Class of '53
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43 Currier Way
Cheshire, CT 06410
|Robert and his wife, Vinka, have three grown children - two boys and a girl and three grandchildren - two boys and a girl.. Robert got a BA at the University of Texas and an MBA at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent 20 years as a career Naval Officer, retiring in 1977 as CDR. He has had a varied career since - mainly as Comptroller of several organizations, including CEO of Yale Employees Federal Credit Union. His last ten years was as the Dean of Administration, Connecticut Community College system. He will be retiring at the end of November 2000. After retirement, he will be running an Internet-based Asian antiques business - one of the first on the Web five years ago (located at http://ichibanantiques.com. He also plans to spend time visiting grandchildren in Atlanta, Louisville, and San Francisco. Robert's hobbies are reading, theater, opera, and collecting Asian antiques. He says that NDHS was the best high school he attended - there were three and the best part was the good friends there. He missed the fortieth reunion - credit union auditors came day before he was to fly down - shame. Maybe the 50th ??|
|(Baldwin) Edge, Wanda G||
1425 Buena Vista
75149 Mesquite, TX
12/26/04 - Spouse name: deceased. Family info: 2 daughters, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Hobbies: gambling, going to bingo.
|(Benander), Darlene Ann Smith||
317 S 10th Street Apt F2WaKeeney Kansas 67672785-656-2650
|7/20/2008 - Spouse name: Colman Smith (deceased) College info: Colorado A & M (now Colorado State) Family info: 4 children; two girls, two boys/ 9 grandchildren/ 4 great grand children Job info: worked in local Bank for 10 years, gas production and sales company for 10 years, Construction Company 8 years to retirement. All as secretary. After retirement: enjoy reading, attending grandchildren activities, traveling Moved to WaKeeney last June after 37 years in Luray KS and am living in WaKeeney Senior Apts. Have two sons, one here and one 15 miles East of me so enjoy their company, and kids activities. Have a daughter in Olathe, KS and one in Sarasota FLa. Plan to spend 6 weeks in Fla in March & April with my daughter & husband. Hobbies: church, family, reading, golf Friends: Barbara McKinnon, Peggy Storey, Shirley Barbaria, Janelle Sappington, Jeanne Stern, Sue McGee and I am sure some I am forgetting. Many fun times, and laughs. Comments: Keep in touch with only one close friend, Barbara McKinnon Cone. Have at different times corresponded with others. Enjoy the Bulldog news so much, but sad to read of the ones we have lost.|
10/23/2011 - Spouse
Name - Anne Info
About Jobs During Working Career - Retired from medical product
Hobbies Hunting and fishing on my personal ranch in East Texas.
Blogging on my website (on Contact Info).
Is There Anything You Would Do Different If You Were Going To Repeat High School? Absolutely, attend classes and extracurricular events that would have enhanced my career more. Such as Debate, school paper editing.
Bill is married to Gail (Palmer), '53.
|Coker, James||Deceased||James and his wife, a retired school teacher, have a beautiful home in Plano TX. James is a retired Chief with the Dallas Fire Department. He is a golf afficionado and recently enjoyed playing with Robert Burgess. He has had some health problems, but is putting up a fight in the same courageous manner that he did while on the championship NDHS football team that so many NDites look back on as the apex of football under Coach Hyde.|
|DeGrazier, Tony||In 1982 Tony DeGrazier founded the first Islands restaurant on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles, CA. In December of 2001, Islands opened its newest restaurant in Fullerton, CA. Islands owns and operates 36 full-service, casual dining restaurants operating under the name "Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks". There are thirty one restaurants located in Southern California and five in Arizona. Tony is currently living in Southern CA|
6115 Linden Lane
Dallas TX 75230
|11/30/04 - Spouse name: Connie Grossman. College info: SMU. 1962 BBA Marketing. Family info: Two surviving children Eric and Ciane Grossman - 4 grandchildren. Job info: Joined the Army after graduating from NDHS. Sales manager for Container Corp. of America. President of Brooks Packaging, Owner of Metropak and Armadillo Packaging. After retirement: Semi-retired but still in packaging sales. Have a small ranch in Colorado, near Pagosa Springs. Hobbies: Golf, Flying. Influence: Fond memories of all my NDHS experiences. Missed the 50th reunion to see my daughter and new grandson in Maine in March 2003. She was a professor at the University of Maine. She died in an automobild on December 16, 2003, so it was a good thing that we got to see her earlier in the year. Looking forward to the 55th reunion. Things Different: Might have studied occasionally in high school, rather than spend all my time chasing the girls. Comments: High school with all you people was a wonderful time. I miss all those who are gone, but hope to see many of those remaining.|
|(Harding) Allison, JoAnn||
14732 Tradewinds Blvd
Forney, Tx. 75126
4/27/01 - JoAnn is basking in her full retirement years and
thoroughly enjoying it.
left IBM in 1993 after 29 years of employment. During the last several
years she helped her only daughter Laure with the task of raising her
children. Adrienne is now 19 and Kristin and Cory 18. She isn't sure
which was the most difficult; raising her own or helping with her
grandchildren. Now that they are almost adults she is ready for a new
phase of life, just not certain what it may be.
Could be more reading and / or
happy home owner work. JoAnn believes that Eugenie Terry was her
favorite teacher and had a positive influence promoting her love of
history. She also credits her long time friends Sue Hickman Hutchison
(since 12 years old) and Darliss McCommas with influencing her life. If
allowed one more time to live those ND years she'd be more involved in
school activities and try to know more of her classmates.
|(Holmes) Buckner, Jane||
(Novel - "Tangled Webs" - a Woman's Journey)
6943 Helsem Way
Dallas TX 75230
Schools/Degrees - UT Austin BS.
Info about jobs during working career - Master Graphoanalyst Teachers, Activities, etc. at NDHS that affected your life - Ms Epperson.
Special Friends at NDHS- Marian Gill, Pat Davie, Bobbie Hudel
|Louis, Dr. James E.||James has been named one of the best doctors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the field of pediatrics (June 1999 D Magazine.|
813 Country Club Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Corky and his wife, Barbara have retired and have moved to Grand Prairie.
|( McGee) Dempsey, Sue||
|The first eighteen years after graduating from North Dallas, Sue was an Air Force wife and full time mother. She did volunteer work for the Red Cross at AF hospitals, was a Girl Scout leader and worked with AF Wives Club charities. She moved back to the Metroplex in 1971 and went to work as Girl Friday for her dad. In 1985, he sold his businesses and "retired" to the country. Sue worked at home as bookkeeper for several small businesses until 1992. Sue has three daughters and one son. She and her husband, Jim, have a blended family of seven children, seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandson. In 1994 Jim retired. They moved to 25 wooded acres near Winnsboro, TX. Sue is once again helping her dad with his businesses and volunteering - this time at the library.|
|(Milam) Kuykendall, Sandra||
1918 Morgan St.
Irving, TX. 75062
|Family info: I have two sons and two grandchildren. Job info: I held various administrative jobs over the years. I retired from the City of Irving - Water. Utilities/ Billing/ Customer Service Department in 7/00. Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I do enjoy dining, movies, shopping and traveling. Influence: Things Would Do Different: Comments: My sister, who is JoAnn Milam Naylor of Irving, TX., is a Class of 1950 alumnae of North Dallas High School.|
|(Mullins) Eckert, Martha||
11 Heather Glen Drive
Fairfield Glade, TN. 38558
|Martha married Paul L. Eckert. Their children are: one daughter, Jana (daughter of B. J. Dorr, NDHS graduate), Stan, Lari, and Bruce (stepchildren that she raised), Stan, Lari Ann, and Bruce. They have 8 grandchildren (3 girls, 5 boys). Martha attended SMU and the University of Alabama, Birmingham. After her 4 children were in college, she worked for an Interior Decorator and was a legal secretary for the Vice President of a large Engineering Construction firm. Since retirement, they are big golfers and play lots of bridge. Her hobbies include Mah Jongg and fishing. They also travel a lot. She was influenced at NDHS to make friends that are real friends. She learned that to have a friend is to be a friend! And that is true throughout her life.. She still thinks of all the wonderful friends she made in NDHS even though she never hears from them or know where they are.|
|(Palmer) Cobb, Gailfirstname.lastname@example.org||Gail is married to Bill Cobb.|
|Polen, Jerry R.||
Dallas TX 75220
|Poston, George||George is a prominent Dallas real estate investor. He and his wife, Carol have been involved in many Dallas fund raising events.|
Attorney and Counselor at Law
3030 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204-2451
|02/26/2007 - John graduated in 1953, went on a four year paid scholarship to Harvard on a scholarship, later went to Texas University. Shown at left with Noel Garland. Obit - John Paul Scott, a beloved husband, father, son, friend and child of God, went to his heavenly reward on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.John was a devoted husband to Pat, whom he married in 1964, and a very caring son and son-in-law. He loved to learn and really enjoyed sharing the experiences. He was a voracious reader and passed this trait on to his daughters and granddaughter. He also gave them his gift of honesty. John never knew a stranger and had a friendly smile for all. Throughout his long torture by Alzheimer's, his sweet spirit continued to impress those who came in contact with him.Survivors: His wife, Pat; his daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Keith Hall and Suzanne and Eddie Lewis; his granddaughter, Emily Hall; niece, Lisa Miller; nephew, Greg Miller; and numerous friends.Published in the Star-Telegram on 2/18/2007.|
|(Salter) Cole, Ann||(Deceased)||5/22/2010 - (from Noel Garland) - Sad news.... Ann Cole ('54) passed away this morning. George and Ann had taken one of the granddaughters to New Orleans and after breakfast she said that she did not feel well and went back to the room. They called the paramedics and they were able to have her regain concusses, but she slipped away. They said that she went peacefully.|
|(Stallings) Pape, Mary Laneemail@example.com||10/2/01|
|( Stern) Laurie, Jeanne||
9915 Wood Forest Dr.; Dallas, 75243(972) 231-5959
|06/29/05 - Jeanne attended The University of Texas Austin from 1958-60, and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in English and History from The University of North Texas in 1974. She has a grown son and daughter, two stepdaughters, and seven grandchildren. For the last 25 years, she has been a contract and lease analyst in the oil and gas industry. Jeanne has been Editor and Publisher of the "Bulldog News," a quarterly newsletter for the Greater North Dallas High School Alumni Association, since its inception 15 years ago. She has also chaired or co-chaired all class reunions for her classes since the ten-year reunion in 1963. Her husband, Patrick, who works as a software engineer, and Jeanne live in Dallas.|
13330 Noel Road #626
Dallas, TX 75240
|11/6/02 - Richard and his wife, Marilyn (Hicks) live in Spring Texas. Richard graduated from the University of Texas in 1958 with a BSChE|
Welch, Tony DeHaro
81 Dianne Drive
Ormond Beach Fl. 32176;
(Office) PO Box 991
Daytona Beach FL 32115.
|I graduated from St. Mary's U in San Antonio with a degree in English and philosophy - obviously the road to poverty. While in the army I discovered you got paid for being on the radio and TV (TV was so new in 1957-58 we were all pioneers. After the army I went to Ft. Worth KXOL then Dallas, KBOX, then Cincinnati Ohio, WSAI AND WKRC-AM-Tv, then Buffalo NY, WKBW radio and TV (news director for radio-substitute anchor for TV then Philadelphia, assistant news director for KYW, one of the very early all news radio stations, then to New York and WCBS radio becoming an all news station, then across the street to NBC News where I was news director for WNBC Radio, 51/2 years, then news director and anchor KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, then reporter, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, then Kansas City, KCMO anchor 6 and 10pm news, then KMBC, Kansas city anchor 1 hour morning talk show, then (things do go in circles) back to Dallas and news director 5 years KRLD ALL NEWS RADIO AND THEN ch33 TV, then I bought a station in Daytona Beach WROD, held it for 15 years, then sold it, then hired by the new owners to run it and here I am 16 years in one place. I have 5 children, scattered about the world. My wife Diane has 3 children and 6 grand-children Diane and I will have been married 2 years Thanksgiving 2002. When it gets cold wherever you are, or have the urge to jump into the Atlantic ocean, whomever you are, call 386-253-0000 (office number) and you will be given a warm welcome, and probably a place to stay. Again Jeanne thank you for your labor o love, we are all in your debt. P.S...that debt business isn't just rhetoric, a check will be in the mail, promise.|