Range Rider, Volume 32, Number 4, December, 1981 Page: 15
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More folks and fact
If a single picture is worth a thousand words, what can you say
about 2,000 plus pictures? By the end of August the Abilene
Photographic Collection had copies of 2,075 photographs lent from
private collections around Abilene, according to HSU research assis-
tant Sharon Strawn, 1818 Glendale, Abilene 79603. The purpose
of the col!action is to provide a source of photographs for future
research projects depicting the history of Abilene. It is intended to be
a continuing project. Pictures don't have to be old to be worthwhile,
"just ordinary folks doing ordinary things."
Pat Kilpatrick, 1733 S. 21st, Abilene 79602, a Living depart-
ment writer and frequent movie reviewer for the Reporter-News has
become editor of the friday section. She has worked as a feature
Myra Jane Bennett, '80, and Michael Douglas Moreau were
married September 26. She is employed by Abilene Independent
School District and he is employed by C.G. Conn. They are living at
2941 Arlington, Abilene 79606.
Sharon Anne Evans and Chad Hunt Anderson, '80, were mar-
ried August 22. He is employed by Standard Motor Products in
Karla Kay Farris, '81, and Darrell D. Dorsett were married
June 20. She is employed by West Texas Utilities Co. and he is
employed by Lee Pruitt Electric Co. in Abilene. They are living at
2518 Woodard, Abilene 79605.
Susie Fonner, 78, and Alan Wayne Spry were married August
22. She is a graduate of Mary Meek School of Nursing and is
employed by Hendrick Medical Center as a registered nurse. He is
employed by Milze Brown Paint and Body Shop. They are living at
750 Judge Ely Blvd., Abilene 79601.
Janan Sherlene Fox, 75, and John Michael Beckerdite were
manted August 22. She was employed by Dow Chemical Com-
pany, Texas Division, Freeport, as a research chemist. He is a Ph.D.
candidate in chemistry at Texas A&M. They will live at 2709-A
Sprucewood, Bryan 77801.
La Donna M. Goff and George H. McGee, Jr., 79, were mar-
ried August 21. She is employed by the First National Bank and he
is employed by the Abilene Police Department. They live at 2710 S.
28th, Abilene 79605.
Sherid Dianne Grimm, 79, and Thomas Frank Walton, Jr.,
were married October 17. He is employed by Walker-Neer
Manufacturing of Wichita.
Taras Suzette Hetsel, 70; '77, and Gordon Emil Craig were
married November 7. She was employed by West Texas Utilities
and he is employed by the EMS Division, Texas Department of
"Sweetheart Presented at 2nd Argo Baby Bowl-Angelo Com-
munity Hospital (Argo Press) -Highlight of the Second Argo Baby
Bowl, Friday, September 25th, 1981, at 5:19 a.m., was the presen-
tation of Sweetheart Jill Alane Argo, vital statistics 6 lbs. 11 oz.,
191/4 in. Thrilling play-by-play by Claire (Day) Argo, 71, and ex-
pert coaching by Bobby combined with skillful signal calling by
quarterback Ross to welcome the brown-haired, blue-eyed Jill, who
was also greeted enthusiastically by Head Cheerleaders, J.N. and
"We've just been blessed with a precious little bundle from
Heaven." Monta Todd Frost was born August 31, weighing in at 7
lbs. 3 oz. Monta Todd joins an older brother, Gene Kyle (10 and his
parents, Capt. and Mrs. Months M. Frost, 73. Mother is the
former Nancy Gene Mozicek. They may be addressed at 1133
Lockhill, San Antonio 78213.
Kara Ann Johnson was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vic Johnson,
75, (Barbara Turn, 75), on August 2. She weighed 8 Ibs. 10 oz,
and was 193/4 in. long. Her 2-year-old brother, Andrew, thinks she's
wonderful. Vic is beginning his third year as pastor of the Mountain
View Baptist Church in LaVeta, Colorado. Their address is Box 46,
LaVeta, CO 81055.
"The Handiwork of God-A new hand in ours ... Alisha Melina
arrived August 28 weighing 8 lbs. 7'/2 oz. Parents are Mr. and Mrs.
John Lybrand, 73 (Dellnda Dent, 73), 11023 Wallbrook,
writer for the newspaper since December 1979. In addition to
editing the friday section, she will continue'as a regular film reviewer
for the Entertainments department.
Navy Ensign Gordon J. Malkowski, 1466 Roanoak, Abilene
79603, has been commissioned in his present rank upon graduation
from Officer Candidate School (OCS). OCS, located at the Naval
Education and Training Center, Newport, RI, is designed to prepare
,students to assume the duties and responsibilities of commissioned
Greg Glazner, 1424 Oak Hills, Graham 76046, (parent's ad-
dress) is one of 13 students studying with Richard Hugo at the
University of Montana as poetry majors pursuing masters degree in
creative writing. An elective course in creative writing threw the
chemistry major's formula completely off while he was at HSU. That
course was the catalyst for a chain of events that led him to change
his major to English, to edit the HSU literary journal The Corral, to
Health in Austin.
Rebecca Lynn Holt, '81, and D. Wayne Shuffield, Jr., '80,
were married June 20. She was employed as a teacher at Bonham
Elementary School in Abilene and he is associate pastor of First
Baptist Church in Comanche. They are living at Route 1, Box 72M,
Jana Lyn Hurst, 79, and Gary Lee Cox were married
September 12. She is employed by Taylor's Inc. of Dallas and he is
employed by Production Tool Sales of Dallas. The couple is living in.
Melica;a Kay Landrum and Randy Edwin Dale, 76, were mar-
ried October 10. She is employed by Taylor County Juvenile Proba-
tion Office. He is employed by Taylor County Criminal District At-
torney's Office. He will also be serving as an Alumni Association of-
ficer for 1982. They are living at 2500 Nonesuch #12-H, Abilene
Rhonda Kyleen Lolley, '80, and Russell Alan Bare, 79,
were married August 22. She is a senior business administration stu-
dent at Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon and he is the
youth director at Brentwood Baptist Church of Hillsboro, OR. They
are living at 18140 S.W , Shaw e8, Aloha, OR 97007.
Joyce Alexandra Lopez, '81, and Samuel Wade Allen, '81,
were married August 22. She is employed by Ray and Company,
P.C. as an accountant and he is employed as lab director in the
Aerobics Department for HSU. They live at 333 Washington,
Nancy Marie Merrell, 77, and William Henry Robertson were
married September 19 in Abilene. Nancy is secretary to Dr. Robert
Gracy in Denton and is a soloist at First Presbyterian Church and
sings with the Ft. Worth Opera. William is working on his master's
degree in computer science at North Texas State where he is
Dallas 75238. Births
"We Have Our First Baby ... Our home is getting happier ...
And brighter by the minute, ... And here's the special reason ...
There's a sweet new baby in it!" Jennifer Ann was born July 25 and
she weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. The proud parents are Becky (Baln), 73,
and Barry Lyons, Jr., 3515 Horseshoe Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301.
Becky writes: "I'm enjoying staying home with Jennifer, and her
proud daddy is now an offshore field supervisor for Union Oil."
We have a new Baby! ... We're sending you this little note ...
Especially to say A darling little baby just moved in with us to stay!"
She is Marcie Danielle. She arrived August 16 weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz.
and was 201/2 inches long. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry N.
Miller, (Ada May, 75), 7427 Long Canyon Trail, Dallas 75249.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Osborne, '69, (Leesa Bryant, '71),
118 Bruce, Shreveport, LA 71105, have announced the birth of
their second daughter. Jacklyn Colleen was born September 24.
Her older sister, Camille is now four years old and mother says
"she's quite a helper." Older brother Jared Heath is 20 months old.
Leonard is a marketing Representative for IBM and Leesa says, "ob-
viously, I'm employed at home rearing the brood." Grandparents
are Mrs. D.J. Bryant (Ava Dickerson, '37), 1442 Rosewood,
Abilene 79603 and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Osborne, 1034 Graham,
Abilene 79603. Mr. Osborne is a retired HSU professor.
"She's lust arrived-She's just a doll!-And we're just thrilled
about it all! Her name is Heather Michelle; she arrived Oct. 5; she
publish several poems, to win regional and national awards from
Sigma Tau Delta-and to gain admission to an exclusive creative
writing graduate program at UM. In creative writing, the graduate
program at the University of Montana has the same stature in
academic circles as the philosophy program at John Hopkins or the
math program at Rice. There are only 13 poetry majors and 13 fic-
tion majors allowed in the program at a time-that is not 26 each
year but 26 in the entire program at any one time.
Randy Gressett, 3104 37th Place, Snyder 79549, is a third
generation HSU graduate. His mother, Mrs. Donald Gressett (Sue
Cook, 72), 3210 42nd St., Snyder 79549, as well as his grand-
mother, Mrs. Orlean (Cary) Cook, '53, 2811 38th St., Snyder
79549, are HSU graduates. Randy was presented the Winnie K.
and D.M. Wiggins Medal during the commencement exercises in
August. The award is presented to the graduating senior for
outstanding academic excellence throughout his/her academic
career. He is currently serving as Youth Director for the First Baptist
Church in Snyder.
employed by the university in the computer center and in them
computer-assisted instruction laboratory. The couple is living at
2126 Stella #4, Denton 76201.
DeLisa DeAnne Osborne, '80, and David Paul Butler were
married August 15. She is employed at Penroc Energy, Inc. and he
is employedby B.J. Hughes, Inc. They are living at 1709 Fannin,
Carolyn Jean Rogers, 77, and David Allen Martin, 76,
were married September 27. Both are self-employed musicians.
Tammy Elizabeth Shirley and Jerry Lynn Tulinson, 79, were
married June 27. She is employed by City of Abilene Water Ad-
ministration and he is employed by Texas Instruments, Inc. The
couple lives on Route 8, Abilene 79601.
Linda Gay Turney, '80, and Walter Brian Reynolds were mar-
ried June 20. She was a teacher for the Midland Independent
School District and he is employed by Welex. The couple is living at
4600 Coachlight, Abilene 79603.
Kathleen Sue Watson, '81, and Karl Henry Bystrom were
married October 3. She is employed by Fairway Oaks and he is a
captain in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Dyess Air Force Base.
They live at 2342 Shere Lynne, Abilene 79606.
Denise Welsh Watkins, 79, and John Stephen Dennis,
78, were married October 10. He is employed by Diesel Injection
Service of Odessa.
Jody Wilson and Andy Reeder, 78, were married October 10.
She is employed by Schneider, Bernet and Hickman, Inc. He is
employed by Reeder's Automotive Supply. They are living at 3433
S. 11th, Abilene 79605.
Carolyn Kay Winton, 75, and George William Winters were
married August 15. She has been employed at Abilene State School
and he is employed in the state auditor's office in Austin.
weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and her parents are Tom, 76 and Bett,
(Anderson, 76) Plnkerton, 4211 Durango, Odessa 79762.
"Just a little note to let everyone know that we now have a
beautiful addition to our family. Holly Christine Plant was born on
March 6. She weighed 6 lbs. 121/2 oz. and was 201/2 inches long.
She also has beautiful brown hair and big brown eyes and has
blessed our lives so much." This note came from Mrs. Richard Plant
(Christi Wiley, '76), 5361 Hunters Circle, Abilene 79606
"There's a New Baby at Our House." Rachel Ray was born April
14, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20/2 inches long. Her proud
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ray (Gwen Sullivan, 76), 808 N.
Chandler, Ft. Worth 76111. Pat is a-student at Southwestern
Seminary and will graduate in December. Gwen is staying home
taking care of Rachel and "loving every minute of it."
Tiffany Marie Yandell was born September 10. She weighed 6
lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Noel Yandell, 78, (Susan Berrey, 77), 7200 Romfornd Way,
North Richland Hills, Ft. Worth 76180. Noel is manager'for Midal
Muffler and Brake Shop in Ft. Worth.
"We're so proud of our second tiny girl. She was born one week
before out first daughter, Lori, turned five. What a busy October we
had!" Kendall Yvonne was born October 15. She weighed 5 Ibs. 12,
oz. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. David Yarbrough, (Regina
Gilmore. '68). 17 Corona Circle, Odessa 79763.
Mr. John Stiles "Pinto" Allen, '30, 3572 State, 79603, died
Dr. John W. Atkinson, '26, Box 361, Gretna, LA 70054, died
Mr. Cadmus Brown, Jr., Box 278, Liberty Hill 78642, died
August 16. He was ,married to the former Irlene Walker, '45.
Irlene is teaching high school English in Liberty Hill.
Mr. Byron Bryant, '56, 133 Woodland, Georgetown 78626,
died August 20. His pastorates included Elmdale Baptist Church in
Abilene, Harlandale Baptist Church in San Antonio, and First Bap-
tist churches in Kermit, Aspermont, Hamlin, Stanford and
Breckenridge. He was director of public relations at HSU from 1959
to 1963 and returned to work in alumni affairs and development
from 1966 to 1973. He became superintendent of missions for the
Grayson Baptist Association in the Sherman-Denison area. At his
death, he was doing public relations and development work for the
Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock. He was a trustee of
HSU, Hendrick Medical Center and a member of the executive
board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Survivors in-
clude his wife, the former S. Juanita Reid, '56; and two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Mike (Janice, '61) Payne, 1108 Brushy Bend Dr.,
Round Rock 78664 and Mrs. T. Duane (Ann, '65) Lindsey,
8200 Knottingham Dr., Waco 76710.
Ann Elizabeth Carter, infant daughter of Joe Don, 75, and
Stephane (Lewis, 76) Carter, 3510 Mercury, Odessa 79763,
died July 6.
M r. Robin Jopes Clack, '38, 6843 Nashville Road, Lanham,
D 20801, died September 5. He had served as football coach and
ncipal at Ropesville, Texas before launching his career with the
United States Border Patrol in Laredo, Texas. He served as chief
patrol inspector at Marfa and director of the Border Patrol Academy
in El Paso before moving to the Central Office staff in Washington,
D.C. He held the office of Assistant Commissioner of the Border
Patrol on retirement. Survivors include his wife, three daughters and
Mrs. O.P. (Ethel Shirley) Clark, '48, died October 24. She
was the widow of O.P. Clark, a former president of McMurry
Dr. Earl Matthew Collier, '56, Baptist Memorial Geriatric
Center, 902 N. Main, San Angelo 76902, died September 5. He
had served as administrator at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene
for more than 40 years. During his tenure, he laid a very firm foun-
dation for the growth of what has become one of the great South-
west medical centers of Texas. Survivors include a son, Dr.
Richard Collier, '46, 4019 University, Dallas 75205; and a
daughter, Earlynn Collier, '53, of Indianapolis, IN.
Lynda (Carpenter) Farmer, '58, Rt. 2, Box 115, Clyde 79510,
died August 12.
Mrs. Ruth (Creighton) Fullerton, '13, 1705 S. 3rd, #110,
Abilene 79602, died October 5. Survivors include two sisters: Mrs.
Virginia (Creighton) Adams, '24, 3954 State, Abilene 79603,
and Halle B. (Creighton) Stephenson, '30, 726 Westwood
Dr., San Antonio 78212.
Mrs. Orbie L. (Grimaley) Gilbreath, '50, 690 EN 16th,
Abilene 79601, died October 30.
Pearl (Bunkley) Grlssom, '15, 1341 Sylvan, Abilene 7960,
died August 13. She was the first Abilene woman to receive a pilot's
license and widow of former Abilene mayor and Grissom's Depart-
ment Store co-founder Ernest Grissom. She was a founder of the
Littler Theater and of the Cotillion Club.
Mr. Sam Jennings, '41, 2200 Regent, Abilene 79605, died
Mr. Charnall Jobe, '18, University Manor, 2400 Quaker, Lub-
bock 79410, died October 7. Survivors include a daughter,
Angeline (Jobe) Enta, '54, 16914-144 Ave. S.E., Renton, WA
98055; and several nieces and nephews.
Miss Marsena Keeter, '19, Elbert 76359, died September 12.
Mrs. Mary Beth (Walston) Kldwell, '31, 4720 Alamo,
Wichita Falls 76302, died September 30. Survivors include her hus-
band, Byron, '30.
Mrs. Frances B. Lacy died September 18. She had served as the
"original dorm mom for Hunter Hall" on HSU campus. Survivors
include her daughter, Mrs. T.W. "Jack" Dean, '40, Route 3, Box
313, Abilene 79605; three granddaughters, including Mrs. Robert
Fink (Katrina F. Dean, '69), 2833 S. 21st, Abilene 79606.
Mr. Archie C. Little,'33, 1609 University, Abilene 79601, died
August 26. Survivors include a brother, J.T., 1609 University,
Abilene 79601; and four sisters, two of which are HSU graduates:
Mrs. Elmer (Cora Ethel) McKinley, '27, Box 154, Kinta, OK
74552, and Mrs. J.C. (Ruby) Estes, '25, 704 Lewis, Burnet
Mr. Charles Wesley Logsdon, '28, died October 8. He was a
member of the Cowboy Band while at HSU. He was on the ex-
ecutive board of trustees of HSU. Survivors include his wife, the
former Koreen Wilcox, '32; and a sister, Mrs. S.A. (Katherine
Grace) White, '29, 3781 Woodridge, Abilene 79605.
Mr. Douglas C. Newman, '30, 2610 E. 24th, Big Spring
79720, died April 23. He had served for thirty-five years as produc-
tion superintendent for the Fleming Oil Company. Survivors include
a brother, Dr. Stewart A. Newman, '30, 3309 Redbud Lane,
Raleigh, NC 27607.
Victor D. Payne, Jr., '20, 110 Castle Dr., Abilene 79602, died
October 26. Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine
Flesher, '20; one son and two grandchildren.
Willie Redden of Houston died October 30. Survivors include two
daughters: Mrs. Roger Duck (Lovonia, '52), 3006 Manila,
Houston 77043; Mrs. Celeta Goddard of Houston; five sisters; four
brothers; four grandchildren; and a great grandchild.
Mr. Elmer Thornton "Jack" Simmons, '31, 902 Elmwood,
Abilene 79605, died November 10. He was the drum major of the
Cowboy Band when it made its first European tour. He was a
founder of the Booster Club, which was to become the Abilene
Jaycees. Survivors Include his wife, the former Rose Beck; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Charles (Sue) White of Abilene; a granddaughter, a sister,
and a brother.
Mr. L.C. Van Hyning, husband of Judy Royal, '62, 7306 S.
Columbia, Tulsa, OK 74136, died October 5.
Mrs. Laura (Hardy) Walker, 574 EN 20th, Abilene 79601,
died October 20. Survivors include a son, James Jr., 72, 6312
Rumford Ln., Houston 77084; a daughter, Mrs. C.W. (Sarah
Anne, '60) Mulkey, 3303 Old Seymour Rd., Wichita Falls 76309; a
brother, Roff W. Hardy, '33, 4 Trafalgar Sq., Abilene 79605; and
a sister, Sarah Hardy, '21, 1730 S. 12th, Abilene 79602.
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