Odessa High School
Class of 1959
"J" Classmates
Updated May 15, 2014


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Don Jackson
#6 Wavy Leaf Ct.
Odessa, TX  79765
Home 432-362-7603
Cell 432-967-1745

Updated 5-15-2014

Wife: Janice, 2 children American Rental Center. Updated 1989.
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Janice (Mayer) Janke
4229 Pasatiempo Ct.
Redding, CA  96002  


(h) (530) 224-1729
(c) (530) 942-3539

(w) (530) 529-8181

Married to William, 1 son, 4 stepchildren, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, Nurse Case Manager @ Mercy Medical Center (Catholic Healthcare West). Hobbies: weaving, spinning, quilting, knitting, gardening, antique hunting, reading, genealogy, computers, and my family, all in my spare time! RN, BSN, PHN graduate of CSUDH. My husband and I manufacture a custom-made touring motorcycle seat for BMW and Honda and other touring MC's and ship all over the world-a truly fun business that allows us to mix business and pleasure every day. In addition to the other bio info you have on file, I was widowed in 2000. Last year (2008) my Mother moved from Odessa (via Corpus Christi) to live with me. She is such a blessing in my life. We both will always be devoted native Texans and we look forward to my 50th reunion to renew old friendships. I continue to work as the Case Manager/Utilization Review nurse for a 76 bed hospital-also have multiple other jobs, which is necessary at a small hospital. Can truly say this is the most rewarding place I have ever been employed--it is truly a family environment, which has given me strength to get through some of life's low points. Updated 02/24/09.
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Philip Johns 
100 Del Mar Drive 
Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4904

Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty has not been able to find any other info. This may be our Phillip Johns. She is not sure that the address is for our Phillip Johns but Linda has sent a registration packet just in case.Update 04/09/09.
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Barbara (Ming) Johnson
412 Dawn St 
Longview, TX  75604

Found 07/15/09 by Joyce Greenlee McCarty 
Update 07/15/09.
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Jack Johnson
3810 N. Fowler
Hobbs, NM  88240 
(h) (505) 392-0018 

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Jenola (Flowers) Johnson
6917 Pinecrest Ave
Odessa, TX  79765 
(h) (432) 366-0831
(c) (214) 538-4899


Divorced longer than married. I have 1 very precious & handsome son who has lived in Maui, HI for over 8 years, about the same in Oregon. Windsurfing started his wandering, and I have enjoyed visiting those places. No bio. grandchildren, but do have a couple that I semi adopted. I enjoy the arts & consider myself a closet watercolorist. Love to travel! I have a cat, (what single woman doesn't), only because she was deathly sick & blocking my drive into the garage. I re-entered the workforce in 1977 (necessity). Worked in Midland & Odessa until I joined FDIC in the fall of 1983. Relocated to Jackson, MS, Oklahoma City & finally Dallas in 1987. My division is one that has the dubious task of closing & liquidating banks once they have been declared insolvent. "Planes, trains & automobiles" is a true story for us. Getting to some of the remote locations was usually the major hurdle. On the other side, Hawaii was not bad! My plans are to work through 2005 & retired to Odessa, hopefully with enough money to travel! Updated 06/10/09.
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Richard Dayne Johnson 
1056 Sandia Vista Rd NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144 
(h)(505) 994-9432

click to enlargeMy current wife (Kathy) and I have been married 30 years. We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren (5 boys and 1 girl).We live in Rio Rancho, NM, which is just on the western edge of Albuquerque. Rio Rancho is now the third largest city in New Mexico. I spend 38 years in Public Education. Five as a teacher, 14 as a principal and 17 as Director of Personnel for 2,100 employees.I served and lived on the Navajo Indian Reservation, North of Gallup, NM, for 12 years and served in Gallup for many of those other years. I did spend 9 years as a Middle School principal in Yukon, OK. We have a travel trailer and spend as much of our time as possible, camping, fishing and doing outdoor photography. I make custom greeting cards from my photos and sell them at craft fairs, etc. Update 04/11/09. 
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Martin Leon Johnston 
12218 Camden Meadow Dr.
Tomball, TX 77375 
(h) (832) 928-5257
(w) (281) 890-4848

click to enlargeMarried classmate Barbara Aust's sister, Carolyn Aust, 06/08/62; have 4 children: Keith (1963), Michael (1967), DeJana (1969), son Jody (1972); 9 grandchildren & 1 step-grandson; Keith (2), Michael (3), DeJana (2) & Jody (2 plus 1 step) ages 4 months to 24 years of age. The grandchildren are my greatest hobby, but I enjoy traveling & gardening. I have always been active in my church over the years in California as well as in Texas; played trumpet in the church in Torrance, CA for 17 years. My major career job was with Continental Airlines, moving from Odessa in Sep 1967 to become the first computer operator for the first automated reservations system in the airline industry - later became Manager of Computer Operations. When it became evident that CAL was going to go bankrupt again in 1988, I left. Then after several management jobs in both CA & TX, I am now working Front Desk for a large Cardiology group in NW Houston, the most perfect job for a retired person! Update 04/03/09.
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James Edward Jones
8726 Holiday Dr.
Odessa, TX  79765 
(h) (432) 362-8458

Click to enlargeMarried to Jolene, 4 children, 4 grandchildren. Served in USAF for 9 years, Worked for Amoco Production, Altura Energy and Oxy Permian until 2001. Now retired and playing a lot of golf. Updated 03/17/09.
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Lynette (Lewis) Jones
SJO 41460
PO Box 025331
Miami, FL 33102-5331

(h) 011-506-2463-20

Husband died in 2009. I retired after 35 years of teaching. I live in the mountains of Costa Rica the lovely town of Zarcero. Life is good. I love living without an alarm clock waking me up each morning. Update 06/13/2010.
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Robert Elbert Jones 
9813 County Rd #126 
Ranger, TX 76470 
(h) (254) 647-3657

Found by Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty. This is a good address for Robert. Joyce spoke to him on the phone. He does not have a email address so we will send him a registration packet. He did not tell Joyce who he married, but he did say that his wife had died a few years ago. Update 04/04/09.
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Tommye Jones
15307 Willview
Missouri City, TX  77459

Divorced April 83. Updated 04/22/01.
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Wesley Dewitt Jones
319 E. 43rd
Odessa, TX  79762

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Augusta Lou (Otte) Jordan
2809 Berry Patch Lane 
Joshua, TX 76058 
(h) (817) 774-9459 

Click to enlarge I am married to Alvin M. Otte (OHS class of '57). We have been married since 1961. We have 5 children-4 boys and 1 girl (Marc, Julie, Bill, Paul, and John). The youngest is 21. Our oldest son has 3 children(2 boys and a girl). I have a BS degree in Elementary Education. I have taught 4th grade and Pre-K (4 year olds). I am teaching Pre-K at Godley Elementary in the small town of Godley at the present time. I go by my middle name--- Lou. Updated 09/03/04.
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Nelda (Clark) Jumper
1409 Spur
Odessa, TX  79761 
(h) (432) 366-8338


click to enlargeMarried to Don for 50!! years.We have two daughters and nine grandchildren. Donella & Butch live in Odessa and have three children. Cheri & Bill live in Lubbock and have six children. There is always some activity to attend! Don and I have been traveling with some of Don's high school buddies and their wives. I spend alot of time working in the yard, but I am not a master gardener like some in our class members. Our Sunday school class is full of OHS grads. There are lots of interesting stories! Donella and I work with autistic children several times a month during the Sunday school hour. What a blessing it is for us! I retired fom teaching in 2002 after 29 years, but I am still working as a tutor for ECISD. For the last two years I have worked at the same school where I taught and Donella teaches. That also has been a blessing. It has been nice to see classmates that I never knew in school and get to know them now. They are really a great group of friends. It is interesting to hear their stories and what they are doing now. Update 08/27/09.