CA. 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, CA. 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, ID, 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 ~ 02-Feb-2016
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, NM. 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. 1956 HS-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, TX. 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, IA. 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, TX; 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
Reindorp, John E. 1958 HS ~ 25-Sep-1998
Rice, Robert A. 1958 JC
Robertson, Joseph A. 1958 JC ~ 02-Jan-1997
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
Roulier, Robert R. 1958 JC ~ 06-Feb-2020 died peacefully surrounded by his family on Feb. 6, 2020 after a month battle with aggressive lung cancer. He was born March 7, 1938 in Goodland, KS, to Leon N. (Penny) and Margaret Souders Roulier. He grew up in Colby, KS, where he learned to love life and people. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for a year, then transferred to Kansas University where he was an avid Jayhawk fan, a Beta Theta Pi member and graduated with a Business Degree in 1961. At KU he met, loved, and then married Marcia Haines March 12, 1962. He was a retired U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant, stock broker with an MA in Investment Banking, retired teacher for UCCS investment banking and an avid volunteer. First Presbyterian Church drew his heart and most of his volunteer time. He enjoyed community volunteer work, El Paso County Republicans, staying fit, golfing, but most of all his family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Marcia H. Roulier, son, Neil Roulier (Robin); daughter, Elaine Michelfelder (Erich); 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, brothers Leon Roulier (Barbara), Jay Roulier, and many loved nieces and nephews.
Rudd, Dr. Laurence H., Jr. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 17-Dec-2015 died on Dec. 17, 2015, in Lubbock, TX. 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, TX. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lauren Rudd. Larry was born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Ft. Worth, TX, to parents Mary Ruth Rudd and Laurence H. Rudd, MD, and was reared in Colorado City, TX. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1956, from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, TX, in 1960 and from Baylor Dental School in Dallas, TX, 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 ~ Dec-1987
Sandoval, Robert L. 1958 HS ~ 22-Apr-2007
Saunders, W. P. “Dub” 1958 HS ~ 27-May-2020 Woodlan P. Saunders, known as W.P. or affectionately as “Dub,” passed away May 27, 2020 in Amarillo, TX, after fighting various health issues for several years. Dub was born on April 27, 1940 in Hobbs, NM, to Woodlan P. and Virginia Lee Saunders. Dub spent his formative years in Santa Fe, NM, and attended high school at the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, NM. During his time at NMMI, he was awarded the title of “Best New Cadet” and was a part of the 1958 championship ski team. Dub continued his education at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and served as pledge trainer and Vice President of his fraternity. Dub subsequently studied at the University of Florida in the School of Architecture. Dub had a long professional career in the construction business in Santa Fe, NM, and owned a prominent business, Saunders Construction Company, for many years. In addition to a successful professional career, Dub was most proud of his four daughters Kevan, Madge, Kirsten, and Rachel. He also loved spending time with his two young granddaughters, Mayla and Eleanor, and was hoping to move to Denver to be closer to them. Dub enjoyed horses and was always involved in horse shows, countless hours riding and caring for his horses, and spoke fondly of his numerous pack trips in the Pecos Wilderness. He also loved his annual hunting and fishing trips with friends. Dub’s other passion was skiing, often skiing the Santa Fe Ski Basin with family and friends. One of his favorite pastimes was pulling “Texans” out of snow banks on the way to the ski run with the family’s jeep. Dub’s notable travels took him to Australia with a rotary group from Santa Fe, Alaska, Hawaii, and last May, a trip to North Carolina and Virginia for a reunion with his fraternity brothers from Washington and Lee. Dub leaves behind four wonderful daughters: Kevan in Santa Fe, Madge in Denver, Kirsten (Max) in Denver, and Rachel in Minneapolis, two granddaughters Mayla and Eleanor, sister, Mary Lee Reese (Rick) and niece Paige Wyatt (Jeff) of Bozeman, MT, and his dearest friend of many years, Wanda Haaland of Amarillo.
Schaefer, Joseph E. 1958 HS
Scherotter, Gary C. 1956 HS-1958 JC
Schnaubert, Steven E. 1958 HS ~ 05-Sep-1992
Sexton, Charles N. B. 1958 JC ~ 22-Nov-2002
Shewmake, Sidney L. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 08-Mar-2000
Singer, Irvin J. 1958 HS ~ 18-Dec-1965
Singh, Jerry A. 1958 HS ~ 04-oCT-1958
Smith, Farrell M. 1958 HS ~ 24-Mar-2021 Farrell Murray Smith passed away March 24th, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born to Farrell D. Smith, former mayor of Corpus Christi, and Mavis Murray Smith. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and younger brother, Larry. Farrell leaves behind his wife, Grace Smith; his children, Farrell J. Smith and Murray E. (Arlina) Smith; and stepchildren, Roman A. (Robin) Martinez, Adrian L. (Amanda) Martinez, Cassondra Rae (Mark) Pardo. He also leaves 14 grandchildren and one great grandson. Farrell attended Ray High School and the New Mexico Military Institute. He received his BBA in 1962 at the University of Texas Austin. He obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at University of Houston f19Law. He also obtained a degree in International Law in Mexico City, Mexico. He was licensed to practice law in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas, The United States Tax Court, The United States Western District, The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud to be admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor for the Supreme Court of the United States in 2018. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 5:00 8:00PM with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00PM at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mathis, Texas.
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, OH; and four grandchildren: Bradley, Johnathan and Sara Love, all of Springfield, MO; and James Cullers of Cleveland, OH. 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 ~ 14-May-1985
Sparks, Thomas W. 1958 HS ~ 23-Apr-2012
Stark, Wilson L. 1958 HS ~ 26-Dec-1964
Sutherland, John W., Ph.D. 1958 HS ~ 26-Dec-2008
Swanson, Robert G. 1958 HS ~ 12-Apr-2005
Thomas, Tommy W. 1958 HS ~ 13-Mar-2004
Thompson, C. Rhea 1958 HS ~ 06-Dec-2021 Cleaves Rhea Thompson August 15, 1940 August 18, 2021 Seattle, Washington Cleaves Rhea Thompson, 81, of Seattle, Washington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Memorial Service: Internment was a private family affair. Rhea was born on August 15, 1940, in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute, then graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where he studied Accounting and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He received his MBA studying Finance and Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley. Rhea met the love of his life, Wendy, in Fort Worth while she was completing her nursing degree. They were married on March 7, 1973, and each loved every moment of their 48 years together. They especially enjoyed their time at their favorite place, their home on Orcas Island, WA, watching the sea lions sun on the nearby rocks. They also shared a passion for sailing and boating, and enjoyed wine tastings, good food and friendship. Most of all though they enjoyed spending time with their beloved dogs. Throughout his life, Rhea was quick with a smile and always ready to provide friendship and support to his family and all those he met. He enjoyed a wonderful life residing in such beautiful places as Long Beach, CA, Boulder, UT and Seattle, WA. He was just as happy whether living on a ranch in Utah raising horses and cattle or sailing the opens seas off of California and Mexico. Rhea’s professional career spanned time with the University of Washington , L.K. Lloyds & Associates, International Service Insurance Company and most recently with Thompson & Murff. Rhea was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Fred D. Thompson, brother Andy Thompson, and grandparents, Mae and Cleaves Rhea and Evelyn and Robert Thompson. Rhea is survived by his wife, Wendy, brother Dick Thompson and his wife Kathy, Andy’s wife Nancy and their families. Memorials can be made in Rhea Thompson’s name to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA, The Nature Conservancy, or the Cleaves and Mae Rhea Foundation.
Torres, John E. 1958 JC ~ 04-Jun-2019
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, GA, 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 governor’s 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~ 07-Sep-1992
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 ~ 07-Apr-1966 – 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
Williams, Philip D. 1954 HS-1958 JC ~ 30-Apr-2021
White, Jack H., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 17-Apr-2005
Wiley, W. Kent, Jr. 1958 HS
Williams, Philip D. 1956 HS-1958 JC ~ 30-Apr-2020, 80, beloved Husband, Father, and Brother, was called to his eternal resting place on April 30, 2020. He entered this world on August 22, 1939, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, born to Philip and Minette Williams. He is survived by his wife Vernah Williams; sons Philip, Christopher (Molly), and Scott (Tara) Williams; daughters Suzzanne (Gordon) Harwood, Beth (Gary) Bobb, and Sandie Wilson; 15 grandchildren: Zac and Chelsea Williams; Nick (Marah) and Jeremiah Runtsch; Brandon, Logan, and Wyatt Bobb; Jon and James Williams; Shelby, Shaye, Shyler, and Shepherd Williams; and Isaac and Gwendolyn Wilson; 2 great-grandchildren: Oliver Chavez and Ophelia Cadena; brothers George (Liz) Williams; and Herb (Kathy) Williams, and several nieces and nephews. The senior Philip was a State Department officer, and brought his family to his various assignments, in Brazil, Argentina, Bahamas, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Israel, Washington DC, and Haiti. Young Phil entered high school and junior college at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, after the family’s tour of duty in Costa Rica. Phil received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. He served in the Army from 1961 1968. He retired from the National Security Agency in 1994, having served 33 years in Government service. During his career, he was stationed in Scotland and England for 6 years, and Australia for 4 years. After retiring at age 55, the family moved to Clovis in September 1994, and opened the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, which they ran until 2016, when Phil’s back problems caused them to sell the business.
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.
Yoakum, Jay F. 1958 HS ~ 19-Oct-2018 passed away 19 October, 2018 in his home in Wrightwood, CA, after battling cancer for nine years, He was 78. Jay was born in Pauls Valley, OK, August 3, 1940. He was a leader in the communities he lived in and in his church. A patriotic American, he loved his country, football, golf, animals, and being outdoors. Jay is survived by his spouse Patricia, and children Kim, Jimmy, April, Mike, David. Jeremy, Scott, and Jenny. Jay will be remembered as a loving husband, father, coach and High Priest with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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, FL., 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, AR; 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.
Carson, Joel M. 1957 JC ~ 23-July-2021
Cator, Pete “Sonny”, Jr., 1957 HS ~ 20-Aug-2014 Long-time Artesia attorney and rancher Joel M. Carson II passed away on July 23, 2021. Joel was born on January 25, 1938 at Hotel Dieu in El Paso, Texas to Joel M. Carson and Mary Lou (Graham) Carson. Not long after his birth, Joel’s parents returned to Southeast New Mexico where the family owned and operated ranches in Lea and Eddy Counties. After surviving the “Time It Never Rained” in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Joel’s father passed at age 52, when Joel was just fifteen years old. Following his father’s passing, Joel’s mother, Mary Lou, raised Joel and his sister Cynthia in Lovington. There Joel lived the life of a small-town teenager, hunting, playing football, and forming lifelong friendships. Although the drought of the late 1940s ended his parent’s ranching operation, Joel worked often with his Uncle, Mason Graham, on the family ranch just south of Lovington gathering, branding, and doctoring cattle. It is rumored that Joel and his lifelong friend Tom Black blew the bottom out of a stock tank on Mason’s ranch with a stick of dynamite a story neither would ever confirm or deny. After graduating from Lovington High School in 1955, Joel spent a year at New Mexico Military Institute. He attended NMMI with hopes of playing polo, but as luck would have it, the polo team disbanded the year he arrived. With those hopes dashed, Joel packed his bags and headed to Waco, Texas where he enrolled in Baylor University with plans of graduating and attending medical school. But during a medical emergency in which one of the Graham Ranch hands crushed his hand in a well pump, Joel nearly passed out at the sight of blood. After this experience, he changed course and set his sights on a career in the law. He graduated from Baylor in 1959 and next attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he graduated in 1962. Upon graduating, Joel accepted a position with New Mexico’s attorney general, where he served for six years as an Assistant Attorney General-including a time as Bureau Chief of what was then Bureau of Revenue. During that time, Joel developed a passion for drafting legislation. He drafted many bills ultimately passed by the New Mexico legislature including portions of New Mexico’s gross receipts tax law and the Unfair Practices Act. Over the years he also drafted or contributed to many bills involving oil, gas, and energy matters. After six years with the Attorney General’s office, he moved his practice to Artesia, New Mexico to join prominent oil and gas attorney A.J. “Jerry” Losee. Joel and Jerry practiced for many years together and their law firm, Losee and Carson, continued in one iteration or another for many years. Joel maintained a diverse law practice in Artesia assisting everyone from pro bono clients to publicly traded companies. For many years, until making the decision to cut back on his working hours, he was a primary attorney for New Mexico’s largest oil refiner, one of Artesia’s largest employers, and the Artesia Hospital District. He even appeared from time to time for Hollywood stars who invested in oil but later found themselves in lawsuits. As interesting as his complex clients were, he always made time to represent kids, persons trying to escape abusive relationships, and local people who needed advice and counseling. And he did all of this with his stalwart legal assistant Beverly King, with whom he worked for forty-eight years. But the return to Southeast New Mexico was more than just professionally fulfilling. It was there he found true love when Jerry Losee’s legal secretary introduced him to her daughter Eireen Marshall later to be Carson. Joel met Eireen and her four young children Stephen, Ron, Reese and Michelle (ages 4-10) and the rest is history. After Joel and Eireen would return from dates, the kids allegedly asked Eireen: “Mom, are we going to marry Joel?” Well, they did on April 10, 1969. Joel and Eireen had one more child in 1971 Joel III and raised their family in Artesia. They were particularly pleased that each of their children graduated debt-free with a college degree. Joel and Eireen lived their love affair until she preceded him in death in 2007. The return to Southeast New Mexico also allowed Joel to live the western lifestyle he so loved. Being part of a Lea County ranching family instilled a drive in Joel to get back into the cattle business, which he did in 1976, with some leased ground near Hobbs. He later moved his cattle operation to Hope, New Mexico when he and Eireen purchased the J.C. Ward Ranch. Ranching and horses were a passion for Joel. He tried team roping for a while but decided to switch equestrian disciplines when legendary team roper Jerold Camarillo complimented him on how well he “roped on the ground.” He owned some great horses over the years, including Star O Lena and Holly Leo 74, but he made sure his kids were the ones to compete on them. Joel III on the former and Michelle on the latter. But he did own and show a great horse himself Scatter N Dust a cutting horse his friend Dee Merritt found him. Joel and Scatter N Dust won many cutting horse buckles in New Mexico. Joel loved people and, after Eireen’s death, he rekindled many old relationships with high school and law school friends. He was fortunate to spend several good years with his friend Linda Murphy, whom he met at his son Ron’s wedding. And through his law school roommate Wayne Wolf, Joel met Almira Whiteside. Joel and Almira traveled the world together and never missed the opportunity to watch Joel’s grandchildren or great grandchildren show horses and work cattle together. When asked after Joel’s death how long they were together, Almira said “not long enough.” Her statement reflected a sentiment shared by all of his friends and family. Joel was predeceased by his wife Eireen, his son Stephen, and his grandson James Matthews. He is survived by his sister Cynthia Duchatschek and her husband Duke of Belleville, Illinois, son Ron Carson and his wife Ann of Roswell, son Reese Carson of Las Cruces, daughter Michelle Matthews of Artesia and son Joel Carson III and his wife Karen of Roswell. He is also survived by his grandsons Jacob Matthews, Reese Carson II, Kenz Price, Joel Carson IV, and Chris Carson and great-grandson Case Ray Matthews. Not to be left out, Joel is also survived by his faithful dog of more than ten years “Big John.” Joel always joked about certain friends being on his “Permanent Pallbearers List” and so it is. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be his friends Tom Black, T.E. “Tom” Brown, Bill Gray, Jimmy Mason, Dee Merritt, Johnny Nelson, Jack Reid and James Rogers. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Jacob Matthews, Reese Carson II, Joel Carson IV and Chris Carson along with Chris Pruitt and Chance Chase. The family invites everyone to attend a memorial service for Joel at First Baptist Church of Artesia on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow in Lovington, New Mexico at the Lovington Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will occur on July 26, 2021 at Terpening and Son, 611 W. Grand Avenue, Artesia, New Mexico from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to The Chase Foundation, 2103 W. Main St., Artesia, NM 88210 or the Lea County Museum, 103 S. Love St., Lovington, NM 88260.
Chamberlain, Thomas O. 1957 JC
Cheney, Stephen P. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 06-Sep-2012
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~ 08-Aug-2008
Cox, Malcolm D., Jr. 1955 HS-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 ~ 30-Mar-2019, 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, IN, 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, CO, 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.
Emrick, George Carter 1957 HS ~ 1991
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, NM. 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, TX; 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, TX; Amanda Irwin of San Diego, CA; 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.
Fornes, Edward J. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 11-Oct-2016
Foust, Paul F. Jr. 1957 HS ~ 26-Mar-2017 passed away March 26, 2017, surrounded by close friends. He was born Oct. 15, 1939. He was proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Paul was owner of The Sourcerer and very well-respected in the NASCAR community as a top notch builder of race cars.
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. 1955 HS-1957 JC
Harmon, Peter Waldo 1957 HS ~ 01-Feb-2016
Harper, James E. 1957 HS ~ 27-Jul-2007 of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Oklahoma City, OK, 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, IL. 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, OK, and grandson, Ashton Harper Cooley. He is also survived by his loving nephews, Matthew Blair Hunt and wife Celeste of Atlanta, GA, F. David Harper and wife Penny, of Oklahoma City, and John Baird Harper, of Basalt, CO, 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 ~ 04-Oct-1989
Hodson, J. Thomas 1957 JC ~ 20-May-2016 79, of El Paso, TX, passed away on Friday, May 20th, his family at his bedside. Tom was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, 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, VA, 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, FL, 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 ~ 06-Jun-1984
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, NM. 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. 1955 HS-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 ~ 15-Sep-1993
Maidt, Albert D., Jr. 1954 HS-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, OK, 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, CO. 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. 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
Matthews, John H. 1957 HS ~ 06-Mar-2022 John Herbert Matthews passed away at the age of 83, in Eagle Lake, Texas on March 6, 2022 surrounded by his family. John spent a lifetime loving and taking care of “his girls.” This meant looking after his mother and sister as a young man after losing his father, and then caring for his wife and three daughters later. None could have asked for a better man to fill this role, as he loved so deeply and was such an incredibly supportive and thoughtful man. For those who knew John, they will miss his huge welcoming smile, his great talks, and his warm and generous hospitality. It has often been said that John never knew a stranger, because he could make conversation with anyone and discuss about any topic imaginable. He had a way of making other people feel like they were the only person in the room when he talked with them, always offering sincere attention and genuine kindness to everyone he met. Born in Houston, Texas on October 5, 1938, he was the only son of Verner Thomas Matthews (Lefty) and Frances Sue Matthews (Fanny.) He and his sister, Sue, were raised in Eagle Lake, Texas, in the Matthews’ family home that Sue and her family still reside in today. John attended Eagle Lake schools through his sophomore year of high school, but then transferred to New Mexico Military Institute for his last two years of high school. His father, who had attended Texas AM, decided that NMMI would be a good prep school for John prior to his college attendance at Texas AM. However, Lefty died in a tragic car accident in 1956, when John was just 17, and life changed drastically in that moment. Among those many changes, John decided that he had little desire to attend a military college after attending a military high school and opted instead to attend Tulane University. He loved the city of New Orleans and became a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity during his college years. In 1961 he obtained his B.A. in Psychology from Tulane. John then went on to serve two years in the United States Army, serving as a Captain of Transportation in the Panama Canal Zone from 1962-1964. Upon returning from the Army, John decided to further his education and his love for U.S. History by obtaining his master’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. John met the love of his life when he was 12 years old. He may not have known it at the time of course, but over the years, his path just kept crossing with that of Joan Halkett. John’s aunt spent most of her career as an accountant working in San Francisco for Joan’s father. She became like family to the Halketts, so naturally when her sister, Fanny and her family would come to visit, both families would get together. This happened on several vacations throughout the years, and as they grew into young adults, John and Joan started to see each other in a new light. At Christmas in 1966, John proposed to Joan, and she happily accepted. They were married in August of 1967, in San Francisco. They first lived in Kerrville, Texas while he taught and finished his master’s degree at Trinity University in 1969. With his love of teaching at the college level, a Ph. D. in History was the logical next step. This required a move to Atlanta, Georgia while he taught and studied at Emory University. The first two of this three daughters, Lesley and Jennifer were born in Atlanta. While working on his dissertation, the family moved to Clinton, Mississippi for John to begin teaching at Hinds Junior College. He had a true gift and love for teaching history to others, as he could make stories and events come to life when he vividly explained them. By the time John left teaching, he was serving as the Chairman of the Social Science and Business Division at Hinds Junior College. In 1978, John and Joan were blessed with a third daughter, Sarah. In 1979, John moved his family back home to Eagle Lake, Texas to help his mother with operations of the family farm. John also became an active and involved member in the community. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, a parishioner and Vestry Board member of Christ Episcopal Church, a Rice CISD School Board member from 1986-1992, and a board member at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake from 1991-2011. He was also appointed by Governor George W. Bush to be a board member for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) representing the rice farming communities in and around Colorado County. He served in this position from 1997-2007. John is preceded in death by his parents and his eldest daughter, Lesley Matthews Carey. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Joan Matthews, their other two daughters, Jennifer Matthews Olson and Sarah Matthews, and their son-in-law, John Carey. They have four beautiful grandchildren, Andrew and Jake Olson, and Matt and Kristen Carey. He is also survived by his sister, Sue Matthews Weller and husband, George A. Weller, Jr. and their four children Verner Matthews (Matt) Weller and wife Alysen, Kathryn Weller Thompson and her three children, George A. Weller, III, and Herbert H. Weller. He also has one sister-in-law, Bonnie Halkett. John’s wishes were to have a private family funeral service at his small Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Boone, Wayne Corman, Ray Cumberworth, Bill Harrison, Jr., Kenneth Mahalitc, Dr. Russell Thomas, Mark Warner and Ted Wimberly. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the following organizations: Rice Medical Center Employee Volunteers, 600 S. Austin Road, Eagle Lake, TX 77434 or Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 104 E. Post Office Street, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.
Mays, Carl C., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 01-Dec-1986
McKillop, Gordon D. 1957 HS ~ 26-Jul-1998
McMillan, L. Dean 1955 HS-1957 JC
Miles, James Kenyon 1957 JC ~ 04-Jun-2004
Miller, Charles C. 1955 HS-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, IL, 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.
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) 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 26-Feb-2009 71, former resident of Oklahoma City, died February 26, 2009 in Spring, TX, following a brief illness. Born November 17, 1937 in Jackson, MI, 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, OK. 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, DC, as well as at CINC-Pac, Honolulu, HI. 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, TX, 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 1955 HS-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, TX. 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.
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, TX; 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, DC, 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.
Rogers, Charles W. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 08-Apr-2020 Charles William Rogers February 27, 1937 April 08, 2020 Age 83 of Bellville, TX, famously known as “Slick Willie”, owner of Slick Willie’s Family Pool Halls, peacefully passed on April 8, 2020. His beloved wife, Mary, was by his side. He was born February 27, 1937 in Wichita Falls, TX, the son of Dorse and Jerry (Jones) Rogers. Bill grew up in Goree, TX, and attended New Mexico Military Institute. He deeply loved animals, was gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit, and the party started when he walked thru the door. Bill made sure he had the fastest Harley Motorcycle when traveling cross country with Bus N Bikers in his Prevost. Bill and Mary moved from Houston to settle down in Bellville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorse and Jerry Rogers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Rogers of Bellville, extended family members and a multitude of friends who loved him.
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, TX. His untimely death followed a very brief illness due to newly diagnosed cancer. He was born on February 21, 1937 in Lubbock, TX, 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, TX, 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, TX, (Rose Drug), Farwell, TX, (Rose Drug), Clovis, NM, (Walgreen’s), Muleshoe, TX, (Muleshoe Hospital), Throckmorton, TX, (Rose Drug) and Abilene, TX, (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.
Ross, Lonnie B. 1957 HS
Rossman, David L. 1957 HS ~ 02-May-2014
Roy, William M. 1957 HS ~ 01-Feb-1967
Santell, Evan A. 1957 HS ~ 23-Jul-2003
Schwartz, Gerald J. 1957 HS ~ 05-Aug-2019
Selman, Carl D. 1957 JC
Shaffer, David P. 1957 HS
Shaw, Donald R. 1955 HS-1957 JC
Short, Judge William A. 1956 HS-1957 JC ~ 29-Nov-2018 Judge William A. Short, II, 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. “C. 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, IA. 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.
Stauder, Sherwood G. 1957 HS ~ 14-Mar-1965
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, TX; son, Bernarr R. Treat 1982 HS and wife Dyanna, of Roswell and daughter, Toni Lynn Bourdon of Houston, TX; 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, WY, 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) 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 17-Oct-1991
Wimberley, Carl K. 1957 JC ~ 07-Nov-2021 Carl K. Wimberley, 84, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2021. Carl was born November 24, 1936, and was raised in Oklahoma City by his parents Carl C. and Lois Kerr Wimberley. He graduated from Putnam City High School in 1954. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and Oklahoma City University. He spent his career as an insurance adjuster and private investigator. Over the years, Carl had several hobbies, from playing softball, racquetball, and golf where he spent more time looking for balls than hitting them. He also enjoyed Friday morning breakfasts with his friends, loved spending time with his family and friends at Lake Texoma and always made time to cook his famous Roni Mac for Sunday dinners. He is survived by his son, Carl Jr.; son, Brett and wife Kelly; daughter, Tara and husband Brent Sanders; grandson, Brandon Couch and wife Brooke; and grandson, Preston. Couch. Wrenn, Andrew E. 1957 HS ~ 06-May-2001
Ackerman, William N. 1956 JC – 15-Jun-2021 William Nelson “Bill” Ackerman, age 85, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Fayetteville. He was born December 15,1935, in Roswell, New Mexico, to Albert Louis Ackerman and Ruby (Carey) Ackerman. As a teenager, Bill worked his way to Eagle Scout earning 3 palms. Bill attended New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated high school and also attended his first two years of college. He finished his degree work at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. Bill was a native of New Mexico who moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1992. He spent his professional career in the insurance industry specializing in financial and estate planning. He is a former member of the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the past Chairman of the Washington County Council on Aging. He also served with the Northwest Arkansas Economic Advisory District. Bill served six years on the Washington County Election Commission and was recently appointed to the Arkansas State Election Commission by Governor Asa Hutchinson. In 2001 Bill was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Bill never stopped promoting his love of the fish and wildlife resources of the State of Arkansas. His special interest was the enhancement of our trout fisheries. He focused on the Norfork tailwater where in 2004 the commission’s first handicapped accessible walk-in fishing facility was renamed to the Bill Ackerman River Ridge Access Area. Until his death, Bill was a conscientious layman who continued to be actively involved in the agency’s work and provide valuable input on various conservation issues. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Michael Ackerman. He is survived by his wife, Bootsie Ackerman; son, Nelson Ackerman and wife Annette; two daughters, Leslie Ackerman, Jackie Sweeney and her husband Sean; four grandchildren, Nicole Ackerman, and husband Kyle Wilkie, Nelson Lee Ackerman Jr., and wife Jordyn, Stephanie Nazario and her husband Jacob and Steven Sweeney. Four great grandchildren, Kaydence and Kole Wilkie, Skylar and Skarlett Ackerman.
Agnew, LTC, USA (Ret) Jack S. 1952 HS-1954 JC-1956 SC 03-Apr-2012
Alig, Clement G. “Jerry” 1956 JC ~ 26-Feb-2019, age 83, of Bloomfield Township, MI, 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, IA, 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.
Baca, Judge Jose Jesus, “J.J.” 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 02-Dec-2019 died December 2, 2019, at the age of 84. He was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on December 26, 1934. He immigrated to the United States at the age of four and one of his greatest joys was becoming a U.S. citizen at the age of eighteen. Joe was proud of being an American of Mexican descent. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Macario and Maria Amada Garcia Baca, long time grocers and farmers in the area, sisters, Maria Teresa B. Apodaca and Victoria B Dennis, brother-in-law, Tom Dennis, and Rebecca E. Baca. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elaine, and four children – Jose J. Baca, II, Bernadette M. B. Cox (Stuart), Daniel R. Baca and Gabriel M. Baca (Jenn), five grandchildren, Cory Carter, Christian Baca, Marcus Baca, Gabriel Baca, II, Zoey Baca, and one step-grandchild Daniel Paget, and by Elaine’s children-Samuel Creighton (Danye), Barbara Blackwood, Sue Gonzalez (Joe), Andrew Creighton (Ginny) and their combined ten children (Kirstin, Jason, Melissa, Christopher, Courtney, Tim, Alex, Hazel, Ella, Henry) and four great grandchildren (Kate, Elliott, John Michael, Maverick), who knew him as “Grandpa.” Joe is also survived by one brother, Adrian Emilio Baca, best friend Karl Widjaja (Julie), cousin, Adrian Garcia (Beatriz), brother-in-law, Raul Apodaca, sisters-in-law, Norma Escobar, Sister Evangeline Escobar, Delores Smith (Joe), as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe attended Morehead grade school entering as a non-English speaking child, later attending El Paso High. As a tenth grader, he entered NMMI and was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute High School (1954) and Junior College (l956). He graduated from Colorado University in 1958 with a B.S. Degree in Business. He belonged to the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity. He served honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard and was discharged as a Captain. In El Paso, Joe worked for Goodyear, the Popular, and Farah. In 1970 he decided to attend law school and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1972, having already passed the Texas Bar during his last semester. He became an assistant El Paso County attorney under George Rodriquez, Jr., in 1973. Joe was elected Justice of the Peace #3 in 1978 and served until 1982. In 1982, then Governor Mark White appointed him to the newly created 346th District Court. Judge Baca retired from the 346th District Court in 2002. He ran and was elected to Judge of El Paso County Court at Law #7 in January, 2003, and retired in August, 2005. He became perhaps the only Judge in El Paso to serve as a Justice of the Peace, a District Judge, and a County Court at Law Judge. Judge Baca was one of the founders and a past president of the Mexican American Bar Association of El Paso. He served for many years as Chairman of the District 17 Commission on Admissions for the State Bar of Texas. He was on the advisory board for Project Amistad and on the Advisory Committee for Services to the Aged and Disabled of the Texas Department of Human Resources in Austin, TX. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the El Paso Bar Association, the Mexican American Bar Association, the President’s Club of St. Mary’s University, and a life member of the NMMI Alumni. He loved the Miners of UTEP and attended football and basketball games until his death. Judge Baca was a recipient of the El Paso Del Norte Award for 20 years of dedicated service to the community. He was honored for 28 years of distinguished service to the judicial system, along with dedication, and commitment to the County of El Paso, and received an award for his dedication and support to the El Paso County Democratic Party.
Bailey, LaMarr C., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 23-Jan-2007
Baker, Gerald L. 1956 JC ~ 25-Dec-2011
Baker, Kent R. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 05-Sep-2001
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.
Barbour, Dr. Lawrence J. 1956 JC ~ 29-Jan-2020, 83, of Roswell, NM, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He was born on May 19, 1936, to Dr. and Mrs. L D Barbour in Three Forks, MT, with his brother, John, and 2 sisters, Roberta Willis, and Donna Kay Fergeson. His family moved to Roswell where he graduated from Roswell High School in 1954. After high school, he attended junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute. He then went to Baylor University before entering medical school at Philadelphia College for Osteopathy. He was an intern in Fort Worth, TX, before beginning his 35-year career as an Osteopathic Physician in Roswell, NM. Larry served as president of the New Mexico Osteopathic Society and on the board of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for 9 years. He received many awards and accomplishments throughout his career as a physician including being the 1st osteopathic physician at St. Mary’s and ENMMC. His strong desire for osteopathy helped drive many future physicians to practice in Roswell and advance osteopathic medicine in New Mexico. Larry also led many successful programs while serving on the ENMMC board including the Hospitalist Program, Scholarship Program for Nurses, and the Lamaze Program. His wife, Nancy, Roswell’s first Certified Nurse Practitioner, survives him. She cared for him wholeheartedly and with compassion. Larry is survived by his 5 children which include Larry Joe Barbour of Frisco, TX; Cindy and spouse, Darren Kuhn of Roswell; Kevin and spouse, Tammy Barbour of Matthews, GA; Melanie Barbour of Utah; and Michele and spouse, Rob Clark of Albuquerque. Stepchildren include Susie Solomon of Albuquerque; Valerie Davis of Roswell; Laurie Lovelady and spouse, Martin Rexius of Greensboro, NC; Jamie and spouse, Dave LaMure of Kimberly, ID; and Natalie Finney and spouse, Buddy Stephens of Roswell. Larry is survived by his sister, Donna Kay and husband, Ted, of Midland, TX, and sister-in-law, Margy Barbour, of Roswell. Larry is preceded in death by his brother, John Arthur Barbour; parents, Kay and Dr. L D Barbour; sister, Roberta and brother-in-law, Maurice Willis. 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive him. “Doc” was an avid golf champion and a member of the Roswell Country Club for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his friends including Alan Tucker, Brett Leach, Howard Perry, John Coll and many more. He cherished time with his family, but his true passion was being a physician and caring for others. There was a time in Roswell you could throw stones into any crowd and hit a dozen people that Dr. Barbour cared for or delivered as babies. Anytime he went into town someone knew him as their doctor. Many patients remember him responding to the statement “it hurts when I do that” and Doc would say “Well then don’t do that!” He treated all of his patients with equal care and respect. He was an exceptional father, husband, “Granddad”, “Poppa”, and physician. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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, NM. 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, CA. He was born in Glendale, CA, 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, NM. 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, Donald R. 1956 HS ~ 31-May-2019
Brown, Loren M. Jr. 1954 HS-1956 JC
Brown, Marshall G. 1956 HS
Browning, Boyd J. 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, NM, 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, NM. 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, CA. 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. 1954 HS-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, NM, 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
Cimino, Lawrence C. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 27-Jun-2020 He is survived by his wife, Diana D. Cimino of Albuquerque, his brothers Ron Cimino and wife Ginger of Sugarland, TX, Al Cimino and wife Barbara of Kihei, HI, Dan Cimino and wife Rhonda of Tijeras, NM, his sons Greg Cimino of Albuquerque, Buz Cimino of Albuquerque, Tim and wife Theresa of Albuquerque, step-son Mark Martinez and wife Carol of Des Moines, IA, step-daughter Monica Davis and husband Robin of Albuquerque, 6 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 7 great grandchildren. Lawrence will be remembered for his kind and generous personality and great sense of humor. Lawrence was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
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, IA, 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) 1954 JC-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, NM, 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, OK, and one sister, Roberta Burkstaller of Roswell, NM.
Daniel, Timothy W., Sr. 1956 HS ~ 06-Dec-2019 Timothy W. Daniel was born in Roswell, NM, on May 31st, 1938. Tim passed away December 6th, 2019 due to natural causes. He was 81 years old at the time of his death. He passed away in his home in Lubbock, TX. Tim was born to Catherine and Winston Daniel of Roswell, NM. His father owned a Paint and Glass store where he worked through his younger years. He attended New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), in the early 1950’s. He then joined the Air Force in 1955. He was ultimately shipped to Guam where he was assigned a Sentry Dog Post. After four years in the Air Force he came back to Roswell where his mother and father still lived. He then worked for his father at “Daniel Paint & Glass” for four years. During this time he met and married Yvonne Floyd. During this time he was approached by an Executive at New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC) to come and work for them. He began work with NYLIC in the early 1960’s. He quickly went up through the ranks and became one of the top salesmen. He was a member of the “Chairman’s Council” and he was also a member of the “Million Dollar Round Table”. While he gained much experience selling life insurance he wanted to do more. So he became a “Certified Financial Planner “while still selling life insurance. With the help of his wife, Yvonne, they excelled in Estate Planning in the Southeast region of the US and they eventually started their own firm “The Daniel Organization”. At his retirement, Time was ranked in the top 100 of 45,000 New York Life Agents. Tim was a wonderful dancer. He was taught by his father Winston Daniel and his mother Catherine Daniel. Time became a Certified Nutritionist in 1987. He was an athlete and exercised daily. He competed in the Roswell Olympics in the 1970’s. Tim is survived by his children Tracy Daniel Nelson 1982 JC and husband Doug of Lubbock, TX, Kelly Daniel Wickersham and husband, Jamie of Lewisville, TX, and Timothy Wilson Daniel, Jr. 1989 HS-1991 JC and wife, Karen of Lubbock, TX, and his only granddaughter Tracy Nicole Wickersham of Lewisville, TX. Tim has a brother Joe Daniel and his wife Betty of Bartlesville, OK. He had many nephews and a niece as well as numerous cousins. Tim was preceded in death by his parents Winston Daniel and Catherine Jacobson Daniel of Roswell, NM. Tim lived a full life. It was one that proved difficult for him at times, but, he was a strong man and persevered through so much in his 81 years.
David, Charles Dorman 1956 HS ~ 30-Sep-2013 75, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. He was born on October 27, 1937. Dorman graduated from Lamar High School, attended The University of Texas and was a boxing heavy-weight representative in the US Army. He is an artist and native Houstonian. Dorman has been written about in the Texas Monthly (www.dormandavid.com/texasmonthlyarticle.com). he was also featured in The New York Times (www.nytimes.com/1989/12/10/magazine/lone-star-fakes.html) and many books such as “Eye Witness to Alamo”. Dorman was always ready for adventure. With a machete in his four wheel drive truck and a camera around his neck. He loved hunting for treasures and artifacts around Houston from antiques to beautiful views on the gulf coast. He always brought paper and something to draw with to a party and his eyes lit up when he explains the history of any treasure he has found. Dorman is filled with excitement and knowledge and his artwork reflects the love he has for life and people. He is preceded in death by his father Henry David, mother Grace McMillan David and sister Diane David. He is survived by his children: daughter Cadence Green and husband David Green; Gray Geiselman and wife Alison Geiselman; Michelle Hall and husband Alan Hall; Thaddeus David, Mac David and grandchildren: Channing, Ireland, Alexander, Bailey, Jonah, Gray, Penn and Ashley.
Davis, Charles W. 1956 HS ~ 28-Jun-2005, 67, an Air Force veteran and retired department manager at Sears, died of emphysema June 28 at a local hospital. 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, NM, in 1956, then attended the Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. 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. 1952 HS-1956 SC
D’Este, LTC Carlo W., USA (Ret) 1955 HS-1956 JC ~ 21-Nov-2020 Lt. Col. Carlo D’Este, who died on November 21, 2020, of a heart attack at his home, was a decorated soldier as well as a celebrated military historian and biographer. A long-time resident of Mashpee, he was 84, and leaves a widow, Shirley D’Este, as well as four children and their partners Elizabeth Bone and her husband Peter, Liane Rippingale and her husband David, Danielle Pierce and husband Michael, son Christopher D’Este and wife Jennifer and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Born on on August 29, 1936, Carlo Winthrop D’Este was the only son of Charles D’Este, an Italian immigrant musician who played oboe and horn in the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini, and his wife Eleanor Crofts, a classical singer with her own radio show. Brought up in Oakland, California, Carlo attended the New Mexico Military Institute Junior College Division, 1953-1956, then transferred to Norwich University, Vermont, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1958. He was commissioned in the United States Army, and served two combat tours in Vietnam and three overseas tours of Germany and England, then distinguished himself as the honor graduate of his 1974 class at the prestigious United States Army Command and General Staff College. While in the military, D’Este obtained a Master of Humanities degree at the University of Richmond in 1974. On his retirement from the army in 1978 he took to writing military history, for which he won many prizes and achieved international recognition in the U.S. and Britain beginning with Decision in Normandy, his revisionist history of the D-Day landings and Allied campaign in France in 1944. D’Este was not only featured in multiple television documentaries, but was asked to advise President Clinton at the White House before the president’s fiftieth anniversary visit to Normandy and Italy, in 1994. Decision in Normandy was followed by two more major European WWII campaign histories, Bitter Victory (Sicily), Fatal Decision: Anzio (Italy) and WWII in the Mediterrean. Switching to biography, Lt. Col. D’Este then published perhaps his best-known work, A Genius for War: A Life of General George S. Patton, Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life followed, and finally his chef d’oeuvre, a life of Winston Churchill as soldier: Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945. Awarded the Andrew Goodpaster Prize and the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, D’Este never boasted of his accomplishments decorated, as he was, with the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Instead, apart from his writing, he threw his energy into education and higher learning via seminars, conferences, C-SPAN interviews and library events. 1996, he co-founded at Norwich University the Colby Symposium (now titled the Norwich University Military Writer’s Symposium) the only program of its kind at an American university that celebrates military writing, authors and ideas. Despite his own, decorated achievements in wartime combat command, in writing books, and in promoting education, however, Carlo D’Este was proudest of the love he shared with his family and especially with his wife, Shirley. “A gentleman and a gentle man”: this was the description of his father, Charles D”Este, and one Carlo aspired to become. His compassion for others, for his Cape Cod community and for the environment, became of utmost importance to him in his later years. His kind demeanor, helpfulness, and his gratitude to Shirley for all the joys and the contentment she brought him touched everyone who knew them in Mashpee and beyond. Like many a veteran, he became disenchanted with the glorification of war, despite his national, indeed international fame as a military writer. Like Churchill, his larger-than-life subject, he came to see war in the modern world as too often plain “wickedness.” From the lips of such a modest, honest, yet celebrated individual, it was a most moving indictment. We shall all wife, family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, fellow veterans miss him. Bless his memory.
DeFord, James L. 1956 HS
Dow, Arthur T. 1954 JC-1956 SC ~ 19-May-1976
Durkovich, Michael A. 1956 HS ~ 29-Jan-2004
Eastham, Carmel J., Jr. 1954 JC-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, IA, 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, TX. 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, TX. 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, TX, Kali Murrill of Dallas, TX, 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. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 26-Jan-2010
Fitch, William H., III 1956 JC ~ 10-Sep-2010
Floyd, Jay Eugene 1954 HS-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
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, CA, 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 “Charlie” USA (Ret) 1954 JC-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, DC, 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, DC, 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.
Gilbert, Bartlett R. 1956 HS ~ 30-Jun-2020 Bart Gilbert, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Richmond, VA, on Tuesday, June 30. Bart was born to Roy and Agnes Gilbert in Manilla in the Philippine Islands on August 17, 1937, and returned to the United States at the outbreak of World War II with his mother and two sisters. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM, where he spent his childhood and attended the University of New Mexico. While at UNM, he met and married his wife and best friend of 59 years, Johanna Boose. Together they built a life and raised their two daughters in Albuquerque. In retirement, he and Johanna moved to Richmond, VA, where he got to spend time with his grandchildren, attend classes at the historical society, visit the beach, enjoy international sandcastle competitions, and assist in dog rescue transports. He will always be remembered for his love for his family, his love of building things (from forts and playhouses when his daughters were young to many custom homes throughout the state), animals (particularly his beloved dogs), building and flying radio control model airplanes, traveling, the Frontier Restaurant, and vanilla ice cream. He was a friend to all he met. Bart is survived by his wife, Johanna Gilbert; his two daughters, Shannon Gilbert and Kendra Gilbert Weindling; his son-in-law, Michael Weindling, his grandchildren, Stephen Weindling and Jessica Gasvoda; Jessica’s husband, Michael Gasvoda; and his two sisters Jocelyn Fuller and Jane Graham.
Gilchrist, William T. “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, Mumford A. 1956 JC ~ 01-Jan-1996
Graham, Ronald B. 1956 JC
Gray, LTC Harlen E., USA (Ret) 1952 HS-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.
Guido, III, Sam ~ 1956 HS ~ 7 May-2020 It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Sam Guido, III. Sam passed away May 7, 2020 in the early morning hours in the warm embrace of his family. Sam was born in El Paso, TX, July 14, 1938 to Sam Guido, Jr., and Raquel Guido. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, graduated from Austin High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout his life, Sam had many careers most predominately building custom homes. In his younger years, he worked at Peyton Packing Plant. He also successfully ran several businesses including International Bonded Warehouse, Deming Packing Plant, Dave Hill Truck and Auto Parts and Industrial Staple Company. He never lost his love for the building industry and built several custom homes for his family, an apartment complex and finished his career as a construction building inspector for several local banks. Throughout his life and work, Sam made many lifelong friends and enjoyed reconnecting with them. He was past president of the El Paso Sheriff’s posse and treasured the many friendships he developed over many years. In the early 1980s Sam was appointed to the Greater El Paso Civic Convention Tourist Center Board. Sam loved to read, travel, smoke a fine cigar, enjoy a bottle of fine wine and often said that life was too short to drink bad champagne or cheap whiskey. What he loved most of all was his family. Sam is survived by his loving wife Jackie. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past February. He is also survived by his children Sam, IV, (Karen) Seth (Roberta), Sara Salazar (Danny), Gina and Zachary. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. We will all miss his leadership, counsel, support and the infamous “Guido Humor” which will soon be introduced in Heaven and will be carried forward by his children
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.
Hassenflu, Karl Alan 1956 HS ~ 18-Jan-2022 Alan Hassenflu, 84, of Boerne, Texas, passed away on January 18, 2022, at Methodist Main Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 14, 1937, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was the youngest son of John Hassenflu and Margaret Blount Morrow. His family moved to San Angelo, Texas, when he was 2 years old, and Alan continued to live in West Texas for the remainder of his childhood. He grew up in Fort Stockton, Texas, and then continued on to high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico (NMMI). Upon graduation from here, he went on to college at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. Alan returned to West Texas after two years of studies and went to work for his father, owner of West Texas Communications Phone Company. This is where he met and married the love of his life, Charlotte Holmes in 1960, and they settled in Van Horn, Texas, to begin their married life and start a family. Alan was an entrepreneur and businessman at heart, and over the course of his professional life in West Texas, he owned car dealerships in Van Horn and Alpine, Texas, and owned a Rodeway Inn in Van Horn, Texas. In the late 1980’s, Alan and Charlotte moved to the hill country where they lived and eventually retired in Boerne, Texas. Alan owned a mini storage business in addition to helping Charlotte manage and maintain numerous apartment developments in the Boerne area. Alan is survived by two sons, Alan Hassenflu Jr. and his wife Cherie of Houston, and Scott Hassenflu and his partner Jonathan Marquardt of Sacramento, California; three grandchildren: Stephen and his wife Jaca, Kevin and Heather; and one great grandson, Hans. He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte, youngest son Eric, his parents and two older siblings. Services will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home in Boerne; 111 Rosewood Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help a cause dear to Alan, who was a lover of animals. Please contact Kendall County Animal Shelter, 702 FM 289, Comfort, Texas 78013. 830-537-3430. Inquiries to email@example.com. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Alan’s life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.
Healy, Charles E. 1956 HS ~ 15-Dec-1990
Heaney, Harry G. 1956 HS ~ 03-Nov-2003
Hilton, Thomas R. 1956 HS ~ 27-Dec-1993
Hotchkiss, Alan L. 1956 HS ~ 28-May-2019
Howell, Gerald E. 1954 HS-1956 JC
Huggins, Joe O. 1956 HS ~ 09-Aug-2002
Hughes, John H. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 16-Oct-2017 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, OK. Following family tradition, Jack graduated from High School at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. 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. “Jim”, Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 JC-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, NM. 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, TX, passed away on December 24, 2012. Don was born in Hobart, OK, 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.
Hurt, Paul W. 1956 JC ~ 19-Dec-2019, 84, passed away peacefully with his wife and family at his side, December 19, 2019. He was born November 12, 1935, to E.L. “Spud” Hurt and Nancy Thrasher Hurt. He graduated from Ysleta High school in 1953 and attended New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Tech University. A former businessman, he was owner of “Windows by Paul” and active in several civic organizations. Paul is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ann Turner Hurt, and children, Michael Paxson (Natalie) of Tyler, TX, Stefani Mullinix (Martin), of Austin, TX, Patricia Krieger (Curt) of Key West, FL, step-children Mary Anne Rosenberger (John) of El Paso, John David Nunez of Marietta, OH, Michael Nunez (Caris) of Horizon City, sister Rosalie Hurt Johnson (Bennett) of Las Cruces, NM, brother-in-law Steve Turner (Jo) of Cloudcroft, NM, 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
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, TX, 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 it with 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. 1954 HS-1956 JC
Keys, Bayard L. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 09-Jul-2003
Kinder, COL Norman W., USA (Ret) 1954 JC-1956 SC ~ 07-Jul-2016 passed away at the age of 83 on Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born in Hope, NM, 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, KS, and Defense Language Institute, Monterrey, CA. 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, GA, and Sharon and Ken Bittinger of Marietta, GA, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren and his sister JoAnn Maklary (Frank) of Albuquerque, NM. 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, NM, brother Kenneth Kinder (Vera) of Alamogordo, NM, and sister Alene Kinder House (J.P.) of Miami, AZ. 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.
Kirkpatrick, J. Coulter 1956 HS ~ 08-Feb-2014
Kitchen, MAJ Kenneth S. “Ken”, USA (Ret) 1952 HS-1954 JC-1956 SC ~ 26-Apr-2007 Born August 20, 1934, in Berkeley, CA. Passed away April 26, 2007, in Fair Oaks, CA. 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. 1951 HS-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, TX; two nephews, Mark and Dell Shaw of Texas; and many close friends.
Laverty, Dale Preston 1954 HS-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. 1952 HS-1954 JC-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 1954 JC-1956 SC
Magee, William L. 1956 HS ~ 18-Dec-2003
Marley, Robert Clyde 1956 HS ~ 22-Mar-2003
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 Vietnam 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, WI, 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.
Morales, Benito 1956 JC
Morris, Henry Clements, Jr. 1954 HS-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, 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.”
Nokes, George R. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 01-May-1986
Orr, George P. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 28-Aug-2013 78, passed peacefully on August 28, 2013 at The Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Medical Center in Houston, TX. 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, TX. In his younger years, he attended a military school in Los Angeles, CA. 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, IL, and Cal Union Insurance Company in Los Angeles, CA. For fourteen years, he owned Farmers Insurance Agency in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Otto, David J. 1953 HS-1956 JC ~ 15-Mar-2014 passed away March 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ethel; and son, Tim Otto.
Pate, COL Hugh P. USMC 1956 HS 11-Feb-2022 Hugh Pat Pate was born on March 7, 1938 in Austin, Texas and remained a proud Texan throughout his long life. He was raised by his parents, Mary Frances and Bob Pate, and his grandparents, Pat and Nancy Bullock. Like his grandfather, Hugh was called Pat, and he took pride in being the namesake of a West Texas rancher, educator, State Representative and Senator. A voracious reader and lover of history, Pat excelled in school and loved learning.From childhood, Pat's favorite sport was football and his team was always the Texas Longhorns. After graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1956, he attended the University of Texas with an NROTC scholarship. Pat and his best friend Bob Carnes had many escapades during their UT years about which they remained stoically silent but they were both successfully commissioned into the Marine Corps upon graduation.Pat loved serving in the Marine Corps with all the opportunities for working with a variety of people in myriad roles and responsibilities. One of the reasons military life was so gratifying to him was his wife, Jane Montgomery Pate. Pat's 27-year career took them to Virginia, California, Japan, Texas, Kansas, and Rhode Island, and she made a beautiful home in each new place where they enjoyed adventures with their two daughters and made life-long friends. He served twice in Vietnam, and his career culminated with his most prized assignment: Commanding Officer of the 11th Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. As the commander of the "Cannon Cockers," he was able to work as a leader, administrator and educator, his favorite roles.When he retired from the Marine Corps in 1987, Pat found something he was just as passionate about: community college administration. He was thrilled to come back to Austin to study and learn with a group of dedicated educators and obtain his doctorate at the University of Texas. From 1993 to 2003, he served as vice-president of administrative services at Montgomery College in The Woodlands. He oversaw the construction of the college and collaborated in establishing the systems that have served so many students since its founding.After his second retirement, Pat moved back to Central Texas. He dedicated himself to working at his church, to serving in the Kairos Prison Ministry, and to volunteering and enjoying fellowship at the Bell Baptist Association. Longhorn football games, traveling to meet his goal of visiting all 50 states, continuing to read and learn, and being with family and friends gave him much happiness.Pat died on February 11th with his family beside him. His wife Janie, brother Robert, and parents and grandparents predeceased him. He is survived by his loving daughters Pam and Kim; his sisters Diane Buchanan and Gayle Mullins; brothers-in-law Mac Buchanan and Ralph and Butch Montgomery; sisters-in-law Shirley and Sally Jo Montgomery; much-loved nieces and nephews and their children; and many dear friends.Graveside services for Pat will be held at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco, Texas on February 17th, where he will be interred alongside Janie. A memorial service celebrating his life will take place at 1 PM on March 12th at Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church, 6909 West Courtyard Drive in Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kairos Prison Ministry/Hughes Unit (kairoshughes.net/how-can-i-help) or Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church (shccaustin.org).
Pruett, Arthur, A. 1954 JC-1956 SC ~ 28-Jun-1965
Pruett, J. Tom 1956 JC ~ 21-Jul-2010
Randall, James D. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 30-Aug-2012, age 75, of Houston, TX, 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, CA. 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.
Randolph, C. Ross 1956 HS ~ 08-Jan-2013
Raub, Malcolm J. 1956 HS ~ 05-May-2016, age 79, South Bend, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at his residence. Born March 17, 1937, in Logansport, the son of Malcolm Jacob and Albertine Jenkines Raub. Attended Logansport High School and was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy. After three summers he graduated Culver Military Academy’s summer sessions as a member of the famed Black Horse Troop. He was employed as manager of the former Farmers and Merchants State Bank’s West Side Branch in Logansport. Served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Surviving are a son, Brian Raub, Orlando, daughter, Elizabeth Raub, Logansport; their mother, Monte Rae Wagoner, Logansport; sister, Ann (Don) Snyder, Culver; grandchildren, Marli Leazenby, Gage Benish, Mikayla Kinser and Madison Rae Albertine Raub; several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death, as well as, a sister, Kathleen Raub.
Reininghaus, Budd, Jr. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 14-Dec-1988
Reynolds, Stephen R. 1956 HS ~ 30-Jul-2018 beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Redding, CA, 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, CA, 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, CA, 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
Roche, James T. 1956 HS ~ 20-Jun-2021 James Timothy “Tim” Roche Austin Native Austinite James Timothy “Tim” Roche died suddenly on Sunday, June 20, 2021, just after meeting his first great grandson. Tim was born in Austin on December 27, 1937, to David T. Roche and Eileen McNamara and attended McCallum High School, The New Mexico Military Institute and UT Austin. He married Sandra, his beloved wife of 64 years, in October of 1957 and together they raised a daughter and son. Over the years, Tim enjoyed the challenges of business ownership and the thrills of the oil business. He was an avid golfer, loved sharing fishing trips with Jim Huckaby and his grandkids, hunting and poker with brother Mike and the boys, and was an enthusiastic UT sports fan but his greatest passion was his family. He was heavily involved in the athletic pursuits of both his children and his grandchildren. One of Tim’s greatest honors was to have been instrumental in finding and securing the current location for Austin Christian Fellowship and the deep friendships he made there. A man who lived life to the fullest, he is remembered for his great love of his large and extended family and his many friends. Tim is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Roche, brother Michael P. Roche (Gayle), daughter Kimberly Roche Green (Tim), grandchildren Savannah Green (Eddie), Tim Green, Corbin Green (Ashley), and Glory Green, mother-in-law Carol Pinckard, sister-in-law Judy Pinckard, brother-in-law Jack Pinckard, great grandchildren Elizabeth, Lily, Rory and Parker, Nephews David Roche (Becky), Jim Roche (Melony), Michael Roche, niece Julia Walker (Jay) and constant canine companion Katie. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Jack, and his son Tim Jr. Pastor Will Davis will officiate services on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78705, 512-452-8811. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions can be made to Austin Christian Fellowship or M.D. Anderson. Remembrances may be shared at www.wcfish.com .
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, CA, 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. 1954 HS-1956 JC
Santell, Dr. Allen A. 1956 HS ~ 24-Mar-2006
Santiesteban, H. Tati 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 29-Oct-2020 A well-known figure of El Paso, TX, Senator H. Tati Santiesteban, age 86, passed away October 29, 2020. He was born in El Paso on November 3, 1933. Mr. Santiesteban graduated from Ysleta High School in 1952 where he served as the senior student body president. Tati also lettered in all sports at the Ysleta. Senator Santiesteban received a full football scholarship to New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), and although he stopped playing due to a leg injury, he retained his scholarship and continued as a school cheerleader. Mr. Santiesteban was a vocal soloist for the NMMI orchestra and was the first Hispanic student to reach the rank of Cadet Colonel. Tati then served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant, Ranger and Paratrooper. He continued his education by attending law school at the University of Texas at Austin where he served as both the student body president and mid-law student president. Tati graduated as a top student and received his Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) in 1962. Thereafter, and throughout the decades, Tati Santiesteban continued to showcase his exceptional capabilities, both in his professional and personal life. Mr. Santiesteban created the successful law firm, Santiesteban, Kennedy, and Martin, and practiced law for over 50 years. He also established a name for himself as a political figure representing the city of El Paso. He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1967-1973 and later in the Texas Senate from 1973-1991. Early in his political career, Texas Monthly listed him as among the best legislatures by stating he had “the admiration and confidence of senior members to a degree rarely accorded to newcomers.” As a legislator, Tati both chaired and was a member of numerous committees including those associated with public education, natural resources, border economic development, and criminal justice, just to name a few. Additionally, he played a major role in ending school segregation in Alpine, TX. Senator Santiesteban was given the distinct honor of being the keynote speaker for the state Democratic Convention in 1970. Also, in the 1970s, Tati signed into law the creation of Franklin Mountain State Park–something of which we continue to enjoy today. The value of Mr. Santiesteban’s work is reflected in his many accolades. In 1975 Senator Santiesteban was selected by his colleagues to serve as Texas Governor for a day. This prestigious role involved the swearing in as the Governor and taking on all responsibilities associated with the position. Tati chose the inauguration ceremony to take place in his home town rather than in Austin because in his words, “[El Paso]…is the home of proud Texans of varied ethnic and cultural origins and diverse political philosophies, all working together for a better Texas.” Ysleta High School named Tati Santiesteban as an outstanding alumni in 1973, and he was also awarded the highest honor given by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of El Paso–the Conquistador Award in 1986. He was selected to serve as Grand Marshall for the El Paso Sun Parade in 1981 where he could be seen riding a grand white horse. His legacy continued decades later when Senator Santiesteban was inducted into the Democrat Hall of Fame by Nancy Pelosi in 2012. Tati was known for his beautiful singing voice, and he loved playing the piano–both of which he began at an early age. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and friends. The presence and personality of Mr. Santiesteban was charmingly powerful, and he always lit up a room with his big, genuine smile. His ability to connect with others throughout his life was highly dynamic, beginning with establishing life-long friends from his time at Cooley Elementary School. He truly loved being around people and will be missed by many. Tati is preceded in death by his parents Carmen L. Santiesteban and Ricardo Santiesteban, Jr. He is survived by his three children, Lori Whittenton, Stacy Blaugrund, and Ricky Santiesteban. Also surviving are his four grandchildren: Chris Whittenton (married to Liz Whittenton); Ricky Santiesteban, Jr; Anthony Santiesteban; Stephanie Salinas (engaged to Ryan Hunter); John Salinas; Julian Salinas (married to Jillian Salinas), and three great grandchildren. Survivors also include his sister, Monica Johnson and her husband, Dale Johnson, as well as their two children, Kristine Johnson and Dale Johnson, Jr. Senator Tati H. Santiesteban was laid to rest at Mount Carmel Cemetery November 5, 2020 in a private ceremony. A special thank you is extended to Dr. G.E. Martin, and his longtime caregivers, Martha and Mari Burciaga.
Sawey, COL James W., USA (Ret) 1954 JC-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, NM, on July 14, 1933 and raised in Carlsbad, NM. 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, UT. 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, AZ.
Selvitella, Henry D. 1956 HS ~ 13-Nov-2007
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.
Simms, George Mitchell 1956 HS ~ 17-Apr-2021 George Mitchell “Mickey” Simms passed away on February 17, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. Mickey was born August 8, 1938 in Amarillo, Texas. Shortly after his family moved to Clovis, New Mexico where he resided for nearly the entirety of his life. Mickey attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years and then returned to graduate from Clovis High School in 1956. Following his graduation he served his country honorably in the United States Navy and upon his discharge he moved to Lubbock, Texas where he attended Texas Tech University. When asked about his time at Texas Tech he often joked that he went there for two terms, President Kennedy’s and President Johnson’s. Indeed anyone that ever knew him new he truly had a wonderful sense of humor, even at his own expense. He will forever be remembered as an epic story and joke teller to anyone that would listen. He married Mary Sue “Susie” Cravens In 1965 in Lubbock and together they raised their three boys Gerald, Mitch and Gary. After his time in Lubbock he moved back to Clovis where he remained active in the business community for almost the entire remaining years of his life owning and operating with his wife Susie, his family and numerous business partners, Sasser’s Western Wear, K-Bob’s Steakhouse, the Spudnut Donut Shop, Sparklin Wash Car Wash and Wash-O-Mat Coin Op Laundries among other ventures. He was also a long time member of the Clovis Executive Club. In addition he was involved in ranching and farming over the years and was a long time supporter of the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale and a member of the Curry County Mounted Patrol. An avid outdoorsman with a thrill seeking soul, Mickey snow skied where he served on the National Ski Patrol in Ruidoso, raced and restored cars, flew hot air balloons and airplanes and scuba dived. He truly loved to live and travel and remained passionate about fishing and cars and generally anything that would go fast for his entire life. It was said of him that when they made him, they broke the mold and then they beat the heck out of the mold maker. He is preceded in death by his parents Cotton and Helen Simms, his wife Susie and his brother Jim Simms. He is survived by his three sons and six grandchildren. Gerald Simms and his son Gerron of Socorro, New Mexico and Gerald’s daughter Jaymi of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Mitch and Mychelle Simms and their son Garret of Clovis and their son Paden of Lubbock, Texas. Gary and Amy Simms and their two daughters Rylee and Haley of Celina, Texas. As a member of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, Mickey’s wishes are that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Central Baptist Church of Clovis or the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. Ellis Funeral Home in Muleshoe, TX will handle cremation and interment will take place at the Veterans National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a memorial service on a date to be determined in the very near future. His humor, guidance to his family and just plain old fashioned grit will be dearly missed.
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.
Smith, Dr. Robert T. 1956 JC
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. 1953 HS-1956 JC
Stinton, Ronald J. 1956 HS ~ 27-Apr-1998
Strebe, George Alfred 1954 HS-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, FL. 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 “Jerry” 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
Temple, Oscar R., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 05-Aug-1967
Thomas, Frank R. 1956 HS
Todd, Frank C. 1955 HS-1956 JC ~ 17-Nov-2000
Tomlinson, Max C. 1953 HS-1956 JC ~ 09-Jun-2021 Max Clinton Tomlinson was born on June 21, 1933, to Andrew Clinton and Ella Christine (nee Green) Tomlinson in Corsicana, Texas. The family moved to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1939 to escape the heat and pollen of Central Texas and for Andy to work in the oil fields for Humble Oil. Max graduated from Hobbs High School in 1951 then attended college at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. There he met and fell in love with a local ranching family’s daughter, Polly McKnight. He graduated top of his senior class at NMMI in 1956 and married Polly on June 2, 1956. They set up their household near Washington D.C. where he was stationed in the army. They subsequently moved to Fort Bragg, NC where son Max Clinton (Clint) Tomlinson, Jr. was born. Max then completed his active military duty but remained active in the Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of Captain. The family then moved to Hobbs, NM where daughter, Mary Christine (Cristie) Tomlinson was born. In 1961 the family moved to Roswell, NM to join extended family in the Pecos Valley. Son, Mikell Andrew Tomlinson and daughter, Marlene Coral Tomlinson were born in Roswell. In 1969 Max completed a master’s degree in business at Texas Tech University and went on to work in the finance and accounting department of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, eventually retiring in August 1995 as the Assistant Vice President of Accounting and Finance. On June 2, 2002, Max and Polly remarried with their children and grandchildren in attendance. In the following 19 years they travelled extensively, including a world cruise and visiting all seven continents. Max and Polly attended innumerable grandchildren events, high school, college, graduate school, and medical school graduations. They experienced the joy of grandchildren weddings too. You could always count on Papa and Giggles (Grandma Polly) being there for every important event or get together of their children or grandchildren’s lives. Max went to his heavenly home surrounded by the love of his family on June 9, 2021, in Dallas, TX. He leaves to continue his legacy his beloved wife, Polly of Flower Mound, TX; son, Clint and wife Carla, Carrollton, TX; daughter, Dr. Cristie Reeves and husband Jack, Tulsa, OK; son Mikell and wife Kim, Colleyville, TX; daughter Coral Brittain and husband Bill, Flower Mound, TX; and son Leslie Ebb Davis and wife Laura of Burleson, TX. Papa’s pride and joy were his 11 grandchildren. He also has an aunt, Jody Keys, Las Cruces, NM, and multiple cousins. A graveside service will be held at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Roswell, NM on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 10:00 am. Doug Austin, Senior Minister of Country Club Road Church of Christ will officiate. A Celebration of Life and luncheon will follow at Country Club Road Church of Christ. On behalf of the family, we wish to thank Dr. James Brugarolas and his team at UTSW for their outstanding care over the past 9 years, enabling Max and his family to enjoy his life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests memorials to Max Tomlinson be made to University of Texas Southwestern for Dr. James Brugarolas’ Kidney Cancer Research PO Box 910888 Dallas, Texas 75391-0888 or at engage.utsouthwestern.edu.
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. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 01-Apr-1996
Wilcox, Thomas K. 1956 JC ~ 23-Jan-2012
Wilkerson, Howard C. 1956 HS ~ 21-Aug-2004
Williams, Murray L., Jr. 1954 HS-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.