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					Texas Woman’s University Former Students Association                      Winter 2012

PIONEER                                                            Class Notes

        At Homecoming 2012, Dr. Patricia Edwards will assume the presidency of our Former Students Asso-
ciation. She recently retired from TWU, and her husband Dr. Don Edwards encouraged her to work with us.
Patricia is so beautifully qualified for the job, with 3 degrees from TWU. She has functioned in several areas
and truly enjoys working with our members. We wholeheartedly welcome her, and will help her any way we
can. Good luck Pat!
I am so very proud to have been your president.


Class of 1925                           Class of 1940                           AGNES BRACHER BARRETT is at home
CLASS AGENT: Mildred Burgess Hur-       CLASS AGENT: Mattie B. Parther          in Houston. She attends meetings of
ley, 240 S. Inglewood Ave. # 111,       Medford, 301 Peachtree St. Fairfield,   the Houston FSA Chapter and is in
Russellville, AR 72801-3347,            TX 75840 – 2211, (903) 389-7798         touch with classmates: MIXINE
479-968-1233                                                                    WIEDERHOLD PETERSON (Dallas),
                                        Class of 1941                           NINA JOHNSON-IVETON (Dallas),
Class of 1930                           CLASS AGENT: Dorothy Schmittgens        MILDRED        HAYES        BEGVALL
CLASS AGENT: Gladys Barns Law-          Henderson, 1405 Briar Cliff, Austin,    (McKinney), and LORENE COYLE
hon, 2422 Nottingham, Denton, TX        TX 78723,           SCHRADE (Rowlett) who celebrated
76209,              940-382-8563,                                               her 65 wedding anniversary and pre-
                                        Class of 1942                                                             sented the old Coyle Family home to
                                        CLASS AGENT: Jane Spragens, 4300
                                                                                Rowlett. MARTHA PAUL GRAMMER
                                        Balcones Woods Dr., Austin, TX
Class of 1937                                                                   (Fort Worth) and NITA COBB
                                        78759, 512-340-9166, janespra-
CLASS AGENT: Marjorie Collier Hall,                                             WESTERVELT are closer together
                              , Mary Evelyn
3655 Church Road, McGregor, TX                                                  since Nita moved to Dallas.
                                        Blagg Huey, 2801 Longfellow Lane,
76657,                                                         CHARLOTTE PRINCE NELSON (Dallas)
                                        Denton, TX 76209-1160, 940-382-
                                                                                has moved to Dallas to be near her
Class of 1938 - no agent                                                        son.
                                        Class of 1943 - no agent                MAE WINKLER and MARY EDITH FOR-
Class of 1939                                                                   SYTHE in Wichita Falls are sad over
CLASS AGENT: Jane Robin Ellis, 509      Class of 1944                           the passing of Mary’s son John from
St. Charles Dr., Arlington, TX 76013,   CLASS AGENT: Hilma Pliskal Harral,      cancer.
817-548-8511,           804 Ridge Dr., Bedford, TX 76021,       Hilma is getting Class of 1944 files
                                        817-485-4354                            ready for the TWU Library Archives.
                                        After a busy life here and abroad,

Class of 1945
CLASS AGENT: Joan O'Brien Rose, 424
E. College, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,      the death of MARY SUE DEMORY.             Class of 1953
918-258-9331,;        MARGARET GOODWYN LITTLE report-           CLASS AGENT: Dottie George Wessels
Margaretta Reeve Bolding, 2 Planta-      ed the deaths of BETTY CUMBIE and         2323 Rosefield Dr., Houston, TX,
tion Road, Houston, TX 77024-6236,       GWEN HANNA. We learned the JIM-           77080,      713.973.6090,   dwes-
713-465-2690                             MIE SEARS BRYANT died about a year
                                         ago. Anyone know any good news?
Class of 1946                                                                      Class of 1954
CLASS AGENT: Patria Trail Murphy,        Class of 1949                             Class Agent: Annette Rowan Register,
5811 Meletio Lane, Dallas, TX 75230-     CLASS AGENT: Doreen Olivia Dunlop         312 Yacht Club Dr. NE, Fort Walton
2107, 972.233.6168                       Armstrong, 702 West Ave., Pasadena,       Beach, FL 32548-6424, 850.342.2250,
                                         TX     77502-3402,   713-472-1679,; Myra
Class of 1947                  ;                Lawrence West, P.O. Box 157, Au-
CLASS AGENT: Mary Beth Foshee            CO-CLASS AGENT: Ayleen Armstrong          brey, TX 76227, 940.365.2136,
Scull, 5211 Brownfield Highway, Suite    Burden, 924 Colchester, Garland, TX
245, Lubbock, TX 79407-2318, 806-        75040-1301, 972-495-4755
799-3903,                                                    Class of 1955
                                         Class of 1950                             CLASS AGENT: Katherine Haddad Da-
MILDRED WHATLEY NUNNELEY writes          CLASS AGENT: Betty Wertheimer             vis, 4322 Santa Rita, El Paso, TX 79902
that most of her family enjoyed a ski    Smith, 9113 Church Road, Dallas, TX,      -1328,915-533-6416,
trip to Taos Ski Valley in late March.   75231-4851, 214.553.0240        
"Lots of snow and great weather. You
may remember that our entire family      Class of 1951                              AMY THRASHER at Amy.thrasher
went there for Christmas Holidays for    CLASS AGENT: Marilyn Neil Love,  writes: “So sorry to
30 years when the children were          3213 Westfield Ave., Forth Worth, TX,     report that JOAN OLIVER wrote that
growing up. Recent visitor was my        76133,      817.926.2196,      marilyn-   PEGGY SEALE passed away this sum-
younger sister, RITA BETH WHATLEY,                          mer. SILVA (CORKY) PELT RICHARDS
class of '50, who is an oil and gas      A wonderful time was had by all who       says she has been volunteering as a
attorney in McAllen, TX Our oldest       attended our 60th class reunion in        court-appointed Special Advocate for
grandson, Grant Nunneley, graduated      April. There were 20 of us present        over 14 years. She has traveled to
Texas A&M in May. Granddaughter          including 5 spouses. We truly missed      Alaska, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,
Sarah Nunneley is a junior at TCU.       those of you who were not able to be      Quebec, Newfoundland and Pei. Ha-
Have another grandson and grand-         with us. It was great being together      waii was good for two trips, the last
daughter in elementary school in Bir-    and reminiscing about the fun times       with her daughter and granddaugh-
mingham, AL.".                           we had at TSCW. And thanks to the         ter. In June they cruised the Mediter-
Your class agent and her son Chip got    anonymous "4" of the class of '53 for     ranean and toured Italy. They had
to be with Wanda Williams Hamilton       returning the slice of the "Adam's Ap-    quite a summer and plan to go back.
at Mo-Ranch, the Presbyterian camp       ple" to our class agent. It was brazen-   Suzanne Evans stays busy doing her
grounds near Kerrville, for her FPC of   ly stolen from Stoddard Hall in Janu-     everyday things and visiting her fami-
McKinney time in July.. MARGARET         ary 1951! The thieves were never          ly.
MURRELL and FREIDA CARSON                caught. Wonder where the rest of          In April my husband George passed
sent videos of HELEN KETELSON            the apple is? Hope to see you             away. I am still working and still living
PRENDERGAST        golfing after six     at Homecoming next April.                 in the same place. I go to Houston to
months at Sunrise Assisted Living in                                               visit my son Glenn and my two grand-
California.                              Class of 1952                             children, Malia and Kaden. I hope to
                                         CLASS AGENT: Beverly Sharp Germa-         hear from all for the next class
Class of 1948                            ny, 3905 Sunnydale Dr., Fort Worth,       notes. Have a wonderful holiday sea-
CLASS AGENT: Madge Boucher               TX 76116-7645, 817-244-1404, jpger-       son. Katy
Boynton, 1833 Broadway Street, Den-; Rebecca Braw-
ton, TX 76201-2562, 940-243-1602,        ley Lee, 2212 Triway Lane, Houston,       Class of 1956                   TX     77043-2105,    713-465-0424,       CLASS AGENT: Emily-Mae Stafford,
MARY HAWKINS GENARLSKY reported                        2904 Lakewood Drive, Denton 76207,
940-383-6822,                the game, and I have fun trying to          Class of 1958
From SUE CLEMENT CICHERSKI...really         take action pictures they will enjoy.       CLASS AGENT: Kay Williams Good-
Class of 57, but I went to summer           Granddaughter, 17, has just started         man, 1042 Bobcat Road, Sanger, TX
school and finished early. Bill and I       college and is a bit less available for     76266-7590, 940-458-4935, kbgood-
have been married 55 yrs., 5 children       pictures.                         ;            Suzette
(three who have continued the Aggie         For several years, I've enjoyed a water     Pate Seabury, 2026 Hillcrest Ct.,
Tradition). Daughter is Susan, and her      exercise class for arthritis, then in re-   McKinney, TX 75070, 972.529.2698,
brothers are Michael, Mark, Thomas          cent months I've added swimming   
and Andrew. They have given us 6            laps five or six days a week. All that      Just when you thought ANN BADOLA-
grandchildren (5 boys and finally a         time in the water reminds me of             TI ROZNOVSKY had retired from the
girl). We keep up with their activi-        hours of practice in synchronized           Waco Tribune Herald, she's back, hockey, etc. The rest of     swimming club and lots of fun and           there on a slightly different job. Her
the time we enjoy travel … world-           giggles on tour. Anybody else remem-        first retirement ended when she was
wide including trips to Europe a cou-       ber all that? For me, one of the best       asked to create the newspaper's own
ple of times a year. Grandkids espe-        things to come of my TWU education          museum, part Trib history, part Waco
cially like surfing in Hawaii In Febru-     was the understanding that women            history. With that job done, she en-
ary we will travel to Antarctica.           could hatch an idea (and form a com-        joyed a brief retirement until the mu-
Recently spoke with EVELYN FLORES           mittee) and get the job done. Those         seum was notified that a vintage print
BURNS who plans to make the reun-           40s and 50s magazine ads showing a          shop in Alto. TX was for sale. So Ann's
ion. She is quite proud of her grand-       woman doing housework in high               current task is the installation of the
son who attends LSU. Evelyn lives in        heels and a dress scared me!                equipment which includes several
Flower Mound. On occasion I also            At the time of this writing, we are         pieces of equipment that date back to
hear from ORALIA PENA LOPEZ who is          scheduled to spend about a week in          the days of hot type. One piece, a
now retired from teaching and lives in      Germany in December with grandchil-         flatbed press, weighs so much that
Laredo. Hope to see everyone at the         dren and their parents visiting several     the museum floor will have to be
reunion.                                    Christmas markets. Munich is another        strengthened before it can be dis-
                                            favorite place, and we look forward to      played.
Class of 1957                               getting to show the youngest grand-         SUZETTE PATE SEABURY and Sam just
CLASS AGENT: Joanie Parks Shrader,          children.                                   returned from a trip to Italy. They en-
225 W. 3rd Street, Baird, TX 79504,         NORMA SIMS               joyed staying in a villa overlooking the
325-854-1815, txgigi1961@valornet.          2011 got off to a great start with a ski    Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Side
com ;                                       trip to France where I met my niece         trips were to Sorrento, Rome, Capri
                                            and her family who live in Eng-             and Pompeii. Suzette sent a great pic-
From CAROLYN "JEEP" WALL, msjeep1           land. After traveling by plane, train       ture of herself and Sam on one of                                   and car I arrived in Chatel, France.        their excursions. Suzette writes,
In the last 22 years, Bert and I have       The train ride through the Swiss and        "Coming home is the best part, but
vacationed in Glacier Park all but 5        French Alps to France was beautiful.        we notice that it takes more time to
summers. In 2011, we went in Sep-           After seven wonderful days of skiing        adjust than it used to!"
tember and found ourselves going            (with no broken bones), I flew to Lon-
slower and shorter distances - but, by      don for a week with my brother who          Class of 1959
golly, we still call it hiking! Other fa-   lives in Marlesford, England. It was a      CLASS AGENT: Estelle Moore Al-
vorite things to indulge there are pho-     wonderful trip. I received two awards       dridge, 1569 Lenz Ln., Boise, ID 83712
tography and fishing. Now that I'm "a       from the New Mexico Activities Asso-        -8335,208-342-5427,        corky_59@
bit" older, I notice how wonderful the      ciation this year. The "2010 Distin-;
mountain air is for arthritis! This year,   guished Service Award" for outstand-        Susan Maxwell Jennings 505 Park St.,
we stayed the first three nights in a       ing leadership and dedicated service        Seguin,        TX,        78155-4841,
rustic cabin with no TV, no phone,          to the students of New Mexico and           830.433.4501 979-877-4777 (cell),
and no phone service of any kind.           the "Legend of the Sport of Spirit" for;
Very nice. I still work three days a        being a pioneer of woman's athletics        We do have one correction for the
week as a social worker/family thera-       and a true example of what an educa-        2011 edition of class notes. We sur-
pist, and haven't set a date for retire-    tor must aspire to accomplish. Now I        passed the $25,0000 goal for our en-
ment. I'm a soccer Gram, too. Have          really feel old.                            dowed '59 scholarship!
three grandsons (15,10, 7) who love                                                     MARY ANN KRUKE SHAW spent a visit

to Sun Valley ID enjoying scenery,        ter work since the completion of the    tween Kerrville and Fredericksburg
weather and summer music con-             facility. She says she doesn't do the   with CORKY MOORE ALDRIDGE, BEV
certs. In Oct., GENE TAYLOR HUIZ-         heavy work any more, just the fun       ARCHER, MARY MIKEL COONEY, GAIL
ENGA, BETTY PANG CASHION and              stuff, and remains on the Board of      GILBERT, SUSAN MAXWELL JEN-
Mary Ann had lunch and catch-up           Directors. Both she and sister, JUDI    NINGS, ROSANNE KELLER, JOYCE MA-
conversation     in   Laguna      Hills   ('57), have been active in rescuing     HONE, ANN FORTNER METCALF,
CA. Gene recently retired from OT         animals for over 30 years and it has    MIKELL MURPHY COMINS, MARY
and creates beautiful jewelry. Mary       become a way of life for them.          ANN ODOM, BROWNIE QUEEN ROB-
Ann helped her mother celebrate her       JAN VAVRA SANFORD lives in a lovely     ERTS, BEVER SMITH WAKEFIELD,
98th birthday in Chicago in               retirement community near Chapel        PEGGY WILSON (and partner, Jean
Nov. Stayed in Hotel 71 across from       Hill NC with lots of Duke and UNC       Pines), and KATHY YANDELL ('60). It
Trump Tower, they visited art muse-       activities, speakers, and facilities    was great fun. . . played tourist, dom-
um and took boat tour of the river.       made easily available to resi-          inoes, kept a jigsaw puzzle going, and
AMBER DEFOREST traveled from Tuc-         dents. She is only 30 minutes from 2    talked and ate and laughed (the last
son to Pittsburgh PA to attend grand-     Children and 6 grandsons. Has sur-      three items multiplied by five).
daughter's wedding in June.               vived multiple hospitalizations and
ROSEANNE CASEY KELLER has a new           rehabs in 2011.                         Class of 1960
address: 211 Cattail Creek Dr, Kerr-      MARY JO BOATRIGHT CARROLL and           CLASS AGENT: Harriet Jones Hoff,
ville TX 78028, 830/367-4278, ro-         husband, Mike, are both retired and     2025 Bowling Green St, Denton, TX She climbed           live in Havre de Grace, Mary-           76201-1709, 940-383-1775, secre-
the Pyrenees in early August; way to      land. Their at-home "kid" is a Chesa-; Karol Kokernot
go "kid!"                                 peake Bay Retriever. Have 7 grands      Utterback, 11930 Bammel Lane, San
Dale and MARTHA CHISHOLM HUT-             and 7 great grands youngest born        Antonio, TX 78213, 210-349-2740,
TON celebrated their 50th in              this year. One granddaughter visited    K.UTTERBACK@CHFBC.ORG;
June. She attended International          with husband and 2 children in Au-      CO-CLASS AGENT: Kathy Yandell, PO
Clan Chisholm Gathering in Duluth         gust to see the new baby. Two           Box 84, Seguin, TX 78156-0084, 830-
MN last summer and a DeGray State         grands, spouses and 5 great grands      379-0308,
Park AR gathering of her mother's         live on NE shore of Japan in Misawa,
kin.                                      150 miles from epicenter of big         MARY MARTHA MONROE LAPPE con-
HOPE FUDGE, Kerrville TX, died Au-        earthquake and tsunami. Grands          tinues in her job as Executive Direc-
gust 3 2011 of a pulmonary embo-          and great grands OK but contribu-       tor of HSPVA Friends, a nonprofit
lism and was buried in Houston,TX.        tions to a local charity in NE Japan    that helps support the needs of
NANCY ADKINS TAIT, MARTHA                 would be appreciated.                   young artists in Houston. This is her
CHISHOLM HUTTON, JAN VAVRA                GENE TAYLOR HUIZENGA very much          52nd year in arts education.
SANFORD, AND MARY KATHRYN                 enjoyed the visit with BETTY PANG       She and husband, Dr. Jack Lappe,
SCHRECK have had physical illnesses       CASHION and MARY ANN KRUKE              attended her 55th high school reun-
this year. Hope 2012 finds them           SHAW in October. Says it was non-       ion in El Paso earlier this fall, and
stronger and active once again.           stop talking over lunch. Gene has       they plan to cruise around the Ha-
CORKY MOORE ALDRIDGE drove                retired from OT. Hopes everyone has     waiian Islands next spring to cele-
6,833 miles this fall visited sister,     a good 2012.                            brate their 50th anniversary.
three daughters and families, attend-     ANN FORTNER METCALF is active in        SALLY A. RODEN writes: Life is still
ed a grade school reunion, visit-         Texas Retired Teachers Assn., church    good to me with good health and a
ed GAIL GILBERT IN Texarkana AR,          and community activities. Grand-        job that I still enjoy. I am employed
took in the Aggie football games and      childen include 1 college sophomore,    at the University of Central Arkan-
ended the two-month trek with             1 high school senior, 3 high school     sas but I have a new title. I began
a group of 59ers near Fredericksburg      freshmen, 2 sixth graders, 1 fifth      teaching theatre at UCA in 1969.
TX.                                       grader and 2 third graders all living   Since that time I have served the Uni-
GAIL FRANDSEN NORDLUND spent              within 100 miles so she stays busy      versity as Technical Director, Director
Christmas in Omaha with her kids          attending their activities. Started     of Forensics, and Associate Provost
and grands. She says it's been a good     participating in water aerobics three   and Dean of Undergraduate Stud-
year and hopes 2012 is just as            times a week.                           ies. Last year I served as Interim Vice
kind. She has semi-retired from shel-     Had a get together in early Novem-      President for Enrollment Manage-
                                          ber at WAY OF THE WOLF Ranch be-

ment and now this year 2011-2012          HARRIET JONES HOFF spent several           Dakota in August. I am happy to re-
my position is Special Assistant to the   months on transitioning from work-         port that we are all happy and well
President. I give TWU credit and the      ing five days a week to being fully        for the time being. At this stage in
friends I made here for preparing me      retired. “The first four months were       life we are thankful for each and eve-
for my career. I send greeting to all     spent mostly in trying to become as        ry blessing. Hope all is well with you.
my classmates of '60, to Big Sisters of   organized at home as I was at work –        KATHY YANDELL shares that her re-
'58 and Little Sisters of '62.            still working hard on that! The first      port is pretty much as it was last
Greetings from GWEN PRICE PICARD          thing I did was fly to Salt Lake City to   year: ushering at the Majestic/
in Arkansas. Dick and I are still         visit my daughter, Betsy, my wonder-       Empire theaters in San Antonio, ac-
healthy (a few creaks and groans).        ful son-in-law and two grand dogs.         tive in church and choir, volunteering
Dick still does a long bike ride each     There are only a couple of days dur-       at the local food bank, serving on
year and I do retail therapy in his ab-   ing the week when I have commit-           three boards, enrolled in a very Spar-
sence. We are enjoying our small          ments and have to get out of bed in        tan-like Boot camp for women at a
camper for road trips in the USA and      the morning. The other days, it's a        Cross Fit gym here in Seguin and lov-
then traveling to new international       struggle. I'm volunteering as a teach-     ing it, completed the Rock and Roll
adventures. We are off November 2         er's aide for our Denton Christian         Half Marathon (walking, of course) in
for our second trip to the mid east.      Preschool one morning a week,              San Antonio on November 13th. En-
We will stopover in Paris and on to       signed up as a Friend of the Library       joy visiting with classmates whenev-
Cyprus to board a small ocean             and hope to be able to contribute to       er/wherever the opportunity pre-
coastal cruiser. We will get to go        that. Wonderful grandson, Morgan,          sents itself.
through the Suez Canal this year. I       is still based in Japan, Iwekuni, far      BETTY JO KULHANEK SCHNEIDER,
will look forward to hearing about        from Tokyo. He celebrated his 21st         Class of 60 with a B.S. in Business
everyone. I still think about the reun-   birthday in Thailand riding an ele-        Education, 1966 M.A. in Business Ed-
ion and how good it was to see eve-       phant no less. Mamasan, the owner          ucation is retired Visited with our
ryone. I look forward to the next         of the bar he and his friends go to,       daughter, Pam, who worked in Lon-
time. Peace to you all.                   baked a birthday cake for him.             don, England, for Global 360 for 2 ½
SANDRA MINGER LANGENKAMP                  Grandson Jace is in 9th grade              years. Our granddaughter, Bailey,
writes: Ranching three days a week        (Treasurer, no less) and plays trom-       Threadgill, made the trip with us.
with registered Black Angus.... Trav-     bone in the band. He is also on the        Pam was in London in 2005 when the
eled to Iran, Frankfurt, Berlin, Pra-     football team and on Junior ROTC,          bombings took place –she was safe
gue, Sundance film festival in Utah,      following in his brother's footsteps.      but very close to the bombings.
Malibu and Washington, DC, New            He is also working hard toward his         Since retirement, I have been to the
Braunfels, Texas... Road scholar/ El-     Eagle Scout award. The three of            Czech Republic twice – 2004, 2009. In
der hostel events planned for bird        them will be here for Thanksgiving         2004 visited the Hori Hermanice, CZ,
watching... playing lots of bridge.       and I will fly to SLC for Christmas –      the village where my grandfather
..working with Smart Start of OK for      here comes the snow! I think the           was born. 2006 – Husband, Helmuth
advancement of early childhood edu-       only thing that could have made our        Schneider had open heart surgery at
cation and development of public          50th reunion better was to have had        Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to re-
administration institute for city/        everyone      present. It was truly a      pair a mitral valve. Grandson #4
county officials. Miss all. See you in    fun time.                                  (Drake Threadgill was born April 5 to
'12 maybe.                                BECKY CLAPP PEARSON spent August           Rainey and DeDe Threadgill (our old-
EVANGELINE (VANGY) RODRIQUEZ              in Massachusetts, too hot to be in         est daughter). Son, Ron, was married
MARINO continues to practice yoga         Texas, rode out Hurricane Irene, lost      to Meghan Bennett, May 20, 2006.
and work on my manuscript. Last           power, made new friends due to loss        2010 –June 24, 3rd granddaughter
year my husband and I went to The         of power. Had a painting in a show in      was born – Ron and Meghan Schnei-
Biltmore for their Christmas tree         Minneapolis in September and we            der, parents. 2010 – World Series
lighting ceremonies. The Vanderbilt       went to Costa Rico for two weeks in        Game 3 when the Texas Rangers won
estate is beautifully decorated for       October for me to paint on the             their only game of the series.
the holidays. This year we plan to        beach. Went to NYC in November to          (Standing room only ticket). 2011 –
spend the holidays with family and        various museums and theaters. Off          Rode Amtrak (23+ hours-one way) to
friends.                                  to California for Thanksgiving with        Alpha Delta Kappa International Con-
                                          our only daughter, in Rapid City, S.       vention in Chicago in June. Returned
                                                                                     to enter hospital for surgery on the
right carotid artery- with 99% block-      ing forward to visiting with all of you
age. Attended 4 World Series games         at our 55th!! reunion in April 2012.
– 3 in Arlington, and game 6 in St.                                                  ANITA COWAN - Denton, TX, I had a
Louis. Attended an International           Class of 1962                             wonderful trip to the mid-coast of
Czech Genealogy Conference held at         CLASS AGENT: Anita Cowan, 602             Maine in August 2011. With good
same time of World Series.                 Woodland Street, Denton, TX 76209,        company from cousins and a friend,
PHILLIS DONALDSON MARKO writes:            940-382-0388, racowan4340@                we rented a car and meandered
Another busy year almost gone. We ;                             through the small coastal villages,
did our usual visit of family in Florida   Beverly Bratton Varnado, 1020 Law         parks, and botanical gardens. Re-
in February and made our annual pil-       Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-           turned to health challenges and to
grimage to visit our daughters in Los      9526, (843) 881-2721, bbvarnado           work on our Golden Girls reunion
Angeles and Boulder, Co. for six                                   next April. It's going to be a great
weeks in July and August. We also          ANN ABBOTT FINCH - Dalhart, TX, It        gathering. I am preparing to donate
went to Turkey for 24 days in Oct.         has been dry, dry, dry and not a good     four scrapbooks of CIA - TWU to the
and Nov. with Grand Circle                 year in the ranching business. We         TWU Blagg-Huey Library (only one is
Tours. That was the best trip we           are hanging in there and hoping for       mine, the rest were made when my
have taken so far (our third trip with     rain. We always look forward to vis-      mother and her two sisters attend-
GCT). It featured ancient history and      its from our three married daughters.     ed). The four collections span 1926-
archaeology. and we loved tramping         Jennifer and John and their three kids    1962. Talk about goldmines of histo-
(not so easy at our ages) through          come from Fresno, CA; Staci and           ry. Hope you will gather up your
2,000 – 3,000 year old marble city         Glenn from Austin; Elizabeth and Rus-     memorabilia and do the same.
ruins on top of mountains, and one         sell from Temple. We will Skype with      KAREN CROUSE - Port Townsend,
active dig near Syria that carbon-         those grandchildren who cannot            WA, While enjoying a glass of wine
dated to 12,000 years ago We took          come. Visits always bring lots of         with a friend of mine in December
our pictures at the Syrian border a        commotion and fun. Gary and I have        2010, we came to the topic of our
few miles from Harran (where Abra-         been involved with a huge fundrais-       bucket lists and I said, without much
ham lived!)                                ing project with our church-our be-       hesitation, "climb Kilimanjaro". That
                                           loved old Central United Methodist,       was how it started. Believe me, I had
                                           now 100 years old, needs replace-         plenty of friends who asked me why I
Class of 1961                              ment with a new facility. I am one of     would want to do that at my age. The
CLASS AGENT: Tommye Pitts Baker,           three campaign directors; Gary is a       first time I saw Kili I was flying into
6920 Lakewood Blvd., Dallas, TX            leader in advanced giving. With           the airport at the town of the same
75214-3556, 214-328-5655, tpimm            about 60 people on the Leadership         name and said to my friend, "what in                         Team, we have had lots of fun events      the h--- are we thinking"? On Sept
JUDY MORTON writes: Following              and are moving along. I am looking        12, 2011 (a full moon night), I slept in
Cliff's death in March 2006 I began        forward to our reunion as Golden          a volcanic crater at zero degrees next
the major maintenance overhaul of          Girls in April.                           to several glaciers). I made it to the
our home… something we had                 BEVERLY BRATTON VARNADO - Mt.             summit at 19,340 feet the next morn-
planned for about three years. With        Pleasant, SC. I still work part-time as   ing. Those seven days of climbing up
delays, two years passed, and it is        a consultant for the Charleston, SC       took us through a rain forest, bush
ongoing, as most of you who own a          school district. Enjoy trips to see my    country, areas strewn with boulders
home can understand. For the past          grandchildren. I was their caregiver      and rocks, and volcanic areas. I
five months there has been some, or        when my son-in-law had a scary acci-      learned to put one foot in front of the
rather a lot of traveling. An invitation   dent on a motorcycle, but fortunately     other and watch where I was putting
from my sister to join her family on a     he has had a good recovery. Lots of       my size nines. The views from those
cruise to celebrate her 50th anniver-      work past, present, and future on the     heights defy description as well as
sary took us to Alaska. Following that     Golden Girls reunion at TWU. I rent-      those times when we stood above
beautiful trip, daughter, Leah, and I      ed a suite for hotel gatherings, gath-    the clouds. At the summit, I had a
were together for stays in Brecken-        ered up a committee for our Saturday      picture made while I held a TWU ban-
ridge, CO. then to New England to          night presentation, and have been in      ner with '62 on it (thanks to Anita). I
see foliage, and lastly over Thanksgiv-    touch with Anita re her work there in     am an old loyal Tessie! I did enjoy
ing, a stay at Garden of the Gods at       Denton. We are going to have a            the post-Kili trips of a safari and a trip
CO Springs. Such blessings! I'm look-      blast!                                    to Victoria Falls, but the adventure
and challenge obviously was the trek.       at a local community college. He           going with the Traveling Aggie Club
I would have never gotten to Africa if      knows that Olive White made our            to New York City Dec 1-5. I am so
I hadn't looked deeply into my buck-        required American History courses as       excited to see the Christmas lights,
et.                                         exciting as an cliffhanger. His wife       decorations, and several Broadway
LUCILLE DUPONT TAYLOR - Albuquer-           Dora is at our Zoo and Botanical Gar-      shows. Will coast into the new year
que, NM, I enjoyed a pleasant long          den. She has convinced me to get up        after that trip and plan to join all the
weekend with Jenny McDonald Ruth            Thanksgiving morning to walk the           Golden Girls in Denton for No. 50!
and Terry Lang Meyer when we gath-          Zoo at 7 a.m. and see the animals at       Have great holidays.
ered at Ethel Osborne Johnson's in          their best. April is going to be much      MARY ANN LIPFORD - Stephenville,
San Antonio the middle of October.          fun and we can tell such sto-              TX, I have been in Bonham for several
We met Maria Edna Figueroa Weaver           ries...some even close to what really      months helping a cousin through a
and her son Chris for supper one            happened. Best to everyone.                difficult time. I still have my parents’
night. I enjoy cooking, reading, TV,        LOUISE KUEHN APPLEMAN - Fort               house there so it is useful as a second
my dog, friends and family (especially      Worth, TX, Hey there. Hope this finds      home base. I regretted that I could-
grandchildren). My Parkinson's is still     you well. My life has been pretty          n't get away for the mini-reunion in
classified as mild so I remain positive     "normal", aka "boring". Two kids,          San Antonio in October but did talk
and active. For the first time I will fly   now 43 and 41, two in-law kids (both       to Ethel on the phone and sent "an
to the April reunion instead of driving     great add-ons) and three, as Gordon        edible bouquet ". Look forward to
from Albuquerque.                           would say, "perfect grandchildren".        seeing everyone in April.
                                            All live nearby, which makes med-          JENNY MCDONALD RUTH - Roseville
                                            dling easy and helping out with car-       (St. Paul), MN, George and I are fine.
EDNA MARIA FIGUEROA WEAVER -                pools and holidays fun. I begin my         I enjoyed visits with relatives during
San Antonio, TX, Chris and I are plan-      25th year as a trustee for a local com-    my annual trek to Indian Market
ning a post-Thanksgiving trip to the        munity college and anticipate retire-      week in Santa Fe, NM. This year sis-
home of my other son (Matt) in Cali-        ment in May 2013. Other civic in-          ter Debbie and I added a trip to
fornia. My mother lives in Laredo           volvement includes local workforce         Crownpoint, NM to the Navajo rug
and does not want to leave there,           board, women's leadership group at         auction. It was fascinating and I
even though she is needing more             United Way, KERA PBS/NPR station,          would do it again in a heartbeat. Had
care as she ages. While at home in          as well as my business of assisting        a visit with sister Karen in Austin
San Antonio, I continue to be active        companies with relocation of execu-        when I was en route to Ethel Osborne
in a Christian Women's Fellowship.          tive personnel. Nearing 600 new            Johnson's in October. We had a good
Chris attends a care and activity pro-      families in Tarrant County with that       visit all around, enjoying the river
gram three days a week.                     one. Other than that--good health          walk and dinner with EDNA MARIA
SUE GREGG GIDDINGS- Jacksonville,           and apparent sanity prevail, for           FIGUEROA WEAVER and son Chris.
FL, As our 50-year mark nears, I'm          which I am grateful. We've persuad-        My usual routine at home includes
working on gratitude. There are all         ed Jane Wood Hawkins to take on the        two days a week of baby-sitting with
those good friends I've collected so        piano-playing duties at our reunion        my twin grandchildren, keeping to
many of them from our class. I'm            program so we'll see you there.            my exercise program, and watching
grateful my college loans were tiny.        THERESA LANG MEYER - Houston, TX,          the changing of the seasons that
They still worried me the two years         Earlier in the fall, I enjoyed attending   come so dramatically to this part of
that it took to pay them. Now I'm           the TWU Alum group gathering in            the country. We gathered a group of
grateful that I'm enjoying retirement       Houston. Although age is upon us,          22 for our annual Thanksgiving trek
and learning not to be totally defined      there are some very lively and fun         north and the big two-story lakeside
by my career. So now I'm a neighbor         members. I recommend it to Hou-            cabin at Camp Du Nord. With five
and friend and looking for new things       ston area alums. My children are           children in the mix, a cantor, a priest,
to be and do. My husband Jack still         nearby. Scott is flying again. Shan-       a single woman and her mom, and an
works. I look forward to his retire-        non is looking for a better job. Sure      abundance of food (seven pies and a
ment and more time in the yard and          enjoyed my last outing. It was a good      24-lb turkey , There was much merri-
slower days. No grandchildren               one and we missed you in San Anto-         ment, story-telling and eating for four
yet...making do with grand pup and          nio. Scott was flying on Thanksgiving      days. We all carried out our annual
princess kitty. The kids are close. We      so Shannon and I had a nice quiet          ritual of the plunge from the sauna
talk often and get to see each other a      day. Now it's back to exercising and       into the icy lake.
lot. Matt teaches American History          less food before the next holiday. I'm
MARILYN MORGAN BURDWELL - Boi-             plants. It does get shade from sever-      MARJO ROWLAND PAYNE – Gaines-
se, ID , I'm doing well. Have a lot of     al nearby trees and almost reminds         ville VA, John and I spend much of
visitors who enjoy the second home         me of a tree-house. Perfect for me         our time enjoying our eight grandchil-
in Stanley, ID but I no longer run it as   and near my son, who lives in San          dren. We travel (so far we have been
a bed and breakfast. I've also been        Antonio. I will be at the reunion in       to every continent except Africa) and
traveling. Looking forward to coming       April. Let me know how I can help.         often we do mission work. Daughters
to Denton in April for our Golden          CONNIE NOCK BROWN - Charlotte,             and six of our grands live locally and
Girls reunion and a special trip to        NC, Hoping to have our little band of      we get to see them regularly. John's
Washington, DC in May where our            family here for Thanksgiving, but will     son will be coming here from Golden,
choir "Common Ground" will repre-          make it easy and buy most of the           Co for Christmas. In the last news-
sent Idaho. I'm currently as vice-chair    food already prepared. Still enjoying      letter I mentioned my ladies hiking
of the Board of Directors. We have a       short trips. We went to the Delaware       group. We had a great time at Shaw-
Grammy-winner for our musical di-          shore, taking a train to Washington,       nee on the Delaware, PA this past
rector and there are great moments         DC at Union Station, then renting a        October and have decided that we
of joy in singing under his direction.     car. We are considering going for five     will go to the San Juan Islands, WA in
Look for our videos by googling the        days to San Simon island in Georgia in     Sept 2012. Last year we traveled
Boise Common Ground Community              January. We have some friends from         with a group to the Passion Play in
Chorus. I have also been involved          our mountain area (Blowing Rock, NC        Germany. Going to Germany has
with church activities, particularly the   where we have the condo) who will          been a dream of mine since the Fall
food pantry. I help stock and deliver      be on the island for five weeks and        of '58 when I met there with Vavie
food boxes to those in need. These         we would join them for a few days.         Maltzbeck, our neighbor in Austin
are lean times for many. I am trying       My doctor is giving me good reports.       Hall. It only took me 52 years to get
to reach Janine Hoagland Kelso in          I still have chemo once a month. I         back. Well worth it as it was a great
Thermopolis, WY to encourage her to        stay in touch with LORETTA PALMER          trip. Unfortunately, I lost contact
attend our reunion.                        FRAME in Pennsylvania.                     with Vavie years ago. John and I both
BETTY MORRIS SEIFERT, I plan to            ETHEL OSBORNE JOHNSON - San An-            feel it is important to help others,
attend our Golden Girls reunion, just      tonio, TX, This has been kind of roller-   locally, nationally, and international-
need to check work schedules,              coaster season for me and my family.       ly, who do not have the same oppor-
etc. When we cleaned out my moth-          In early fall, I had colon surgery for a   tunities as we do. Those efforts have
er’s house in Dallas, a lot of stuff       suspicious polyp and it turned out to      taken us to coal-mining towns, Indian
went in storage, and I think there are     be benign. Healing was quick and we        reservations, a MERCI center in NC, a
some TWU bits of memorabilia. I            all breathed a sigh of relief. The         Sagar Brown center in LA (both dis-
plan to deal with this storage in Feb-     planned mini-gathering at my house         tribute relief supplies in disasters),
ruary, so will let you know then what      became even smaller when Mary Ann          and an orphanage in Russia. I still find
I can offer for the reunion exhibits. I    Lipford and Anita Cowan could not          it amazing how we could communi-
know I saw a beanie! You and a few         make it, but Lucille, Terry, Jenny and I   cate without speaking each others'
are doing so much work! What is            had lots of fun. I soldered on with a      language. Smiles and hugs work
your address and I will send a contri-     patch over one eye because there           wonders! We have no specific plans
bution.                                    were some eye problems that had            for Africa, but I am eager to hear
                                           picked a most inconvenient time to         from anyone who might have sugges-
                                           get worse. A specialist diagnosed          tions about travel there. Apparently
ANNE MYERS GUDMUNDSEN - San                both Myasthenia Gravis and Graves          we have decided to spend our chil-
Antonio, TX, After four years of day-      Syndrome. I am in treatment with           dren's inheritance! Looking forward
caring grandson Drew, he was ready         three infusion appointments a week         to April 2012.
to enter a school class. My three cats     for several months, so I am learning a     SAN SCIFRES NUCKOLS - Tomball, TX,
died last year and this all led to a       lot. I sure used to take a lot of things   I am happy to be helping direct the
change in priorities. I put my Cy-         for granted. My children and their         Saturday night program at our reun-
press, TX house on the market and it       wives as well as friends have been         ion. You will be hearing from me.
sold in three days! I have down-sized      very supportive. Richard and I will        Meanwhile it's been a busy time. My
and moved to San Antonio where I           have our 49th wedding anniversary          mother, age 99, is in a nice assisted
have a wonderful condo. I had it           this year. I am looking forward to         living facility near our home. She is
completely renovated. It is much           April for a much better time. With         now clearly in mental and physical
smaller so less housework; and my          love to all.                               decline and we have started hospice
"yard" now consists of several potted                                                 services for her. The hospice staff is
truly wonderful in providing not only      will get easier as time passes. I'm       back" where everyone comes back
support for her, but also for the care-    trying to stay busy, so am serving as     from all classes. Since I taught gov-
givers and our family. We hope to          Branch Service officer for AAUW Tex-      ernment there for four decades, I
get away for a short trip to Georgia       as after coming off four years on the     knew a lot of the attendees. Last
where our son Hal and his wife are         national Board of Directors as secre-     month I went to Lubbock to meet an
expecting a baby to be born on Dec.        tary. Also am working in my church        old friend who had come from Ten-
4th, 2011. I am looking forward to         teaching an adult Sunday school class     nessee to attend a conference at Tex-
our 50th reunion in April.                 and after-school Bible study for se-      as Tech. To my surprise, MARGO
LAURIE SMITH RIGGIO, Husband               cond-graders. Looking forward to          LAUDERDALE of our TWU class was
Mickey is recovering from successful       seeing everyone in April. I am hoping     there at the gathering and we had a
kidney surgery where a robotic pro-        that KAYE KALE will attend and won-       good visit. Margo has given up the
cedure removed a small benign tu-          dering if we ever located MYRA            ranching life in Jayton and now lives
mor on his one remaining kidney. A         LONG.                                     in Lubbock. She plays a lot of
big scare and a big celebration at the                                               golf...entering tournaments and or-
outcome. We have always lived in                                                     ganizing tournaments. Soon she is
Southern California but have traveled      ETHEL LU TEAGUE ELLIOTT –                 going on a cruise and invited me, but
back to San Antonio many times. We         Maumelle AR, From the great state of      I declined. The water I want to see is
love to travel and visited many coun-      Arkansas -- GO HOGS!!! Not a whole        the kind that falls from the sky to the
tries. Our son Chris lived in Alaska for   lot has happened since the last up-       parched earth of West Texas. This
years and we made several trips            date. I'm working right now to get a      year's drought was devastating to the
there. He and wife Jean have now           Thanksgiving dinner ready for my          farmers and ranchers. We've had a
lived a few years in Houston, but are      siblings (3), their children and grand-   bit of rain now and then, but not
making a job transfer to Cheng Du,         children. We will have 32 for dinner      nearly what we need. Hey, I just
China. Daughter Stephanie lives in         and that's just a portion of the de-      found my overalls from Corn Huskin',
L.A. and with her own home studio,         scendants. Have been busy with            my beanie, and my Aglaian sweat-
has a thriving business doing voice-       Newcomer's Book Club, where some          shirt. Should I loan them to the li-
overs. Both of us are retired teachers     have been members for 30 years! I         brary for the '62 exhibits they are
and our days are full. We love books,      gave up the chairmanship of the           putting together. Never know when I
movies, TV mystery series, and of          Wednesday Night Fellowship at our         may want to put on those overalls
course, that California lifestyle:         church last Spring, which gave me         again!
health club, daily workouts, sailing       more time with the grandkids--my          BARBARA WEBB LIGHTFOOT - Okla-
along the coast, and desert hiking. I      favorite thing to do. Can't wait for      homa City, OK, I retired this year
am really looking forward to coming        the Big 50th reunion--can't believe       (1/1/11) from the Dept. of Family and
back to our reunion in April. I have       that it has been fifty years. Our col-    Preventive Medicine on the OU
sent along pics of Norma Means             lege days still give me many pleasant     Health Sciences Center campus in
Walker and I at the 50th anniversary       thoughts!! See everyone in April.         Oklahoma City. I was assistant to the
of the So Cal Alum Chapter. I have                                                   Chair of our Dept. and I love my job
always felt that TWU gave me the                                                     and the people with whom I worked.
tools and strength to take on any          SANDRA WARD - Seminole, TX, I con-        They were the finest, most caring,
kind of challenge. It will be great to     tinue to serve as President of the lo-    hard-working people in the universe!
get back to Denton and TWU!                cal hospital board. You wouldn't be-      If there's a downside to retirement,
JACKIE SMITH LITTLETON - Tyler, TX, I      lieve the many issues that arise in a     it's leaving those nice folks. The up-
am staying busy, but right now my          rural hospital including staffing,        side is that I really enjoy retirement
days are difficult. Norm and I nearly      emergency transportation, and eve-        and the freedom that brings. Now I
made it 50 years, but he finally suc-      ryone's favorite, strong differences of   can do things during the week that I
cumbed to cancer in August 2011 just       opinion. However, I do believe we         used to squeeze into very busy week-
a week after our 49th wedding anni-        maintain a good standard of care for      ends. In June 2011, I received the
versary. I have a huge hole in my          many of the local residents. There        "2011 Friends of Family Medicine
heart, and grieving is a process, but      have been duties related to my sister     Award" by the family physicians state
I'm managing (with a lotta help from       Betty's death earlier this year and       organization, the Oklahoma Academy
my friends). Frankly, I wouldn't want      with the holidays coming on, lots of      of Family Physicians at their annual
to get up some days if it weren't for      family and community gatherings. I        meeting in Tulsa, OK. My husband of
the cat, but it's a little longer be-      also enjoyed the reunion at my high       49 years has recently been named
tween melt-downs now and I know it         school known as the "Great Come-          Chief of Pathology at the VA Medical
Center on the OUHSC campus. In ad-        Golden Girls reunion and will be com-       Indian Springs, NV 89018, 702-879-
dition to his pathology work, he co-      ing with ANNETTE PHILLIPS GOHLKE,           3469,
authors papers with other research-       NANCY ROTHACKER ANDREWS, AND                ELLEN MATTISON SARGENT, MARGA-
ers resulting in medical journal publi-   HARRIET JOHNSON JURNEQUEST.                 RET LOPEZ FREEMAN, and SUSAN
cations. We live with a very cute         GREAT YOUNG DUVALL - Friday Har-            BUSH WEBB spent five days in Los
Welsh Terrier named Maggie. Our           bor, WA, Not much news from here.           Angeles in October, museum hopping
son and his family live in Texas. He is   David and I are leaving home on Dec         and sightseeing. They walked Rodeo
the Controller for an oil and gas com-    1 to go to Houston again. We will           Drive (Margaret is now a Jimmy Choo
pany. Our daughter-in-law is a CPA,       both have our MDA follow-ups. If we         shoe girl!) and Olvera Street, supped
our grandson is beginning SMU law         check out okay, we will spend some          on seafood in Malibu, and visited Los
school, and his sister is a junior in     time visiting several old friends in Dal-   Angeles County Museum and both
high school . They are the sweetest       las before going to Georgetown for          Gettys. The highlight was a concert by
family and well, quite possi-             another big birthday for David's fa-        the Los Angeles Master Chorus at the
bly...perfect. We hope to celebrate       ther who at 101 still has a sharp mind.     Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert
our 50th anniversary and our son's        Amazing. Then we come back to San           Hall. Ellen lives in Indian Springs, NV,
25th wedding anniversary with a river     Juan Island...just in time to celebrate     Margaret (sacfreemans@peoplepc.
boat cruise up the Danube. We are         Christmas at home.                          com) lives in Englewood, CO and Su-
excited and plan to take lots of pic-     KATHY ZAHRT - Dallas, TX, I have            san ( lives in
tures.                                    made a rapid recovery from hip trans-       Bryan, TX.
VI WHITFIELD FREEMAN- Ardmore,            plant surgery in early fall 2010 and        EDDYE DAVIS TUCKER and her hus-
OK, My husband Neal and I have            am better than new. We missed go-           band must be the King and Queen of
lived on 40 acres north of Ardmore        ing on our Los Angeles sojourn this         cruises: Four trips to the Caribbean,
since 2000. We enjoy gathering with       year, but had much to attend to here.       Alaska and visits to several other
relatives (children, grands, and great-   We aren't singing with a chorus at          countries have occupied their “spare”
grands) and former high school class-     present. Am looking forward to work-        time. They are both involved in plan-
mates who live nearby. We think the       ing with San and others on our reun-        ning the programs for the Texas Re-
younger ones have the potential to        ion program. I have all of our stunt        tired Teachers Association and pro-
change the world. Having retired          records and am planning on getting          vide after school care for their grand-
from careers in Oklahoma City, we         them put on a disc. Looking forward         children. Eddye (EddyeTucker @msn.
both enjoy being artists and traveling.   to our reunion.                             com lives in Bryan TX.
We have been to Europe, Mexico,                                                       SHARON TUOHY WOODCOCK trav-
Canada and Brazil as well as 46 of 50                                                 eled to Texas this autumn and visited
states. We both enjoy good health         Class of 1963                               with CONNIE HANES WOOD, SUSAN
and fully endorse the country life-       CLASS AGENT: Diana Croix-Costello,          BUSH WEBB, PATSY NORTHCUTT
style.                                    1702 Cedar Avenue, Wichita Falls, TX        SCHREIBER, and EDDYE DAVIS TUCK-
KAY WILCOX WEST - Corpus Christ,          76309,     940-723-5203,  dmariec-          ER. They shared stories regarding
TX, I continue to work part-time in                            their 50 year high school reunions,
private practice as a Licensed Profes-                                                good food, and lots of laughter as
sional Counselor and Licensed Mar-        Class of 1964                               they visited antique and quilting
riage and Family Therapist. I serve on    CLASS AGENT: Joann Arrington, 1221          stores. Sharon(woodcock@bellsouth
the Board of our Family Counseling        E Sherman Drive, Denton, TX 76209-          .net) lives in Hendersonville, NC, and
Service. I am involved with the prison    8768,;                   Patsy ( lives
system by serving on a Partnership        Paula Clark Blind, 210 Royal Oaks Ct.,      in Denton, TX.
Council under the Parole Board and        Denton, TX 76210, 940.387.6968,             GAY LYNN WOOTEN BYNUM reports
also in a ministry for females whose                          that her husband Herman, sister
relatives have been or are incarcer-                                                  Fredna, and she flew to Hartford CT
ated. I am also active with my faith in                                               and went on a “Autumn in New Eng-
various ways. In summer 2011, my          Class of 1965                               land” tour. They enjoyed visiting the
husband and I spent fifty days in our     CLASS AGENT: Gloria Kay (Patsy)             1830’s Old Sturbridge Village, walking
travel trailer following the Oregon       Schreiber, 2228 Yorkshire St, Denton,       the Freedom Trail in Boston, and
Trail with a caravan which started in     TX 76209, 940-382-7948, pschreiber2         eating lobster in Gloucester, MA. Gay
St. Louis, Mo and ended near Port-;                               Lynn ( lives in
land, OR. I am looking forward to our     Ellen Mattison Sargent, P.O. Box 226,       Denton.

CONNIE HANES WOOD, husband Jon,           SHARON        APPLEGATE       GARRETT     til April 2013 to the next TWU reun-
and a group of 26 from the McNay          writes that she is still kicking--        ion. That means a little more than
Art Museum in San Antonio flew to         literally! She tries to attend 5 varied   one year to lose the last 10 lbs., find
Massachusetts for an art excursion.       classes a week at her local gym to        the right outfits and get your pictures
They visited museums and galleries        compete with her CA grandkids, who        ready. Last time we had 25 in attend-
from North Adams to Boston. Connie        live next door and want her to play       ance and we are now starting to re-
reports the art was extraordinary and     basketball and soccer with them.          tire, so we are more flexible. Enough
the food was good. They remained in       Sharon spent a week in Yellowstone        of that! My husband Fran retired
Boston for several days after the         where she saw huge bison up close         from Ford Motor and I from teaching
McNay group left and Connie and Jon       and personal. She introduced her 14       2-1/2 years ago. So we packed up
took the Freedom Trail Walk and re-       yr. old Idahoan granddaughter to San      and moved to Tucson, Arizona. We
turned to the Boston Museum of Fine       Francisco this summer and she has         live relatively close to I-10 as the rest
Art for more viewing. Connie (j-          now scandalized her parents with her      of you come by in your campers and lives in San An-       request to go to college in the ex-       motor homes. All are welcome. We
tonio TX.                                 citing (to her) Bay Area. Sharon still    have done some traveling this year to
MEREDITH SUCHER WADE has a new            helps her daughter with her acre of       Alaska, South America, and Spain.
daughter-in-law! Son Michael mar-         old trees and blackberries--had a big     Otherwise, we have been busy volun-
ried Anna, a woman he had met             garden this year. And she helps out at    teering at our parish.
when they were 12 year olds at            a Nature Center on the American Riv-      Our three children are in different
camp. They reconnected on Face-           er near her home. Nothing special         places. Patrick, an architect, recently
book 5 years ago. The ceremonies          but very content. Sharon (sharon gar-     married and is living in Chicago.
were in Lexington VA in the Alleghe- lives in Sacramento     Maureen, a children’s librarian, lives
ny Mountains. Meredith’s IA and TX        CA.                                       here in Tucson, and Stephen, a mete-
siblings made the trip and she says                                                 orologist, recently transferred from
the fall colors were a gorgeous back-     Class of 1966                             Alaska to Memphis, Tennessee.
drop to a memorable day. Meredith         CLASS AGENT: Frances Gibbs                JANIS CROW MARTIN and her hus-
( lives in Al-       Servello, 621 Sweet Leaf Lane, Pflu-      band Bill are living in El Paso. She
exandria VA.                              gerville, TX 78660, nana4608@hot-         retired from teaching English 10
                                                                  years ago and they have been busy
                                          Cheryl Ann Briggs, 1010 Imperial Dr.,     traveling and hiking in various parts
CHARLSIE FLOYD is still working as        Denton, TX, 76209, 940.387.5306,          of Texas and New Mexico. She keeps
the Community Relations Director at;                   up with several of her friends from
Lindenwood University in St. Charles,     Dorothy Askew Minter, 819 Newton          TWU.
Missouri. She travels a lot for busi-     St., Denton, TX 76205, 940.387.1731,      LANA LINDSEY STAPLES and her hus-
ness and pleasure. She spent Thanks-                         band got to experience the Washing-
giving in the Caribbean and Christmas                                               ton DC area earthquake recently.
in London. She says she has no retire-    Class of 1967                             They were on their boat and took a
ment skills and truly likes what she      CLASS AGENT: Jane VanDeventer,            call from JANIS CROW informing
does. (             4381 Boca Bay Drive, Dallas, TX           them what had happened close to
VALERIE WOZNIAK LORIO writes that         75244, 972-661-2887, jvandevent-          their Fairfax, VA, home.
as part of the post-Katrina opportuni-;                           By the way, SALLY VANDIVER BRAD-
ties she has obtained the lot next to     Cherrie Rose Townsend, 1653 Oak           FORD also lives in Fairfax. She works
her house and has turned it into a        Creek Drive, Hurst, TX 76054-3344,        part time in an outpatient mental
community garden with the help of         817-282-7224,           health facility. She enjoys both her
several local agencies. Vegetable                                                   book club and gourmet dinner clubs.
farming in New Orleans continues all                                                She has 2 children and 2 grandchil-
year long. She says they have an ac-      Class of 1968                             dren. Her sister Patsy lives close by
tive children’s group and their energy    CLASS AGENT: Theresa            Pena      and is still working.
is infectious. She continues to travel,   Kearney, 855 Sea Shore Ln, Tucson,        I talked to MARY WHITNER LEACH
spending two weeks in Columbia and        AZ        85748,       520-207-9807,      and she is living in San Antonio where
a month in Eastern Europe this past                         they are both retired. She enjoys
year. Valerie (       Greetings to all “Ladies of 68”. Just     gardening and loves to spoil her 4
lives in New Orleans LA.                  letting you know that we all have un-     grandchildren, 15, 12, 7, 4. They
have been doing some traveling. She        JENNIFER JOHNSON SMITH writes:           Bonnie Presnall Potts, 2816 Cantura
missed the last reunion because they       very time I receive an issue of the      Dr. Mesquite, TX 75181, 972.
had an anniversary cruise booked.          Class Notes, I say I'm going to drop     523.1067,
NINA MATHEWS is a retired teacher          you a note. Finally! I'm doing
after having a career in home eco-         it. Talking to a DAR friend (FRANCIE     Class of 1974
nomics and elementary education.           SPEARS from the class of '64) also got   CLASS AGENT: Norma Silva-Quinn,
She is looking for MARY BRUNO. She         me stirred up to say hello. My hus-      7601 Cat Tail Cove, Austin, TX 78750-
also enjoys beading in her free time.      band Bob and I have been living in       8162, 512-346-4016, mpq7@sbcglob
RUTH BROWN FLETCHER lives in Col-          the San Diego, CA, area since 1990 -
orado Springs, CO, and has one             migrated from the Washington, DC
daughter and retired in January. ELI-      area kicking and screaming. Howev-       Class of 1975
NOR MALYN PARNELL retired 10               er, it would be hard to get me out of    CLASS AGENT: Bethene McNealy
years ago and has enjoyed her free         southern CA now.                         Krauser, 557 Lakeshore Circle, Lake
time around Texas camping and hik-         I periodically hear from BARBARA         Mary, FL 32746-3435, 407-323-5802,
ing in every national park (her goal). I   HAYNIE CASS who is in Austin, and
spoke to LINDA IHLENFELDT CREWS.           she keeps me posted on PAT AND
She retired after having both a teach-     PAM SCHMITZ. Other than that, I'm        Class of 1976
ing career and Home Extension Ser-         depending on you to keep me up-to-       CLASS AGENT: Diane Lucko Hunt,
vices. She is looking for her room-        date! You've been in the Comfort         2910 Montecito Rd, Denton, TX
mate THENIA DICKERSON.                     area since graduating, haven't           76205-8512, 940-382-1410, del-
LUCINDA OBREGON TREVINO lives in           you? My sister is in the Austin area,;
Pearsall, TX, and she is retired after     but we rarely get back to Texas ex-      Karen Ross, 5493 March St, Rob-
many years in teaching. They have 4        cept for Bob's beloved A&M games.        stown, TX 78380, 361-387-6114,
children and are busy traveling                                           
around Texas visiting their many                                                    MARTHA ANDERSON BLOSS writes
grandchildren. Lucinda is looking for      Class of 1970                            that In June 2010, Bill accepted the
ENEDINA “BITTY” LONGORIA.                  CLASS AGENT: Karen Ulfers, 3309          position of Chair - Department of
DEANNA PICKENS MCCULLUM lives in           Oxmor Court, Williamsburg, VA            Criminal Justice at East Carolina Uni-
Houston and has been very active in        23188-3609                               versity (ECU) in Greenville, NC. I
heavy duty volunteering. BARBARA                                                    closed down my business and began
HAGGARD HOLEMAN is undergoing              Class of 1971                            staging our house in Charleston,
breast cancer treatment. We wish           CLASS AGENT: Jackie Rogers Land,         SC. Since then, the dogs and I have
her well.                                  1131 Meadow Creek Dr. #358, Irving,      been making the 6 hour commute
CHERYLE “CHAY” MORE NESBITT is a           TX 75038, 972.795.7784, jdr-             between Greenville, NC and Charles-
retired speech therapist. She and her; Candace (Candy)            ton, SC on a regular basis. Our house
husband Hal live in Saginaw, Texas.        Schaper, 3604 Wandering Trail, Pla-      finally sold in November and we im-
Two daughters live close by which          no, TX 75075, 210-364-3140, can-         mediately made an offer on a house
really helps because her husband                       in NC. We moved in the week of
needs extra care.                                                                   Christmas and are still unpack-
A very happy 2012 to all and let me        Class of 1972                            ing. We love Greenville! It reminds
know your whereabouts for the next         CLASS AGENT: Terry Curtis-Swint,         us of Denton during the 70s. There is
issue. I will let you know the dates of    2417 Denmark Dr., Garland, TX            so much to do here and the college is
our next reunion as soon as I find out.    75040, 972-495-0773, 469-964-9000,       the main focus of the entire
I also would like input what you                       town. Both of our wardrobes have
would like to eat for the class dinner.                                             become very "purple" and we love
A phone call or email works.               Class of 1973                            our Pirates.
                                           CLASS AGENT: Karen Nunneley
                                           Young, 4501 Southwest Pkwy, Wichi-       Class of 1977
Class of 1969                              ta Falls, TX 76308-3332, 940-691-        CLASS AGENT: Janine Brunjes, 908
CLASS AGENT: Maggie Kutzer Mor-            4501,;                 Vassar Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM
ries, 3813 Cypress Creek Road, Com-        Mickey Faust, 9 Hickory Crossing         87106, 505-268-2304,
fort, TX 78013-3717, 830-995-3264,         Lane, Argyle, TX 76226-5047,                            940.241.1278,;
Class of 1978                           Class of 1984 Agent Needed             Tobye Nelson, 2400 Stonegate Circle,
CLASS AGENT: Bunny Vitasek-                                                    Denton, TX 76205-5484, 940-891-
Arcoria, 1695 Cresthill Dr, Rockwall,   Class of 1985                          0400;
TX     75087-2861,     972-771-1699,    CLASS AGENT: Anita McNevis Free-       From AMY THRASHER: I've worked at;                 man, 1033 Sycamore St, Mineola, TX     Walmart for 22 years. I've held posi-
Elaine Benton, 7923 Glade Hill Ct,      75773, 903-569-2198;                   tions in Operations, Internal Audit,
Dallas, TX 75218-4150, 214-324-         Melinda McBee, 1212 Mistywood          Asset Protection, and presently Com-
4626,;          Lane, Denton, TX 76209, 940.442.       pliance. Received a BA in accounting
Mary M. Mallory, 10605 Royal Club,      5340,
Dallas, TX 75229-5048, 214-352-
2268,                    Class of 1986                          from TWU in 1991. Love to travel!
                                        Class Agent: Vonnie E. George, 281     Class of 1992
Class of 1979                           N. Mayhill Road, Denton, TX 76208,     CLASS AGENT: Lucena Micu DeVilla,
CLASS AGENT: Sarah Nelson Craw-         940.380.9507,       16 Clear Springs Court, Sugarland, TX,
ford, 420 Westmoreland, Houston,                                               77479, 281.565.5829 (home), 832.
TX 77006-4521,cell 713-410-4061         Class of 1987                          754.4100      (cell),  lucy@medical-
work 713-226-5519, sarahcrawford        CLASS AGENT: Vicki Latrice (Terry);                                Byrd, 2512 Timber Trail, Denton, TX    Local Representative Patrice Chavez
                                        76209, 940-382-9941, vltbyrd@          Armor, 2508 Shiloh Rd., Denton,
Class of 1980                                             76210, 940-206-7777, work 940-898-
CLASS AGENT: Angela Alford, 2525        Cynthia Ann Kleis Tanttari, P.O. Box   3756,
Bolton Boone, Apt. 1806, Desoto, TX     848, Krum, TX 76249, 940-482-9614,
75115-2037, 972-572-2673, koala              Class of 1993                                                           CLASS AGENT: Kimberly Oyewole,
                                        Class of 1988                          P O Box 141325, Dallas, TX 75214-
Class of 1981                           CLASS AGENT: Melissa Winblood-         1325,
CLASS AGENT: Barbara Council, 2507      Franco, 10928 Gary Player Dr, El       Michelle M. Lopez, 231 Masonwood
Towerwood Drive, Carrollton, TX         Paso, TX 79935-3910, 915-546-2059,     Drive, Kyle, TX 78640, 512-268-9047
75006,;                    (home),      512-750-0630     (cell),
Pamela Tobey, 5550 N 10th Street,                                    ;
Arlington, VA 22205, 703-532-2464,      Class of 1989;                         CLASS AGENT: Patricia Ely McLain,      Class of 1994 -Agent Needed
Jessie Ashby-Bonds, 8223 FM 2164,       2772 Oxford Ave., San Angelo, TX
Sanger, TX 76266-6926, 940.458.         76904                                  Class of 1995
7862,                                                        CLASS AGENT: M. Carolyn Smith,
                                        Class of 1990                          6808 Battlecreek Rd., Fort Worth, TX
Class of 1982                           CLASS AGENT: Cassandra Jones, 112      76116,817.456.8525,
CLASS AGENT: Vickie Lee McQueen,        Mill Pond Road, Denton, TX 76209,
4415 Mary Lane, Denton, TX 76208,       940-384-7276, or
940-383-1369, vmcqueen@denton                           Class of 1996,                                                                       CLASS AGENT: Elaine Lee, 2509 Ash
Janet Hudspeth Schnobelock, 522                                                Creek,     Mesquite, TX    75181,
Palm Desert Drive, Garland, TX          Class of 1991                          469.619.7045,
75044,972-530-4955,                     CLASS AGENT: Amy Thrasher, 30                 Watson Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72714,
                                        479-685-9978,;       Class of 1997
Class of 1983                           Patricia Hernandez Madigan, 2808       CLASS AGENT: Valerie June Martin,
CLASS AGENT: Sherrie Taylor, 11717      Kettering Court, Grand Prairie, TX     737 Monticello Circle, Allen, TX
Lynnbrook Dr., Denton, TX, 76207,       75052, 214-215-1982, Patricia.         75002, 972-396-8136;
940.262.0995,; ;                   Local Representative: Susan McGow-
Glenda Lehrmann, 516 W. Oak St.,        Elizabeth Desilva, 1707 Ponderosa      an Phillips, 919 W. Congress St., Den-
Apt. #11, Denton, TX 76201, 940-383-    Trail, Sachse, TX 75048, 972-495-      ton, TX 76201 (940) 565-0311 su-
4039,                6939,;      :

Paula Jane Kytle Warren, 401 Gabe         stop learning, and please don't ever    Erica Stringer, 6419 Skyline Dr. # 183,
Court, Denton, TX 76207-7619, 940-        hesitate to ask me what I can do        Houston, TX 77057-6431, 832-754-
383-1300, pjwarren2005@verizon.           for TWU. And yes, we're still unde-     0207,;
net ,                                     feated.                                 Ana Lonac, 5614 Emrose Terr., Dallas,
Nan Hayes Stocker, 5061 Golden Cir-                                               TX 75227, 214-275-4066, dl19731@
cle, Denton, 76208, 940-566-2122,         Class of 2001                                         CLASS AGENT: Cecelia Lauren Sieling,
                                          9120 Autumn Falls Dr., Fort Worth,      Class of 2006
Class of 1998 Agent Needed                TX 76118-7765, moffoeieio4f@            CLASS AGENT: Lindsey Durham
                                                               Hatter, 650 East Vista Ridge Mall Dr.
Class of 1999                                                                     #731,     Lewisville,   TX    75067,
CLASS AGENT: Chrè Davis-Parnell,          Class of 2002                           214.995.2565,
9329 Clearhurst Dr, Dallas, TX 75235,     CLASS AGENT: Lurline Smith-Nelson,
254.855.8694,            1025 Ramey Circle, Denton, TX           Class of 2007
                                          76205, (940) 380-0172, lsnel-           CLASS AGENT: Cyndi Vandiver, 4200
Class of 2000                                           Zuni Dr., Roswell, NM 88201, 817-403
Class Agent: Brooke Evans 4640            Class of 2003                           -1582,
Misty Ridge Dr., Fort Worth, TX           CLASS AGENT: Kimberly Gay, 11800
76137, 940-594-0305, cz.princess@         Grant Rd. #3102, Cypress, TX 77429,     Class of 2008                               940-391-6085, kimberlymichellegay       CLASS AGENT: Christianne Kellett
Greetings, I am grateful to be a single                              Price, 2000 Holley Pkwy #3016, Roa-
homeowner who has managed a                                                       noke, TX 76262, 940.898.3466, cjkel-
mortgage on a teacher's salary! I         Class of 2004                 
look forward to connecting with           CLASS AGENT: Kate Amorella, 3626
housewares and new neighbors! I           Archer Blvd. New Braunfels, TX 78132    Class of 2009 Agent Needed
also look forward to reconnecting to      -5105,;
my alma mater: Texas Woman's Uni-         Andrea Wensowitch, 310 E. Market        Class of 2010 Agent Needed
versity. As a staunch supporter of        Street, Tiffin, OH 44338, (972) 217-
education, I am an English teacher at     5935,,      Class of 2011
Birdville High School in North Rich-      Wandalyn Shanklin, P.O. Box 9541,       CLASS AGENT: Andrea L. Castro-
land Hills, TX. This is my 3rd 'mini-     College Station, TX 77842               Bailey, 5117 Blackstone Drive, River
career' since I completed my grad                                                 Oaks, TX 76114, 817.732.3867
degree in '03. My 20s were spent as       Class of 2005                           (home),      817.897.8515      (cell),
a working actor and non-profit fund-      CLASS AGENT: Amanda Nelson, 1017
raiser in Dallas. I'm now 33 and          Noble, Carrollton, TX 75006, 214-587-
thrilled with all of life's pro-          8847,;
spects. Please don't ever ask me to

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