Odessa High School
Class of 1959
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Updated 07/17/2010



OHS classmates and faculty are invited to e-mail any items of news to Cliff to be inserted in this page. Thank you.

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Lonnie Brantley, Sr. (1940-2010)

Updated: 06.11.10
Lonnie Brantley, Sr., 69, born September 9, 1940 passed away June 5, 2010. Rosewood is entrusted with his care. Services will be private.
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 12:56 PM
Subject: Rosemary Hill 
Rosemary had a cancerous kidney removed this week Is in Medical Center Hospital

Judith Quinettte Webb (1940 - 2010)

ODESSA Judith Quinettte Webb, age 69, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

She was born Oct. 2, 1940, in Odessa, Texas, to Gordon and Virginia Oliver. She married Sonny Webb on July 10, 1958, in Odessa. She was Past President of ABWA (American Business Women Association) and was chosen as Woman of the Year for ABWA. She was also a longtime employee of West Texas Office Supply and retired from Service Office Supply. She enjoyed the outdoors, was a master gardener, deer hunter and bird watcher and also loved to read.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Sonny Webb (OHS 1958); her children, Fred Webb, Kathy and husband Bruce Abbott, Nancy and husband Jimmy Looney, all of Odessa; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Marion and wife Robin Oliver of Hutto, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at Life Unlimited, 4224 E. Loop 338, in Odessa with Don Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.The family would like to thank all the staff of Home Hospice and of Compass Hospice who helped care for her.
Published in Odessa American on April 3, 2010
  Eddie L. O'Rear (1941-2010)

Eddie Lynn O'Rear, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in his sleep at his home.Eddie was born on March 19, 1941, in Vivian, La. Eddie married Terry Lane Shoemake on Sept. 3, 1958, in Stanton, Texas. They moved to Kenai in 1967 and to Fairbanks for good in 1969. Eddie moved to Alaska to be the Alaska manager for Petroleum Engineered Distribution Co., which he worked for until 1973. In 1974, Eddie and three other partners formed Sourdough Freight Lines before construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and continued the business until 1981. He later worked in sales with Peninsula Shippers and then Northern Consolidators. Eddie retired in May 2009 after six years at Carlile Transport. He said working at Carlile was one of the most enjoyable experiences of his career. Eddie enjoyed golf, fishing and being a member of the UAA and UAF Hockey Booster Clubs. Eddie is survived by his loving wife, Terry O'Rear of Fairbanks; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Johnny Mitchell of Denver City, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Kim O'Rear and granddaughter Breeanna O'Rear of North Pole; son, Hayden O'Rear of Fairbanks; daughter-in-law, Kari Bernard of Fairbanks; granddaughter, Katie O'Rear of Fairbanks; brothers, Gary O'Rear and Greg Wright of Texas; and sister, Deborah Seal of Texas.
Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Bess O'Rear Wright; father, Oren O'Rear; and stepfather, Bob Wright. There are no services planned per Eddie's wishes. He asked for his ashes to be spread at one of the many great rivers in Alaska that he had fished during the years. The family asks any memorial donations be made to the UAF Hockey Scholarship Fund. Arrangements were by Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on March 


click here ==> Mary Ann Bannister (Spencer) 

(OHS 1958/59), died 2-3-2010.

Jacklyn Porter Abbott, Joan "Mickey" Valdez Dire, Mary Ann Bannister Spencer, at the OHS Class of 1959 50th Reunion in Odessa TX, Sept 2009.

Dick McManigle (OHS 1956)

Husband of Classmate Zoe Ann Trogden:

Mr. M.R. McManigle "Dick" Jr. (1938 - 2009)

ODESSA Mr. M.R. ("Dick") McManigle, Jr., former Mayor and prominent Odessa businessman, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at home in Kingsland, Texas.

Dick was born April 7, 1938 in Vandalia, Ill., the son of M.R. ("Dick") McManigle, Sr. and Elizabeth Suzanne ("Betty") McManigle who died in 1968 and 1994 respectively. His brother Ralph Dean McManigle preceded him in death in 2004.

Dick is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 50 years, Zoe Ann Trogden McManigle; his son, M.R. ("Rick") McManigle III, his wife Dianne and his beloved grandchildren, Matthew and Katherine. Dick also leaves behind his brother, Drew, his wife Sharon and their children, Vince and Tanya; as well as nephew Ramey McManigle and his wife Melinda and children Ethan and Avalon.

E-mail condolences to whhfuneral1@verizon.net or you may log onto our website, www.whhfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Funeral home obituary is at http://www.whhfuneralhome.com/id2.html

Published in Odessa American on December 27, 2009


Doris Harvill (1940 - 2009)

Doris Harvill, 69, of Odessa, passed ODESSA away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Hospice House. She was born July 15, 1940, to Arthur Paul and Wilma (Camp) Reeves. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a grandson. She is survived by her husband, Ray Harvill of Odessa; son, Terry Ray Harvill and wife Benita of Odessa; daughter, Debbie Brubaker and husband Jerry of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Pat Ray of Grand Prairie and Linda Dunn of Arlington; two grandsons, Jason and Daniel Brubaker of Corpus Christi; two step-granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Doris was a faithful wife, loving mother and was devoted to the Lord. She was a longtime member of Belmont Baptist Church and cared deeply for the people who attended there. She was always ready to lend a hand and help in any way. She will truly be missed.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Belmont Baptist Church.Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

We regret to inform you that our mother, Savonne Giddens, passed away today, October 15th, 2009 in Greenville, Hunt, Texas. She was born 7/26/1919 in Goldthwaite, Mills, TX, the daughter of Sam and Mobeetie (Lindsey) Cox of Albany, TX. Mom was saved under the ministry of Sam Morris, the famous booze-fighting pastor/evangelist of Stamford TX.  She was baptized at the age of nine in the Brazos by Brother Morris. She was survived by: one sister, Carline Craver of Breckenridge, three sisters-in-law, Jane Giddens of Lubbock and Dorothy Cox of Haskell, and Ella (Giddens) and one brother-in-law, Alton Burnett of Sundown, TX.   Her children: Sam and wife, Cathy Giddens of Marble Falls; Don and wife, Minnie Giddens of Greenville, Glenda "Janie" Green of Midland, Lee "Doc" Giddens of Greenville, Mike and wife, Linda Giddens of Lumberton, TX, and Dorothy Hinds of Hitchcock. TX. Thirteen grandchildren and many great- and great-greats as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: Husband (s), Elmer "Blue" Giddens, and B.C. Anderson of Lubbock; three grandsons- Charles Nathan Giddens, Robert Dalton Green, and Michael Drew Giddens. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Lindsey Cox of Haskell, and Glenn Cox of Haskell, and two sisters Sammye Higgins of Albany and Imogene Burrus of Abilene. The viewing will be at the Peter's Funeral Home 

3935 Joe Ramsey Blvd. 6-8 PM Friday the 16th of Oct 2009. Greenville, TX 75401 ph 1-903-455-3310 

Her funeral will be at the Peter's Funeral Home

3935 Joe Ramsey Blvd.

Greenville, TX 75401 ph 1-903-455-3310. 1 PM Saturday, the 17th of Oct 2009.

 Prior to the Funeral a lunch for the family will be served by the Peniel Baptist Church on N 69 Business at 11:15 AM Saturday.  The actual address is 609 Rees Street, Greenville, TX 75401.

Don Giddens

1002 Branch Street

Greenville TX 75401


1-214-729-6179 cell

If you will take your envelope, post card, etc with first class postage affixed to the Main post office in Odessa 3rd and Texas they will hand cancel the stamp using the logo of the Odessa High School Centennial (they are using a red ink pad)  The last day for this will be October 26, 2009.  
10/07/09 Margaret Ann Ratliff Garner 68, of Odessa passed away Sunday October 04, 2009 at Regency Hospital in Odessa. She was born July 19, 1941 in Monahans , Texas to Elmer & Margaret (Estes) Ratliff. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Don Ratliff. She is survived by her son, Randy Garner of Odessa; her daughter, Lori Ann Selisker of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Alexandra Garner of Denver City and Clare Geitz of Odessa; one niece, Russan Galaz; and nephew Gary Ratliff. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday October 10, 2009 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donita Lee officiating. Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association . Update 10/07/09
08/31/09 Glen Shoup: 

When I got home tonight Tina called to tell me that Glenn had gone to the doctor today and they told him he has a large mass on his pancreas. Laura had told me yesterday that he had test run yesterday because he was very yellow. I have talked to all the girls tonight they are still grieving over Don now their Dad is very ill. Please pray for Glenn, Anna, Tina, Angela and Laura as well as their families. This is hard. Jency


From Glynda Pryor: I enjoyed the entire meeting.  My objective was to visit with many people and that was accomplished.   I would have enjoyed a longer happy hour...just more time to visit.  Have a great meeting.
10/19/04 From Glenda Marie (Kratzer) Weaver: It was great, food wasn't that good, but really, the fellowship is why we are there.  An idea, and I don't know if it can happen.  If we could get a list of the names of the picture would be wonderful.  You all seem to be the smart ones.
From Larry Wade Drennen: Cliff, I think the reunion was great and I really had a good time.  I liked the opportunity to attend the OHS football game.  My suggestion would be to have the meet and greet early in the afternoon if we are going to have some of us  attending the football game.  Also, maybe a tour of the high school might be fun. Another idea that came about when I attended a reunion for the school I attended from the 2nd to the 8th grades.  They ask everyone to go through and find old pictures and have copies made to view at the reunion.  A lot of snapshots of the classmates from grade school to high school were brought in and everyone had a blast looking and talking about them. Anyway thanks again for a great reunion.  Sorry I can't attend the follow up meeting, but I am having surgery on that day.  Nothing serious, just minor surgery.
10/07/04 From Carolyn (Houston) Greenfield: Hi Cliff. I  just wanted to say again how great the reunion was.  Already looking forward to the 50 year.  I can't believe we are that old.I can be reached at carolyn.houston@bep.treas.gov   for now. 
10/03/04 Cliff, Many in the class knew of Dad's illness so wanted to let all know that his
journey ended on October 2, 2004 about 7:20 pm.  He was moved to the Hospice
House on Friday afternoon.  Thanks to all for the concern, love and support
through all these years. Carol Horton carolco@nwol.net 
From Larry Wade Drennan: I would like to once again express how much I enjoyed the reunion.  The members of the reunion committee really did a great job.  See you at the 50th.
09/24/04 From Judith Kay (Balch) Green: Dear Cliff,  I regret that I have to cancel my attendance at the reunion.  My husband is having some suspicious chest symptoms that have to be checked out by the cardiologist.  They have told him not to travel until they do some tests and find out what might be wrong. I was really looking forward to seeing friends that I haven't seen for a while.  It sounds like you all have done a lot of work and will have a lot of fun.  I hope to make it to the next one (50th?).  Have a great weekend!  
From Mary Alice (Lawler) Ward: Hey guys, I will not be able to be at the reunion.  My husband had his second back surgery in two months last week, he's still recuperating, and we have sold our house and have to be out next Tues.  Tell everyone hello.  I have a change of address and would like for that to be in the new directory.  Is there anyway I could acquire a new directory?
 From Tim and Betty Porter:  Cliff; A health tip from Tim and Betty Porter regarding diabetes type 2 and chemotherapy and risks of neuropathy. I will not be able to make it to the Reunion this year due to foot surgery. In fact, my wife and I are both having the exact type of surgery on both feet. We both are experiencing something called neuropathy, which is similar to carpal tunnel except it's in our feet (swelling and dying of the nerves in and around the foot, so that the nerves swell up and are not able to pass through the channels they pass through. The swollen nerves also siphon off water from the surrounding tissue drying it out. Neuropathy can lead to loss of feeling in the extremities, cause painful open sores, loss of use of the limbs and can lead to amputation if not treated.) I have neuropathy because of Type 2 diabetes that went undiagnosed for no telling how many years. I noticed about 4 years ago, while taking Tai Kwan Do classes that I had trouble balancing to do some of the kicks, but reasoned that it was due to so many ear infections as a youngster in Odessa. Then this summer my wife and I took a Tai Chi class and I was stumbling and falling over on every move. After that experience I went to a foot specialist and had some tests run which definitely pointed to neuropathy. Betty's neuropathy has been cause by chemotherapy from breast cancer treatments about five years ago. She has had one foot operated on already (15th of August) and is showing improvement already. I guess this is a wake-up call for all of you OHS class of 59' to have your fasting blood work and blood sugar tested frequently if you're overweight, have trouble balancing or have had chemo. Hopefully we can make it to the next reunion.
09/07/04 From Brenda Nail: Doris Jane (Sewell) Moore called to say that her sister-in-law, Mary Louise Moore, passed away 9-06-04. Her service will be 9-09-04 at 1:00 PM in Winnsboro, TX at the Beaty Funeral Home. 
09/04/04 From Don Brownlee: Hi "Sam", Thanks for the sweet words about my mother.  We are back in CO at the YMCA CAMP in Estes Park, CO.  Had mother's funeral at Sunset Gardens Fri. & flew back up here yesterday.  It was sure good to hear from you.  Had an e-mail from Stan Winter...he saw the e-mail about mother on the OHS site like you did.  He's coming  to the OHS reunion...sure hope to see you there too!  We're both playing golf at the reunion so hope you will play also.  Have talked with Birdsong & he and Gail are coming...he doesn't play golf.  Have lost touch with David Harris...usually hear from him at Christmas but didn't this past Christmas...don't know if he is coming.  Our son & daughter-in-law live in Coppell so will call you from their house sometime when we are visiting...sure want to see you.  Our family does have a lot of good memories of mother...thanks again & I'm glad you & her got to visit in Odessa.  GO BRONCOS...
09/03/04 From Joyce McCarty Greenlee: Thanks for the news, Cliff.  I am happy for Jim and family.  Good news is always welcome. Tell everyone at the reunion that I said hello. 
From Jim Gilliland as of 09/02/2004: I am happy to report that David has started back to school and seems to be doing quite well. He has only tried to play the C card once and his mother told him to get out of bed and get ready for school. It makes your heart feel good when a kid acts like a kid again. I went to see him this past weekend and got to see him maybe for 5 minutes. He wanted to ride his bike and play with his friends. I can't tell you how good that felt not getting to spend time with him. David attended a funeral for a boy from Denver City  today who David had shared many a day with while they both were doing Chemo and radiation. Rene' was not as fortunate as David and he past away Monday. David is quit sad for his friend, but gave much comfort to Rene's family by his attendance at the funeral.
David again thanks each and everyone for you prayers and concerns. Jim
08/31/04 From Cliff Buchanan: Eddie Holladay, deceased.
08/31/04 From Pat Brownlee: Hi Cliff,  We flew home early from Colorado because Ava Brownlee VanBramer  was in ICU here in Longview.  She was taken to ER with severe abdominal pains Thursday morning,probably caused by insufficient blood flow to her intestines and  all her organs began to shut down after that.  She died peacefully yesterday at ll:30 AM with all of us around her bed.  We are sad, but thankful she didn't suffer long and not is in Glory.  She was "waltzing on Wed." at her retirement center  and now we know she is "waltzing" in Glory.  Her services  will be  here at Macedonia Bapt Church Wed at l0AM and then sometime on Friday in Odessa at Sunset. She will be buried there next to Don's dad who died in l979. We will fly out there for her service before we fly back to YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Part, Co. to pack up our things and drive our car back home. We still plan on coming to the Reunion also. Keep us in your prayers and hope to see you one or both times.        Love ,Pat
08/16/04 From Kay Kirby Vogler:  Cliff it looks like I will be unable to attend the reunion.  In June I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have been undergoing treatment (chemo, etc.) since.  I have 4 more treatments of chemo and then surgery.  I had surgery on June 30 but it ended up being exploratory as the mass had attached itself to several organs.  They are trying to get the mass to reduce so they can do a hysterectomy.  I could surely use the prayers of all my classmates.  My 3rd chemo is this Thursday and then I guess they will run tests to see if they think the chemo is working.  If not I guess they will reevaluate and we will go from there.  I was really looking forward to seeing everyone and hopefully I will be able to attend the next one.  Please tell everyone to have a wonderful time and keep me in their prayers.  Thank you.
08/16/04 From Caron Sramek Babcock: Good Morning to you all! I have not responded to the registration due to a viral infection problem that I'm dealing with. I have a viral infection that has settled in a nerve in my inner ear that leads to my brain (scarey - huh?) I am on predisone to see if it will help - was 1st told by the Dr.'s that there is no cure or treatment ~ that you just have to ride it out and that can take a long time but then, they decided to try the predisone. I go back to the Dr. this Friday. Sounds like you all are really working so hard and I know it will be wonderful and I hope I end up getting to join you. I'd love to see a list of those who have committed to coming - if I could. Blessings on your day.
07/28/04 From Sandra (Miller) Ulbrich:  I wanted to tell you all that my husband  Tommy Miller recently passed away on April 28, 2004.  He was in a Dallas Methodist Hospital for 20 days with Liver failure and kidney failure near the end.  He was in a > coma for almost a week and  never did recover from that.  Please remember my family in your prayers.
  From Jim Gilliland as of 07/15/2004:  I am happy to announce to everyone that David has taken his last chemo treatment. It took over a month for his blood counts to get good enough for the final treatment.  He now will be tested every 3 months with blood work, MRI's, etc. He is a very happy young man today and is looking forward to the removal of his Brovack tube that is implanted in his chest. I will continue to keep everyone updated as information develops. David and the entire family appreciates your concern and greatly appreciates the power of your prayers.
04/21/04 From Cliff Buchanan: Found Bobby Gene Pruitt, 12380 Crawford RD. NE., Palmyra, IN 47614. (812) 364-6631, bobpruit1005@yahoo.com , Married Barbara [a Permian student] in 1961. Three children. Two girls, one boy, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Wife passed away in 1992 from cancer. Moved away from Odessa in 1972. I come back to visit sisters when possible. Updated 04/21/2004.
04/21/04 From Cliff Buchanan: lna: Robert Lee Tillman, c/o Marlene Tillman, 309 N. Kentucky Street, Pryor, OK 74361, (918) 518-3351 humbird1942@aol.com  . I married Malene Whipkey in 1969. We were married 33 years. We never had any children. Robert passed away on July 10' 2003 in Odessa, Texas. Updated 04/21/2004.
03/26/04 From Jim Gilliland as of 03/01/2004: 
Click to enlargeHello Everybody David spent the last 6 days in the hospital doing his long chemo week. He checked in on Monday and got out yesterday. His blood counts were good so he got to go to a Tech baseball game as their special guest. They then went out to the Red Lobster for supper. The past week was one of the best he he's had in a long time. They put a stent in his stomach so he wouldn't have to have two shots a day in his sore little tummy. He likes that alot. This was David's first long stay in the hospital with his laptop. His mother says once again she sees such a difference in him. He takes his medicine, does his homework, and just has a  better attitude overall. He has sent out thank you notes to everyone who contributed to the laptop. If you weren't thanked personally, it was my fault for not getting him the correct information. Hopefully everyone was thanked. David's Schedule is as follows: Radiation everyday this week at 10:30, then back in the hospital next week for chemo and radiation. That is his short week so he will only be in for 3 or 4 days. As of today he will have 16 more radiation treatments. While in the hospital  an ambulance picks him up to take him to the radiation center. He thinks that's pretty cool. Everything is checking out well and all we have to say is come on June 7th. Last day of chemo. We once again thank each and everyone of you for your continued prayers and support. Jim PS some of you have asked about the picture David sent with the thank you note. The T-shirt he's wearing says "Hair by Chemo". 
I forgot to tell everyone that David's email address is maddogdmb@aol.com . His pass word is chemo. (Hold on that's not all of it so I haven't given away his actual password). I just thought his password was kind of cute. He came up with it himself. One other thing I forgot to mention.  I had a little money left over on the lap top so I bought a gift certificate for David's sister. She has just been wonderful during this whole ordeal. At 15 she could be a real pain, but just the opposite is true. She is a wonderful Christian little girl. Or should I say little woman.  She is one of the unsung heroes in all of this. Can you imagine a 15 year old girl not being able to knock the crap out of her 10 year old little brother. That may even call for future therapy.
03/26/04 From James E (Jimmy) Jones: While prowling through my moms old stuff, I found my 1959 OHS graduation commencement program.  It has listed all of the graduating seniors and speakers.  If anyone would like to have it enlarged to display at the
upcoming reunion, please let me know.  Jim Jones 432-362-8458 or treyjs@att.net .
03/11/04 From Jim Gilliland: 
The above links are pictures of David this past weekend at the Texas Tech Basketball game. The Tech team dedicated the win over Iowa State to him and he was thrilled when the crowd started chanting David, David, David. He was supposed to be in the hospital this week taking chemo and radiation. His blood counts were down so he is not able to take either so far. He was supposed to go to the Arrow Smith concert Thursday night and go back stage and meet the band members. His Oncologist says he can go even if he is hooked up to all his IV's. He is really looking forward to meeting the band. Everything is going good this past month with the exception of these little set backs. David once again thanks each of you for you emails, concern and Prayers. Jim
The term "catch 22" never meant more than to a cancer patient. David has been in the hospital since January 12th. He has acid reflux from all the medicine he has to take. Add the chemo and it just makes the reflux all that more destructive. He couldn't eat and had trouble getting any food down. The Doctor who scoped his throat said it was the worst he had ever seen in all his years of practice. When David started to cough up blood he ask his mother if he was going to die. She simply replied NO.  David starts radiation next week and an ambulance will take him from the hospital to radiation each day. The radiation will be Monday thru Friday for 5 weeks.  David has been going thru some depression with this extended hospital stay. He really misses his friends and school. We are going to see about getting him a lap top computer so he can chat with his friends at night and on the weekends.  A lot of you have ask if you could help in any way, so if you want to help us buy him the lap top it would be most appreciated. They had a pizza party for him Saturday night and invited a bunch of his friends. That did a lot to boast his spirits. David is scheduled to get out of the hospital today. Last week the throat scope showed the sores to have been for the most part healed and If his platelet count is good he will not have to go back to the hospital until late next week. His sprit has risen greatly when he was able to start eating again without the morphine. My wife was in Lubbock last week to help a little bit and slammed the garage door on her hand a had to have 6 stitches in two fingers. It was a fun day for my daughter running back a forth and between David's room and the emergency room. David again wants to thank each and every one of you for you prayers and concern. I apologize if I get to rambling, but the phone rings and I get off my train of thought. Which is quite easy for an old guy. Well, I do have to go now. Just got a call my son has torn the ACL and MCL in his knee and is in the process of dicussing surgery with the Doctor. Jim
03/11/04 From Carol Horton: Found: Wanda Joyce (Goodwin) Andrews, 512 Northwest Ave G., Seminole TX 79360. 
03/02/04 From Billy M. Brown: What I was e-mailing you about is that Carl Joseph Ellerd  was killed during the Vietnam War. He was on a plane that was going from the Philippines to drop off sailors on various ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. The plane he was on went down and he is listed as MIA. If you can go to the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial at www.veteransmemorial.us  , there is the MIA report on him. Double click on the top where it says honorees and all of the causalities come up alphabetically and by County. I am attempting to write biographies on all of the Ector County casualties. I came across your site on the Odessa High School site where you indicate that you would like to have information on your classmates that are deceased. What I would like if possible is to determine if there is a picture of him in the 1959 Corral. If so I am wondering if it is possible that you might scan it and send it to me. Pictures add to the biography. If I can be of further assistance to you, let me know. Billy M. Brown, bmbrown@ref-chem.com  , OHS Class of 65. This will take you directly to the website for Carl. http://www.veteransmemorial.us/bios/ellerdcarl.htm  . Updated 03/02/04.
02/17/04 From Carol Horton: Tex Paris and Judy Gibson were married on December 30, 2003. They will live in Midland. Congrats to you!
02/17/04 From Cliff Buchanan: Update from Emelda Ann (Smith) Barnes. See directory. New e-mail for Don & Alma Kitchens. New e-mail for Judith (Cain) Singleton. New e-mail for Janis Kay (Shera) Hollaway. 
From Jim Gilliland: I got a call yesterday from V. J. Singh (the number 2 ranked golfer in the world) wishing me a happy birthday. This was really a thrill, but paled in comparison to being able to spend Valentine's Day with David. He was in great spirits and was felling and eating good. He had a good week in the hospital and came out this time with little nausea. They changed the way they administered the chemo and it worked beautifully. He has developed another blood clot in his heart and that requires two shots a day in his stomach. David started Radiation last week and tolerated it extremely well. He was told he probably would never be able to grow hair on the side of his head and he would probably lose the rest of his hearing in his left ear from the radiation. He has received his laptop and his mother says David now wants to get his school work done and take his medicine. His address is maddogDMB@aol.com. Everybody in David Burn's family wishes to thank everyone who helped with the purchase of the laptop. As his mother said, it was absolutely the perfect gift. Each of you will be getting a thank you from David just as soon as he can. With so many doctor visits and hospitals he has gotten behind in his school work. I told him to get caught up with that first and then send each and everyone a big heart felt thanks. Everyone in David's family again thank each and every one of you for your continued prayers and support. Jim
12/29/03 From Virginia (Spann) Ayers: Hello all,  So many of you have been inquiring about my long absence....and I want to assure you that I have not ignored your most appreciated inquiries.  I don't remember to whom I've spoken in the past three months and just wanted to reply to your most thoughtful inquiries. Bad news is on December 13th after many weeks of extreme constant fatigue, doctors, illness, etc. I've been diagnosed w/Lupus. This  autoimmune is not uncommon - but most unwelcome as you might expect. Good news, it is treatable although not curable. At this point, I'm not sure which is worse - the disease or the treatment. Ha! In the middle of all this....I also discovered that I have a "tiny" problem with my heart - had several tests run before Christmas; one was OK, one not so good, basically inconclusive. After learning of the Lupus, my cardiologist did not want to run any further tests until after the holidays.  She wanted me to start my Lupus treatment & get some rest...we will do a heart cath sometime in early January.  Even though the Ayers' family has been cursed with heart disease for several generations - I believe it will all be OK. I have good days & some not so good days but I know they will get better in time. I'm just very impatient. Please remember me in your prayers as I want to be back in the middle of everything soon!  I miss being out & about.... Happy New Year, Love & Health, Ginny
From Jim Gilliland:   David completed his second chemo session Sunday and is back home doing school work. It has been hard for him to get back to the books. He tolerated the second session well and goes back in the hospital Monday the 8th. He will get out on the 12th and then return for the 4th session on the 22nd. He will not get out from that session until the 28th. He wasn't happy about being in the hospital during Christmas, but the nurses told him the sororities from Texas Tech come by with all sorts of goodies. We all know where Grandpa will be for Christmas. I took David a chocolate pie when we went up for Thanksgiving. I told him that if any nurses got into the pie they owed his Pappy a sponge bath. That was all very funny until a 6'4'' male nurse walked in with his rubber gloves and stating he wanted some pie. It was hard to leave David on Thanksgiving eve to go to the family bowling tournament. To be eligible for the trophy you cannot have bowled during the previous year. He was very sad when we left, but we came back with no winner declared this year. (The bowling alley put us on a time limit.) His mother bought a plastic bowling ball and pins and we bowled in the hospital break room. David's name is now the 13th inscribed on the trophy. David again thanks all for your concern and prayers. Besides gaining 20 pounds this month everything is going to plan. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had all the family come to Lubbock this year and I cooked for 27. Wasn't bad if I say so myself. Jim
From Lou Ann (Kirk) Hitt:  We need to remember our friends in our prayers.  Judy Gibson had foot  surgery Thurs. Nov. 13, she is home.  Margie Thornton is having surgery on her neck Friday , Nov.14 at Medical Center Hospital and will be in the hospital for several days.  Pam Gregg Looney had knee surgery (both knees) Nov. 6 in Albuquerque. She will be in the hospital until Nov. 17.  She is in pain but doing fine.  Judy Clements husband had surgery Nov.11, he is home and good.
Lou Ann
From Jim Gilliland:As I have promised, here is your update on David's status. Last Friday the Odessa College Basketball team stopped by and presented David with an autographed basketball and a game jersey. It really lifted his sprit. He really enjoyed showing the team his scar and tubes running out of his chest. He got a real kick seeing there reaction. A BIG THANKS to coach O and OC basketball team. Chemo started Monday with a hydration process. The actual chemo started Tuesday morning with granddad in attendance. At 11 My daughter got a call from the school that her daughter (Chelsea) was sick. I picked her up at school and knew immediately she was sick because she didn't ask to drive. She's 15 and with a learners permit. As I took her to the Doctor's office, I noticed a strange stinky odor. While we sat waiting to see the doctor, I ask Chelsea if she could smell that stinking odor. She said no, but when we saw the Dr. the first thing he said was he thought she had Strap because of the odor coming from her breath. That was a new one on me. My few hour trip to see David now became a 2 day trip.  When David comes home from the hospital both he and Chelsea will have to wear surgical mask. He tolerated the first round of Chemo extremely well. He only took a small amount of antinausea medicine the second day. He will be out of the hospital until he goes back on the 24th. He has a 7 day stay the next time. He will be in the hospital over the Thanksgiving holiday but the entire family is going to Lubbock to be with him. I really had a good time with him playing games and watching TV. His sprits are so high he is just a joy to be around. Thanks again for your concerns and prayers., Jim PS Sorry for the long email, but when I get going I just can't stop writing. Maybe it's just good therepy for me.

An Opportunity to Serve, Class of 1959: On Saturday, December 6 HEB Food Stores will be hosting a Feast of Sharing at Building D at the Ector County Coliseum from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Debbie at LINKS (Linking Individuals with Karing Services) (432) 582-0099 or andreaquiroz@cableone.net Deadline for volunteering is November 21. 

11/13/03 From Carol Ann (Hilderbrand) Collom: Hi Cliff, Not sure you have the new information, still receiving e mail on AOL which is about to be gone. I am at frose@ptd.net My new home address is 130 Timber Ridge Circle, Greentown, PA 18426 phone 570-857-1464. We moved back in June of 2003. 
11/13/03 Found by Carol Horton: Emelda Ann (Smith) Barnes, 5015 33rd Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901, (w) (507) 287-7206, Emelda@Emeldasmith.com , www.EmeldaSmith.com 
11/13/03 From Tom Cole Holland: 45 Augustine Court, Odessa, TX 79765, (432) 563-2723, th2527@earthlink.net Retired Assistant Superintendent, Midland ISD, Married to Geneva who is Secretary at ECISD Adm. Bldg. We have a total of 5 children and 6 grandchildren. After 40 years in various school districts in Texas, I try very hard to do nothing and don't do that before lunch. Updated 11/13/03.
11/13/03 From Sylvia Ann (Schroeder) Warren: Change of address: Sylvia Ann (Schroeder) Warren, PO Box 837, Paris, TX 75461, (h) (903) 785-0164, pariswoman7@wmconnect.com 
From Kay Kirby Vogler: I did get a notice of the last meeting so I guess I haven't missed anything.  You have probably just been really busy.  Hope you had a nice summer and all is well with you and your family. I lost my Mom on October 7th so my brother and I have been pretty busy getting things settled.  My brother, Rex, is 4 years younger than I and graduated from Permian.  He lives in Dallas.  Mom had been in a retirement home in Burleson but we had to move her to a nursing home in Fort Worth the last few months of her life.  I am just so grateful that she is now in heaven with my Dad (he died in 1991). Thanks for letting me know that we were still in touch with each other.
11/03/03 FClick to enlargerom JB Stringer:  We have moved and are in our new house and just love it. Our address is P.O. Box 254, Bluff Dale, TX 76433. Our phone number is 254-728-3689. In a couple of months the post office will start delivering to the house and our address will change again. I'll let you know. Attached is a picture of the front of the house. It is single story with a wrap-around porch. Part of the back side of the porch is screened in. It sits in the middle of 5 acres and on top of a hill. Wish we could have move here years ago!
11/03/03 George Hollis, a 1958 OHS graduate, ghollis@texas.net  ,  has informed us that John Hollingsworth has passed away in 1996.
11/03/03 Jerry Clay has offered to establish a DFW Metroplex chapter of '59 OHS-X's. Anyone interested? Contact Jerry at (817) 481-1475 or jclay@flash.net .
10/15/03 Found 06/21/03 by Sandra Miller: Linda Kaye (Pierce) Owens, 252 Friendship Circle, Bell, TX 75414, (903) 965-4449
06/17/03 From Carol Horton: Ector High School is having a reunion on July 18-19 2003 and we have been invited to attend. More info at:
http://www.ohs59.com/ector_reunion.html Contact Bobby Gillham bobbyg@netwest.com for more information.
06/05/03 From Cliff: Found Dwain Davis. See directory.
06/04/03 From Charles Ray Looney: Cliff, This is Chuck Looney. Pam (Gregg)  and I have moved from Albuquerque NM to Elephant Butte NM. Our address is: PO Box 447, Elephant Butte NM 87935, E-Mail  pamchuck@riolink.com
06/02/03 From Doris Jane (Moore) Sewell: Sandra Chesshir's husband Garland passed away suddenly Saturday night.  I really don't know any details for sure.  I heard at church that they were on their way to a concert when he collapsed.  They took him to a hospital in Kansas City where he died shortly thereafter.  I just talked to Phil Parker who said he thinks the funeral is Wednesday in Blue Springs, MO, where they have been living for the past 2 years.  He said Susan knew the details of the funeral arrangements, but she wasn't home so he couldn't verify that.  Garland had been suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, and I'd heard he was not doing well.  By my calculations, he was 75--13 years older than Sandra.  Please pass the word.  Thanks. Doris Jane
05/19/03 From JB Stringer: I called Glenn last night. He had a rough time due to complications but that has been fixed and he is fine now and in good spirits.
05/19/03 From Wade Drennan: Carol and Cliff, I want all of you to know that we enjoyed the meeting and dinner.  I wish I could attend more of them.  Lawrence and I arrived back in Ada today after a long week and a half shooting clay targets.  I shot well, in fact better than I have in a long time, but alas, not well enough to win. I would ask that you pass along my thanks to the others at the next meeting.  See you in Sept 2004. Wade.
05/15/03 From Richard L. Porter: RLP4129@aol.com Greetings from the Class of '58.  Tell John Martinez, Tex Paris and Leonard Monroe that I remember knocking heads with them on the football field.  They were all very good and those memories of them are fond. Wouldn't it be great if we could have a "joint" reunion sometime.....maybe the 50th? You guys do a super job at communicating. All the best. Richard Porter "Poor Boys", Class of '58, Rockwall, TX.
05/13/03 From Carol Horton: I have received an email from Ginny Spann that Kay Loy Schrimsher Cuevas' mother, Mrs. Floyd Schrimsher passed away on April 30, 2003 in Livingston TX.  Mrs Schrimsher had suffered a stroke earlier here in Odessa, but she was moved to Livingston to be near Kay Loy.  A private family memorial service was held in Livingston.
05/09/03 From JB Stringer: Glenn Shoup is back in the hospital. They took him back yesterday and did more surgery to repair something. He was to stay over night to stabilize him but he is still there Tina just said. Just remember them in your prayers. Jency.
05/07/03 From Cliff Buchanan: Robert Norwood has a new e-mail address: RNorwood@cableone.net 
05/07/03 From Cliff Buchanan: Doris Jane (Moore) Sewell has a new e-mail address: MooreDJS@cableone.net 
04/30/03 From JB Stringer: Cliff, I just received a message from Glenn Shoup's daughter that he had surgery yesterday and is doing fine, the doctor found no surprises, and
the daughter will call later with an update. I'll let you know. 
04/24/03 From Cliff Buchanan: Glen Shoup is having radical surgery April 29, 2003 for prostate cancer. Everything looks good. Tests show highly curable. Glen's e-mail is wgshoup@wmconnect.com 
04/23/03 Found Pansey Rose Kincaid by Ellen Marie (Springfield) Blanchard.
04/23/03 From JB Stringer: Janice and I are having a home built and it has been quite an experience for us. We go out and spend most of the day just  watching them. We have 5 acres between Granbury and Stephenville at a place called Mountain Lakes. If we are lucky, we can move out of this apartment in Granbury and into the house in June. Then Janice and I can sit around, watch the sunsets and grow old and fat together. What's going on with you? I enjoy all the reunion information you send out. I got a note from Glenn Shoup. He has prostrate cancer. I don't have any more information but if I hear any more I'll let you know. Glenn Shoup's Email address is: wgshoup@wmconnect.com
04/10/03 From Norma Davis:   Just a note, you may want to make for your website, Gayle Spincic Burnett was killed in a car accident on April 3, 2003.  Her husband survived, just do a google search and type in her name, you'll get the Montgomery County article about the accident.  We were friends and I was looking at her info posted at this site for all her old classmates, thought someone could update.  Thanks. 
Details of the accident are available at: Click here.
04/09/03 Cliff Buchanan added Robbie Cryer to lost list.
03/28/03 Found Robert Wayne Grayson by Tommy Grayson.
03/24/03 Found Larry Stan Cox by Kay (Vogler) Kirby
03/24/03 Found Lydia (Atkins) Canterbury by Kay (Vogler) Kirby
03/23/03 Found Patrick David Walthall by Kay (Vogler) Kirby.
03/23/03 From Dorothy (Ritchey) Witt: Dear Cliff,  Thanks for the call to update our e-mail.  I did get your message (obviously). Please note one the news page that my husband Steve Witt had a Triple Bypass on March 12 & is doing exceptionally well - begins Heart Rehab on April 1 - he thought the date to be appropriate-ha!  The dr. caught the difference in EKG from last year's on his yearly check up so there was no heart damage. Thanks be to God!    Thank you all on the reunion committee for your consistency & hard work.  At present are planning to come again. Love, Dorothy (Ritchey) Witt.
03/17/03 From Robert Norwood: Found: Tommy Earl Grayson,  Bonita Joan Parker, Bob Norwood. Check out the bio's!
03/17/03 From Cliff Buchanan: Shirley (Thomas)  Potts has just moved back to Texas from Colorado. Check out her info at: http://www.ohs59.com/directry/ohsdirp.html 
03/10/03 From Cliff Buchanan: Brand new classmate found us: Gary Martin, 7521 Eric Drive
Chattanooga TN 37421, creditville@juno.com , (h) (423) 899-5862, (c) (423) 304-7175, (w) (423) 899-7004, (f) (423) 485-8182
03/05/03 From Cliff Buchanan: 
Dear OHS classmate,  
I have really done a lot of work on the web site. Please take a look at the committee minutes posted by Carol Horton on 2/11/03. She has outlined our reunion plans so far. Also, I have included some pictures of the committee meetings on the same page. Please let us know what you think of the plans so far of the reunion in 2004! See: http://www.ohs59.com/ohscommittee45.html  
I have posted all the current pictures and updates to the new directory that I have. If the correct picture is not beside your name, please send me the one you want to be there. We have many classmates who are in the Odessa area who have not posted a current biographical sketch. If you notice someone you know who has not posted their sketch (maybe they do not have e-mail), please call them and get their information over the phone and e-mail it to me. I have made it very easy for you as I have added a new page in order for you to submit your (or someone elses' info to me). See: http://www.ohs59.com/classmateinfo.html  
Please review your info and be sure it is complete and accurate. You only have to include the info that is missing or incorrect. Be sure to include your name (1959 name). I need to know whose information to change and it is hard to find you by your (married) name. http://www.ohs59.com/directry/ohsdira.html  
The committee pictures and many of the current pictures (and all the annual pictures) you can enlarge by clicking on them. This allows you to view them with much more clarity. After viewing just click on the "back" button to return to the original page. The web site is viewed best with Microsoft Explorer. I have always stayed with Netscape until recently. I now have converted to Outlook Express and correlated the classmate e-mail addresses. We have 172 classmates with e-mails at this time. I am sure there are more if we just knew about them. Please send me a reply with this e-mail just so I will know your e-mail is accurate. Also, if you get more than one, let me know. We need more people to help us find our lost classmates. See the "Lost Classmates" page: http://www.ohs59.com/ohslost.htm  
Another aspect of this web site (our web site) is the sharing of news. Please check out the news page and if you have news to share, PLEASE SHARE IT!. Just e-mail it to me. cliff@ohs59.com Check out the "News Page":
Cliff Buchanan
Carol Horton
(h) (432) 333-2910 
03/01/03 From J'Nevelyn Melton: Cliff thanks for the wonderful job you are doing on our directory. Guess we are at the age when a lot of our classmates return to Odessa for the burial of their parents. In January Larry and I had Jerry (Punk) Cosby and his family for lunch. They were in town for the burial of Punk's Mom. Punk looks great and is still the golf pro at Bartlesville. His 3 handsome sons were here also. I asked if he still danced a lot- Said not as much since he had his hip replaced. It was good seeing him and his family. The address is correct for Punk. In February Nancy Pittman was in town for her Mother's funeral. We had a good visit. Nancy's family brought her by to see me. She has very limited vision due to a brain tumor. She is single and lives alone at the address that we have for her. I know she would love to hear from any of our classmates. We have invited her to stay with us for our next reunion. We now have 4 grandchildren. Larry enjoys being the Mayor and I enjoy going with him to all of the events in our community. We love Odessa and being involved where we grew up. J'Nevelyn.
02/22/03 Found: Billy C. Briley by Cliff - Current address is PO Box 698, Waller, TX 77484 (16109 Mathis Rd.) 936-931-1823, We bought 27 acres out here about 3 years ago on  Mound Creek.  What once was corn fields I am now struggling to turn into a horse ranch.  Somehow we got involved with raising and showing miniature horses about 4-5 years ago. At present we only have 10 but 4 mares are expecting within the next-2 months so that will be a major increase to our herd.  Never knew what hard work really was until I decided that I could do all this by myself.  Have put in all the fences, planted hay, built a 46 x 55' two story barn (not quite finished) decks, paddocks, dug a pond by hand with the help of my wife of 27 years, Kathy and the list goes on. Hope to be able to attend a reunion soon but just don't know when.  Sure
wish I had some of the hair from way back in '59, almost totally bald now. Would enjoy hearing from some of you out there. You can e-mail to me at brileyb@worldnet.att.net.
02/19/03 Don Giddens: Cliff- Thank you for all your work. My wife, Minnie, and I celebrated our tenth anniversary of marriage, and tenth year of Baptist missionary work in UT in 2003. Together we have six (6) wonderful children and eleven tremendous grandchildren. Don't you have a place for pictures of grandchildren? Don Giddens '59 forgiven@hubwest.com 
02/19/03 Wade Drennen found Fred Lynn (Seabolt-Doty) Seabolt, 1415 Westmoor Drive, Austin TX 78723, (512) 371-0880. Fred Seabolt has changed his name to John F. Seabolt-Doty and works for UT as Administrative Associate, Facilities/Music Service Center. He is also Subdeacon of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in Austin, Tx. Updated 02/19/03 Wade.
02/19/03 Wade Drennen found Edward Paul Creech, 2744 Quail Valley, Irving TX 75060. He was a senior at OHS, but due to some credits not transferring from his prior school he ended up going to Permian in 1960. He would still like to get info on the reunion if you can send him some. Wade 02/19/03. 
02/15/03 Wade Drennen found Jimmy Lee Fleetwood, 1105 N. 5th St., Ballinger TX 76821, 

(h) (325) 365-3148.

09/16/02 Carol Horton e-mailed and found address for Neal Edward Eppinger, 1005 West 14th, Odessa TX 79763.
08/30/02 Cliff Buchanan: Bonnie (Carson) Higdon call and said her e-mail has changed. It is now  sbcarson@msn.com .
08/29/02 JB Stringer: Janice and I are in the process of moving. Email will be down for  several days. When we come back on the air we should have the same Email  address. Talk to everyone later. Keep those jokes coming. Cliff, the movers are moving us the 27th of this month. Until we can get a house built our address will be: 1200 Crawford Ct., Apt. 107, Granbury, TX 76048. 

JB and Janice are back on the air. Our new address is 1200 Crawford Ct., Apt. 107, Granbury, TX 76048. Our phone # is 817 279-7989. Email address is the same: jbstringer@earthlink.net .

08/29/02 Robert Porter: Missing classmate found: Otwell, Billy Jack  1101 W 65 St,  Odessa, TX 79764,  432-363-0689
08/26/02 Barbara Jean (Smith) Beaver: I happen to be browsing the web and found your site. What a surprise! Also you may consider me no longer "lost". I have lived in Bakersfield, California for the past 36 years. I was previously married to John Whitmore (class of '59) and had 3 children. Since 1984 I have been married to Bill Smith. I am a Human Resource Manager for a private trucking company in Bakersfield (KVS Transportation, Inc.)
07/17/02 Sandra (Gage) Wofford:
OBITUARY: ODESSA — Sandra Gage, age 61, of Odessa, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Odessa to O.C. and Mary Wofford. She lived most of her life in Odessa, having graduated from Odessa High School in 1959. She was a very loving wife and mother and was an energetic and caring homemaker. Mrs. Gage gave of herself greatly to anyone that she met. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, in the Chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Mrs. Gage will lie in state from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and the family will be receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment service will be Monday, July 8, 2002, at Bear Creek Cemetery in Burnett County, Texas. Mrs. Gage is survived by her husband, Bobby Gage of Odessa; a son, Gary Gage of Arlington; a daughter, Leslie Bosworth of Odessa; four grandchildren, Katie, Caleb and Collin Gage of Arlington and Haley Czarnikow of Odessa; a sister, Mary Johnson; and a brother, Frank Merton. Services have been entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. You are invited to leave a message or memory in the online guest book at www.wilsonfuneral.com  Updated 07/03/2002.
05/19/02 Sandra Steele Cheshire: Cliff, thanks for the emails - drive-in does sound fun. They have a couple up here in Missouri but we haven't tried one.  So sorry about Harold Baldwin - will send Nita a card.  Thanks again - 
05/10/02 Carol Horton: Harold Baldwin, husband of Nita Glenn Baldwin, passed away on Monday.  Services for Harold will be on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hubbard Kelly  Funeral Home chapel with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
04/01/02 James King Perry: February 28 I was made a Honorary United States Marshal by the Director which is a good friend. - I am buying a border collie here is Austin. He will belong to the Texas Ex Alumni. - February 2002 I bought a Texas longhorn steer. Since I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin I wanted a longhorn. - Hats off to the 1959 OHS committee for our reunions. You all have kept us together. - OHS classmates, if you are in Austin, come by and have lunch with me,
03/28/02 Found by Carol Horton: John V. Sandlin, 1925 Enchanted Lane, Mansfield, Texas 76063, Business Phone 817-457-8877, Ext. 337, jsandlin@cbspayroll.com 
03/19/02 Found: Augusta Lou (Otte) Jordan, PO Box 1755, Granbury TX 76048, Ottefamily@juno.com 
03/12/02 Found by Wade Drennan: Charles Robert Hardwick, 2575 South Dairy Ashford, Suite D, Houston TX 77077, 281-496-9113, bhardhou@flash.net Wade , I am he . Except it is Charles Robert Hardwick. I was supposed to graduate with the class of '59 but became very ill and had to (much to my dismay) to go to Permian and graduate in 1960. Would you by any chance be Eugene Drennan ?
03/09/02 Found by Wade Drennan: Roberta Louise (Harrison) Venable, Box 648, Alvord, Texas 76225.
02/28/02 From: Nita Baldwin nitastainedglass@worldnet.att.net 
Carol, I may not be able to attend the meeting. Harold was released from the hospital last Tuesday after 25 days with pneumonia. Harold has an appointment with oncologist Tue. afternoon (02/26/02) and it will depend on how emotionally draining that appointment will be. Please thank everyone for their concern and keep us in their prayers. Love y'all. Nita
02/28/02 Barbara (Husley) Grant is now found and off the "lost list".
02/25/02 From Rev. Don and Mrs. Minnie:
Info on Samuel Daulton Giddens, my brother. Sam retired from Amoco in Odessa and now lives outside Marble Falls, TX. His address is Sam Giddens, P. O. Box 1027, Marble Falls, TX 78654, 1-830-693-7271
02/25/02 From Dewain Rhoads: Dwight Love passed away last year. Carol knew him from church.
02/25/02 From Jim Sturdivant: I have a new email address: js10301@cox.net 
02/25/02 From Glenda Pryor:
Home e-mail is glyndap@msn.com . Work e-mail is gpryor@brg.com
02/24/02 From Shirly (Thomas) Potts LThomas123@aol.com 
I and my husband Lowell, moved to Colorado in 1999, fulfilling a 40 year dream of living in the Rocky Mountains. We live in the small mountain town of Evergreen, which is about 30 minutes West of Denver up in the mountains at about 7800 feet elevation. We continue to build our Mannatech business, as Mannatech continues to formulate new products that are working miraculous things in many people’s lives. For those who don’t know, Mannatech is a research and development company in Texas that has developed the finest line of patent protected All Natural Health products yet discovered. We will continue to do this for as long as we can and the products work the way they do. It has afforded us the ability to build a worldwide network of people in our organization and the freedom to travel to parts of the world we used to dream about, and still live in our beloved Colorado. We opened the last year (2001) with a week on Kauai, Hawaii. That was our fifth trip to Hawaii in the last 8 years, not to mention spending a great deal of time in the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Canada and two cruises to Alaska, in that same period of years. We’ve been invited to come spend a month in Australia and New Zealand, but Lowell, doesn’t care about flying on that long a flight, especially now. Maybe some day. We just started 2002, with a week in Acapulco and who knows what the year will bring and what far reaches we will travel to. Updated 02/24/02.
02/23/02 From Steve Bell jsbell@ipa.net 
Cliff, I appreciate receiving the updates on the OHS59 reunion plans. My listing in the yearbook (and perhaps other locations) indicates I am "lost". Well, here I am. I attended the 40th reunion in June, 1999, and plan to attend the 45th in 2004, if Jesus hasn't come back to earth by then. A little up-date on my life might be in order...I currently live in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas with my wife, Marion. Am retired and have been here for almost 6 years. Spent most of my professional life in various overseas venues working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Between the two of us, we have 5 children and (at last count) 6 grandchildren. We stay busy with church activities, trying to keep our bodies reasonably fit at our fitness center/natatorium and we do as much traveling as we can. I very much appreciate all the work the reunion committee does to plan for these events and will be tickled to see many old friends once again. Thanks to you, Cliff, for the outstanding job you do maintaining the website. Best regards, Steve Bell. 
02/21/02 From Louis Bryan lhbj@mindspring.com :
Landlord's website: http://www.noehill.com/  The landlord has asked me to be a content provider, and he has posted in the Downstairs section of his site various stuff I've written. There are also links there to material I've written in the Travel section, the funniest of which is "Dutch in Three Weeks." Here's the excerpt about meeting a man from Odessa that I had meant to send you last May: Outside de Bijenkorf, I meet a man from Odessa. He spots me first because I am wearing my Odessa tee shirt and an unbuttoned L. L. Bean long-sleeve shirt which flaps open enough to reveal the front of the tee shirt. It takes me a beat to understand him as he walks up to me grinning because he is speaking Russian, which I don't. I do, however, know the sound of it and remember that the word "Odessa", the only word of what he's saying that I recognize, is blazoned on my chest. I tell him that I don't speak Russian, but this is the American Odessa, in Texas. He doesn't know Dutch, but he does pick up the three words "amerikanse", "Odessa," and "Texas", so he tries English. I admit to having some English, and we talk about the Russian and American Odessas. He knows about Odessa, Texas, having met someone from there last year. The American one doesn't have a beach, in spite of all that sand, but the Russian one doesn't have Jack Jordan's barbecue. 
02/20/02 From Joy (Cryer) Davidson: jcryer@tallowood.org  
Our son, Allen and his wife, Erin had a baby girl, Anna Joy Cryer on November 5, 2001. They live in Carrollton, outside of Dallas. We will be going to see them this next weekend. Our son celebrates his 30th birthday on the 19th.
02/12/02 From Carol Horton:
Nita Balwin's husband has been diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, I
understand it is in advanced stages. He was to go home from the hospital
today (had been there about 3 weeks, went in with pneumonia, but found the
cancer) to regain some strength, then will start chemo.
02/10/02 Message from James King "Blackie" Perry Jr. to all my classmates:
"Love you all. I think each day about all of you and the good times we had. I also miss the ones that are gone. I am still going strong at 62.Do not ever plan to retire. I have too many things I haven't done yet. I am still clowning and in good health. Will see everybody at the next reunion. Hook'em Horns! I bled orange." James

116 Alpine Street, Austin TX 78704, (512) 731-1381  kingcat@swbell.net 

Appeared in Parades in USA:
Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sun Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, President Bush's parade, Governor's parade, Forth Worth Rodeo, Houston Rodeo, Odessa 100 years, El Paso Rodeo, Fiesta Parade in San Antonio, Channo Days Parade.

Admiral Texas Navy commissioned by the Governor of Texas. World Champion Rodeo Clown at 1991 State Fair of Texas. #1 Texas Ex Alumni fan. I have over 200 awards in my trophy room won from 1961 to 2002.

02/10/02 Found: Sylvia Ann (Schroeder) Warren

Hi cliff, I just recently put my name on the list - just happened to be browsing the internet. I also graduated in 1959. I don't remember you, but after all with about 500 graduating who would? I went by Ann in school. Name in year book is Sylvia Ann Warren. After graduation, I went to nursing school in Austin, married Joe Schroeder, had one child and continued to work. Left Austin in 1966 - moved to Wisconsin where my husband worked for the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. Had a set of twins (boy and girl). Stayed there until 1970 and then we moved to Houston, Texas where my husband worked for the University of Houston. We have been here ever since. Both of us are retired now. Children of course are grown. Have 1 grandsons and 1 cat (a black Maine coon). Yes, I plan to attend the reunion god willing. Please keep me informed of it. Name and address; Ann Warren Schroeder 10807 Sageburrow Dr. Houston, TX 77089 281-484-2369 e-mail sylviajewel@cs.com  

11/26/01 From Jerry L. Cooper, CPA: Bio & picture
Thanks! Well, now I have another update. This weekend I am moving to 1675 Oxford Place in Springdale, AR 72764. Home telephone will be 501-872-1150. I am a self-employed CPA and will be working in that area. I am planning on marrying Paula McLendon on Saturday December 23 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We will live and work in Springdale. I will forward my new E-mail address when I get it. 
11/17/01 From Jerry L. Cooper, CPA: Bio & picture
Just wanted to share an update report which I passed on to Cliff Buchanan this morning by telephone. I have been living in Tulsa, OK for the past 2 years working as a self employed CPA, often doing project accounting working for RHI Management resources. My last project was for a manufacturing and distribution company located in Springdale, AR in northwest Arkansas. I worked as the controller for 9 months until they decided what to do with the position. I am taking a few weeks off before resuming a new project. I am currently visiting my mother Mary Mastin who is a retired school teacher living at 14515 Wedgewood here in Odessa. In fact, I am using her computer to send this update. I am single, have 2 grown married daughters who each has one son. They both live in Oklahoma City. One is a registered nurse and the other daughter manages over 12 Victoria Secret store located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. I am very proud of them! I have recently met a wonderful lady in Springdale, Arkansas and marriage in the near future is a very likely possibility. Attached is a picture of myself taken while attending my Army Vietnam unit Reunion held this summer in Fort Worth, Texas. I served on active duty with the US Army 3 years from 1966 through 1969. I received my commission after graduating from Infantry OCS at Fort Benning Georgia, where I also completed jump school and Ranger School. I served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade as a rifle platoon leader, which was a paratrooper unit that was recently activated and is now based in Italy. I am sure they will be one of the first Special Operations committed in the impending assault on terrorist targets. When I was returning from R&R in the fall of 1968, I was having a drink in the officers' club at Cam Rahn Bay and ran into Paul King who was waiting on his plane to return to the United States. It is a small world sometimes! At the time he was a Major. I later saw him and his cousin Jerry King at the last reunion and had a great visit. Paul retired from the US Army after serving several overseas assignments including Vietnam and Thailand. I stayed in the US Army reserves for over 12 years with a Special Forces unit (Green Beret) based in Oklahoma City. Completed over 53 jumps, scuba training, jungle training and ran many exercises throughout the United States, Panama and Korea. I really enjoyed the training and the comradery with some extremely motivated and experienced personnel. I have attended the last 2 reunions and am looking forward to the next reunion. Please keep me informed regarding the reunion plans. I wish to tile this opportunity to express my appreciation and thanks to the Reunion committee members. I know that you have contributed countless hours in the planning and holding the reunions. You do a great job. And I wish to particularly recognize Cliff's accomplishments with the website. I brag to my friends and show them the outstanding accomplishment! Again, thanks to all of you for your wonderful work! It makes me proud to say that I am a graduate of OHS! 
10/11/01 Gary D Steed was reclassified as found from lost. He informed me that he had never been lost and had always been right here in Odessa. E-mail is Pagasteed@cs.com 


Wade Drennan found: Jacky Don Burkes, 2800 Maxwell, Midland TX 79705, W(432)-683-3699, H(432)699-2373  dkgb63@aol.com  


OHS Chairman report

On January 31, 2000 about 19 classmates of OHS 59 Reunion Steering Committee, met at the Western Sizzlin for a meal/fellowship and meeting. Sharon Wicks is to take pictures of the sun catcher Nita Baldwin has made to be sold.  It will be similar to the award sun catcher given at the reunion. The pictures and additional information will be published on the Web page. Cliff Buchanan asked for someone to volunteer to help update information for the web page.  If anyone can help, please let Cliff know.  It was also announced that there is now a web page that has a OHS chat room.  If you are interested contact Cliff or Carol Horton and the web address will be supplied. Marilyn Kindel volunteered to serve as the chairman of a committee that will attempt to locate "lost" classmates.  If you know addresses of classmates that are listed as "lost" on our web page directory, please get that information to Marilyn via regular mail.  Her address is in the directory (web page).  Our thanks to Wade Drennan for his great work finding folks; he has located about 10 classmates since the reunion in July. The next meeting will be at the Western Sizzlin on Monday, April 24. Everyone is invited to come join us.  We are getting together about every three months.

Carol Horton


Wade Drennan found: Glynda Pryor, 3053 Modella, Dallas, Tx. 75229, 972-247-6009


Wade Drennan found: Duane E. Sessums, 749 E. Palomino Drive, Gilbert, Az. 85296
480-497-0005, sessumd@scottsdaleins.com


Wade Drennan found: Carolyn Frances Dillard (Married name-Millner),
701-B Shadowview Dr., Austin, Tx. 78758, 512-837-2307


Wade Drennan found: Charles Lee Darr, 1784 Red Oak Circle, Sulphur Springs, Tx.
75482-3635, 903-885-2365, cldarr@neto.com
Riley Troy Fitzhugh, 2501 Clermont Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116,


Wade Drennan: found James Allen Sturdivant, 10301 S. Quebec Place, Tulsa, Ok.
74137-5954, 918-299-8649


Found: Ginny Ayers (Spann) So sorry to have missed the July reunion! I bought a T/H & moved a couple of years ago and I am guessing that my change of address was no longer valid. To those who worked so hard on this web site, it is fantastic. Thank you for your time and effort. Well, let's see, I'm still in Houston (25 years), I'm still in the "awl bidness" and really enjoy it. My two daughters are grown and married and fortunately for me, they live here too. My oldest, Marissa has a daughter, Brooke Elyce who w/b 14 in May. Shannon has a precious little boy (2 ˝), Colton Chase and is expecting another (hopefully a girl) in July. My life is blessed. After taking early retirement in 1989 I came to work for The Coastal Corporation headquartered here in Houston. Since I've been here almost 11 years, I hope they w/let me stay till retirement…..I'm too old to be out looking for employment, and too young to retire! I moved my mom to Houston in 1990 so she could be closer. She fell on 7 December 1994 was immediately became quadriplegic. The accident, in addition to ending my 39-year marriage was an almost unbearable time for me. I never imagined that the "role reversal" from child to parent would be so painful. Mom was 86 when she left us on 20 January 1995. I was truly blessed to be holding her in my arms with both of my girls present. On a lighter note, my life is as busy as I want it to be. My faith and my church have been the strongest blessings in my life. I am in good health, still have all my teeth (LOL) and really enjoy traveling, going to country bazaars, putzing w/my plants and researching my ancestry. Genealogy is addictive. I worked on it some about 20 years ago but put it aside to be a domestic engineer, yada, yada, yada! About a year and a half ago I really got into it big-time….it is absolutely amazing how much information is available online. I also love to travel when time & $$$ allow! My next trip will be to the IOM (Isle of Man) which is a tiny island in the Irish Sea surrounded by England, Ireland & Scotland. I have done a great deal of research in this area; it is the land of my dad's people and I love learning about the Manx. I continue my membership to Beta Sigma Phi International sorority of which I joined in Odessa 30+ years ago. It is an international women's friendship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. We are women of all ages, interests, and educational and economic backgrounds, and are the largest organization of our kind in the world. Some of my favorite things to do are going to the Houston museum district. Houston has one of the best in the state. The Museum of Science and the IMAX is a great place for just hangin' out with my granddaughter. Moody Gardens is just around the corner in Galveston and of course the Space Center. Jones Music Hall and the Brown Convention Center provide a variety of entertainments during the year and at the moment are presenting Barnum's Kaleidoscape. Our relatively new Holocaust Museum has been very well done; it is sad, but also a part of our past millennium history. One of our favorites is the going to the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo. There is always great entertainment, good food, and too many people! Again, this is a wonderful way to stay in touch & I would love to hear from any of you….be happy, MIZPAH,
Ginny Ayers Spann
13625 Garden Grove Court
Houston, TX 77082-3415
Home: (281) 558-8674
Office: (713) 877-7978
E-mail: VASPANN@aol.com


Found: Neal Gorham. See OHS index page. Thank you Paul Colombo.


Found: Wilber Ray Kevil. See OHS Index page. Thank you Barbara.


OHS Committee Meeting at Western Sizzler, Odessa. 07:00 PM All are welcome.


OHS Committee Meeting at the Barn Door. 07:00 PM


OHS Committee Wrap up meeting, August 2, 1999, 7:00 PM, Barn Door.


Joy White Edwards moved to their new house this past week. New address: 7113 Deer Hollow, Fort Worth, 76132. New phone number: 817-346-2612.


We have lost another classmate Ann Hooper Brumley--she passed away Saturday June 12 in Midland after a long and couragous fight with cancer. Carol Horton


Mickey Holdridge Patton (Demetra) passed away last Friday, I think, of a massive heart attack. Her funeral was Monday, May 17 at the First Assembly of God church. Burial was in Sunset Gardens. Several of us were able to attend the funeral. Carol Horton. directory


Next OHS Committee meeting is 06/07/99 and 06/21/99 (if we need it! Ha Ha!)


The following names have been added to our "Lost List". Please notify Cliff if you have current information on these classmates: Chandler, Travis - Collier, Sue James - Gardner, Blewitt - Hardwick, Robert Charles - Henley, Jeanette Chisholm - Hurst, Anita Moore - Otwell,Billy Jack - Sharpe, Paula Green - Shoup, Glenn - Smith, Sharon Braswell


John Malaise passed away in March 1999 with cancer. Taught Algebra and was basketball coach of OHS in 50's.


Billy Briley found! It may be of interest to some one out there in the Odessa area but I am no longer lost, in fact I just found myself again this morning.


Jerry Cooper found! I was recently in Odessa over the Easter weekend and saw the reunion notice in the paper. I called and visited with Carol Horton and she gave me this website. This is great! I am planning on attending our reunion and will be mailing a completed registration. It's great being found! Life is good!


Faculty annual pictures are added to the web site. We have over 400 hits.

Email Cliff for more information.