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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 and Linda
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
Don Letcher passed
away in Arizona, May 31, 2017.
R.I.P. to a very nice guy.
Picture was at the end of the Senior section.
Jerry Peshka passed
away in Las Cruces in January, 2017. A memorial has been sent.
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
Thank you Patty Dodson Johnson, Barringer's Blossom Shop in Roswell.
Sarah Hunter Ellis
passed away from cancer August 7. 2016
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. Blessings. B
04/04/2015 (updated 04/12/2015 below)
Sharon Dutch passed away on April
"....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.
.....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
Kansas woman 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.
Ruth Files LUBBOCK-
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 Teaching
Assistant in the Lubbock
Independent School District for 26 years. She was also a dedicated Avon
Representative 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, weddings, and school 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 future of mankind. Her family would like to express their
gratitude to Home Instead Senior Care and Crown Point Hospice for their loving care, comfort,
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 ( email@example.com ) 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 sister, Ida.
early, Jerry Hickman called me. My brother and your friend Raymond Doyle
passed away. There are no immediate arrangements.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
02/13/2013 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.
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 Parker
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
Leaving 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 know
(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
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. ... Carol
Jerry McCormack submitted an article for the Roswell Daily
Record... Click here
07/27/2011: From Stephen Wolfe on July 27,2011: