Odessa High School
Class of 1959
"G" Classmates
Updated 01/10/2012


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
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Blewitt Gardner

1518 Cripple Creek Dr.

Irving, TX  75061-2131

(h) (972) 254-4463
Married to Jane (Priddy). Update 1999.

Jimmy Gibson

PO Box 459

Blue Ridge, TX  75424


(h) (972) 752-5812

(click to enlarge)Married to Connie, 2 children, 2 grandchildren. Real Estate Commercial. Hobbies: antique autos (32-53) Fords. Moved to Dallas '59, been here since. Update 08/28/05.
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Randy Gibson

Deceased (11/23/2011)

click to enlarge Farl Randolph (Randy) Gibson, age 71 went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Randy passed away at Medical Center of McKinney Hospital in McKinney Texas, after a short illness.
Randy was born on October 29th, 1940 in Eldorado, Arkansas. to Era Francis and Elmer Farl Gibson. In 1946 Randy and his family moved to Odessa. Randy owned and operated West Tex Electronics for 15 years. He retired from Chevron in 2004 . Randy was a member of the Commemorative Air Force and loved to fly. He and his wife recently moved to McKinney Texas to be near their children and their families. Randy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audry; His children Sid Gibson and wife Connie of McKinney Texas; his daughter, Pam Perkins and husband Lynn of Carrollton, Texas. Grandchildren; Brandon Gibson and wife Kayla, Jordan and Colby Gibson, Michael and Melissa Perkins. Great Granddaughter, Madison Gibson, sister, Annette Long and brother David Gibson. Services will be held at the Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home at 2:00 on Saturday, November 26th with burial following at sunset Memorial Gardens. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Updated: 01/10/2012.
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Gary Leland Gidcumb

2110 Palomino

Odessa, TX  79763
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Donald Louis Giddens

1002 Branch Street

Greenville, TX 75401 
(h) (903) 455-8760 
(c) (214) 729-6179 


Click to enlargeMy wife, Minnie, and I are enjoying our grandchildren and children and beautiful East Texas. God has been good to us: we have six children and eight grandchildren- My girls- Sara, Rebekah, Deborah, and Bethany all live in the D/FW area, and Amanda lives in Odessa and teaches art at Crockett. My son, Nathan, died in Midland, 1997, age 33. Minnie's son, Mike Holland lives in Midland. Served as a pioneer Baptist missionary to the Dominican Republic, missionary to the Ute and Navajo Indians, and Mormons in Utah, pastor of two Spanish churches in Texas, and pastor of four Baptist churches in Utah. Updated 02/24/09.
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Samuel Daulton Giddens

PO Box 1027

Marble Falls, TX  78654

(h) (830) 693-7271
Sam retired from Amoco in Odessa and now lives outside Marble Falls, TX. Updated 02/25/02.
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Jack Gilbert
807 Rena Rd.
Van Buren AR 72956 
(h) (479) 474-7795 
(c) (479) 769-0473 
(f) (479) 474-8017 
(w) (800) 944-2440 

click to enlargeMarried Linda McPhail from Hobbs,NM. Four Children, 12 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren. Still married to my first wife after 43 years and happy. Linda & I own Gibert Technologies LLC, (Fire and Security Alarms). I am Children's Minister at Riverview Fellowship Church. Linda & I are having the time of our lives ministering in all three areas of life mentioned in III John verse 2. Tell you about it at the 50th Reunion. Don't get to West Texas very often, but would love to hear from you guys where ever you are!!
Update 02/26/09.
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Delores Gillham

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James "Jimmy" Gilliland

4607 Applewood

Odessa, TX  79761


(h) (432) 367-8821 
(c) (432) 559-5010 

(w) (432) 550-0033

(f) (432) 550-9891
Click to enlarge 4 children: Jimmy (Colleyville), Julia (Lubbock), Jean Ann (Malibu, CA), Jennifer (Arlington). 7 grandchildren 16 yrs. to 1 yr. Married to Linda Brown (Permian '61) for 41 years. Travel & golf are my main interests. I have been a trustee at Odessa College for 28 years. Insurance business for 37 years. Currently owner of Gilliland Insurance Agency. Updated 09/04/04.
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Sam Glast

2200 One Galleria Tower 
13355 Noel Rd., L.B. 48 

Dallas, TX  75240-1518


(h) (972) 392-2200 

(w) (972) 419-8350 
(f) (972) 419-8329
Click to enlarge Have lived in Dallas since 1970. Married to Lili for 20 years, have a son, Jason, who is a lawyer and a residential realtor in San Antonio. Jason is married to Kathryn and they have a wonderful son (our grandson), Alexander who is 9 months old. We have the greatest dog in the world, The Bear. Play lots of golf and always trying to get in shape. Have practiced law in Dallas since 1970. Founder of Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C., an 80 lawyer law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. As a coincidence, after lots of years, Jerry Ormand and I are now practicing law together at the firm. 09/18/2004.
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Nita (Baldwin) Glenn

PO Box 12836

Odessa, TX  79768-2836 
(h) (432) 362-3515

(w) (432) 362-3515

(c) (432) 352-3141

(f) (432) 362-4074 

click to enlargeHusband, Harold, deceased. Two children. Son, Bill Baldwin, married to Janet lives in Dallas, TX. Daughter, Shari Gifford, married to MSG Tony Gifford and lives in St. Robert, MO (Ft. Leonard Wood, MO). Tony is presently in the US Army in Iraq. Six grandchildren. Granddaughter in Air Force, stationed in San Antonio and just returned from Iraq. Step grandson in Army serving in Kuwait. Grandson at University of Texas in Austin, grandson and step granddaughter still at home with Shari and Bill's daughter still at home. When did they grow up? Moved Nita's Stained Glass studio from a retail store front to my home and enjoy the convenience of working at home. Recently completed five stained glass windows for the chapel at Odessa Regional Hospital, east campus. Selling miniature figurine collectable dogs, cats and miscellaneous critters on eBay has become a full time job which I thoroughly enjoy. March, 2009. The trip of a lifetime! Touring the Holy Land for 10 days. Update 03/04/09
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Clifton Wayne Gober 
2812 Metz Dr.

Midland, TX  79705

(h) (432) 522-1672 
Married to Linda. Update 04/23/09.
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Barbara Kay (Kennedy) Godwin

1302 Tanglewood

Odessa, TX  79761

(h) (432) 367-3692
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Raymond Joseph Goodrich

2002 Clayton

Artesia, NM  88210-2566

(h) (505) 746-3367
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Ronnie Goodwin

3702 Sul Ross

San Angelo, TX  76904 

(h) (432) 949-5221 
(c) (
325/ 656-7331


click to enlargeMarried 45 years to Sharon Tripp Goodwin.Lived in Waco, Philadelphia and 39 yrs in San Angelo. Children: R. Brad Goodwin: Partner in Goodwin & Goodwin, Attorneys for last 5 1/2 years with his dad. Now, partner in Goodwin & Scott. Kristi Goodwin Haas, daughter & son-in-law Derek Haas.They live in Los Angeles,CA with our 2 grandsons, Bruno Ray(4)& Augie(2 1/2).Derek is a screen writer. Hobbies: Golf & traveling to CA to see grandkids! Attorney in San Angelo for 39 years. Recently retired & playing more golf. Baylor University:Finance major.Played baseball & football @ Baylor; played 6 years with Philadelphia Eagles while attending Baylor Law School in the off seasons. Update 09/08/09.
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Neal Gorham

4411 Horseshoe Pike

Honeybrooke, PA  19344

(h) (610) 273-2699

Jo Lynne (Schaefer) Graham

15151 Crocker Road

Poway, CA  92064

(h) (858) 748-5921
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Mary (Haragan) Graham

7917 Adelaide Drive
Austin, TX 78739

Dallas, TX  75243 
(h) ( 512) 288-8263 
(c)  (512) 733-4346 

Married to Pat Haragan from Houston (met at U.T.) for 45 yrs. 2 daughters: Kelly, who is an environmental attorney, married, has one daughter,3 yrs. old; Tracy, our 2nd daughter, is a speech therapist, married, has a 6 yr. old son and a 4 yr. old daughter. The good news and blessing is that we all live in Austin!! We are retired, enjoying good health so far and many other blessings. Looking forward to the 50th reunion. Update 06/30/09. 

Paul Benton Grant Jr.
9237 Greenleaf Dr. 
Spanish Fort, AL 36527 
(h) (251) 621-1858 

Found by Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty. Update 04/04/09.
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Barbara (Hulsey) Grant

8224 San Diego Street

Odessa, TX  79765

(h) (432) 563-9049
Now retired from Shorty Hall Rig Co. as bookkeeper/ Rate Clerk. I have one granddaughter age 17 and two grandsons age 16 and 17. My pastime is watching my granddaughter Amy as cheerleader and my grandson Cody play golf and football for Permian and my grandson Shawn play baseball and football for Lubbock Cooper. Keeps me busy. Updated 05/11/03.
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Robert Wayne Grayson
Deceased (09/16/2011)

click to enlargeMarried 44 years to the same woman, two children and four grandchildren. Enjoy golf, woodworking and travel. Retired from state employment 02/29/2008 after 38 years (11 with the Blind Commission and 27 with Disability Determination Services). Graduated from Abilene Christian University 1968. Served four years in U.S. Air Force Update 03/16/09.
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Tommy Earl Grayson 
Deceased (11/21/2010) 
(760) 627-4230 

Home is located in Big River, CA - but we do not get mail delivery here. Many get confused with this because we are located on the CA side of the Colorado River (Lower Colorado river). We are on land that is leased by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT). I have just graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BSB/Acc. My wife and I are getting custody of our grandson (her daughters baby) who will be 3 this year.

To all of Tommy/s friends. I need to let you know Tommy Passed away Nov.21,2010. I, Cindy, will miss him greatly. He was a true Cowboy in every way.
Loving wife, Cindy

Update 12/15/2010

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Carolyn Faye Green (Evans)

Dallas, Texas
Married to Everett Morris Evans. 
Further info not available.  Update 06/24/09


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Judith Kay (Balch) Green

318 South Washington Street

LaGrange, TX  78945


(h) (979) 966-0071 
(c) (713) 818-2461 
click to enlargeMarried to Bill. Children: #1 Jana Patrolia (Rick) one child, Matthew. #2 Russell Balch (Kristina Knudsen) no children. Pets: Mitzi (terrier) & Dusty (tabby). Hobbies: travel in RV and abroad, spend time at our house in Lajitas, reading, time with friends, attending activities of the children, especially Matthew. Currently part time counselor for 11th grade students at Del Valle High School (district near Austin). Graduated from Texas Tech 1964, M.Ed. fro U. of Houston 1974, taught Spanish 9 years, counselor 23 years in Houston ISD. Retired in 1999. Went back to work in 2007 (opportunity too good to pass up!). Part time still gives me some time off to travel. We lived in Houston for many years but moved to La Grange in 2001. Wonderful area, rolling hills, pastures, wild flowers, half way between Houston and Austin. My husband Bill was a Chemistry teacher. He has taken up painting and has just sold his first painting. We have been some amazing places together - RVed to Alaska for 3 months, traveled to Italy for son Russ and Kristina's wedding in a beautiful winery in Verona and then traveled all over Italy before spending a week in Tuscany. We've cruised at Christmas on German rivers and through the Panama Canal. I was in Mexico a lot for a while visiting Oaxaca, San Miguel and Puebla.We have taken the RV out on some long trips to the western states and to the gulf coast states. The guys in the family like to fly fish and we go to Montana. My brothers and I have a house in Lajitas that my parents built years ago and we like to go there when we can to enjoy the beauty of the Chihuahuan desert. Our favorite thing to do is attend anything that grandson Matthew is involved in. He is 16, a junior, plays soccer and tennis, plays trumpet in the band (went to state in ensemble) and he is working towards his 3rd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. He's smart (#1 in the class), cute and a really nice guy. He plans to be an Aggie like his mother. Update 08/04/09.
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Carolyn (Houston) Greenfield 
Deceased (04/28/08)

(click to enlarge)Single, semi-retired as a nurse case manager, medical auditor and utilization review nurse. I have one daughter and two "grand-dogs". I love collecting porcelain roses and enjoy growing the real thing (roses, that is) as well as all other flowering plants that will live in spite of their caretaker. Updated 04/04/99. 
Carolyn Houston 
1940 - 2008 
Carolyn Greenfield Houston, born Sept. 5, 1940, passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, in Bedford. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church Smithfield, 7912 Main St., North Richland Hills. 
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity. Survivors: Daughter, Tracy Houston of New Braunfels. 
Published in the Star-Telegram on 5/3/2008. Update 03/03/09.
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Pam (Looney) Gregg

PO Box 447

Elephant Butte, NM  87935 

(h) (575) 744-4663 

(c) (575) 740-1443

Married to Charles (Chuck) Looney, 2 children. Homemaker. Hobby: Jazzercise. Update 02/22/09.

Patricia Schmidt (Redman)

4528 West Lake Highlands

The Colony, TX  75056

(h) (972) 370-8252
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Jerry Gresham

Per JJ Hamilton, Jerry is alive, former Sheriff's Deputy in Odessa, Texas. Further information unavailable. Update 06/16/09.
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Linda Maureen Griffis 

P. O. Box 280 
Saint Jo, TX  76265
Found by Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty 
Update 07/09/09.
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Wanda Nell (Vanley) Griffitts 
1900 E. Golf Course Rd. 
Midland, TX 79701 
(h) (432) 685-9959

In High School I was on the Varsity Tennis team my soph. year and chess club, and Latin Club. Junior Classical League and UIL. I began working at the 5&10 downtown after school and on Saturdays. I did not have time for extra curricular activities at school my Junior and Senior year. Presently I am a volunteer Senior Companion to 3 clients who need company or a way to go some place (SSC). I hope your reunion is a good one. I have decided to go to the 79th class reunion. ha! At a OHS football game in the 70's a petite lady was climbing to the top of the stairs in the stadium . Someone close by us said she was one of 3 left of the 1929 graduating Class ( Go Figure).
I was divorced in 1982, but have 2 great sons & daughter's -in-law and 2 fine grandsons. One is in seminary and one is in the Lee band. Update 09/26/09.
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Coda Jean (Hampton) Gunn

905 Heatherwood Dr

Wylie, TX  75098 
(h) (972) 429-1824 
(c) (972) 523-5628 
Click to enlargeAfter graduation in 1959, I attended Hardin-Simmons University, where I attained a BA in English in 1964.
I am married to Jon Hampton since 1963. We have three children, stepson David Hampton, wife Brenda, their two children, Justin 15 and Jenifer 13; son Jon Tod Hampton, wife Tammy, their two children, Kaley 12 and Garrett 9, daughter Tori Hindman, her daughter, Kelsey 19. Hobbies, fishing in Alaska, quilting, reading, playing Nintendo games, working crossword and sudoku puzzles, attending all my grandchildren's sporting events. I manage a Workforce Solutions center in Greenville, TX. I have had a career in Social Welfare in three different states. I worked a year in Texas, then moved to Louisiana where I worked for the state for 7 years before moving to Kenai,Alaska, where I worked as a child protection investigator, supervisor, and manager of three offices. In 1988, I came back to the lower 48 to drive a tractor-trailer as owner/operator with my husband. We drove in all 48 contiguous states and 5 Canadian provinces. In 1992 I attended Portland State University and attained a Masters in Public Administration. In 1998 I returned to Texas and began work with Texas Workforce Commission. 
Update 06/19/09.
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Billy Guthrie 
2101 Milburn Ave 
Odessa, TX  79761 
(h) (432) 333-1442

Found by Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty. Update 04/04/09.