Odessa High School
Class of 1959
"R" 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 ( )

  Name/address Biographical Sketch & current picture
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Sonja M. (Emmrich) Ramsey

316 Canyon Ridge Dr.

Richardson, TX  75080
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Janice Martha Randle

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Margaret (Garner) Ratliff

Deceased 10/04/09.

Margaret Ann Ratliff Garner 68, of Odessa passed away Sunday October 04, 2009 at Regency Hospital in Odessa. She was born July 19, 1941 in Monahans , Texas to Elmer & Margaret (Estes) Ratliff. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Don Ratliff. She is survived by her son, Randy Garner of Odessa; her daughter, Lori Ann Selisker of Fort Worth; two grandaughters, Alexandra Garner of Denver City and Clare Geitz of Odessa; one niece, Russan Galaz; and nephew Gary Ratliff. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday October 10, 2009 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donita Lee officiating. Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association . Update 10/07/09
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Terry Ray

Deceased (12/03/87)
Per Marianne (wife of Terry). Terry passed away in 1987. He left behind his wife and one Son Eric. He was 46 at the time of his death and died of cardiac arrest. In his senior year the Ray family moved to a farm in Taylor Cnty, and Terry graduated from Jim Ned High School in Tuscola, Taylor County. He attended Texas Tech, was drafted into the Army and ended up in Germany where he met his future wife. Marianne and Terry were married in 1965 in Abilene, Tx. Terry worked for the Abilene Reporter News and attended McMurry University where he graduated with a BA in English and History. After graduating he started working for State Farm Ins. Co. as a Claims Adjuster in El Paso, TX. State Farm moved them to Alvin (south of Houston), Lubbuck, and Midland. He went independent and worked as a Storm adjuster when catastrophic weather hit. After he left State Farm we moved to Runnels County where we reside outside of Winters. Terry enjoyed writing. He wrote letters to the editor (reporter-news), worked on several novels (did not get published). Restoring the home we bought, riding and taking trips on his motorcycle. Update 06/16/09
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George W. Reese

7403 60th St.

Lubbock, TX  79407

(h) 806/785-1175
Married to Beverly Ann, 3 children, 6 grandchildren. Sales and marketing manager, Selle Insulation Company. Update 04/04/09.
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Patricia (Ray) Reeves

1609 Austrian Rd.

Grand Prairie, TX  75050

(h) 972/641-4818
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Howard Leon Reynolds

5503 16th Street

Lubbock, TX  79416 
(h) (806) 792-9832

Click to enlargeMarried to Glenda (Vickers) Reynolds for 40 wonderful years. We have two daughters, Belinda (Reynolds) Becker in San Francisco and Vickie (Reynolds) Sebring in Los Angeles. One precious grandchild - Eleanor Becker. Retired from Texas Tech University, May 31, 2007, after 25 years service as Associate Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Engineering Technology, College of Engineering. This is my second retirement. I retired from the USAF in August of 82. Updated 01/25/08.
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DeWain Rhoads

4866 Twain Avenue

San Diego, CA  92120 


(h) (619) 287-8883

(w) (619-442-0200

Click to enlargeMarried Sharon A. Edens 5/18/68 in San Diego, CA. Two children: David D. Rhoads 5/21/71 and Melissa A. (Rhoads)Boney 4/15/75. David is married to Amy Harper in August 1996 and have no children. Melissa is married to Daniel Ray Boney in February 2005 and have two children: Alexander Ray Boney 7-20-05 and Gabriel Ray Boney 3-3-2007. I retired from the Navy in July 1984 after twenty-seven years of service. I graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1963. I have a real estate broker's license and a private pilots license. My wife Sharon retired from the San Diego City Schools as a Health Aide in 2005. We look forward to retirement sometime soon. Ha! Ha! I drive a fifteen passenger van for Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital five days and I'm enjoying it for now. Update 06/08/09.
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Sandra (McCullough) Rhodes

447 SW 1005

Corsicana, TX  75110 
(h) (903) 872-2069 
(c) (903) 654-0030 
(w) (903) 654-3063

Married to Roy McCullough for 46 years. Three children, Nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Worked for the last eight years for Navarro County Justice of the Peace office. Updated 005/06/09.

David Rice

1209 N. Roosevelt

Liberal, KS  67901


(h) (316) 624-7752
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Ann  Elizabeth Richardson

Deceased (04/09/59)
Info per Don Giddens: Ann Elizabeth Richardson b 1941 died at the age of eighteen in April 9, 1959 ad is buried in Sunset MG. Update 02/26/09.
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Sandra Sue (Harper) Riddles 
Deceased (11/04/2010)

Update as of 011/08/2010.
From Brenda (Meinzer) Gray:
I just received news this evening that Sandra Sue (Riddles)Harper passed away on Thursday 11/4/10. There is a memorial service for Sue 2:00 pm on Sat. 11/13/10 in Benbrook, Tx., at the Winscott Funeral Home. Alzheimer was the terrible disease that took her life; as well as her Mother and Aunt.
I would appreciate it you would share this info with the Class of 59.

Sue Harper (1941 - 2010)

Sue Harper, 69, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. Celebration of life: The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association , 101 Summit Ave., Suite 300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Sue was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Wichita Falls. Survivors: Loving husband of 45 years, Fred Harper; son, Greg Harper and wife, Susan, of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Morgan and Jackson Harper; cousin, Eva Mae McIntyre; neighbors and close friends, Vernon and Cheryl Seymour; and many other loving friends and relatives.
Published in Star-Telegram on November 7, 2010

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Bobby Riley 
1005 Dayton Dr.
Lantana, TX 76226-6560
(h) (940) 728-1122 

click to enlargeMarried to Marie Chancellor Riley for 46 years October 5. I have three married children: Kevin and his wife Rita both are in management at the Federal Reserve of Dallas with no children. Scott and his wife Norma both work with computers and information systems. They have two daughters Rebeca, 11 and Isabel, 9. Amanda and her husband have two sons Eli, 4 and Noah, 14 months. Amanda works as a project manager at American while Steve works in information systems. I retired in 1996 from Saudi Arabian Oil Company after 20 years in the Kingom of Saudi Arabia. My wife taught in Saudi Arabia and currently teaches science in Coppell, Texas. Update 08/31/09.
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Mary Agnes (Smith) Rinehart

6810 1st ST.

Lubbock, TX  79416  

(h) (806) 795-8095
click to enlargeMarried to Jimmy Hiram Smith (OHS '57) 52 years. Children: Christopher Alan (married to Mary Elizabeth)Smith and children, Matthew, Melissa, Andrew, Ciara, and Quinton. Jennifer Marie (Smith) Manley (married to Jeffrey Manley) and daughters Melanie, Ashley, and Brooke. Karen Elizabeth (Smith) Granfeldt and sons Grayson, Cameron, and Kalen. Two great grandchildren Caleb Deckert and Emory Anderson. Registered Nurse, working part time at Grace Clinic in Lubbock. Update 01/10/2012
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Dorothy Fay (Witt) Ritchey

1510 East Union Bower Road

Irving, TX  75061-5436


(h) (972) 438-3082
click to enlargeChildren: (1) Gary-52 & Gisela-48 Witt - 4 daughters: Amie Witt Turnage-25, Valeria Wilson Jackson-25 with one son Hunter-3, Stephanie Witt-21 & Katie Wilson-21 (2) Don-48 & Denise-46 Witt - 2 daughters: Jacy Witt-16 & Daly Witt-14 (3) Frances (McAdams)-45 & Al-58 Green - children: Tiffany-21, Kelsey-17, D.J.-16 & Vanessa-13 Wisbauer (4) Paige (McAdams)-43 & Chris-43 Torbett - children: Grace-15 & Archie-13 Torbett. 1st husband, Charles McAdams died in 1984; married Steve Witt in 1985. Hobbies: Digital pictures & genealogy. Went to Odessa College 1 year before marrying Charles in 1961, worked for GMAC in Odessa, Lubbock, Galveston, Dallas & Euless from 1959-1987 as Customer Representative. Steve owned Scotch Plaid, Inc., a small chemical company making car wash soaps & supplies & distributing car wash parts before selling to son, Don, when he retired in Jan. 1996. He had taken all the accounting courses SMU offered at night school thru the years as he worked. Neither of us actually earned a degree. Steve sings in a Barbershop Chorus & has for 25 years. He was an Elder at South MacArthur Church of Christ for several years. We thoroughly enjoy doing very little in retirement & our 12 grandchildren & 1 great grandson - when they have time for us. We went to Thailand for two months in 1998 to work with a missionary teaching English to college-age students. We went to Europe (the Baltic area) for 2 weeks in 1999 - sang with a German choir group in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia & Estonia. Went to Honduras on a medical mission trip in 2001 & to Mexico to help build a church building in 2003. Went to Switzerland in Sept 2008 to visit son, Gary, while he was there for about 3 years. Update 08/02/09.
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Lanny H. Roberds 
4817 Hara Ln.

Sherman, TX 75092 
(h) (903) 892-3585




I am retired from teaching 31 years. (28 years overseas from the Department of Defense Schools) I now work at the Summit Vacation Resort on River Road at Canyon Lake Texas as manager of reception and reservation. I am married 36 years, no children, two dogs. I am also a travel agent on the side. Updated 03/04/09. 
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Robert R. Roberts 
2220 Bradford Ct.
Midland, TX 79705

(h) (432) 218-8869
(575) 631-6642 
Click to enlargeDaughters: Rhonda Ingram/Midland, Wyletta Maes/Hobbs, Stacie Bieber/Houston, Lezlie Burns/Phoenix. Nine grandkids,eight greatgrandkids! My wife Dorothy & I lived in Hobbs for forty years, before moving to Midland after I retired. I retired from Watson Truck & Supply, Inc. in Hobbs after 44 years in their parts dept. Update 03/17/09.
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Beverly Anne Robinson


info withheld by request

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Richard Lee Rodgers

P.O. Box 1754

Andrews, TX  79714

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Fred R. Rogers

4324 N. Sierra Ave

Odessa, TX  79764

(h) (432) 385-1506
(click to enlarge)Married to Linda, 2 children, 2 grandchildren. Sales. Update 04/01/09.
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Jerry Dale Rogers

P.O. Box 8702

Midland, TX  79708 


(h) (432) 689-6640

(w) (432) 694-8052

(c) (432) 634-1197
Click to enlargeAbout a year after graduation I married. Lived in Kermit, then Corpus Christi for a very short time. Moved back to Odessa, then in "67" moved to Midland. We raised two children then divorced and I was single for several years. I re-married in May of 2008. She is a Hobbs Eagle. We actually had worked together 40 years ago and got re-acquainted a couple of years ago. We live in Midland. I started in radio broadcasting at the old KECK AM 920 while still in OHS in "59". A few years at KOSA Radio AM 1230 in Odessa and then moved to KCRS AM 550 in Midland where I stayed for over 30 years. When "big corporate" took over KCRS radio in 2000 I had already started my own commercial sound system company. I am active in my company business but I am semi retired. Updated 06/12/09. 
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James H. Roland

Aster St., Box 25

Gardendale, TX  79758

(h) (432) 366-8468
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Rosa Marie Rowe

2000 S. Sandy Creek Trail 
Edmond, OK  73103
(h) (405) 359-6331 
(c) (405) 514-6774 
Found by Ralph Posey . Update 04/01/09.
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Mary Ruth Rowell

According to Ancestry.com Mary Ruth Rowell died in Denton, Texas. Further info not verified.
Update 06/24/09.

Thomas Brandon Rucker

16278 Paushaska Road

Applevalley, CA  92307 

Click to enlargeWhile in Panama I married Emma Acosta in December of 1962. After 41yrs + of marriage we have an all God fearing family. This consists of one Son, three Daughters, and nine Grandchildren. In 1997 we purchased our retirement home in Apple Valley, CA. My wife is currently a nurse employed at Fort Irwin's Weed Army Hospital For the past twenty-five years I have been employed by DOD headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, IL. After a successful military (ammunition Inspector) and civilian career (Logistician/LAR) and DOD civil servant with service in Vietnam, SWA, and Iraq, I retired with over 45 years service in January of 2004. My last Temporary assignment was Mosul, Iraq with the 101st Air Assault Division. In December of 2003 I returned to my duty station at Fort Irwin the National Training Center for Desert Warfare for the purpose of retirement. My hobbies are Deep Sea Fishing, Golf, and raiding garage sales. I am the older man on the left of the picture. My wife and I are now fully retired from DOD enjoying life in sunny Apple Vally, CA.   Our son was married a couple of years ago, so we have a new addition to our family.   I have been an AWANA Leader at our church on Wednesday nights, and attending bible study on Monday nights.  For the past four years I have served as Chaplin for American Legion Post 256 of Apple Valley. Updated 06/12/09.
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Karen (Moody) Rudolph

952 Dorsey

Burleson, TX  76028

(h) (817) 295-1623
Married to James, 2 children, 1 grandchild. Teacher, second grade. Hobbies: reading and researching historical places and events, and then visiting the sites. I've been very fortunate to have been to most of our 50 states, to Europe several times, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean area, and best of all - having a wonderful family with me all the time. Update 1999.
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Dwain Edwin Rush

Deceased (08/14/90)
Info per Don Giddens: Dwaine Edwin Rush, PhD b 1941 died 8/14/1990 and is buried in Sunset MG. Update 02/26/09.

Ann (Zugg) Russell

211 Independence Creek Lane

Georgetown, TX  78633 


(c) (432) 352-6833
Married to Robert William (Bob), 2 children, 6 grandchildren. Retired bookkeeper. Hobbies: travel with my husband, genealogy, working in Daughters of the American Revolution. Bob and I have a joint venture with an oil company in Russia and we travel to Russia once or twice a year for board meetings We also travel a lot to London, the Middle East and Germany. We have 5 grandsons and recently our daughter and her family adopted a little girl from Russia. We are fortunate to have our son and his three boys living in Midland and our daughter and her family living in Andrews. Update 06/12/09.
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Rosemary Adella Russell 
4704 Crestmont Ct.
Arlington, TX 76107

Update 04/04/09.

Jerry K. Rutherford

P.O. Box 8152

Horseshoe Bay, TX  78657

(h) (830) 598-1739
Updated 06/11/01.