Odessa High School
Class of 1959
"V" Classmates
Updated 04/24/2009


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Annual Name/address Biographical Sketch & current picture
Click to enlarge Joan (Dire) "Mickey" Valdez 
1802 Sotogrande Apt. 201 
Hurst, TX 75234 
(h) (817) 437-6604 
(w) (972) 831-0911 

Divorced. Mickey Dire (Originally Joan Smith Valdez). I used the name "Mickey" in those days, but I guess it was not listed anywhere.
Director of Administration, Franchise Support and Human Resources for a restaurant corporation. I have 2 children: Larry Valdez (Engineer) and Dina Schexnaydre (Acupuncturist). Five Grandchildren: Emily Valdez (22) graduate of Texas Tech; going to grad school in the fall. Claire Valdez (19) attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alex Valdez (17) Junior at Frenship High School in Lubbock. Simone Schexnaydre (6) in Kindergarten in Santa Monica, CA; Harper Marie Schexnaydre (4) Preschool in Santa Monica, CA. Update 04/23/09.

Click to enlarge Roberta Louise (Harrison) Venable
1400 East University Drive, Apt 3206
Denton, TX 76209
(h) (940) 382-2441
(c) (940) 393-3980
Click to enlargeI am a widow with a dog and a cat. The dog's name is Kisha and the cat's name is Powder Puff. I have lived in Alvord for 17 years. It is a quite neighborhood and a small town. I think that the population is between 700 and 600. I moved to Chico, Texas in 1963 and met my future husband. We were married in 1964, We were married for 24 years before his death in 1988. We lived in Wise County all that time. My husband was an electrician for a rock crusher till his death. I graduated from Cooke County Junior College with an Associate of Science Degree in Accounting and Business. I am semi-retired and enjoying it. I work in my yard and flower garden. Love reading, quilting, sewing, visiting with friends, and working on my computer. My greatest joy is traveling and I hope to do more of this in the future. My favorite food is Mexican, Chinese, and good barbeque. Thank you for the announcement concerning the reunion. I am looking forward to coming and seeing all my friends from Odessa High School. I moved to Denton , TX on September 15, 2003. I am enjoying the shops, visiting with old friends, etc. I have been here for 5 months and am extremely happy. Updated 02/14/04.