Tales from 7OAKS


A few months back, Mickey Lavy wrote about his memories of good times with friends at 7OAKS Ranch. The tales are full of humor and Mickey’s included some pictures.

If you’re looking for a way to spend a pleasant hour or so, check out Mickey’s stories.

Tales from 7OAKS

Lynette (Muchow) Baugh –
January 22, 2024

 
 

Bev (Murphy) Wells informed me last night around 6:00 pm that Lynette (Muchow) Baugh passed away. Lynette was so faithful to help with all reunions and to attend any WHS function that she could as long as her health permitted.

In early January, Lynette fell and broke her vertebrae and had to be placed on Hospice. She was at home when she died with loved ones by her side: Jarod (Lynette’s husband) Lindy (her daughter) and Chris, (Lindy’s husband).

Lindy and her husband live next door to Jarod and Lynette. They bought the house next door which had belonged to Lindy’s grandmother. Chip and Joanna Gaines did the remodel, and their house was featured on the Fixer Upper TV show several years ago. Lynette and Jarod and whole family were featured in the home at the end of the original airing.

In case this link doesn’t work, it is titled: Hewitt Hideaway, April 10, 2017. Bing Videos

Jeanne

Bev, who was a dear, dear friend of Lynette has offered this wonderful heartfelt tribute for us. 

“Lynette Muchow Baugh and I went to Gurley Elementary together; we met in first grade. Every year our school would have a May Pole dance event and the girls would dress up like butterflies and dance around the May Pole. Lynette was a beautiful butterfly and now her spirit will continue on in my memory as a beautiful butterfly.

Lynette passed away this evening, Monday, January 22, 2024. She would have turned 82 on March 8th.

Lynette was a loving wife to Jarod, who loved her dearly, and she loved her three beautiful daughters (Leann, Lorie and Lindy), and her grand-children, and her little dog, Buddy. Lynette loved the wide-open spaces of their farm and would even help mow the acreage from time to time and enjoyed doing it. Lindy and Chris lived next door to Lynette and Jarod and that gave Lynette and Jarod great comfort.

Jarod had built Lynette a beautiful guest home right behind their home where guests would stay when visiting. It was decorated retro and was almost like a museum. She knew every detail about every item in that home. It brought back a lot of historical memories for me.

When we were girls in high school, she worked at McCory’s and I worked at Kresses both on Austin Avenue, right across from each other. We were making 50 cents an hour and thought we were rich!

Lynette was a historian. She was involved as a docent at the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House but was involved in some of the other historic homes too. She knew a lot about Waco history too. It was amazing how much history she remembered and related. Lynette was involved in other ladies groups including her sorority and other functions and involved in her church.

When I would visit Lynette and Jarod, we would watch old war movies or westerns together…what fun! Lynette was a great cook and one of her specialties was marinated pork tenderloin with vegetables, sooo yummy! And, she made a great banana pudding (nothing boxed, all from scratch) too! She would get up early and have breakfast for her guests. A true B&B! She loved having her guests visit.

I was so thankful that I got to see Lynette in October. She just hugged me and called out my name. What a thrill that was!

So my dear friend, Lynette, you will live in my heart and memory. And, some day, we will see each other again! I have no doubt that she is with her Lord! Please keep Jarod and their family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”

Waco Town Crier – February 2024

Here is the February issue of The Town Crier. 

Do not forget to keep us all informed about any changes in your information. We hope to be able to stay in touch with everyone. Again, a tremendous thanks to David Dibb who keeps our directory current, to Elizabeth Bentley who keeps our fantastic website up to date, and to Pat Payne who financially makes certain we have a website. These folks do us a tremendous job. I do not know about you, but I use our website most often and I daresay we have the best high school website ever!

Stay healthy, keep making memories, and keep sharing your adventures and experiences with the class of WHS 1960. If you find any memorabilia with classmates, send those along so all of us can reflect on days of our youth.

Jeanne

Contents this month include:

  • From The Editor
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Top 10 New Years Resolutions
  • February Birthdays
  • Medical Corner
  • Did You Know?
  • Humor

Waco Town Crier – January 2024

I hope you had a good Christmas and may you have a wonderful 2024. Waco weather was very nice for Christmas Day–sunshine everywhere. It reminded me of a regular fall day, but I do think Waco will get some freezes in future days to come. I just hope not a deep freeze like we had in 2021.

Attached is the January 2024 newsletter. Please let me know if you have any problems. Some received the last newsletter with no problems, but some were not able to get any of the pictures. Hopefully all the kinks are ironed out this time.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay in touch.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!
jeanne

Contents of the January newsletter

  • Update
  • Accidental Cookies by David Dibb
  • Another Update
  • Seventeen Beautiful Places to Retire according to Money Talks News
  • January Birthdays
  • Nine Things You Should Never Do At Home During a Thunderstorm
  • Humor
  • Something Serious

 

Waco Town Crier – November 2023


October is history. It was a memorable month because we had our 63rd reunion.

David Dibb did a FANTASTIC job with our special directory, and he gives a report on it in the November issue of Town Crier. I feel like this may be the last call if you want to purchase one before David returns it to its normal look. There are several updates in the Town Crier to the directory so please update yours and keep it current.

I hope all you graduates know just how fortunate we are to have David tending to the directory, to Elizabeth Bentley for tending to our website, and to Pat Payne for the financial support of it. All are so faithful and current in their jobs!!! I really doubt that any other high school class has anything any better than ours. We have such a wonderful class of WHS 1960 !!!

Enjoy the November 2023 issue. Keep sending items of interest for all to enjoy. And, if anyone wants to revive the SHOW and TELL about what you have done after graduation, it is never too late. The Crier is what you help make it!

Stay healthy and stay in touch!
jeanne

Here are November’s contents:

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Regarding the Reunion
  • Some Rules for a Good Older Life
  • November Birthdays
  • Our Fall Color Cruise by David Dibb
  • Did You Know?
  • A Few More Reunion Pictures
  • Humor

Jane (Rogers) Turner – October 22, 2022

 

Graveside service for Rita Jane Rogers Turner, 80, of Ferriday, LA were held at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Friday, October 7 at 10 AM, under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Mrs. Turner was born in Waco, Texas on April 7th, 1942, to Harold Rogers and Hazel Rogers. She passed away on October 2, 2022 in Ferriday, LA. Jane graduated from Waco High School in Waco, TX. After High School, she attended Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX. She was a Kilgore Rangerette and danced in the 1961 & 1962 Cotton Bowls. Jane was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, entertaining friends, and traveling with her husband, who competed in cutting horse events in the rodeo circuit. She also enjoyed gardening, tennis, and was a member of Sevier Methodist Memorial Church and the Panola Woods Country Club. She judged the South Natchez Colonial Ladies Try Outs and Co-Sponsored the Huntington Canine Cuties Dance Team with Penny Daye.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Rogers and Hazel Rogers, and her husband, Harry Arch “Sonny” Turner.

Mrs. Turner is survived by her son, Blake Turner and wife Elizabeth of Natchez, MS; daughter, Jill Turner Clark and husband Roger of Rogers, AR; grandchildren, Brittany Funderburg Rogel and husband Zach, Brooks Elizabeth Turner, and Megan Jones King; great grandchildren, James Campbell “Camp” Blunschi, Collins and Chloe Rogel, and Kaylee King; sister-in-law, Charlaine Turner Yerger of Tallulah, LA; brother-in-law, Charles “Bo” Edward Turner and wife Melody of Chattanooga, TN; and nieces and nephews, Nina Charlaine Yerger, Jason Arch Yerger,Jonathon “JT” Turner, and Rachel Turner.

Honorary Pallbearers were Camp Blunschi, Jason Arch Turner, Jonathon Turner, and Max Mullins, JR.

For additional pictures

63rd Reunion Recap

 
 

To enjoy photos of the reunion, please click here!

The pictures were taken by Janie McPhail, Linda Phelps McKee, Tommye Blair Toler and Bev Murphy Wells. I hope this attachment is not too large to reach you.

Bev Murphy Wells came the farthest as she traveled all the way from The Villages, Florida. Bev is one of our world travelers who usually makes every reunion event. Folks came from Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Ft. Worth, Georgetown, Meridian, Temple, and all around the Waco area. Larry McMurray and Neysa were in attendance. Larry had a triple bypass only 9 weeks earlier and seems to be doing great with his recovery. Jim Monnig had to cancel because he still works and was involved with a big trial. Some of our graduates were on walkers, one had a broken toe, some had bad backs and feet…. but that did not stop any of us from the fun and fellowship with our classmates.

You were missed if you did not get to come ..and we might have talked about you! All good, of course.

63rd Reunion – October 10, 2023

Enjoy these photos from the 63rd Reunion.  Tommye Toler took these and wanted to share them with everyone.

Click on the small thumbnail and that will open a full-sized photo.