Waco Town Crier – May 2022

Friends and Graduates:

Thanks so much to all of you who contribute to the Town Crier and help in its success. I hope each of you will continue to offer items of interest and pictures of the past. If you have not yet sent something, it is always welcomed for you to jump into the fray. Our graduates love to hear/see about others and reflect on the past.

So far, the DID YOU KNOW segment is getting input from our graduates. Please, keep those items of interest coming. I really hope this segment will take root and grow.

We are thrilled this month to feature again the SHOW and TELL This month highlights the life after graduation of Jim Monnig. Jim is such an interesting fellow and I think all of you will be entertained. I hope others who have not yet filled us in on their life after graduation will do so. This has been a most popular feature of the Crier. I will help anyway I can. Remember…you always get to okay every single word and picture that goes out. Nothing will be a surprise to you….only what you want told will be told.

Enjoy! Stay safe, keep as healthy as possible, and may there soon be peace in Ukraine. If we ever think we have problems, we can just watch what those people are having to endure all because they want to be free and live in a democracy. I so hope the good ole USA can keep its democracy. We have surely lived most of our lives during the “good times”.


This month’s Waco Town Crier can be downloaded here.  Contents include:

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Did You Know??
  • Medical Corner
  • May Birthdays
  • Show and Tell – Jim Monnig
  • Help!!
  • Do You Remember When …

Waco Town Crier – April 2022

Graduates, I am so excited to let you know that this month we have heard from several who have contributed to the new segment of the Crier: DID YOU KNOW? I am hoping that in the months to come, we will hear from many more. Our graduates love to read what other graduates are doing or have done. You can tell us one thing or more…. or if we really get lucky, you will relate what all you have done since high school graduation.

Very exciting news for the May issue will be the revival of the SHOW AND TELL segment as Jim Monnig has been so kind to tell us what he has done since graduation. I am sure the experiences that he relates will just be a “drop in the bucket” as Jim is very colorful and has many stories to tell. However, I promise whatever he says will be entertaining!! Currently, Jim is working on getting pictures together for the article.

I hope everyone can stay safe from all the spring storms that seem to ravage our country during this season. We need the rain so badly but not the destruction.

Now, hope you will enjoy this month’s Town Crier. And keep in mind to be someone who will share something interesting about yourself with our classmates….by words or pictures. Remember, YOU are the Town Crier.

Again, thanks so much to all who have shared with us. Keep letting us hear from you. And be sure to respond to Robert Wilson regarding the 80th Birthday Party – Robert has some information on it in this month’s Crier.

Peace and Love,

Enjoy this month’s Waco Town Crier

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • A Neat Idea
  • April Birthdays
  • Thoughts to Ponder
  • Pictures

Waco Town Crier – March 2022

I am sure everyone is watching in disbelief and sadness what is happening in Ukraine. Let’s just hope that goodness and truth can prevail. The Golden Rule is still a good rule no matter where you live: Do unto others the way you wish done to you.

Now, attached is the March issue of the Town Crier. I hope you can find some enjoyment from it.  May everyone have peace, health and happiness.

In This Issue:

  • An Irish Blessing
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • March Birthdays
  • Medical Corner
  • A Neat Idea
  • Pictures
  • Jokes

Waco Town Crier – February 2022

Wow, the first month of 2022 has flown by!

Hope all of you out there are staying free from covid.  Hope you will continue to have electricity during the cold spells that come your way.  Texas still remembers our Great Texas Freeze of 2021 that occurred in February of last year.  

Attached you will find the February 2022 issue of the Town Crier.  Remember, if you have any items of interest, send them to me and I will share with our graduates.  Do you have some pretty snow pictures?  Have you gone some place interesting?  Have you run across any interesting memorabilia while cleaning out?  

Stay safe, stay healthy, and be kind to one another.  

Here’s the February 2022 Waco Town Crier.  Contents include:

  • Updated Directory
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Eat This, Not That
  • Some things you might learn while living in Texas
  • February Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea
  • Pictures
  • Blasts from the Past
  • Jokes

Waco Town Crier – January 2022

Note from Jeanne Harman:

It is hard to believe that 2021 is behind us and 2022 is here.

Stay safe out there in 2022 as Covid is still with us. I know of two graduates’ families who had some members come down with Covid during the holiday season. Those are Gayla Miller Webb and Nena Hunt Wallace. As far as I know, all members had fairly mild cases as they had been vaxxed and boosted. Maybe in 2022 we can get this terrible pandemic behind us. It will be good to see COVID in our rearview mirror and all of us able to live a normal life again.

Stay safe, have a happy 2022, and keep sharing any interesting item or picture with the Town Crier for others to enjoy.

Download the January 2022 Waco Town Crier

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • January Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea
  • A Good Memory
  • Things Your Parents Had That You Never See Today
  • Pictures
  • Humor
  • Quotes from Will Rogers

Linda (Shelby) Lyons – October 26, 2021

Linda Sue (Shelby) Lyons of Waco passed away on October 26, 2021 at the age of 79.

Linda was born September 12, 1942 in Waco, Texas, to Everett and Lena Belle Shelby. She attended schools in Waco and graduated from Waco High School in 1960. In 1966, Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Baylor University with majors in French, German and English. During her teaching career, she taught high school English, French and Special Education briefly in Dallas then Waco. In 1975, Linda obtained her Masters of Science in Education from Baylor and then began her career as an Educational Diagnostician with Rio Brazos Education Coop until her retirement in 2006.

Linda was soft spoken, kindhearted, and extremely generous. She was a talented artist who loved to paint, sew, quilt, and make stained-glass art. She also played the piano and guitar. In her younger years, Linda enjoyed bowling and water skiing. Linda loved all animals, especially cats, recusing many of them into her loving home. She volunteered at the McLennan County Zoo and Waco Animal Birth Control Clinic.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Everett and Lena Belle Shelby, and her brothers Everett Shelby Jr and Edward Shelby. Linda is survived by her daughter Diana Waggoner and husband Mark, grandchildren Blake Waggoner and Blaine Waggoner, nephew Everett Shelby III and wife Stacie, niece Erin Williams and husband Chad.

If you so desire and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fuzzy Friends Rescue, 6321 Airport Red, Waco, TX 76701, any Humane Society, or the American Cancer Society.

You can view Linda’s Memorial Service and Tribute Video by clicking here.

Pictures of Linda during Fun Times


Jane Lucas – September 5, 2021

On September 5, 2021 with family by her bedside, Jane Adeline Lucas went peacefully home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jane was born on November 8, 1942, in Beaumont, Texas.  She grew up in Waco, Texas and attended Baylor University.  Upon graduation from Baylor, Jane moved to Dallas, Texas where she spent over 30 years teaching and impacting countless lives of students in Dallas ISD.

On her free time Jane enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was happiest when she traveled to two of her favorite places, London and Las Vegas.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Eloise Purl Lucas; father, George Wilson Lucas, Sr; brother, George Wilson Lucas, Jr; sister, Margaret Eloise Patterson and brother Thomas Wilson Lucas.

Jane was a caring daughter, sister, friend and aunt.  She is survived by many dear friends and family including her brother-in-law, William Burdette Patterson; niece, Cydney Patterson Wright and husband Keith; niece, Courtney Patterson Myers and husband Devin; and nephew Joshua William Patterson and wife Nisha.  In addition, she is survived by her grandnieces and grandnephews, Miles Burdette Wright and wife Allison Rose Wright, MacKenzie Ann Wright, Max Garland Wright, Seth Lucas Myers, Noah James Myers, Hope Adeline Myers, Logan Flora Patterson, Andie Eloise Patterson, Eli Daniel Patterson.

Jane at our 50th reunion – October 2010










Jan Massey (l) and Jane Lucas – October 2010









Jane Lucas (r) accompanied her sister, Peggy, and husband Bill, to Gulf Shores, Alabama in July 2014 for their 50th wedding anniversary. The whole family attended bringing the total to 19 people who enjoyed the week.