Canyon Eagles Class of 1967 Newsletter April 16_ 2008 Hello by forrests


									Canyon Eagles Class of 1967 Newsletter
April 16, 2008

We had a really great 40th Reunion, Class of 1967! It was so good to see all of you and to hear from many others who could not make the activities. But, time marches on and waits for no one! So I thought a short newsletter would be in order.....

CHS Class of ‘73 sets reunion...
The CHS Class of 1973 is planning their 35 class reunion this summer. If you know any CHS 1973 graduates who would like to know more about the reunion, email or call 806 655-1355.

Mike Bellah writes Midlife Story...
Check out Mike’s online book! Bicycling Through the Midlife Crisis is the story behind Mike’s Midlife Column in the Amarillo Globe-Times. It’s also about growing up as a baby boomer and about growing up in Canyon (thus, some of you are in it). Finally, it’s about the Grace of God and about second chances, something Mike says he received in his early 40's. If you start reading it, I guarantee you can’t put it down. Mrs. Dale sure did a number on Mike - he is an exceptional author!

Check the CHS Class of ‘67 website...
I hope all of you are checking in at the CHS Class of 1967 website occasionally. We have new addresses and bios for a few more of our class mates. We have heard from Shary Kerbel Kates, Howard Gidden, and Lynn Kelley. Also change of address for Kathy Hufnagle Volanty. Remember to keep everyone posted if YOU change locations or have started a new chapter in your life! The website location is Your user name is your first initial and last name (the one you used in high school). Your password is the name of our school mascot (the bird, not Shug Bonds). Make sure the “s” is on the end. You can view the directory of all your classmates. You can change, update, improve yours, if you choose. If you have problems logging on, or with anything inside the website, please let me ( or Mike Marrs ( know.

Our Sympathy...
Because I still subscribe to the Canyon News, I have recently seen these obituaries. Our sympathy goes out to our classmates and their families. If you would like to read the obituaries in total, please go to If you have other death notices you would like to

share with your classmates, please send information to me for the next newsletter. Joseph Frank, father of Mary Ann Frank Ericson of Johnson City and Eva Frank of Austin, passed away in September, 2007. He was 94 years old. Mr. Frank was a community leader and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Our sympathy and support go out to Mary Anne and Eva.

Earnet Stocker, the father of Danny Stocker (deceased) passed away on October 10, 2007 in Amarillo. The Stockers lived in Umbarger, and Mr. Stocker was active in many community events. Survivors include five sons and three daughters. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

David Burrell died Friday, November 2, 2007. Although David was not in our class, he graduated in the class of 1966. David was 59. He is survived by his wife, Lisha; a son Christopher and a daughter Rachel, his parents, and a brother, Johnny Burrell.

Donna E. Wilson died November 9, 2007. Many of you may remember Mrs. Wilson - she was a fabulous teacher. I had her in choir in junior high. She was extremely active in various local and state teacher associations. You may remember that her sons, Rick and Roger, preceded her in death. She was married to W.R. “Bill” Wilson. Burial was at Dreamland Cemetery. What gifts she gave us!

Riley W. Troth died January 26, 2008 in Canyon. Many of you knew Mr. Troth because he was the pharmacist and owner of Canyon Drug from 1951-1967. He was 89. I believe this is Jo’s dad, but could not really tell from the obit. Mary Cecilia “Ceil” Bellah died January 27, 2008 in Lubbock. She was 83. Many of us knew Mrs. Bellah - she was so active with our class as a class parent all through high school! Our heartfelt sympathies go to Mr. Bob Bellah, Mike, his brothers Craig and Bob and their families. Burial was at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon.

Floyd W. Lassiter died March 22, 2008. He was 84 years old. Many of us met and so much appreciated Becki’s and Sherri’s dad. He worked for over 40 years with Southwestern Public Service and was a community leader in Canyon. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Our prayers go out to these families in their time of loss. Losing loved ones changes us forever and makes us realize how precious each day becomes.

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