I am Frank (Larry) Fahrlender—long
time no see. You have my email in
the wrong place—it is shown for Wayne Emerson. I
don’t know what his is. If you could get that
correct it I would appreciate it.
It is amazing it has been so long, yet seems like
yesterday we were in high school. Lot of life since
Glad to see you
set up a web site. I was hoping someone would do
this. Are you planning on also maintaining the
address list? I was working on getting all the
classmates on Classmates shown attached list as
being on Classmates so one could tell how much
duplication in notices was occurring. I have doing
other things the last few weeks and have not
progressed beyond about half the classmates. Will
get on this and include a few additional classmates
that have contacted me since the last up date of the
you for the class of 61 web site.
can get rid of classmates
in Hewitt, Tx not far from you.
doing all this, Don.. are you still living in San
Barbara Thacker Troutz
Don. Looking forward to seeing you.
Nice website! Our name is actually spelled McLellan
instead of MacLellan. I think they had it wrong in the
Elaine McFeely is the one we have been hearing from
about the Class of '61 reunion.
Thanks for setting up the website.
Red and Linda McLellan
|Don, just got the information
about the website. Great job! I would
like to have you correct the spelling on my name, if you
It's Bonnie and I think you have it as something else.
Thanks! Can't wait to see everybody next
Bonnie Mitchell Carr
September 14, 2010
Don, Good to hear from you –
thanks for your efforts. I am here in Roswell –
looking forward to seeing you and all in 2011.
Thank you, Don,
for sending me the information. I would love to
come. In fact, it's on my calendar.
Caroline Allen Beckner
Thanks so much for web
site. Looking forward to seeing you at the
Hello DON, it is
Jimmie (JIM) Elliott. Are you still in SA? I
live in Martindale TX near san marcos. Thank
you for developing this email site!! I know
that you were with a sa school district at one
time and possiblly have retire from there at
this time. I too am retired from texas
education and living on TRS $ but continue to
rehire with Lockhart ISD which is near
martindale and about 35 miles south of austin on
Thanks again, JIM
Thanks for information Don...Yes, this is my correct
email....and the website that you have set up is
great...You and David seem to be really working on
he reunion...This is good...I do hope that we have a
good turnout for the 50th...
|Don ,,Thanks for the
article. .I never knew that I had contact and drank
beer with all of those dignitaries.
(this one just came in from my TexasAlien.com
website and I thought it was appropriate to post
here - Don - survivor of BC Carter for 4 courses)
Mr. Gadberry, did you have B.C. Carter for any
math classes at RHS? I had him all three
years and then went on to major in math in
college. Your alien bs sounds a bit like the set
up for a story called "Class Reunion" in my book,
Down to Earth in Roswell.
Don, thank you for doing this for the class. I
know it must b a challenge. Susie Caraway
As most of you know horses were my passion. I was a
legal secretary for a while as I was training,
raised three children.
Sold a horse I trained for $125,000 last year have
clocked fastest times many places and I met my
husband on the racetrack at Ruidoso, where we both
I was voted Texas representative for the horseman
and flew to Austin for meetings for two years in
HPBA. I qualified a racehorse for the Sam Houston
Futurity and placed 2nd. I have won at least 40
saddles and 100 buckles. My first was won in 1954
and the last in 2009; however in 2009 I was stricken
with cancer and since have had that battle with
chemo and no hair and am now taking radiation every
I hope I get to be around to see all next year. Once
again how nice to learn what all are doing.
Good to hear from you. Thanks for
your picture. Man! You have not changed
one bit. What is your secret?
Only error that jumped out at me was Erwin
Latimer. His name is listed as Edwin. As
far as I know, he is in Albuquerque. I'll
attempt to get more details.
Thanks for the site,
Just checked the class list. My email address is
the same as Gary's and my last name was mis-spelled....Funny!
Thanks again for all your work.
G double O D
J-O-B,,,,Good Job.....still can't stop cheerleading!
website, Don. And the correspondence section was
like talking to each one individually. I'm looking
forward to seeing everyone next summer in Roswell.
And I would be interested in know where you might
have a block of rooms reserved for that time.
Susie Wilmot (Hawk)
We should stay at the Hampton Inn on N. Main st.
They offer a free breakfast every morning.
We could all wear a RHS tee shirt the first morning
and we would know who our classmates
are. This would be helpfull for some one like me,
who has not seen anyone in 30 to 50 years.
Don…Thanks for putting
up the website (from
someone in the website
business). I know it
will be helpful to
everyone. I have the
date next year on my
calendar. Plan to be
there!! I’m still in
Solution Services Inc
Don - I
can be in charge of golf
- people can let
us know and I can make
tee times ( at New
Institute Golf Course) -
also the Friday night
get together is also at
the Roswell Country
I will get back to you
later - I am sure we can
get a block of rooms
somewhere - closer to
the reunion date.
More address added by
I am Daniel Vickers and
my wife's name is
Vickers . We were in
Roswell High in 1961. We
went to the 20th reunion
and have not attended
since. I would like to
know the names of the
people that might attend
the 50th. I know a lot
have passed away and
some are not accounted
for. I you have that
info I would like for
you to email it to me (
if it is not to much
Hi, Don - I am so looking
forward to our reunion.
Thanks for you effort on
this. I haven't had a
chance to check the website
yet, but I will. You may
remember me. I am Linda (Youse)
Hood and live in Albuquerque
and am still among
the working bunch. I am
married and have lots of
grandchildren and even two
greats with one on the way.
Where are you and what
are you doing? Obviously
you have some computer
Hope you are well! Linda
Don't know how
many pictures I
have but I'll
drag out the
photo album and
let you know.
Glad everyone is
pitching in on
helping - I have
talked with a
few people here
in Roswell to
let them know
and tried to
Waggoner is 1502
E. Country Club
Road - they
email! Will let
you know about
the pictures -
On Fri Sep 17
10:43 , 'Ed &
- I only
have a few -
of us at
camp - I
think I got
know she has
lots of them
- if she
needs me to
have found a
in and like
Talk to you
- let me
I talked to Lynn
Link Sunday and
he is doing
good. He will be
at the class
reunion in July.
Maybe he will
join the 21st
We should all
post what we
have been doing
the past 50
years to keep
fresh in our
Its too bad the
last post was
9-23-10 and not
Gadberry is handling the
list and announcements
so I am forwarding your
message to him. Not much
has been put out other
than the reunion is
being planned for
Roswell in July of next
year 2011. They are
talking about using the
Country Club for
meetings and not using
the High School. Has
to do with cost.
----- Original Message
18, 2010 12:59 PM
class of 1961
some time back about
a class reunion and
told me you were
co-ordinate a e-mail
list ? I haven't
heard from you or
Susie of any
updates. Add me to
Harold B. Jones
A friend sent me
the info re the web
site. I can't believe I
didn't think of looking
for it myself. Thanks
so much for doing this.
I had said I would go to
a reunion if I could
find out if there was
I live in
Canada, but I still have
some family in Roswell
and will be there.
To let you know.
Just got the word that
Glenda Crawford passed
"AWAY". May our prayers
be with her and her
family. What great
laughter she gave to all
Hi, Don - Just wanted to provide an update regarding
Glenda Crawford Mitchell. Cindy Lewis, Glenda's daughter, left me a
voice mail saying that Glenda died approximately 3 P.M. yesterday,
January 4. She will be cremated. Ballard Funeral Home is in charge
of the arrangements.
A memorial service is being planned at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 North Pennsylvania Avenue in Roswell on Saturday,
January 8, at 10 A.M.
314 N. Main, Roswell, NM 88201, 575-622-1590 has a Class of 61
fund. A Class of 61 arrangement will be at Glenda's service. If
anyone from our class wishes to donate to this fund, please contact
the owners, Patty (nee Dodson) and Dennis Johnson, both RHS
classmates. Feel free to donate any amount. It looks like this
will be an "unofficial" perpetual fund to provide flowers for other
classmates' services. I understand from Elaine McFeeley Flaherty
and Patty that there was a Class of 61 arrangement both for Ronnie
Van Winkle and Brian Ballew's services. Please feel free to post
any part of this message. If I find there are any changes to the
arrangements, I will let you know.
Linda (Youse) Hood
Don, was surprised tonight
to have e-mails from you,
Elaine F. and Ray H.!! I'm
in Roswell and plan
attending the reunion next
summer. I don't know how
much I can help. I will be
teaching summer school and
the 22nd is finals.
suzie H and Bette L know how
to get in touch with me.
Please add my e-mail to the
class list. T
hank you, Margy Klump Dye
Just a personal note to
thank you for working at
making the reunion
special...with the deaths of
special friends during the
past year, I think it is
important to get together
and celebrate life...let me
know if there is anything I
can do to help. I plan to be
in NM sometime early in
Sent from my iPad
Don, My name
is Don Johnson, RHS 61.
Just visited the web
site. It is great to
see some of the
there. Thank you for
providing that for us.
My cousin Jim E. Winkler
listed on the class list
has passed away. He and
I graduated together. I
wanted to inform you of
this so that you could
update the information
Thank you again for the
James Donald Johnson,
Roswell High class of 61
am currently off
shore working on
Chevron. I am
back to the US
until the 16th
of Feb. I will
send the money
My home email is
cell number is
and my home
My work email is
listed below in
to the reunion!!
Don... u da
A great "life" letter
Sharon C. Hallman
You got to read this.
Don, Finally I
have good news to
report! Dot Langfrod
Prince had surgery last
Tuesday. She had part
of her lung removed.
Although her tumor was
cancerous. The test
results wee great and
she will need no further
treatments. Really Good
Sharon Owens Gallup
23, 2011 10:44 AM
Hi, Frank Gallegos
here. I am mailing
my form and check to
you. Attached is an
advance copy. Eager
to see you all.
By the way, I have
lots of pictures
name was Kay Ayers. My
husband and I are
looking forward to the
reunion. I will fill
out the paperwork and
send money asap. My
first name is right on
the address list;
however, my middle name
and the name I went by
was Kay. If you could
change the address list
and add my e-mail
address; I would
appreciate it. Thanks
so much for all of your
from: Jim White
April 19, 2011,
A few of you know my brother, Bob White. One of Bob's, lifelong friends from long ago Roswell days, Freddy Papworth, flew to Seattle to see him. Of course, Freddy (Class of '60) and Bob (Class of '64) have lots of stories to tell.
Bob has been racked with cancer for 9 or so years, and twice pulled back from stage-4 cancer; and Freddy has had his ups and downs including losing his lovely wife, Elizabeth Thorne (Class of '61) about 14 months ago. But seeing these two friends, who have not seen each other in 3 decades or more, is what the Roswell connection is all about. I hope you feel close to your Roswell connections you grew up with. It is cosmic magic!
Attachment(s) from Jim White
Great looking website! My sister ran across it from information
on her class of 66 mailing list. I guess all our old class
address lists were finally lost when Ronnie VanWinkle died a
while back. It's a big job to find everyone and keep up with
this stuff. Lots of them are keeping a pretty low profile. :-)
Anyway, thought I'd update my info.
John W Stevens
21547 N 91st Dr
Peoria, AZ 85382
623-537-0752 Home phone
I am currently a Product Design Engineer with Honeywell
Aerospace here in Phoenix. We do aircraft electronics at this
facility. I aspire to retire one day. :-)
I maintain three yahoo group email lists that may be of interest
in case you would like an email list to go with the website.
There is no real activity on them as I never joined Classmates
to let anyone know.
I don't know that I can make it to the reunion as I originally
had planned to do. There is a good chance I will not be able to
travel anywhere about that time frame. If things change, I'll
try to get over there.
I gather you may be in the San Antonio area from the bits and
pieces I see on the website. I pass through there several times
a year burning up I-10 between Phoenix, Houston, and Baton Rouge
to visit family.
Hope everything is well with you and your family!!
From: Jim White <JWhiteCLU@aol.com>
Subject: [RHS-GHS'66] Class of 1961 (50-Year Reunion)
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:23 PM
Our own Bobby Gadberry's older
brother, Don, has a really great
webpage dedicated to the
upcoming Roswell High
School 50-Year Reunion to be
held in July. You might go take
a look at it. It is very well
done and organized (with great
ideas we can copy).
Do you have older siblings? Any
that graduated in 1961? If so,
make certain they are put in
communication with Don Gadberry.
Also, if you happen to know the
location of any of those on the
roster, please make certain the
reunion committee have current
addresses. Will you do that?
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 4:05 PM
Regretably, I must cancel my attendance at our 50th
reunion. I have been offered and have accepted an
employment opportunity to return to Iraq. I will be
departing the US o/a 25 May, returning sometime after the
first of the year.
If there are any photographs, books, etc prepared to capture
the event, I would like to purchase them. Please contact me
by e-mail and I will have my brother Jimmy send you a check
in the necessary amount. Please keep my deposit to help
cover any enexpected expense associated with the reunion if
you would like.
Please say "hello" to anyone who might remember me (Sharon
Gallup, Linda Weathers, Ferrell Dunham, Jimmy Hair, etc).
I'll be thinking of all of you with great fondness in the
125 degree heat of Iraq in July.
Have a wonderful reunion.
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 4:42 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Moving again!
It is official. We will be moving to Kansa City, Mo...or
somewhere close to there. Gary has taken the job of
Atheletic Director at Avila University. He starts June
1st. I am getting good at this moving thing. Hope the
house sells fast...it is not on the market yet.
Another sad day for our class - in the
paper this morning it listed James McDaniel as passing away 5/15/11
- he lived in Capitan on a ranch and died of cancer. His name needs
to be added to our list of deceased classmates. Suzie
|Thanks for the tip.
I have reservations at the Holiday Inn Express because I have to
bring my little dog Samson.. My daughter and 5 yr. old grandson
will be there with me, but doing their own thing. I lived in
Roswell when my girls were in Jr.High and Highschool. My eldest
graduation from RHS Class '82, and she lived there until she went to
Oklahoma in 1989.
Thanks for this important piece of coordinated
information. Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.
Peace & Thanks,
Carl W. McCargo
(c) (413) 348-1431
(h) (413) 788-7649
Whitney Blair, here. We have reservations at the Fairfield
Inn/Roswell for the weekend of the reunion. Thanks for your "heads
up" that two other reunions will be vying for the same room space!
I was planning to wait until the last of June to do this, given some
other obligations on the calendar before then. I called Bette
Leadingham, and told her that a check will be in the mail.
Profiles are continuing to come in -- there have been some pretty
adventurous souls out there! I need to chat with Tom Qualls again,
for his account of where he was on 9/11 -- it's a pretty compelling
story, to say the least!
Okay, that's all the news for now -- website is still just
fabulous! I am in total awe of people who know how to do these
Re: Ron Horton
I didn't hear back from you
but thought you might like to know that Ron is doing
fine. He is finally at home and actually off of
dialysis. I talk to him about every week or so. He is
so happy to be home. I hope he will take care of
himself now and avoid the kinds of problems he had. He
heard from Donna Sue McKenzie about the class reunion in
July. He plans to come up so he can go to that.
I have my grandkids today so
I better get off here and see what they are into. They
keep me busy. Friday is Grandma's day. Noah is 4 and
Camryn & Olivia are twin girls age 5-1/2. They are
Marcus' kids. Darren's girls are 14 and 16 and live in
Panhandle, Texas. We don't see them as often as we
I would like to hear about
Patty (Horton) Smith
Roswell High School, DeKalb High School
118 joanne lane, DeKalb, Ill 60115
As a forever Coyote, even though I
didn't have the privilege of graduating from RHS. I wanted to send
you my very best wishes for a wonderful 50th. We, here in DeKalb,
Ill, where I finished HS and from where I graduated are in the midst
of planning the same golden anniversary.... I think about so many of
you in Roswell, and I am counting on hearing that your reunion was
the wonderful time it should be. My memories are still very vivid,
which is amazing because half the time I can't remember my grocery
list. But put on some great old music, and I'm right back there
dancing my feet off. God Bless you all, safe travels, as you come
together again, laugh and enjoy the memories. May your time be
sweet, and fun and of course well spent, without a doubt. I send my
very best to all of you God Bless, and peace to all.... hugs to each
an every one...... Kathy.
8216 Saddlebrook, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Nice website. Sorry I will not be able to attend. Hope everyone has
a safe journey to and from the reunion.
204 Green Mountain Dr, palm Desert, CA 92211
Sorry I can't make it - I would have a place to stay with my brother
Dan or my sister Becky who I have not seen in quite some time -
everyone have fun - Semper Fi - Micky
From Tommy Weathers to Sam Parker (DJ):
"Hi Sam. Well you were the first part of
the program that we worked on and that started last year in
Ruidoso and was a slam dunk so we have been working on the rest
of what needed to be done and just did not say much about your
part. Thanks again for your help in making the 61 50th a big
deal. Can't wait to hear you and your music. The gang that saw
and heard you last year got a great treat and now the rest of
the gang will see and hear your show. See you next week in
|From Stephen Wolfe
on July 27,2011:
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