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

Updated Class Directory

 


From our “Keeper of the Directory,” David Dibb:

I hope you enjoy using this directory, and that you are able to reach out to some of our old classmates. It can be printed out with a modern printer, but the 3-prong notebook hasn’t changed over 60 years … just like the ones we used for our science projects and English compositions.

The names are alphabetical by last name, using the “maiden name” of the ladies. Please let me know if you discover any updated contact information for anyone.

Thanks
David Dibb
dnadibb@dibbfamily.com

To open the directory, click on the image above.

 

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.

Russell Lee Keeling – September 5, 2021

Russell Lee Keeling was born to Edna and Willard Keeling in Albuquerque NM on February 5, 1942 while Willard (Bill) was stationed in the Army Air Corps during WW II. The family moved to Waco TX at the end of the war. 

Russ attended Texas A&M and became a Group Commander in the Corps of Cadets during his last year of school. 

From A&M he went directly into the United States Air Force and completed pilot training at Reese AFB in Lubbock Texas, graduating first in his class. 

As a veteran of the SE Asian Conflict, and during his twenty-two-year career he earned four Distinguished Flying Cross Medals, the Airman’s Medal (for life-saving), two Meritorious Service Medals, Seventeen Combat Air Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Readiness Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and other notable recognitions. 

After retiring from Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA in 1986, Russ returned to Redlands. He was a devoted member of Redlands First United Methodist Church and sang in the Sanctuary Choir for over 30 years and served on many different committees. Russ joined the Inland Master Chorale in 1987 and continued to sing with the Chorale until recently. 

Russ was an avid racquetball player, enjoyed gardening, traveling, and especially loved playing with his grandchildren. Russ is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lloy Keeling, children Kathleen Keeling of Portland OR, Gregory Lee (Susan) and granddaughters Christina and Annalisa of Newport Beach, Michelle Reynolds of Portland OR, and brother Bob Keeling of San Angelo TX, and several cousins living in Texas. 

A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 at the First United Methodist Church of Redlands (One E Olive Ave). 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Redlands First United Methodist Church Foundation (One East Olive Avenue, Redlands CA 923733) or the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: 23101 S Tamiami Trl., Ste. 320, PMB 226, Estero FL 33928. 

Read about Russell’s life as featured in the February 2020 issue of The Town Crier

And see more pictures of Russ Keeling.