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Class of 1959
Jack M. Miller
Jack M. Talsky
Richard W. "Rick"
Stephen G. Headley
Elizabeth Young (now Herndon), has passed away at age 74 - see Classmates We Will Miss Class of 59
Jim Phillips Class of 1959
Retired from Boeing Long Beach after 44 1/2 years. Moved to Reno, NV four years ago.
Ron Walters class of 1959
Retired following 35 years at Boeing Space Systems.
Now residing in Nixa, Missouri
Terry Riley class of 59 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.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.
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
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)
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