Always A Sandie
24 Mar 2008
Gene Crecelius passed March 24, Service
March 27, 10am, Boxwell Brothers. I do not know his
family but do know that his wife died around 9 years
ago. You may remember him as Corky.
9 Feb 2008
Sarita Sue Hatcher Harrington passed
February 6. Memorial Services today at 11am, in lamo
Heights Christian Church. San Antonio.
Send online condolences at
29 Dec 2007
Jack Westerfield passed this
morning December 29. Services pending with Porter
Loring Funeral Home, San Antonio.
Many of you have been aware that Jack has been in a
battle with esophagial cancer for the last few months.
Both Jack and Kay continue to be remembered with our
12818 Castle George
San Antonio, TX 78230-2807
Charles Stafford, 73, of Amarillo died Tuesday,
May 8, 2007, Services will be at 11 am. Saturday in
Hillside Christian Church, Burial well be in Llano
cemetery, Cox-LaGorone Furneral Home, 4180 Canyon
Linda Jonas Walton has volunteered to become
the class scribe. Please add this e-mail address for
communicating with Linda:
Please keep Linda in the loop and informed with
information about our classmates.
A big thank you to Linda for taking over -to keep
the flow of information reaching out to everyone.
Love, hugs, and kisses to all of you, Janelle
PS Thursday Dinner continues: the last Thursday each
month, 6PM, Plaza, 34th and Bell
Classmate Wayne Bates: Passed January 27, 2007.
Service :10:30 am Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral
2800 Paramount Blvd.
Survived by wife Lillian and two sons.
Spent 20 years in Alaska as aircraft controller.
Today is yet another sad
day for our Class. Billy Max has been taken by cancer.
As a class we have embraced one another, and continue
to embrace each other with the love that has grown
from our childhood. This love is extended to Karen and
any other classmate in need of the unified strength of
4711 Lookout Mountain Cove
Austin, Texas 78731
Private burial, followed by Service
Weed Corley Chapel
3125 N. Lamar
Max Hale Bill Hale was
one of those rare people who was willing to, in
the words of Robert F. Kennedy, "commit their
every resource of mind and body to the education
and improvement and help of their fellow man." A
passionate civil rights advocate, Bill devoted
his life to the pursuit of justice, equality and
dignity for all.
He died on Friday, March 17,
2006. He was 70 years old. In a career in public
service that spanned more than 40 years, Bill
used his considerable intellect, leadership and
creativity to fight discrimination and support
equal protection under the law. A highlight of
his early career was his tenure as a director
and area coordinator for the U.S. Office of
Economic Opportunity's VISTA program.
He served as executive
director of the Fort Worth Human Relations
Commission for more than eight years. He was
instrumental in securing the passage of the
Texas Fair Housing Act and the Texas Commission
on Human Rights Act by the Texas Legislature.
Subsequently, he was the first executive
director of the Texas Human Rights Commission, a
position he held for 17 years. He was widely
recognized for his strategies for addressing
hate crimes, having secured the first successful
enforcement of fair housing law against the Ku
Bill received numerous
national and international awards for his work
in civil rights, and was honored by both the
Texas Senate and House of Representatives for
his contributions to the State of Texas. He also
served as president of the International
Association of Official Human Rights Agencies.
After his retirement from public service in
Bill operated a successful
consulting practice and served as the chairman
of the Austin Human Rights Commission. Bill is
survived by his wife, Karen. He is also survived
by son, Mathis; daughter-in-law, Donna and
grandson, Britton Mathis; daughter, Lisa Coody,
son-in-law Jesse, granddaughter, Paige and
grandson, Jace; one sister; and two brothers.
Bill will be sorely missed by his extended
family and wide circle of friends and
colleagues, who will remember him for his
integrity, humor and charismatic personality;
his devotion to his family, and his love of
A memorial service will be
held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2006, at
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar,
Austin, (512) 452-8811. Obituary and guestbook
on line at
http://wcfish.com In lieu of flowers,
contributions in Bill's memory may be made to
the charity of your choice.
"For a few precious moments
... I'm back in Old Texas, under a high sky,
where all things are again possible and the wind
- Larry L. King
in the Austin American-Statesman on 3/19/2006.
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If Billy Max is not
already in the AHS Hall of Fame, I'd like to
nominate him. Lera, who would I get in touch with
about this?.... Mary Jeanne
Mary Gray Rust
2623 Alcott Lane
Austin, TX 78748
04 Apr 2005
From: Jan Bassett Harrison
This is a news flash! Joe has decided to
have his sad--sad knees replaced. He heard of a new
process that is less
Invasive and quicker recovery. They make about a 4"
incision and push
the kneecap aside and the muscle is manipulated out of
rather than cut. Less pain, quicker recovery appealed
to him. So here
we go in Tuesday in San Antonio at the Santa Rose
predict 3-4 days in the hospital.
I have been slow getting this memo out. We were out of
town for Pop's
birthday then I had a virus that was terrible. We hope
Joe won't get
Just keep prayers for Joe to have good results. Jan
22 Feb 2005
Sid had surgery
yesterday and is going to be great. He will be in the
hospital until the weekend. Linda is greatly relieved
and right by his side. We all send Sid our warmest
Aloha's (LOVE). Sid and Linda Walton, 1014 N.
Sycamore Street, Palestine, TX 75801
This from Jack Wilkinson: Can we ever forget?
know that this dance was before your time, so you
might have to ask Scotty about it.
With all the sadness and
trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is
worth reflecting on the death of a very special person
that went almost unnoticed last week. Larry La Prise,
the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at
The most traumatic part
for his family was getting him into the coffin. They
put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
Our prayers and warm thoughts go to: Jerri Lewis
Curtis, for the loss of her mother( Edith Green Lewis
Williams, 89) during the holidays, and Robert Dupriest,
for the loss of his mother (Mabel Dupriest,94) during
Good news!! Barbara and Reid Leachman plan to be with
us for Thursday Dinner this week. They will be coming
The sweetest girl of '54 (at least this is what Sue
thinks) was missed in the Birthdays.
22 Aug Sue Stambaugh Gunnels
Our class has a great deal of romance going on between
A few years ago Rosemary Quinn and Duane Miller
married after a class reunion.
Virginia Pfeiffer and Bobby Brady married after
getting acquainted over the Thursday dinner.
Today is the one year anniversary for Linda Jonas and
Sidney Walton, who got together because of our new
published e-mail addresses.
May 31, 2003, Barbara Hale and Reid Leachman were
married in Santa Fe.
PICTURE WILL BE FORWARDED AS SENT BY REID
I suppose that you could consider our class forever
young and romantic. Aloha, Janelle
Happy Anniversary to Kay and Jack Westerfield, 45years
Lois Ann Pace, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Wife of Charles Pace, 1409 S Lincoln, Amarillo, 806
Mary Ellen Oneal, died Tuesday, April ww, 2003
Mother of Mary Catherine "Kay" Oneal Henderson, 7900
W. 81st Ave. #74, Amarillo, 806 353-3575,
"I Believe In Miracles," Jack Cain and Rita Poole
Tyler now have E-MAIL. For all, who have been
waiting to get them up to date with the latest life
experiences, now is the time.
Also as a curiosity I wonder how many bionic
classmates we have? It seem that knee replacement is
at top of the list. Another miracle, that one does not
need to suffer for years with worn joints. Elizabeth
Rathbun is one of the most recent and we send her our
wish for speedy recovery.
Normally I do not forward jokes, but this one is from
Dear AHS Friends,
Thank you for your advise!!! I received over 25 E
mails from our classmates who were praying for me and
advising me to come home ... immediately!!! :)
I took your advise to heart and returned home safely
from Sofia, Bulgaria yesterday.
So I want you to know how much I appreciated your
concern and taking the time to let me know. You guys
are the BEST!
From Wick Alexander
Greetings from Sofia, Bulgaria! I am over here trying
to teach these Eastern Europeans how to straighten
teeth. Great timing, huh?
Pray for peace ... and pray for me until i get
Classmate: Dorothy Roberson O'Neal passed away
March 14. Memorial services 10:30 am, Monday in St.
Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Virginia Pfeiffer Brady lost her mother March
7. Services will be: Blackburn Shaw, 2 PM, March 12,
Wedensday, Sanborn Baptist Church, 609 S. Osage
message from BILL OAKLEY
Incidentaly we have set our Date for the Annual Dance
Honoring the Shrine Potentate and his Lady, as well as
Lady Barbara and Myself for May 31st if any of you are
going to be in this area at that time. This one will
be Pop Music, A little Country, and some Rock & Roll
by an excellent Live Band. RSVP in advance $ 25.00 a
couple-BYOB- Setups available at ARABIA SHRINE CENTER-
2900 NORTH BRAESWOOD, HOUSTON, TEXAS. (This is about
a mile from the new Reliant Sports Center that has
replaced the Houston Dome.). If anyone is interested
in this -please let us know! Would love to see some of
you make it if possible. Don't know at this time what
will be going on as far as other activities- the info
is available- I just haven't taken the time to see
what else is happening. I know the Astro's will be
Playing Base-Ball for sure.
Wanted to let you and others know that I moved out of
my apartment yesterday. First, I will be going down to
Brazil for 90 days of healing and then on my way to
Hawaii to where I am moving my residence. I'll let you
know when I get settled in. You can keep in touch by
this same email address. Take care of yourselves.
Wishing you the best.
Love, Shirley Settle
Our Classmate Sue Stambaugh Gunnels lost her
Granddaughter Amber Taylor, Jan 28. Amber was 20 and
mother of three children. Service: Friday, January 31,
10am, Paramount Terrace Christian Church, Schooler
Elsey Westerfield"s husband Stan
has undergone brain surgery to
remove a malignancy. The prognosis
is good, however he will need
radiation therapy. Judy and Stan
have our prayers and warm thoughts
during this time. Aloha, Janelle
Thursday dinner is this next
Thursday 6PM, Furr's Western
Plaza, Oct. 31. Should we Trick or
Treat? Bill Oakley plans to be
Thursday Dinner is on Thanksgiving
Day, Nov. 28. I plan to be there
even if you do not to eat another
bite for that day
From: Bill Oakley
some time on my hands and thanks
to you for including Mike Gholston
information and especially his
phone number. I decided to call
him today and did- I received a
recording and started to leave a
message, but his caller ID picked
up on who it was and he picked up
the phone and talked with me. It
was nice to visit with him and
here is an update on him: # 1.
They diagnosed his cancer very
early on and as a result he has
not had to have any cancer
operation # 2. The growth was
identified to be small in size =;
but located on his voice box and
he talks about like I did a couple
of years ago when they suspected
the same thing (I was lucky- it
turned out to be something else);
however # 3. Mike tells me that he
is already taking Radiation
treatment for this condition and
the prognosis is very good at this
time. # 4 He also tells me that he
will be at the 50th Class Reunion
Kent will be inducted in the Texas
A&M Athletic Hall of Fame this
weekend. The honor comes from his
18 years of coaching tennis at
Texas A&M. It
starts with a big banquet on
Friday night and then he will be
honored at half-time during the
football game on Saturday.
All of our family will be here to
Powell has informed us that Mike
Gholston has been diagnosed with
larynx cancer. Mike Gholston, 120
West Madison St., Franklin, IN
Charlotte and Kay Anderson are on
a cruise to Alaska-stopped by
Seattle to visit Joan Bates Wilson
Ray Myers, has a new book on the
shelves. "ONCE YER DED,
ASPRIN DON'T HELP NONE." At
present 1st Books Library
(1stBooks.com) is handling the
purchase and distribution in
paperback via the Internet. Last
of October should be avail in
hardcover by special order through
Borders Bookstores, Barnes and
Noble, and Amazon.com.It's a
mystery of sorts, yes, but written
with bits and pieces of down-home
humor tossed in to add some
flavor. Good for Ray. Now we have
a classmate published.
Walter Hayden Goodnight has
provided the address of: Mrs. N.M.
(Billie) Wharton, who was a
favorite elementary teacher for
many of you. He still corresponds
with her and thinks she would
enjoy hearing from any of you. In
her class: Ronnie Smith, Tennessee
Morris, Patsy Saunders, Betsy
Pettyjohn, Nancy Bivins, Gary Ray,
Shirley Broome, Ronnie Rogers,
Glen Askew, and Helen Marie
Place, Apt 8, Denton, Tx76209
Linda and Sid Walton are happy as
can be. Love being together. I
previously mentioned that they
were the first of our classmates
to get married due to our new
communications with each
other---not true. Bob Brady and
Virginia Pfeiffer are the 1st!!
They got together because of our
Thursday Dinner and have
married--and HAPPY. Aloha, Janelle
Pettyjohn Singleton, was honored
this evening for the tremendous
success her talents have brought
to The Opportunity School. Many of
us have tried to make a lasting
difference in the lives of others.
Betsy has succeeded.
focus and dedication to
insure the gift of hope and self
determination through education,
has reached Amarillo's at risk
children for 33 years. Another
classmate, who is outstanding.
Thank you Betsy.
13 Aug 2002
Chilton died Monday, August
Service will be at 10 am,
Wednesday at Schooler Funeral
Home, Brentwood Chapel.
F Williams, Margaret Williams
Wilkinson's father died at 5:30am
on August 9, 2002 after a brief
stay in the hospital.
services will be at 2:00pm,
Friday, August 16th at the Chapel
at Memory Garden on I27.
Milton and Sid Walton were
married Sunday, August 4, at 2 PM,
in Palestine, Texas. Address: 1014
N. Sycamore St., Palestine, Tx
has done such a great job of
keeping us together.
today in the Polk Street United
Methodist Paper I realized that
another one of our classmates has
lost a parent.
22, 2002, Pat Martin Boles mother,
Alyene Cochran Martin died in
Chattanooga. Pat and her family
were always in church with my
family and provided very positive
memories for our family, church
was always especially caring and
ready with smiles to visit about my family and Pat's.
Blessings abound with lives such
as hers and I know her family is
continuing in her love.
each of you with extra blessings
to Pat and her family.
mother passed away July 18.
Service for Helen Manser Cain, 11
am Monday in Polk Street United
a new website to compliment our existing
site on MyFamily.net. We hope to make it
a little easier for some of our lost
classmates to find us and also indulge
everyone's help in locating all of our
know what you think of the Website and
make some suggestions on improving it,
or just request something you would like
While you are here be
sure to check all of the pages...
some are just for fun; some are