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Class of 1959

 Allen Campbell
Cliff Kennish
Jack M. Miller
Jack M. Talsky

Ray Wyatt
Richard Charlton
Richard W. "Rick" Gonser
Sandy Scott-Jones
Stephen G. Headley
Gene Wheatley
Linda Barnhart
Russell Hendrickson
Russ Lazar
Terry Riley
Ron Walters
Jim Phillips
Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young (now Herndon), has passed away at age 74 - see Classmates We Will Miss Class of 59
Posted 6-27-2016

Jim Phillips Class of 1959

Retired from Boeing Long Beach after 44 1/2 years.  Moved to Reno, NV four years ago.
Email: jimphillipsreno@yahoo.com
Posted 1.27.11

Ron Walters class of 1959
Email: ronnixa@hughes.net
 Retired following 35 years at Boeing Space Systems.
Now residing in Nixa, Missouri

Terry Riley class of 59 - terrypatty@clearwire.net

Russ Lazar and my email address is below... would like to inform those of that class that Tom Dortch  Passed away about 3 years ago... If I get any further information I will pass it on...

Gene Wheatley
currently lives with his wife Margaret on a ranch in Decatur, Texas. Some of my friends back in 1959 will remember that was my dream. While at Millikan I played varsity football, ran track, and played in the band and orchestra.

After graduating from Millikan in 1959 I went to Pre-Veterinary medical school, starting at Orange Coast College. I had 55 hours of surgery in Vet Medicine, but had to drop out due to finances. In 1965 & 1966 I went back to school on a scholarship, playing for the University of Oklahoma. I changed my major to Sociology receiving a BS. Even after changing my major my real love was still agriculture, so somehow I ended up in television.

For years I was a Farm & Ranch Director on television in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets, having the highest rated morning shows in the Southwest at that time. The shows contained news, weather, country music, and lots of cooking. My biggest thrill was singing with Bob Wills band. I was also on KOMA radio for years, the 50,000 watt, clear channel station out of Oklahoma City. It reached 22 states, and five foreign countries. I pioneered the broadcast of The National Finals Rodeo for television and radio. I also did special features for CBS News. Through my TV years I was the Grand Marshall of over 50 parades throughout Oklahoma and rode various horses in all of them. I currently have three horses. My wife made me cut back in my old age.

My wife and I have six grown and married children, with ten grandchildren. My wife Margaret is a Psycho Therapist in Decatur and works with troubled and addicted teens. She's been fighting cancer for nine years and God has really blessed us. She's still alive. Decatur, Texas is in the North Central part of the state, about 35 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Because of a flood years ago my 1959 Aries was ruined. I'd love to obtain a copy if anyone knows how. I'd love to hear from old classmates. Write Gene Wheatley, 128 Private Road 2359, Decatur, TX 76234. E-mail at (wheatley@communicomm.com)

My hobbies now are family, and trail riding my horses. My ranch is just 7 miles from the 130,000 acre LBJ National Grasslands. My wife and I love to fish, and both are very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where I'm an Elder.
I've recently began producing TV shows for Tsunami Television out of Lafayette, LA. They're syndicated all over the world.

Linda Barnhart from class of 59.
Currently living in Cypress and retired from teaching middle grades in Buena Park & Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.  Married no children woman of the year for Cypress and my husband and I were Americana recipients last year for Cypress College.  I am a member of Soroptimist of Cypress and active in volunteer work in the arts and for the Cypress Senior Center.

Really enjoyed by days at Millikan and was sorry to read Mr. Gunning had passed he was a great teacher and inspired me to become a teacher.  Wish I could remember more of my high school friends but time and distance have made me lose track.
When is the next reunion?
Linda Sunley (Barnhart)
Email:  bandlsunley@ca.rr.com


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