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'Year 50' Class Reunion Planning
July 22 and 23, 2011 in Roswell, NM
Jul 22, 5:00 PM @ Country Club
Saturday, Jul 23, AM Golf @ NMMI Course
Here is the menu for Saturday Night...
Jul 23, 5:00 PM @ Country Club
Contacts for events:
Thurs. afternoon, say 4:00, if people get here
early and want to meet, we will be at Tia Juan's on North Main...just south
of the Hampton Inn.
Fri. meet at the Country Club at 1:00 to decorate.
Fri. 5:00 reunion starts with sign in and pay
balance if any owed. 7:00 Linda Weathers and 13 ladies will
tap - dance to the oldies, 7:20 The Roadrunners will sing and
about 7:45 Linda and girls will be back for a final couple of
dances...the rest of the evening, visit.
Saturday - meet at 5:00 - get ready for pictures (hopefully finished
by 6:00). Get ready for dinner at 6:30 - thought we would
ask Kenneth Thompson if he would like to do the prayer before dinner.
After dinner Gary Fletcher will have the slide show and then we will have
awards (traveled the farthest etc.) - then dancing and fun.
Where to Stay: (and who's staying where)
Get your reservations
in quickly. The Goddard 30
yr reunion is the same weekend. Anyone
needing lodging can go on the Google
List. The Sally Port is closed as of now for remodeling
. Here is a list a few of the newer places that would be
good. A group rate may apply if 10 rooms are reserved at one place.
Hampton Inn - (575) 623-5151
Peggy White Parlee
Sharon Owens Gallup & Gary Gallup
Edward (Red) McLellan
Holiday Inn Express - (575) 627-9900
Days Inn - (575) 623-4021
Comfort Inn - (575) 623-4567
Comfort Suites - (opened in July, 2010) - (575)
LaQuinta Inn - (575) 622-8000
Super 8 Motel - (575) 622-8886
Marsha Clark Hughes
Fairfield Inn by
Marriott - (575) 624-1300
Leisure Inn - (575) 622-2575
Vickie St. John
Your Profile... Whitney Robinson has created a profile form
for you to share your past 50 years with everyone at the class reunion.
Please download the type of document you wish to use to share your
information and mail or email it to Whitney (Frblair@cs.com) for her
to compile and reproduce it. She only has dial-up where she lives and
word documents are too wieldy for her lines. Fill it out in Word if you
wish and save/print it as a pdf file and email it
to her. You can get a good pdf printing
program here for your
Word program. You can also email the Word profile form completed to me
and I will convert it to the pdf and send it to
Whitney. Or just sent Whitney a typed out summary of your life so far.
or mail it to Whitney
P.O. Box 1327
LaLuz, NM 88337
(hand write your responses and mail it to Whitney)
(type in your responses, save it as a pdf file and
email it to Whitney)
(older word version - save it as a pdf file
and and email it to Whitney))
ROSWELL HIGH 50TH REUNION ---NMMI
Golf Course 8:00 am
1: Bette Leadingham,
Ed Leadingham, Ferrell Dunham, Jerry Hickman
2: Gary Gallup, Cecil Marshall, Don
Gadberry, Linda Comeaux
3: Frank Gallegos, Harold Rives, Palmer
Arnold, Ernestine Sizemore
4: Don King, Ron Parnell (73 score),
Perfecto Apodaca. Ralph Fresquez
5: Paul Herring, David Winans, Sam Parker
Jerry Peshka passed
away in Las Cruces in January, 2017. A memorial has been sent.
Here is a note from
Elaine's son, Danny Flaherty....
"Dear Friends. Thank you for the prayers and condolences. Seeing how many
of you had thoughts and prayers for my mother and family was helpful. There
will be an informal and small gathering in her memory at the Fountain City
Art Center here in Knoxville. The Art Center was one of moms passions in her
retirement. She asked that donations be made to the Fountain City Art Center
Children's Art program in lieu of any flowers. Thank you again for your
thoughts in this difficult time."
The Roswell High School Class of 1961 is sending a donation to the
Children's Art fund of the
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918 (For
Children's Art Fund) and a card to the family.
Thank you Patty Dodson Johnson,
Barringer's Blossom Shop in Roswell.
Sarah Hunter Ellis
passed away from cancer August 7. 2016
From Barbara T.
I heard from Sarah's daughter, Kim, and she appreciates our
thoughts and prayers so much. The will have a celebration of Sarah's life in
the fall and spread her ashes in the mts. of NM in the spring. She will keep
me posted. Cards and notes can be sent to the family at 1102 shady hollow,
new braunfels, tx 78132. Feel free to pass this info on to others.
(updated 04/12/2015 below)
passed away on April 3, 2015
"....It is with great sadness that Sharon Dutch Carr Leamon passed away
this afternoon. All her family were with her after a hard fought battle
with ovarian cancer. Her services are pending at this time. She is to
be cremated and her ashes strewn at her pre designated places. The will
be memorial services in Hide Away Lake, Texas, where she presently lived
and another in El Paso where she lived for many years. I know that she
would like for all the golfers to go out and take a shot for her since
she was an avid golfer. Thanks for letting our classmates know that we
have lost yet another beautiful classmate.
Dot Prince "
.....Quick update on
arrangements. My mom wanted to be cremated so that will be taking place
sometime this week. We will be having two memorial services, one in Hideaway
and the other in El Paso. The one in Hideaway should be the week of April
20-24 unsure of exact date yet. For those in El Paso we are still working on
the memorial plans. I promise to keep you all informed. I still answer my
mothers phone if I'm available so if you have any questions please call or
text. Thank you all for your prayers and condolences. All my mothers friends
were so important to her and she loved you all.
April 24 at 2:00 pm
101 Hideaway Lane Central (clubhouse)
Hideaway TX 75771
Golf Attire or Casual
finds 1961 Roswell HS class ring in woman's estate, looking for owner.
From Linda Youse...
"I received this from Dianne Dumas, Linda
Ruth Dumas' sister yesterday evening but didn't read it until this morning.
Linda's death was expected. She has been fighting COPD and other things
for years. I don't know if you ever post something like this from another
class, but thought I would ask. In case you don't remember, Linda was in
the class of 1962."
More information about services will be posted here when finalized.
Linda Ruth Files, 70, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by
her family on Jan. 21, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas, where she and her
family have resided since 1973. A celebration of her life will be
held at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lubbock at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 24th. The family would be honored to receive friends
at the church beginning at 10 a.m. She was born on April 5, 1944, in
Roswell, NM, to her late parents J.E. Jimmy and Ann Dumas. She met
Gerald Files at McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, in 1962, where
they quickly fell in love and wereon March 7, 1963, in Roswell, NM.
Linda graduated from Roswell High School in 1962. She worked as a
passionate and loving Kindergarten
in the Lubbock Independent School District for 26 years. She was
also a dedicated
for many years. She was gifted with a beautiful singing voice, and
as a young woman she sang many solos, and was involved in choirs,
musicals. Her love for music and singing continued throughout her
entire life. Linda's legacy is her unwavering faith in her Lord and
Savior. This legacy of faith is instilled within her family and
loved ones and will be carried on for generations to come. She is
survived by her husband, Gerald Lee Files; daughter, Deborah Lynn
Callander and husband, Tim; granddaughter, Laura Elizabeth
Martinkewiz and husband, Quinn; grandson, Christopher Michael
Callander of Lubbock; son, Kenneth Lee Files and wife, Shar; and
granddaughters, Sydney Kate Kim, Madison Grace Files, and Emily Anne
Files of Houston. She is also survived by her sister, Diane Dumas of
Santa Fe, NM; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Linda chose to donate her body to TTUHSC as a gift for the
mankind. Her family would like to express their gratitude to Home
and Crown Point Hospice for their loving care, comfort, and support.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 23, 2015
There is a planned memorial service for Frank and Ronald Horton at the
LaGrone Funeral home on 06/28/2014 at 4 PM. More info will follow
There is a memorial service for
Danny Adams on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Danny's ranch.
Contact Cathy (
) for directions and to RSVP.
Donations are always needed to our Class 1961 memorial fund at
Barringers Blossom Shop
...contact is Patty Dodson Johnson.
Obituary for Danny Adams......
A memorial will be held on September 14th
at 2:00pm at the S. Main LaGrone funeral chapel for Raymond D. Hardin in
Roswell, NM.(he is the brother of Ida Ann Hardin Vick.
Received this morning from Raymond Doyle Hardin's
"This morning early, Jerry Hickman called me. My brother and your friend
Raymond Doyle passed away. There are no immediate arrangements.
Ida Ann Hardin Vick"
As most of you know,
Danny Adams passed away last Sunday. Details are still forthcoming. Some
have written me as to where they can donate.
We have a Class of 1961 fund in Roswell. Patty Dodson Johnson, owner of
Barringer's Blossom Shop, is a caretaker of that account. This account now
has less than $300.
Donations for our classmates should be by check.... made out to
"RHS Class 0f 1961"
and mailed to: Barringer's Blossom Shop ATTN: Patty
314 N Main
Roswell, NM 88201
The shop number is
Local: (575) 622-1590
Please enter my e-mail address in the web page listing for our class. I
really appreciate your work in developing and maintaining the web page,
especially since I lost my annuals long ago. I seem to often find
myself visiting the site to refresh my memory.
By the way, I live in Austin and visit San Antonio two to three times a
month. I live near Marsha (Clark) Hughes. We occasionally meet at a
nearby 'Jim's Restaurant' for a dish of Cinnamon ice cream. Do you
know of any others in the area?
Wish I could have made it to the 50th reunion. Sure have enjoyed the
pictures you posted.
RHS Class of '61
02/18/2013 From Suzie
Just got an email from Bette
and she said my email address is incorrect - therefore not getting some of
the emails. My correct address is:
email@example.com Was so sorry
to hear about Woody - Raymond, if you have an address for his daughter,
would appreciate your sending it to me - we have been making a donation to
the Assurance Home from our class for those who have passed away and they
usually send an acknowledgement to someone in the family. Thanks - Suzie
From Raymond Hardin
I am sorry to
report that our good friend Woody Beal passed away on February 1st.
Back in September of last year Woody was told that he had lung
cancer and the disease had progressed to other parts of his body. I
last spoke with him on Christmas Eve when he told me that his
doctors had given him about a month to live. Gale Ayres, wife of
Jimmy Ayres, found the notice of Woody's passing in the San Diego
Union Tribune. Thank you Gale for your work.
Woody was one
of a kind. There will never be another one like him. He was the
ultimate friend. Like many of you, I will miss him very much.
09/08/2012 Susan Wright:
Suzie Caraway passed away on September
12/25/2011 Echo Henderson:
"I finally talked
with Echo's daughter again today and am saddened to let you know that Echo
passed away last Monday, the 19th. She has been cremated but they are
having a memorial service next Tuesday, December 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Mary of Virgin, 1408 N. Davis, Arlington,
Texas. We usually make a donnation to the
Assurance Home here in Roswell if that is agreeable with everyone.
If you want to send a card -mail it to Mr. & Mrs. Bruce (Mundee) Lewis, 1810 Winewood, Arlington, Texas 76013.
Suzie Miller Housewright "
11/18/2011 Elaine sent in this photo of second or third
grade at Missouri Elem. Send her an email if you know any of these
Click to enlarge
three reunion videos from Sam Parker - here
09/11/2011: From Sam
I am blown away by Danny's contribution...I have committed to play
the 50th for class of '62 as Tommy Weathers asked me to. I really
enjoyed seeing all my classmates again and thanks again for having me....Sam
09/11/2011: From Bette
$388.00 left over from
-$200 to Linda 's group Rack-A-Taps (for travel, etc)
-75 for a
brick at the Convention Center outside that says RHS Class of '61 - 50th
us cash in the amount of $213.00 for the next reunion. We started with
$150.00 from last summer in Ruidoso from donations so I feel like most all of
the money collected from this reunion will go to the reunion they paid for.
A very nice
surprise...Danny Adams sent a check for Sam Parker for all of his wonderful
music and making our reunion such a success. I mailed it to him
yesterday and told him it was from Danny.
08/21/2011: From Gary
The DVD mailing was completed on
Saturday so you should be seeing the DVDs in a few days.
08/08/2011: From Gary
Don, thanks for sending me Ron’s number at the hospital. I talked to him a
little bit ago and he is going home tomorrow. Was going to happen today but
he asked them to stay over until tomorrow for accommodating a transportation
situation for him. He is anxious to get out! Just wanted to update. I don’t
have an email for Dave Woolsey so if anyone has it you might want to let him
(Anyone know how to contact Dave Woolsey??)
08/08/2011: From Elaine:
Well, the reunion is over, the dust has settled sorta. I’ve quit whining, almost and here are my thoughts:( Assuming you care)
What an outstanding job was done by all! The venue, the entertainment, the
centerpieces, the decorations, the organization were excellent. Also ya’ll clean up pretty good as evident by the pictures!
You may not be able to “ go home again” but you can
certainly enjoy the people you grew up with.
So my observations are:
1. There just wasn’t enough time. I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to
2. Next time lets just eat
and talk…. Perhaps we’ll play musical chairs to get to talk to everyoneJ
3. Lets give Bette, Suzie,
Paul etc a break and have it somewhere
else…somewhere that you can actually get to (ask Gary and Sharon about their
journey). Currently under discussion is Dallas as it is easy and cheap to get
to. It’s the people, not the place, right?
4. Nothing formal…just whoever can come, come!
5. I did mention we are going to keep on doing this every year, right? Do I
hear an “Amen”?
6. One last observation: Linda L. Weathers and Peggy Whites eyelashes are
still far too long and Gloria (both of them) have gotten
even more beautiful. Where’s the fairness in that?
Oh yeah, our generous benefactor was pleased….hummmm
was she there?
08/08/2011 From Jim
I attended the reunion and it was absolutely fantastic. Thanks
to all the folks who worked so hard putting it together. All of us reminisced
about the past and created so many memories for the future. Right below the
main menu is the Alma Mater sung by my sister Kay Ayres. What a great
surprise for me. My father (deceased) wrote the RHS Alma Mater, my sister
sang it and I could hear my mother (deceased) in the background accompanying
Kay on the piano. It was such an emotional moment for me. Thanks to Don for
putting it on our website and anyone else who may have had that old 45 RPM
8/07/2011: Just talked to Ron Horton. He is in a hospital in Houston
and expects to be released next week. Frank Horton is there with
him. He really tried to get to reunion. His number is
and he would welcome any calls.
08/02/2011: Carol Burk writes...
Thank you for the update of the reunion. I am
sorry I missed it. I was in Crested Butte, Colorado, and could not get down
to Roswell. I am in Eagle Nest, New Mexico, right now visiting with friends.
Will return home around August 15. You are a good website
Builder. I need a website to sell my books on how to teach
students how to love school. I was a retired Special Education Counselor for
many years. I have used my photography as a background for my books. ...
Jerry McCormack submitted an article for the Roswell Daily
Record... Click here (pdf)
07/27/2011: From Stephen Wolfe on July 27,2011: