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


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Current married name enclosed in ( )

Annual Name/address Biographical Sketch & current picture
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Mike Tarrant 
Deceased (08/26/09)

click to enlargeMichael Tarrant
November 1, 1939 - August 26, 2009 
Michael Tarrant, age 69, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in Odessa. 
He was born November 1, 1939 to Marshall I. Tarrant and Hannah Louise Rhodes. Michael graduated from Odessa High School in 1959. He was a big fan of football. He loved to watch Permian High and Odessa High football….as well as the Dallas Cowboys and University of Texas Long Horns. Athletic by nature, in 1983 Michael Tarrant was awarded the Most Consistent Body Building award at the West Texas Body Building Classic. Even though he was not able to march, he did play with the Odessa High School Band and played the piano and organ. He and his mother frequently played the organ together at home and for the church. A big fan of Roy Orbison, he collected many of his works. Survived by his many caregivers and friends: Joe and Sharon Moya, Martha Loya, Lety Carrillo and his cousins: Dorothy Allen of Buffalo, Mo., Evelyn Cottingham of Houston, Tx., and Jackie Goolsby of Palestine, Tx. He was predeceased by his parents: Marshal I. Tarrant and Hanna Louise Tarrant and his sister, Marsha Lou Tarrant. Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Monday, August 31, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Garden Update 08/29/09..
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Edward Donald Taylor

Deceased (06/19/78)
Info per Don Giddens: Edward Donald Taylor b ca 1941 d June 19, 1978 in Ector County Update 02/26/09.
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Lynn Doniece Taylor

Deceased (08/26/90)
I am the person who originally notified you of Lyn Doniece Taylor's death. I was able to come up with the story of her death and date, 8/26/1990, at the link below. She was a wonderful lady. At one time she was my future wife in Los Angeles. We were very close friends when she was killed. 
Thanks, Hal Hileman

Martha Ann (Beasley) Taylor

P.O. Box 3089

Ozona, TX  76943
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Glenda McMillan Thomas

909 9th St.

Ballinger, TX  76821

(h) (325) 365-5909 
Cell 325-718-7113
gmac090@yahoo.com          Updated 5-15-2014
click to enlargeHusband: Milton McMillan. Children: Kerri McMillan, Scott McMillan, Masty McMillan. Great Grandchildren: Rily & Alyssa Basojas, Avery & Kyleigh Pearson; Ryder Dobbins. Grandchildren: Ernie Reynolds, Alisha Barajas. Ashley Pearson, Magen House, Camron McMillan. Retired. I am evolved with our church and sing with 10 other women. Milton and I play 42, 84 & 88 with friends. We enjoy our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our grandson Ernie Reynolds is a football coach so we make all the games we can. Update 08/04/09.

John Thomas 
924 E. Monahans St. 
Odessa, Texas  79761-6932 
(h) (432) 272-1241

Found 06/09/09 by Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty. 
Update 06/16/09.
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Tomy Thomas
2209 Allen

Dallas, TX  75204 

(h) (214) 303-1571
Lawyer since 1966. Retired January, 2012. Updated 10/09/2012


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Benny L. Thompson

Deceased (01/1985)
Info per Joyce (Greenlee) McCarty.   
Update 06/08/09.



Paul Thompson

1505 Custer

Odessa, TX  79762
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Tommy Thompson

930 Toedtli

Boulder, CO  80303


(h) (303) 494-1006 
(c) (303) 519-3528 


(click to enlarge)I have been married to Kathy since 2001. I have two daughters, Heather and Sarah who live in Denver. We have three grand children, two girls: Hunter an Ariana and one grand son, Jaden. My daughters and our grand children live in Denver, so we see them often. My hobbies are bicycling and amateur radio. I retired in 2008 from NOAA after 44 years. My profession was electronic engineering where I designed instruments used in atmospheric research. Updated 03/01/09. 
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Larry C. Thornburg

P.O. Box 627

Comstock, TX 78837

(h) (432) 292-4666
Found Wade Drennan 03/05/09.
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Robert Lee Tillman
Deceased (07/10/02)

lna: Robert Lee Tillman, c/o Marlene Tillman, 309 N. Kentucky Street, Pryor, OK 74361, (918) 518-3351 humbird1942@aol.com . Hi My name is Marlene Tillman. I was married to Robert Lee Tillman from March 14, 1969 to July 10, 2002. It is with great regret to report that on July 10, 2002 Robert past away in Odessa. I now live in Oklahoma with my family. Thank you for your interest in Robert. He is greatly missed. Sincerely Marlene Kay Tillman. Updated 04/21/2004
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Sandra Sue (Keys) Toles

406 Birchwood

Garland, TX  75043 

(h) (214) 270-9505
Married to Jerry, 2 children, 2 grandchildren. Flute teacher. Hobby: music. Played flute with Moody Blues, Rod Stewart Bands. President of Texas Flute Society. Past President Garland Music Club. Who's Who in Music. A member of Brookhaven Flute Choir and Weslyn Flute Choir. Same--2 children, 2 grandchildren, who live near Austin. I am still active in music. I play my flute in professional groups all over the D/Ft.W metroplex. I am also involved with the TX Flute Society, which involves nationally known flautists. I also teach privately in the Dallas area, and my students usually do well at the state level competitions. 
I've recently begun riding horses again; I've found some good stables on the outskirts of Dallas. GO COWBOYS!!!! Updated 02/15/09. 
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Carlton Trigg

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Judy (Paris) Tripp

2000 Regal Road

Midland, TX  79707 

(h) (432) 694-0412
(c) (432) 352-7461
Click to enlarge Son - Dean Gibson, Granddaughter Sarah Gibson (21); Beth Ann Kelm, Grandchildren: Brittany, Zach and Cooper. Update 03/16/09.
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Suzanne (Valla) Tripp

3205 Blossom Lane

Odessa, TX  79762-6936 


(h) (432) 366-6704

click to enlargeMy husband Ken and I enjoy spending time with our family and grandchildren, whether it be in Odessa, Dallas, Birmingham or San Angelo. We especially enjoy relaxing at our little lake cabin at Oak Creek Lake. We are active in our church, enjoy dancing and spending time with friends. Update 06/21/09.
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Sandra (Maxwell) Trippet

601 Farine Dr.

Irving, TX  75062  
(h) (972) 255-3697

(w) (972) 233-1553

(f) (972) 458-0525
Married to Perry, 2 stepchildren 5 grandchildren. Secretary at Koelling and Associates. Retired from U.S. Steel after 32 years. Now working at my husband's office. Update 09/04/04.
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Zoe Ann (McManigle) Trogdon

P.O. Box 8065

Horseshoe Bay, TX  78657-

(h) (325) 247-5718
Married to Dick, 1 child, 2 grandchildren. Teacher, Gifted and Talented, 1st -3rd at Llano Elementary. Hobbies: reading, gardening and swimming. Was chosen elementary teacher of the year for Region XIII by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Update 1999.
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Elbert Ray Tucker

Deceased ( 09/04/02)
Info matches, however we are wondering about the middle name. they could have misspelled it or we could have. Joyce info more or less suggests that he died 09/04/2002 in Arlington, Tarrant, Texas. Update 04/09/09.
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Suzanne (Brewer) Tucker

1562 W. 29th St.

Loveland, CO  80538 

(h) (970) 371-9377 
click to enlargeI married Jerry Brewer in 1966 and we lived in El Paso for 8 years until we moved to Loveland, CO. Our boys still live in Loveland with their families including our 2 grandchildren. Jerry became ill and died 3/08 after being ill for several years. I worked at various jobs in the secretarial field for quite a few years. I am retired, enjoying my grandchildren, and doing some traveling. I enjoy reading, playing cards and dominos, and enjoying my grandchildren. Updated 03/04/09
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Lois (Walker) Turnbow 

Divorced, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Retired from freight clerk and Anthony's and I am disabled now. Poor health. Hobby: used to be square dancing with my family. I can't come to the reunion as my health is worse. Living in a rest home now. Update 11/03/03.
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Sammie Sue (Gray) Turney 
709 Oak Crest Ln 
Georgetown, TX 78628-2622 
(h) (512) 869-5413 
(c) (512) 801-4937 

I was born and raised in Monahans, Texas until moving to Van Horn, Texas at 5th grade. After my dad died in an airplane accident in Van Horn, Texas my mother and I moved to Austin and from Austin to Odessa where I finished high school at Odessa High. I married in l958 before graduating and had 2 children: Brandon Sinclair, and Xan (now) Koonce, who both live in Texas. Divorsed in 1967 ... remarried in 1981 to Harvey Gray. We have 4 children combined with now 9 grandchildren (no great grand children at this date). I love to travel, paint, garden, and just love Life! Graduated from UTPB in 1975 with a BA degree in Art Education. I taught art education from K-7th grade in: Odessa, Midland, Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Ga for a combined total of 18 years. Retired in 2005. My husband owns his own Environmental Business and still works. I sometimes help but do a lot of volunteer work and teach Sunday School...and enjoy our home. It is my present canvas that I work on continually. We have a precious pet, Sophie, a rescue German Shepherd dog. That is enough for a lifetime. Updated 04/23/09..