Class of '40
|Evelyn Wall Gunnels is the moderator of the 1940 class. Send her any information you would like to have added to this page.|
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|Contact Info||Bio info|
|(Wall) Gunnels, Evelynemail@example.com:
910 Daria Drive
Houston, Texas 77079-5022
281 493 9915
and her husband Ellis Warren Gunnels have three children, seven
grandchildren, all living in the Houston area except for two of the
grandchildren who are in Austin. Evelyn worked at Greenville Avenue
Christian Church as secretary before marriage and later worked in Civil
Service, Army Ordnance Department, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, during WW II.
Later she worked for the Museum at Texas A & M, also as secretary to
the Hillel Society at A & M while her husband completed his
engineering degree. She was a secretary at General Motors Acceptance
Corporation in Pueblo, Colorado and a Secretary at Monsanto World
Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Since retirement, she has been
active in Daughters of the American Revolution (Alexander Love Chapter)
in Houston. She enjoys genealogy work and my grandchildren, five girls
ranging in age from 10 to 22, and two boys, one 24, one 11. She and
Ellis take the whole family cruising about every two years, usually to
the Caribbean. Her hobbies are Genealogy and doll making.
Her biggest influence from NDHS was from her dear algebra/geometry teacher, Miss Lawler, who made those subjects seem like a snap because she was such an expert teacher. Also, Mr. Morphis, Miss Bertrand, (English). Mr. Morphis' joke every February 2 "It's just two-two-thirty-eight". Miss Blake her shorthand teacher, a true gentlewoman. Mr. Baker, her long-suffering Biology teacher.
Evelyn has kept in touch with two of her North Dallas friends, Peggy Byrn (Hickman) and Mary Frances Sherbet (Wood). They were her wedding attendants, and they have been close all their lives. Now they email almost daily.If she had to do NDHS over, she would have arranged to take courses to enable her to go to college. She didn't have the opportunity to do that. Comments: In 1944 she married Ellis Warren Gunnels, a graduate in 1940 from Woodrow Wilson High School. He attended Texas A & M until his junior year when he was taken into the military and served during WWII. He completed his Mechanical Engineering degree at A & M after the war on the GI Bill, and went to work in the Texaco refinery in Port Arthur, Texas as a power engineer. After 8 years he transferred to sales, and worked his way up to Vice President of Marketing, and retired in that position at age 65.
10/2/2013 - Evelyn reported that her husband, Ellis Warren Gunnels died on August 20, 2013. He was not a North Dallas grad. He graduated June 1940 from Woodrow Wilson High.
|(Byrn) Hickman, Peggy Ann||(deceased)||10/2/2013. Evelyn Gunnels reports that Peggy passed away on October 12, 2012.|
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