Odessa High School
Class of 1959
"B" Classmates
Updated 01/19/2013


Click on the letter corresponding to the classmate's last name in 1959

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Current married name enclosed in ( )

Annual Name/address Biographical Sketch & current picture
Betty Joann Baber

Betty Joann Baber

Betsy (Hudgins) Baird

Betsy (Hudgins) Baird

395 Conestoga Trail

Rhome, TX  76078

Alice (Panther) Banderas

Alice (Panther) Banderas

821 North C St.

Lompoc, CA  93436 

(h) (805) 736-5726 
(f) (805) 736-5726

Married 37 years to Marlin Panther, 5 children (David, Cynthia, Susan, Gary, and Steven), 3 grandchildren (Michael, Jaclyn, and Justin). World's greatest shopper. Learning to play bridge. Medical Technologist currently working at the University of California at Santa Barbara's (UCSB) health center. Previously worked in Sacramento, Denver, and Tucson. Husband retired twice, once from the Air Force and once from the Aerospace Industry. Married in 1967 and moved to California, first to Sacramento for 5 years, then Los Angeles for 4 years, then to Lompoc for the rest of the time except for 2 brief moves for 18 to 19 months each to Denver and Tucson. All 5 children were born in California and are presently still in California. The two youngest (boys) live in San Diego. Cynthia lives in Simi Valley with husband David and their 5 month old daughter. Susan and husband John live in Arcata, CA (600 miles from our home in Lompoc, CA) and has two boys (Michael 15 months and Justin 1 month). David is married to Jamie and lives in San Luis Obispo. Currently, we like to travel, attend religious events, visit the grandkids, and shop. We planed on many trips when I retire next year. We've already been to Tahiti and Hawaii and the continental states. Next year will be Alaska, Europe, and Australia. Our biggest trip will be to Israel when it's safe. Updated 09/22/04.
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Mary Ann (Spencer) Bannister 
(Deceased 02/04/10)

click to enlargeI Married in 1957. I have one son, David Hunter age 46. David is divorced, lives in Hurst Texas with his significant other and has no children. He is a remodel carpenter and has a very good job. I divorced in 1966. I married Jerry Spencer who was my first boyfriend in 1956. We married in 2002 and I moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi. His wife of 35 years had died in 1995. I lived in Fort Worth, TX for 40 years before Jerry found me again. He has six children, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. I get to claim them too. We have one Pekinese named Tye Spencer. He is our spoiled rotten baby. We like to hook up our travel trailer and hit the road. We usually take off a month so we have plenty of time for where ever we decide to go. Our Tye loves traveling too. I went to beauty college in Odessa, San Angelo,and Midland. I graduated in 1962 and worked as a hairdresser for 40 years. I owned my shop in Fort Worth which I sold in 1987 and leased my work room until I retired in 2002. I went to C-1 Truck Driving School in 2004 in Fort Worth so that I could drive too. They said that I was the oldest person (and a woman too) that they had taught. Jerry and I have a Peterbilt Semi Truck which we team drove until I became ill. He is solo driving now but I plan to get back on the truck in October. We have a really good time and get to travel through all the states and Canada. It is never boring. Update 02/09/10
Pete Barner

Chandlers "Pete" Barner
6305 Cornell St.
Amarillo, TX 79109
(h) (806) 352-7199 

Found by Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty 04/02/09.
Emelda Ann Barnes Emelda Ann (Smith) Barnes
5027 Sheridan Ave. North 
Minneapolis MN 55430  
(h) (612) 886-2631 

I was married for 30 years and have a daughter and son-in-law, Shey and Jeff Jones, who live in Nashville and a daughter, Amy Smith, in Minneapolis. I taught school in Texas and Joliet,Illinois, and then had my own sign business for 9 years. In 1987 we moved to Rochester, MN and we divorced in 1991. I sold real estate in Rochester for 17 years. In 2007 I retired from real estate and moved to Minneapolis to be near my daughter, Amy. I now work afternoons as a receptionist. I enjoy working in my yard and am an avid walker...even on snowy Minnesota winter days. Minneapolis is a beautiful city with many lakes and bike paths throughout the city. I'm active in Plymouth Congregational church and love to read and go to concerts and plays. Update 01/15/2011.. 
Michael Ray Barry

Michael Ray Barry

Deceased (11/07/93)
Info per Don Giddens: Michael Ray Barry born 1941 died November 7, 1993 and is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Update 02/26/09.
Rodney Batchelor

Rodney Batchelor

12906 Marron Drive

Cypress, TX  77429


(h) (281) 376-5927
Robert James Beam

Robert James Beam 
2014 N. Saginaw PMB 232 
Midland, MI 48640 

(h) (989) 631-8607
Married 43 years to Paula (Eubanks) who also graduated from OHS, class of 1962. One daughter and three grandchildren. BS Chemistry, University of Texas, MS Physical Chemistry, North Carolina State University. 25 years at Dow Chemical. Retired from Dow in June of 1995. Started work with Delphi Steering a month later and am still employed at Delphi Steering.I miss Texas the most in the spring because of the wild flowers and blue bonnets there. Michigan is a beautiful state, but there is no place like Texas. Update 04/09/09.
Charles Beasley

Charles Beasley

P.O. Box  3089

Ozona, TX  76943

(h) (325) 392-5854
Barbara Jean Beaver

Barbara Jean (Smith) Beaver

3922 Santillan Street
Bakersfield CA 93312 
Widowed from Bill Smith in 2008, have 3 children Kimberly, John, and Jesse from a former marriage (Johnny Whitmore who also graduated from OHS in 1959). Have numerous grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I love to go camping, hunting, and do some fishing. I also like to go shopping, visiting with friends and relative and like to travel a bit. I have a small dog named Zazu. I retired in 2009 as a Human Resource Director for a trucking company. I worked there for 20 years. Prior to HR, I did accounting and administrative work for 20+ years. I graduated from OHS in 1959 and continued on to Business College and graduated. The following years I took many, many college courses that include accounting and HR and completed my HR certification in the 1990's. Update 04/24/2010.
Ronald Beaver

Ronald Beaver

Phoenix, AZ
Per Barbara Jean (Smith) Beaver, her brother is alive and well.  Update 04/17/09..
Donna (Holmes) Beekman

Donna (Holmes) Beekman

146 Lakeshore Drive

May, TX  79869

(c) (432) 770-0557
Updated 03/14/04.

Charles Beene 

Info per Suzanne Valla: Deceased - Formerly worked at The Chateau (previously Britton & Co. Day Spa), 6301 Eastridge Road, Odessa TX. lka: 307 Monticello, Odessa, Tx 79762. Updated 03/12/09.
Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell

1371 W. Via La Noria

Sahuarita, AZ  85629 
(520) 867-6303

My wife, Marion & I moved from Arkansas to Arizona about 3 years ago and I forgot to provide current information. Am retired and have been here for almost 6 years. Spent most of my professional life in various overseas venues working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Between the two of us, we have 5 children and (at last count) 6 grandchildren. We stay busy with church activities, trying to keep our bodies reasonably fit at our fitness center/natatorium and we do as much traveling as we can. I very much appreciate all the work the reunion committee does to plan for these events and will be tickled to see many old friends once again. Thanks to you, Cliff, for the outstanding job you do maintaining the website. Update 03/23/09.
Sue (Hubbard) Bell

Sue (Hubbard) Bell

4612 Constitution

Odessa, TX  79762

(h) (432) 362-0948 
(c) (432) 559-5339 
I married Leonard Jones in 1963. We had three (3) children: Ron Jones, Blake Jones and Dana Jones Surben. My four (4) grandchildren are: Ashley Surben (20); Garrett Surben (17); Marissa Jones (14); Nick Saenz (5). I was widowed in 1984. In 1985 I married Pat Hubbard and gained three (3) step-children: Gary Hubbard, Tricia Owen, and Sherry King, along with five (5) step-grandchildren: Taylor, Jesse, Spencer, Seth and Lauren. I also have a tan poodle named Abbie. I have been a secretary at Bonham Junior High since 1981.Update 9/06/09. 
Coy T. Best

Coy T. Best

7201 Spover Court

Alexandria, VA  22306 

(h) (703) 765-0903
Updated 03/14/04.
Judy (Walton) Bethel

Judy (Walton) Bethel

1308 Bordeaux Ln

New Braunfels, TX 78132

(h) (303) 549-3275
click to enlargeUpdated 09/14/09.
Donnita (Cole) Biggers

Donnita (Cole) Biggers 
2735 E. 8th St. #38
Odessa, TX 79761


Married to John Henry, 4 children. CPR Instructor at Odessa College, BLS for Professional Rescuer, Certified EMT. Volunteer teach at the American Red Cross, do all types of needlework --cross stitch to crochet, fishing and camping, reading everything I can get my hands on - from science fiction to medical journals, enjoy all music from Willie Nelson to Black Sabbath to Wagner. Johnny and I have only recently returned to the U.S. We spent sixteen years overseas and loved it. We lived in Ireland, Spain, the Canary Islands, and Sumatra, Indonesia. In fact, our daughters graduated from Singapore American High School. Our sons are Permian graduates and are now in the Army; one is an Air-borne Ranger and the other is in electronics specializing in radar and missiles. We have four grandchildren plus two more on the way. Updated Address 04/06/09. 
James Douglas Birchfield

James Douglas Birchfield

406 San Jacinto

Odessa, TX  79762 
(h) (432) 362-0123
Update 03/14/04.
James H. Birdsong

James H. Birdsong 
2401 Lynn Drive

Pearland, TX  77581
(c) (713) 299-0643

(w) (281) 485-0650

(f) (281) 485-0353
click to enlargeOwner Birdsong Printing, Inc. in Pearland, Texas since 1978. No plans to retire unless I get a better offer! Married Gail Jeter in 1961. Two children, three grandsons: #1 grandson - recent Texas A&M graduate, #2 grandson - Texas A&M senior, #3 grandson - 6th grade, Amarillo, Texas. Main hobby is still gardening (mowing grass is a full time job in Southeast Texas). Caught my first fish in 2008. It was a whooper. Update 07/02/09.  
Ellen Marie (Springfield) Blanchard

Ellen Marie (Springfield) Blanchard

4333 Cypress

Odessa, TX  79761 
(h) (432) 381-7131
Married 2 children and 6 grandchildren. my son is Kenny Springfield.He lives in Plano Texas. He is married and has 3 beautiful children. He is in the investment business. My daughter is Lorri Petty and she also is married with 3 children. She is an educator with ECISD. We are very fortunate and have her living right next door to us. We are retired. I worked for many years( about 25) at Montgomery Ward and my husband worked at the Rubber plant for 35 years when he retired. Since we retired we have been working as hot shot drivers and seeing a lot of our beautiful country. We have always lived here in Odessa. My husband's name is Barney Springfield. He is from a small town north of Big Spring called Ackerly. WSe lived in town for 20 years and then we bought 6 acres west of town and built a house. e have mules and horse. It is great living out here. Update 03/26/09.
Leon Blaschke

Leon Blaschke

4205 Crestwood

Midland, TX  79707 


(h) (432) 697-3218
Updated 03/14/04.
Baker H. Bledsoe

Baker H. Bledsoe

Rt. 2, Box 121

Linden, TX  75563

(h) (214) 756-7355

Deanna (Haynie) Bolen

RT. 3  1339 Edwards Dr.

Dickinson, TX  77539

I have been living in the Galveston Bay area for 10 years. My husband of 37 years (Duane Haynie) died in 1996. I work for a pipeline construction company out of Houston area and even though I do still have family in the Odessa area I don't go back very often. I have lost contact with a lot of my old buddies from OHS and would love to hear from them. Updated 05/09/01.
Louise (Watson) Boling

Louise (Watson) Boling

1436 Inwood Dr.

Odessa, TX  79761 


(h) (432) 366-6425

(c) (432) 556-5184
click to enlarge Three sons: Dal, age 42; Nolan, age 40; Zane, age 37. Dal and wife, Linda, live in Midland with their three children: Melanie, age 17; Will, age 14; and Luke, age 10. Nolan and wife, Connie, live in Lubbock with their two children: McKaleigh, age 13; and Landry, age 9. Zane and wife, Stephanie, live in Fort Worth with their 5 month old son, Jack. Louise continues to enjoy Bible study, scrapbooking, watching grandchildren play sports, family gatherings and some traveling. Louise and Gary Watson (class of '58) have been married since September 2, 1961. Gary retired from TX DOT in 2000 with 36+ years of service. Both teach Sunday School at First Baptist Church, Odessa. Retired Ector County teacher (2002) with 28 years of service. I enjoy walking and learning new ways of healthified cooking. Updated 07/13/09.
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Juanita (Hamilton) Bolton

107 Broadway

New Castle. Tx 76372

(h) (940) 846-3399
(c) (940) 521-7540

Click to enlargeDivorced, 2 sons, 1 grandson, 2 granddaughters, 3 Schnauzers. Hobbies are traveling, camping, golf and crafts. Updated 09/19/2011.
Robert Lewis Bond

Robert Lewis Bond
Deceased (04/26/96)

Info per Don Giddens: Robert Lewis Bond b 1941 died 4/26/1996 in Benton Arkansas. Update 02/26/09.
Jerry Wayne Bostick

Jerry Wayne Bostick

8303 Pasha Drive

Houston, TX  77040


(h) (713) 937-4295
Married to Diane (38 years), 3 sons, 6 grandsons, 1 granddaughter. Travel agent. Hobbies are travel, fishing, Caribbean. Own a travel agency,. We are having a great time traveling. Updated 03/14/04.
John Winslow Bower John Winslow Bowen
4009 Springdale 
Odessa, TX 79762 
(h) (432) 366-6774 
Married to Muriene, 3 boys, 26, 21, 17. Regional Sales Mgr -Victaulic Co. of America. Like hunting, fishing, camping. Traveled overseas for Victaulic. Never plan to leave Odessa, although I own property in East Texas & Lake Brownwood. No annual picture. I remember the day I received the year book and could not believe that in my senior year, they had misspelled my name. Yes, it is Bowen, not Bower.  Updated 02/15/09.
  Judy Boyd See Judith Boyd Lagrone
Archie Braly

Archie Braly

323 Coronation

Houston, TX  77034


(h) (713) 944-5866
W.R. "Bob" Branson

W.R. "Bob" Branson Deceased (05/2007)

Hello, Jimmy, My name is Lynda Branson Grantham (lyndag1@suddenlink.net). My older twin brothers graduated in 1959 from OHS. I have tried twice before to have them listed as deceased without any luck. I am the only person left in our original family unit who can relay this information about them. William ROBERT BRANSON died last May 2007 of a massive stroke with Harold WAYNE BRANSON dying 6 months earlier in December 2006 of a heart attack. Robert left a wife, Betty Parum Branson (graduated OHS in 1957), 2 daughters, 1 son, & 2 granddaughters. Wayne was divorced with no children. We all attended and graduated from OHS; they did in 1959; I did in 1970. I just feel that it is my duty to list them as deceased since I'm the only one left to do so. Thank you for your time and trouble. Lynda. Updated 03/01/09.
Wayne Branson

Wayne Branson 
Deceased (12/2006)

Hello, Jimmy, My name is Lynda Branson Grantham (lyndag1@suddenlink.net). My older twin brothers graduated in 1959 from OHS. I have tried twice before to have them listed as deceased without any luck. I am the only person left in our original family unit who can relay this information about them. William ROBERT BRANSON died last May 2007 of a massive stroke with Harold WAYNE BRANSON dying 6 months earlier in December 2006 of a heart attack. Robert left a wife, Betty Parum Branson (graduated OHS in 1957), 2 daughters, 1 son, & 2 granddaughters. Wayne was divorced with no children. We all attended and graduated from OHS; they did in 1959; I did in 1970. I just feel that it is my duty to list them as deceased since I'm the only one left to do so. Thank you for your time and trouble. Lynda. Updated 03/01/09.
Lonnie Brantley

Lonnie Brantley
Deceased 06/05/2010

click to enlargeLonnie Brantley, Sr., 69, born September 9, 1940 passed away June 5, 2010. Rosewood is entrusted with his care. Services will be private. Update 06/10/10
Tynes Eugene Breithaupt

Tynes Eugene Breithaupt

Deceased (01/31/95)
Info per Don Giddens: Tynes Breithaupt b 1941 died 1/31/1995 in Tarrant County. Update 02/26/09.
Billy C. Briley

Billy C. Briley

PO Box 698

16109 Mathis Rd

Waller TX 77484 
(936) 372-5002


After graduation from OHS I attended TAMC through my junior year when Uncle Sam and I became friends. Got my commission, served in many overseas locations including 2 years in Viet Nam with the 25 InfDiv.. After 12 years of active duty a divorce from the lady I married in California I wound up in Houston. Have been married to Kathy, from Port Arthur, for almost 24 years now and very happy. I stayed in the Army Reserves while pursuing a career in sales and marketing. I retired from the reserves as a Maj in 1990 but am still in sales. Currently I represent one of the largest manufactures of caskets in the US and cover all of Southeast Texas and Louisiana as far east as Baton Rouge. I look forward to hearing from some of the old gang and am making every effort to rearrange my schedule to attend the big 40 reunion. We bought 27 acres out here about 3 years ago on Mound Creek. What once was corn fields I am now struggling to turn into a horse ranch. Somehow we got involved with raising and showing miniature horses about 4-5 years ago. At present we only have 10 but 4 mares are expecting within the next-2 months so that will be a major increase to our herd. Never knew what hard work really was until I decided that I could do all this by myself. Have put in all the fences, planted hay, built a 46 x 55' two story barn (not quite finished) decks, paddocks, dug a pond by hand with the help of my wife of 27 years, Kathy and the list goes on. Hope to be able to attend a reunion soon but just don't know when. Sure wish I had some of the hair from way back in '59, almost totally bald now. Would enjoy hearing from some of you out there. Updated 02/24/09.
Larry Dan Brock

Larry Dan Brock

# 18 Plantation Cove

Odessa, TX  79762

(h) (432) 362-2936
Charles R. Brown

Charles R. Brown
1203 Silver Dollar
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
(c) (432) 556-3752
(w) (432) 381-0311 

Click to enlarge Still married to Linda since 1960. Still only have 2 children.
Tana Brown Aiken born in 1961 - OHS Class of 1980 w/ 2 daughters.
Chalin Ray Brown born in 1964 - OHS Grad of 1982 w/ 2 boys and 1 daughter. Retired from Huntsman Polymers of Odessa in 2001. Finally sold our hobby/headache in January, 2009 to Stripes LLC. We built this convenience store named Stockade in 1984. We should be moving around April 01, 2009 to our new house next door to our daughter's family in Horsehoe Bay, Texas and it is about 75 miles north of Boerne, Tx where our son's family lives. Then we can watch our grandkids in sports as they grow up. UhOh! just found out our 2nd oldest granddaughter is getting married on Saturday, the same weekend as our 50th reunion. Update 03/18/09.
Don Brownlee

Don Brownlee

627 Collinscreek Road

Hallsville, TX  75650 

(h) (903) 668-4069
Click to enlarge Jeff Brownlee (son): Karyn (daughter-in-law),Aimee (granddaughter), Coppell, TX. Jenny Beaty (daughter): Kevin (husband) Beau, Blake, Bradley, Blaire (grandchildren) Pat Brownlee (Clowdus, OHS '59): wife, Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Hiking (in Rocky Mtn. Park Estes Park, CO ... we work at the YMCA of the Rockies Camp in July & Aug.
Retired Basketball Coach/Teacher,1963 graduate of Baylor Univ. with Master's Degree from North Texas State Univ. Coaches Outreach Bible Study Leader @ our high school. Update 08/02/09.   
Judith (Daniels) Broyles Judith Ann (Carman) Broyles 
PO Box 314 
Odessa TX 79769
(h) (432) 266-1438

I have lived in Odessa, Texas since graduation. I married Dean Carman and we had three daughters. Ann, Gwen and Susie. My husband died in 1992. I am using my niece's email for the moment. I have grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have been with 7/11 stores for over 30 years! Updated 09/03/04.

Judith (Daniels) Broyles

8818 Greenfield Road

Houston, TX  77064

(h) (713) 937-1738
Husband: Joe, 4 children. Word Processor. Updated 1989.
Louis Bryan

Louis Bryan

770 Noe Street

San Francisco, CA  94114

(h) (415) 695-7933

Click to enlarge1959-1964 Texas Tech BA English/French; 1964-1966 US Army Security Agency, stationed in Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany; 1966-1970 Texas Tech MA English/Linguistics; 1970-1971 Cincinnati, OH, Motorcycles & Dope; 1971-1975 Taught at Midland College; 1975-1980 Taught at Chabot College & City College of San Francisco; 1980-1984 Partner in Clipper Limousine; 1984-1988 Technical Writer, Qantel Systems; 1988-1992 Technical Writer, Bayard Systems; 1992-1998 Technical Writer, Oracle Corp; 1998- retired. Since retiring, I have devoted myself to language study, gluttony, and writing essays (mostly humorous). See http://www.noehill.com/downstairs/default.asp . Hint: Start with "Journal 2003." If anything bothers you, stop reading immediately because it'll get worse. Update 05/04/09.
James Bryant

James C. Bryant

P.O. Box 13088

Odessa, TX  79768 
(h) (432) 366-8709
(c) (432) 557-5152

(w) (432) 362-6361

Married to Suellis Smith. We have 2 girls Shelly Bryant Brown and Amy Bryant Welch. Shelly has three children: one girl, Tatem and two boys, Carson and Barrett. Amy has two boys, Brennan and Jax. Graduated from Texas Tech and came back to Odessa. Have been in the insurance business and ranching since then. I am having a great time watching four boys play sports! Fishing and hunting are also a lot of fun with them. God has been very good to us! Updated 02/15/2009.
Cliff Buchanan

Cliff Buchanan

1404 Castle Road

Odessa, TX  79762


(h) (432) 550-3302

(w) (432) 550-3302

(f) (432) 550-3362

(click to enlarge)Cliff has owned ISI Software (see www.ISISoftware.net), a computer consulting and programming business since 1974. Cliff married Carol Steele (sophomore at OHS in 1959) in 1960, divorced on 06-20-88. Married again for three years and now single since 02-13-95. Cliff has 4 children, 7 grandchildren. In addition to computers, Cliff likes camping and Native American Spirituality (see www.GatheringOfCircles.com). Updated 02/23/02.
Wayne Buck

Wayne Buck

Deceased (11/06/93)
1 son Mark Buck, 2 grandchildren, Shelby Buck & Josh Buck They live in Enumclaw, WA. Mark is a fireman for the city of Seattle. Died 11-6-93. He was on a hunting trip in Colorado and had a heart attack. Confirmed per Don Giddens: Thurman Wayne Buck b 4/17/1941 d 11/6/1993 in Ector County. Update 02/26/09.
Jacky Don Burkes

Jacky Don Burkes

4009 Trinity Ct.

Midland, TX  79707

(h) (432) 699-2373

(w) (432) 683-3699
Updated 06/16/09.
Gail (Spincic) Burnett

Gail (Spincic) Burnett
Deceased (04/03/03)

After attending North Texas and obtaining my Masters in Business Education and teaching at junior colleges I returned to Odessa and was the Director of Student Activities and was teaching at Odessa College. This is when I met and married Wes Spincic in 1975. From that time on I stayed home and raised our children--Reggie and Sheri Pool. We moved to Kingwood, Texas just north of Houston in 1976 where we continued our lives. Reggie is now 34 years of age, graduated from Texas A & M and the University of Houston Law School. He is presently living in Santa Cruz California and has supplied me with one tremendous grandson. Sheri is 30 and living in Beaumont, Texas. She recently received her master's degree from Sam Houston State University in Education and teaches high school computer classes in Beaumont. Sheri has added so much joy and excitement to our lives as she was always very active in school. She participated in the Miss Texas Pageant, and served as a Houston Oilier Cheerleader before marrying Ken Weaver and moving to Beaumont. Wes was trained in engineering at the United States Military Academy and has had extensive experience working in the international oil business with Mobil Oil and Avanti for the past twenty-five years. Wes is the owner and president of Avanti Consulting, Ltd -US. With my children grown and not located in Houston I have gone to work at a mortgage company that Wes owns. I have had a very happy and privileged life. We have had the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and abroad and have enjoyed owning a boat docked in Florida where we were able to explore the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands. I love living in Houston and invite all my classmates to drop in for a visit if you are ever in this area. Updated 06/26/01. 4714 Breezy Point, Kingwood, TX  77345, gaylespin@hotmail.com  
(h) (281) 360-1690, (w) (281) 590-2222
(c) (713) 818-6480
Howard Y. Butler

Howard Y. Butler

Deceased (10/13/2012)

Howard Young Butler, 71, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Round Rock, Texas. Howard was born June 15, 1941, in Odessa, Texas, to Howard and Christine Price Butler. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1959 and received his degree in Government from the University of Texas in 1963. After teaching school in El Paso, Texas, for five years, Howard began his long and successful career with the Veterans Administration in Waco, Texas. He retired as a Rating Board Specialist with the VA in Denver, Colorado. Howard was a proud member of the Texas ExesAssociation, and the consummate Longhorns fan. His wardrobe included almost every item available from the UT Co-op. To know Howard was to understand the true meaning of grace. Challenged by life-long muscular dystrophy, he accepted his limitations with good humor and adaptation. Howard learned to balance activity with rest to enjoy life to the fullest. He was an inspiration for everyone, especially those who are also disabled. Howard is survived by his sister, Linda and husband Don Branscum of Streetman, Texas; brother, Paton of Kyle; nephew, Will Butler; nieces Angie and Aimee Butler and Sarah and Laura Brew; and his loving companion, Reeta Wadzeck, with whom he shared the joys of music and opera. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Scott and White Hospital Round Rock for their genuine care and concern. Burial will be private with a memorial to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association would be appreciated. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.
Update: 01/19/2013
Nancy Lee (Evans) Butler

Nancy Lee (Evans) Butler