Sunday, August 27, 2006


Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of:

Marcia Mandt Lehman, her Sister Jaye & their Family on the loss of their father, Gordon G. Mandt:

Susan Matthews & Family on the loss of her father, William Dale Matthews. Services are Sunday, March 9, 2008 in CC;

Sonia Garza Mellinger & Family on the loss of her mother, Sonia Barrera Flores, whose services are Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 in CC:

Family of Chester Mailens, Ray's 1st Band Director & 'Fight Song' Creator:

Margaret 'Dee Dee' Blackmon-Barfield, who passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 after a brief illness. Dee Dee was one of our Class Historians, and a co-Chair of the 2004 Reunion. She will be sorely missed. Dee Dee's family has said that Donations may also be sent in her name to First Baptist Church, 3115 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 for the Library or Playground Funds.

Jennifer Horner Bley & Family on the passing of her dear Sister Kathy:

Charles F. Ofner & Family on the passing of his Father:

Susan Kalteyer & Family on the passing of her Father in November. He was a petroleum engineer, a Naval Officer, a graduate of the University of Texas & originally from San Antonio.

James Thorpe & Family on the loss of Deola Thorpe, Jim's Mother:

Cynthia Duran Herin & Family on theloss of her dear brother, Leo Kohl Duran, on May 28, 2007.

Paula Buerger Novaez & Family on the loss her husband Gil (Guimar) Novaez (Class of '61) January 8, 2007, (from Paula) the day after our youngest daughter's 19th birthday. I posted it on the 'blog' under "Passings" but wanted to notify you directly as well. Gil and I would have celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary this March 20. Our 3 children and 3 grandchildren are all in Houston -- in fact our 2 daughters still live at home -- so are a great comfort to me and to each other. In his younger days, Gil was a Boy Scout leader for over 10 years. His troop motto was "Keep on Keeping On" and that is what the kids and I are doing.

Carolyn Jones Trimble & Family on the loss of her dear Mother, Emma on Valentine's Day.

Curt Whited, who passed away January 30, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Elaine.

Mary Ann Hamilton Stripling on the loss of her dear sister Jeanette, also of cancer while enjoying her dream trip to Germany

Shirley McNatt Carr passed away in December 2006. Cynthia Herin noted that the article in the CCC Times mentioned to send any gifts in her name for cancer.

Ross Rayburn:

Richard Zipprian:

.. and to Guida Chilton Drew, Lenda Christian Ashworth and Dee Dee Blackmon-Barfield forthe recent loss of their parents.


plumpod47c said...

To those of you who did not know Judge Blackmon, you missed knowing a great man.  I was fortunate to have him as a Sunday School teacher many years ago.  My kids were small and money was especially tight one Christmas.  He knew I was having a difficult time and surprised me with gifts for my kids.  I was and am still appreciative for what this fine man did.

pmnovaez said...

I am sorry to report that my husband Gil (Guiomar, Class of '61) passed away on January 8, 2007, the day after our youngest daughter's 19th birthday. We would have celebrated our 43rd anniversary on March 20. Our 3 children and 3 grandchildren are all in Houston. We miss him terribly, but to quote his motto from his days as a scoutmaster, we'll "keep on keeping on." Paula Buerger Novaez

deedeebarfield said...

A beautiful service with a Grandson duing the service with several other family members participating.   God Bless Mrs. Jones and her entire famly.