|Class of 1964|
|Katie McGuire Garrett is the monitor for the 1964 class. If you have any information you want added to this page, please email it to Katie at her email address below.|
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Info About Your Children/GrandChildren - Two daughters, Francine and Diana. Two grandsons and one great grandson.
Schools/Degrees After High School El Centro College: Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting
(Bernhard) Martin, Diane
Address: 5415 North 22nd
Street City: Arlington, Virginia
Address: 5415 North 22nd Street
City: Arlington, Virginia 22205
Spouse_name: Marilyn Patricia Bechtold
College_info: See stream of consciousness below. I can't bear formulaic writing. Chas.
Comments: It's been a while since we were all gathered on the stage for senior day 1964. I've kept up with a few of you, but others it's been since that day of joyful tears. So, if I haven't seen you since then, here is what Charlie has done with his Post-Bulldog life.
I went to UT in hopes of playing football for Darrell Royal and tried out for Freshman ball. It became apparent to me that I was not of the National Championship caliber of those teams, so "I hung up my cleats for academia!"
I got my Bachelor of Arts and was 1-A Draft status. No one would hire me, so I drove a cement truck until I got my draft notice. Rather than take my chances after the Tet Offensive, I volunteered and enlisted in the Army Airborne Infantry and was stationed at Ft. Polk, Ft. Benning, Ft. Bragg and Ft. Hood. After injuring my left knee while parachuting I was rehabilitated at Fort Sam Houston and received an early honorable discharge on medical grounds.
I then returned to Austin to attend UT Law School and received my Doctorate of Laws in 1973, passed the Bar Exam and headed for the Nation's Capital with nothing more than my trusty VW Beetle, the clothes in my suitcase and student loan debt.
I've served three tours in federal service: Office of General Counsel for the Secretary of HEW; Counselor for Legal Affairs to the Amassador-At-Large, Office of the Secretary of State; and most recently, Special Assistant for Small Business and to the Deputy Under Secretary for Installations and the Environment, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Between my tours of federal service, my private practice has concentrated on business and procurement litigation throughout the country, but mainly in the Capitol Region.
Sports. After an extensive rehabilitation of the torn medial meniscus of my left knee, I engaged in sports back here on the East Coast. I played Quarterback for the Office of General Counsel "Wild Turkeys" (a band of partying, semi-crazed DC lawyers, mainly from New York City). I played third base for the same "Wild Turkey Softball Team" which won the DC Lawyer's League Championship, but sadly lost to the Plumber's League Champs in the finals (plumbers have much larger biceps). I shared a summer beach house in Dewey, Delaware with this same group of "Wild Turkeys" and we won the Maryland-Delaware-Virginia Beach Coast Volleyball Championship 3-0! Of course, between partying into the late night (shades of the ND "Catfish")we practiced our beach volleyball some 5-6 hours a day.
Of special interest to me was competitive sailing out of Annapolis, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay. After taking formal lessons, I joined a crew out of the Severn Sailing Club. We had regattas every Saturday and Sunday for 2 years gearing up for the 1976 Olympic trials. The water gets awfullly cold in December, January, February and March on the Atlantic. Sailing took me to Long Island Sound, the Noroton Yacht Club of Connecticut, and the steep cliffs of the Rhode Island Coast. When the Olympic trials came to Annapolis in May 1976, we were ready. As the youngest crew of 39 entries (a doctor, a lawyer and a folk singer)we placed 8th, which was good enough to qualify for he nationals in Chicago and hopes for a trip to Montreal.
My last sanctioned, competitive game was the Arlington Summer Baseball League. I was a member of the Arlington School Board and we fielded a team to play against the Police, the Fire Fighters and the Sanitation Workers. Needless to say, teachers and desk jockeys were no match for the Cops and the Firemen. However, we did beat the Cops on my Grand Slam Home Run at the bottom of the last inning and made it to the finals. The muscular Firemen clobbered us. I "hung up my cleats" forever.
While touring Europe as a "Free Agent" -- no debt, no wife, no children -- I proposed by letter to a woman I had met from Oregon. Marilyn Bechtold and I were later married. We just celebrated 32 years of marriage in New York City with my two daughters, Stephanie Rebecca and Courtney Elizabeth. We had a wonderful dinner with fellow alumnus Alfred Martinez and were treated to an exclusive private showing of his One Man Show at Studio 55. I have followed Alfred's career and purchased several of his works.
My wife, Mary Pat, is a graduate of Scripps Womens College of Pomona, California and did her graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. My oldest daughter Stephanie, received her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary( with Honors) and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Stanford University. She is a junior executive in the wine industry and lives in Sonoma, California. My younger daughter, Courtney, is a privacy consultant for the firm of BoozAllenHamilton and lives and works in the East Village, NYC, and like her Dad, has joined a Beach House on Fire Island. We four took in a couple of Broadway plays and visited Strawberry Fields in Central Park where numerous groups were playing John Lennon songs in remembrance of this Beatle icon, who was slain just across the street.
My early business travels have taken me to Russia, the Ukraine, Finland, Denmark, Cuba, Iceland, Japan, Haiti, the Dominica Republic, Ecuador and Mexico. Our family, either together as four, three or two has traveled to Sweden, Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Morrocco, Columbia, Costa Rica, Wales, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Canada, Luxemborg, Spain and other places I can't recall. Our next exotic group destination is Lawrence, Kansas, where my Father-in-Law received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and was a Big Man On Campus.
My spare time has been devoted to educational advancement. While at UT Law, I taught courses at Huston-Tillotson College (An Historically Black College) and later taught graduate students at the University of Southern California Washington Graduate Center. I was appointed to one term on the Arlington School Board (18,000 students-- would you trust me with your children, knowing what you know about my ND days?)and later the Governor of Virginia appointed me to a term on the Virginia College Building Authority (like a mini-regent)and later as Vice-Chairman of the Board. While at the Pentagon, I promoted an increase in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Sorry I couldn't make it to the reunion this year, but I am representing clients in federal court and depositions and motions are too many to leave. So, if I had gone and you had asked me questions about what I had been doing for the last 45 years, this is the short version.
The long version is captured in the first of three short novellas of the Cosmic Cowboy Blues Trilogy. I wrote it last year. It is totally fictional, but is about a boy who gtrew up in Pea Ridge, Texas, a place with more sheep than people. He dreamt of playing football for the legendary Texas Longhorns, but a strong dose of reality shattered that dream. It has the usual disclaimer, "Any reference to real people and events are purely coincidental ..." It is in its third draft and if you read it, you might patch together composites of some old Bulldog classmates. Or maybe not.
Throughout the last 45 years I have assiduously kept in contact with two Stephen J. Hay friends: Bill White and Maurice Main. Interestingly, both roads lead to Colorado. Also, Larry Kennedy and Gary Cooper from the Rusk years. On the East Coast, Alfred and I have shuttled between DC and NYC to share friends and families. And Richard. He was the most proud, loving and caring man to his little brother Alfred. Who could not want to be this man's friend. We talk frequently to "keep our friendship alive".
I am running out of steam. As a lawyer and entrepreneur, like the gunslinger's from the Wild West, "I aim to die with my boots on" -- meaning I will never retire. I love the give and take of competition too much; and the adrenalin flow.
And get ready for "Catfish Boogie II" in 2014. Larry, Richard and I are starting some choreography routines out of "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" So, Gary, Doug and Ben, get your overalls and fake beards and sharpen your Southern drawl.
So as Roy, Dale and Trigger would sing, "Happy Trails to you, until we meet again, Happy Trails ..."
Charlie Cervantes (#15 Bulldog!)
Cooper, Gary L.
04/20/01 - Gary attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his B.A. in English in 1968. He worked in book publishing, which led to 10 years in Hawaii doing book export sales in Asia and the South Pacific; then returned to Texas in 1984 and worked awhile as a political speech writer in Austin, then in St. Louis for eight years as the marketing and communications director of a startup corporation in the medical field. He retired back to Austin in 1995. He now travels a lot, stays healthy, and currently is volunteering as communication director for a friend who is a state representative, writing columns and articles for newspapers in his district and trying to keep him honest. Gary's hobbies: He loves nature, the performing arts, and travel so his partner and he combine those whenever possible. In 2001 they have visited the Galapagos Islands and recently New York City to see Broadway shows ("The Producers" is really good!) and an opera at the Met. He is really grateful to have had the experience at NDHS that he shared, especially since everyone survived it at the time, which was dicey. He said that buying that car and working 50 hours a week to pay for probably wasn't such a good idea, nor was running off to California, and well, a few other things...
|(Crowder) Dietrich, Sandraemail@example.com||04/28/2007 - Sandra Crowder Dietrich and her husband - Bill Dietrich '62 are relocating back to Texas after 12 wonderful years in a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington DC.|
(Cuello) Tompkins, Dolores
|(Hall) Keith, Susan||
507 Yucca Dr.
Denton 940 453-1166
8/21/2009 - College Info: Graduated with a BA in English/History North Texas State University (UNT) in 1973. Family Info: I have 3 grown children and seven grandchildren. Job Info: I taught secondary grades in Kilgore, TX and Lake Dallas for 13 years. I have been an educator with Creative Education Institute, a company that produces innovative learning solutions for struggling learners. This is my 13th year with CEI. Hobbies: I love to read and travel. Influence: Too many to mention. Friends: I am still in touch with many of my friends from ND and have attended every reunion. I have been good friends with Sarah Hildebrandt Blaser since 5th grade at James B. Bonham ES, Dallas ISD and Carol France White since 2nd grade at Sam Houston ES. Comments: I feel so fortunate to have attended high school in the early 60s. It wasn't always wonderful, but we had wonderful moments and now have great memories of those years.
(Hogan) Potosky, Melinda
(Huddleston) Downey, Svetlana "Lana"
1039 B Dobbins Pike
Lana is working as an accountant - she is the Division Controller of BFI of Tennessee in Nashville.
|(Jane) Colbert, Arlene||
5206 Alcott Dallas, TX 75026 214-821-5464
Dallas, TX 75026
College_info: B.S. in Elementary Education, SMU, 1968; M.S. in Special Eduation, TA&M,Commerce, 1974; Education Specialist, Indiana University, 1976
After_retirement: Retired, June, 2007, from Richardson ISD after 39 years as a teacher, principal and a director in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. I never minded going to work and always felt fortunate that I had a job that was not only secure but also rewarding, one in which I felt that I was contributing. I retired (Bless Texas Teacher Retirement for a reasonable retirement salary) and wondered how I would spend my time. I shouldn't have worried. Before long I was busy playing Bridge, reading, going to the movies, traveling, and, within a year I had begun mentoring my little elementary school, the one in my Knox-Henderson neighborhood that I attended as a child. I formed a support group, Bonham Boosters to help this wonderful school. Then, I also went up to North Dallas to see the classroom our class renovated and I haven't left. Getting to know the kids is the greatest benefit.
Hobbies: I portray the early 20th century poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay for civic groups, libraries, and book clubs. I now do the same with the character of the still living author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. I am working on a portrayal of Julia Child. It is a dream-come-true, something I wanted to do when I was in college and now, 40 years later, I am living that dream.
Influence: N.D. Speakers, Little Theater, Warren Watson, Mrs. Humphreys were among those activities and teachers I most enjoyed
Things_Different: I would not assume that people didn't want to get to know me. I would be friendlier, less sensitive, more generous. Oh, heck, I would probably do everything the same! I'd like to think I would pay better attention in class, apply myself more seriously to my studies, take advantage of the education offered me. But, if I were the same age, I imagine I would make the same mistakes. If I were this age going back to school, "Help me, Rhonda!" I would hate it! Imagine being 63 in a 16 year old's world! Terrible prospect.
Friends: Evelyn Seibert, Georgia Christe, Kay Rucker, Ellen DuVall (she left in 11th grade), Rita Van Liew, Becky Allen (she left after 10th grade)
Comments: Participating with my high school class members these many years, planning reunions, pre-planning the reunion, de-briefing the reunion--any excuse to get together every few months has been a wonderful opportunity to get to know people I barely knew at all in high school. How fortunate I feel with their friendship.
6/24/2007 - Spouse Name - Les. College info: B.S After retirement: Travel
Longmont, Co. 80501
Ralph joined Texas
Instrument's machinist apprentice program just after graduating from ND.
Soon after completion he was hired by Collins Radio as a machinist. In 1972
Ralph joined Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. Starting as a model shop
machinist he worked his way through the ranks as production engineer,
production manager on several different instruments, Hubble Space Telescope
Instruments, Compton Observatory and was one of the staff consultants for
the Chandra X-ray Experiment. Currently he is the manager of the production
engineering and planning group for Defense Systems, Engineering and
Technology Products. During his work career Ralph found time to advance his
knowledge by attending the University of Colorado Boulder. Ralph and his
wife Anita have one son Frank, who is a building contractor. Frank's wife,
Kristin, is a school teacher. They are blessed with a grandson, Jacob. Ralph
devotes his available spare time to hunting, fishing and RV'ing. He
attributes his success in life to Joe Strong, who convinced Ralph to always
keep his commitments. Asked if he would do anything differently he said he
should have been a better student.
3/23/2010 - Eulogy - from Charles Cervantes - To My Good Friend, Maurice:
I recall with great fondness our first encounters as young boys at Stephen J. Hay Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. We were in the 3rd or 4th Grade and were playing football under Coach Mack McCollum. We were the Bulldogs of purple and white uniforms. I recall spending a Friday night before a Saturday game and your beloved mother, Yvette, awakened us on Saturday morning and brought me a glass of orange juice and vitamins. What grace!
We were not fully aware of the championship quality of our team – at least I was not. For four years we played and continued to win, game after game. I was Quarterback under the T formation and Tailback under the Single Wing. You were my Wingback and Halfback for 9 years. Our seventh grade team went undefeated and you and I were scoring 2 or 3 touchdowns a game. The next thing we knew, we were playing for the Dallas City Elementary School Championship under the lights of Franklin Field near Hillcrest High School. Coach McCollum, as is a Texas fashion, gave his touchdown machine nicknames: You were “Little Man” and I was “Cholly Hoss”. We were fleet of foot and sure of hand.
This was our reality. I sincerely thought that every time we suited up in the locker room, we went onto the field and scored a couple of touchdowns each and won. This belief was shattered when you and I went to play for the Rusk Rams in middle school. Our green and gold uniforms suffered a defeat which crushed us. We were not meant to lose. We never did at S. J. Hay. How can this be? And then there was the Orange and White of North Dallas High, where we were a AA sized school competing in a AAAAA league.
Maurice, we learned to win and be on top of the world. Then we learned to lose and accept the humility and dignity that comes with being a “Good Sport” – as the British say. Throughout these formative years, your character was always sterling. You worked hard at your craft – always with a smile. I can still see the boyish grin of an 11 year old who has a new friend. You treated me like a brother; and I consider you a brother. When I reflect on our relationship, the words that come to mind are: steadfast, honest, caring, humorous and kind.
As rites of passage, we double-dated in high school. I remember when we were juniors and “beat out” the seniors for the key starting positions on the football team. The senior cheerleaders “dumped” the senior class guys for us juniors, and you and I ended up escorting Gwen Kubin and Pam Hill as homecoming princesses. [Beverly and Mary Pat, this was many years before we even knew you!] Well that night, I won the lottery and got to kiss the Homecoming Queen on the 50 yard line at half-time in front of God and everyone else. You stood steadfast at my side. For us, in the context of Texas football, it was a story book tale.
High school graduation took us onto separate paths. You went to your beloved Texas A & M in College Station and I, to my beloved University of Texas at Austin. We didn’t see much of each other then because of the demands of making it through undergraduate school. We performed our military duty in the late 1960’s, with honor. The next event that brought us together was your marriage to Beverly, when you asked me to be your best man. What an honor that was and what a beautiful wedding ceremony. I guess that makes us honorable men.
Another honor you bestowed on me was to be Scott’s godfather. Scott came to stay at my home with my family on a couple of occasions here in Virginia. He loved sitting on our veranda at night, enjoying a smoke and relaxing from a heavy schedule. Whenever I was in Austin, I would call you and I came to your home where I met Christian – a veritable clone of the young Maurice I knew decades before.
By my rough calculations, we have been friends for half a century – yes that is 50 years. Your are now somewhere on your pilgrimage as you “Walk to Emmaus”. Know that there are many whose spirits are with you on your voyage. I am by your side, along with your wonderful and heroic grandfather, Maurice Carini (the French resistance fighter) and you soldier-father Vernon, who met his beautiful wife in France. Mack McCollum, Sonny Kemble, Rufus Hyde and your teammates who admired your character and great athletic abilities also walk with you: Bill White, Tom Briscoe, Tom Park, Kenny Hicks, Lou Mora, Bob Newton, Richard Contreras and Ben Loring. We are all with you today, as one.
Our spirits are joined by steel bands. Notwithstanding my hardened outer shell as a former boxer (and street fighter), football player, paratrooper and litigator, a mystical thread has found a home within the harbor of that tough veneer. I attribute this anomaly to those early years as an alter boy at Holy Trinity Church. As such, spiritual epiphanies emanate in my dreams and thoughts that lift my soul to the heavens. The very day before I received the letter from David Garvin, asking me to write you a letter, I thought about you.
I wondered, “Is Maurice ill? Is he alive? How is his marriage going with Beverly? How is Yvette doing? What about Scott and Christian? I am concerned about Maurice’s wellbeing. He is my dear friend and I want to know.”
The only explanation for having these thoughts about you is a powerful spiritual bond that has existed for 50 years. It precedes our marriages and the births of our children. It transcends all of the disappointments in our lives, the wars, the financial low points, the petty daily materialistic things that are of little importance in the greater scheme of things.
It’s now the beginning of the 4th quarter, Maurice. The crowd is entering the stadium and we have an abundance of butterflies in our stomachs. Only this time, it is the road unknown. Wherever it leads, know that I am at your side as a faithful and loyal servant. I want the very best that life has to offer you, for you are all deserving. My only regret is that we have not shared more time together. When you feel the Hill Country wind brush against your face, or the sounds of nature about you, know that it is I, whose spirit is among your other friends – on a walk together for eternity.
With gratitude for your faithful friendship, Charles Cervantes
(aka “Cholly Hoss” - #35, #10 and #15)
Sam Marrs aka Samuel marrs
12132 N.E.C.R. 3120
Kerens Texas 75144
Spouse name: Janna. College info: irrelevant, because no endeavor of man will endure the light of God's judgment day where we all receive our just "Degrees". Family info: Children are the gift of God and blesses is the man whose quiver is full of arrows. Three daughters, three sons and 14 grandchildren. All serve the Lord at this time. After Job info: After High School I was in the U.S. Air Force. The Dallas police department, U.S. Air Force intelligence,1968 got saved, been working for the Most High God. Sometimes He would let me do a little carpenter work to keep me humble. Author, lecturer. After retirement: I will retire when I die. Hobbies: I used to have a lot of hobbies before Jesus interrupted my "so called life. Jesus is my great hobby and passion now. Influence: If I had two sons, (and I do) and one was in North Dallas High School and the other was in Jail...I would get the one in North Dallas out first. Things Different: Yes, I would tell Nedah Moyer that I was not interested in going to a slumber party, and I would run away to Canada to avoid the whole High school experience. Comments: There is no god called allah, mohammed was never a "prophet" but if the class of 1964 stays healthy they will see the world turned upside down in their lifetime. and the inhabitants of the earth scattered and few left.
Alfred lives, works & teaches art in New York City since the 70's.He is married to Lorraine, a physical therapist. Their 14 yr old daughter, Alana has just been accepted into the New York High School of Performing Arts. His mother & family still reside in Dallas.
Jane (May) Mann
6245 Town Hill Lane
City: Dallas TX 75214
Phone: 214 361 8592
5/1/2005 - Family_info: Son, Eric Tyson Mann, a Realtor in the Lakewood office of Ebby Halliday. Job_info: Immediately following North Dallas, I joined the Music Staff of First Baptist Church Dallas while in school. I remained there until 1978 and then became Wedding Coordinator at the church and held that position until 2000. Have had a catering business through all these years. I met my husband, Louie, when he came to Dallas as Asst. Athletic Director at SMU. I am presently an Assistant Property Manager for BeerWells Real Estate Services. Influence: I have not kept in touch with a lot of ND Grads except those at First Baptist Dallas - Tommy Mitchell, Nancy Taber McBride, Luz Garza Waddell
(McGuire) Garrett, Katie
04/23/01 - Katie is married to Glen Garrett. She received a MFA from SMU. She is a dance teacher and choreographer. She was influenced at NDHS by Billy Watson her drama teacher who was a great inspiration that helped her to enlarge her world and pursuits. In their senior play "The Importance of Being Earnest", Mr. Watson was trying to teach the Texas kids how to speak with an English accent. She thinks he finally gave-up & was just happy for them to learn their lines. Mr. Watson Additional influence came from her drill-team friends and sock-hop partners. Her comments are that she has great affection for her North Dallas friends & their families and that their parents created a wonderful community - NDHS classmates are the best.
1313 Essex Drive, DeSoto, TX 75115, Phone: 972-228-0737
John and his wife, Julie, have three sons- Kirk, 25 (from first marriage); Jeremy, 13 & Jordan, 10. Kirk got married Sept. 99. The first grandchild is expected Sept. 2000! John attended Maryville College in Tennessee. He later graduated from University of North Texas in Denton. After college, he worked in the hotel industry for approx. 20 years (Marriott & Hotel Crescent Court) - then in car sales at Bankston Nissan-Irving since 1995. He is looking forward to someday having his young bride support him in his old age while she pursues her career goals. His hobbies are just enjoy spending time with family whenever possible. John appreciates the good people who still admit they went to school with him and who always welcome him at the reunions!
Morales, Isaias "Ike"
2533 Melbourne Ave, Dallas, TX 75233, Phone: 214-330-9403
Ike has been married to his wife, Patsy for 34 years and they have
2 daughters, Tina & Peggy - both married and have 2 children each, which
gives them a total of four grand children. Isaiah(6) & Alexis(2) belong
to Tina. Ezra(4) & Angelica(2) belong to Peggy. They are extremely
blessed with a wonderful family, God has really been good to Ike and Patsy.
Fresh out of high school, Ike started his career as a custodian, worked his
way up to delivery driver. The lady he worked for saw potential in him that
Ike didn't see and talked the Computer department into training him as a
computer operator. Working his way up the ranks, He is now Operations
Manager for the DISD Computer Resources Department. He has been with DISD
for 29 years and intends to retire in 2003. Ike says that God has been good
to him! For hobbies, Ike enjoys fishing & hunting, singing and listening
to good music. Presently, and for several years Ike has sung gospel music
with his brothers. He especially enjoys spending time with his family -
especially his grandchildren. With respect to influence from his NDHS years,
Ike says that in retrospect, he guesses all teachers he had were
instrumental in getting through his thick skull and implanting many words of
wisdom. He did not have much interest in the academic side of school at the
time. Ike thanks God that He kept him from going down too many wrong paths
that could have destroyed his life and he credits the teachers and other
people in authority at NDHS. He wishes that he had applied himself more in
school but, thank God, He still allowed him to succeed in life. Ike wants to
thank all of his fellow students for being there for him and for the
influence that many of them had on his life. (photo - click here)
(Moyer) Rose, Nedah
Spouse name: George Rose.
Charles and his wife, Judy, have opted to have no children ..... so far no regrets.. Charles attended North Texas State University where he received a B.S in .Education and East Texas State University where he received a Master of Education. He has had 28 years teaching experience. Charles was in the Military 1966-70 (Viet-Nam 67-68) and then with the Dallas Independent School District (9 years) and the Prairieland Independent School District (19 years). He hopes to retire in three years and do a lot more riding to places like Sturgis, Daytona, Telluride and other great places. His hobbies are running (have completed 17 marathons), bicycling, and riding his Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer to H.O.G. rallies. The teachers that most influenced him at N.D.H.S. were Mrs. Bronekant, Miss Lewis, Mr. Green, Mrs. Humphrey, and Col. Roberts. He loved playing the drums at pep assemblies, games, and especially at drill team practice (what a crush he had for one particular Vikingette). If he had it to do over again, he would do EVERYTHING different!
Shreve, William Beryl
(Stevenson) Smith, Cathryn "Cathy"
Cathy is married.
(Van Liew) Rucker, Rita Rae
5013 Windy Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75023, Phone: 972-422-6447
Rita is married to Gary Lynn Rucker.
(Wiggins) Burns, Judy
12708 Turkey Cove
Buda TX 78610
512 295 2843
04/12/01 - Judy and her husband, Bill Burns, live in Buda TX. She has a Master of Science in Social Work UT Arlington 79 and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, UT Austin 68. Her children are Elizabeth, age 21, student at A & M Commerce, Eric, age 18, student at Jack C. Hays High in Buda Judy has been a Social Worker for over 30 years, mostly in the foster care/adoption area. She has worked for a private agency for the past 16 years, and recently became the Education Specialist for that agency. She still enjoys all kinds of needlecraft, especially knitting, also gardening and reading. She is still in touch with many folks from ND. She thinks that's what makes NDHS unique. Five of her classmates went with her off to college together (Sarah Hildebrandt, Susan Hall, Nancy Schick, Brenda Hanes, Carmela Madden and Judy). She thinks that eased the transition to adulthood. She still hears from or see most of them regularly. Also Kitty (Quiram) Hickerson and Rosemary (Vivero) Neill from the class of 65, who were her roommates when she graduated from UT remain two of her closest friends, along with Nedah (Moyer) Rose and Carol (France) White. She says that all of these people were and are very important. Judy comments that she has been married for almost 28 years to Bill Burns. They met in San Antonio shortly after he got out of the Air Force. He is a video producer with the Attorney General's office.