Judith Ann “Judy” Stewart

Sorry for the late notice, but Judith Ann “Judy” Stewart has passed. A link to the obituary and memorial details can be found here:


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Services For Nancy Broadway Smith

Nancy Broadway Smith services will be held August 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM Rosewood Chapel Cemetery in Pasadena, Texas. Rosewood is at the corner of Pasadena Blvd and Beltway 8. Her daughter Dana Smith Swanson phone 713-628-8963.

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Nancy Broadway Smith

Nancy Broadway Smith passed away at 4:00 AM Thursday morning while residing in Baywood Crossing Rehab. & Health Care Center in Pasadena, Texas. Her daughter Dana Smith Swanson will be posting plans for the funeral on Facebook.

Thank you, Gene Uzzle for passing this information to us.

[UPDATE:] From Gene: It will be at Rosewood Chapel at cemetery next Sat. 11 AM. Rosewood is at corner of Pasadena Blvd and Beltway 8.

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Nancy Ann (Craig) Searcy passes away July 26th.

With sadness, we report the passing of Nancy Searcy.

Read more about Nancy on the website in her Biographical Sketch (click here)

SFA classmate Nancy Ann (Craig) Searcy passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 26th. Funeral service details below:

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
11:00 am @ Fellowship of the Woodlands
Chapel in the Woods sanctuary
One Fellowship Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77384

Please see more details: click here for full obituary and be sure to sign the guest book.
Online information states that obituary will be in Houston Chronicle on Tuesday, July 29.



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James Birdsong Memorial & Obituary

Click here for full obituary and be sure and sign the guest book.

A Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held on:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM at
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church

1511 El Dorado Blvd.
Houston, TX 77062

In lieu of flowers please consider contributions in Jim’s memory to the American Heart Assc. at http://www.heart.org, the Alzheimer’s Assc. at http://www.alz.org, or Interfaith Ministries at http://www.imgh.org.

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Coach Bill Cook Obituary Posted

W0109353-1_20140614[1]Coach Bill Cook passed away on Tuesday, the 10th of June 2014 after a short unexpected stay in the hospital. The youngest son of Mary Elizabith Andersen and Joseph E. Cook, was born in Spindletop, Texas on the 4th of January, 1926. He grew up in south east Houston, and attended Stephen F. Austin High School, where he went on to become head football coach from the late fifties through the sixties. He moved to Westbury High School in the seventies, and later became Assistant Principal at Robert Lee High School until his retirement from HISD. A natural athlete all of his life, he was proud to coach football and of the life long friendships he found there. Later in life, football and fishing took a backseat to golf, which he enjoyed with friends several times a week. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lee Steinhort Cook, daughter Robin Cook Wooten, and grandchildren, Matthew Travis Wooten and Marlena (Ruby) Lee Wooten of California. A visitation will take place on Tuesday June 17 from 1-2 PM in the Chapel of Angels with a Funeral Service immediately following. After the interment a reception will follow. All services will take place at Forest Park Lawndale. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=coach-bill-cook&pid=171357103&fhid=10997&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.JI32lqJ4.dpuf

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Clinton Hunter Obituary

I apologize for the brevity of this post, but we are on a road trip with limited access.

The obituary for Clinton Hunter can be found here:


UPDATE: I’ve made a post in the “In Memorium” section of the site with the text of the obituary and a picture.


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Charles and Nancy Broadway Smith Love Story in local Pasadena newspaper

Class of 57 members who met and fell in love at Austin High

Here is an excerpt from the article (click link below to see full article with photo)

Originally from Crockett, Texas, Charles Smith moved to the Houston area in 1942 when his parents became part of the war effort. “Nancy was from Freeport, and when she was 15 or 16, she moved next door to me on Polk in Houston,” he said.

It took him a month before he got the nerve to introduce himself. “I would see her through the window blinds going out and into the garage to feed her pet monkey,” Smith remembers. He was 16, Nancy was 15 and a star athlete at Stephen F. Austin High School.


Thanks to Suzanne Fitch for sending this article along to share!

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Photos from the 55th Class Reunion

After a small delay and some technical difficulties, we now have the pictures from the 55th Class Reunion posted here: http://www.austinclassof57.org/photo-gallery/55th-reunion/

Thank you for your patience!

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Don Palmer’s Passing

For those who knew Donald Palmer, Class of ’58, I am sad to inform you of his passing on Easter Sunday.  I have attached below the obituary I received from his son.

Don Palmer left us on Easter Sunday to be in a better place.  He was a loving husband to Marilyn, and they were going to celebrate 45 years of marriage together on April 19th.  Don loved his family more than anything in the world. He was the father of two boys, Harold and Alan, and the loving grandfather of three girls, Eileen, Alexis, and Isabel.  He enjoyed all his girls immensely:  wife, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters and liked to spoil all of them.  His favorite thing in the world was to make other people happy.  Don made friends easily and had many long-time friends which he enjoyed keeping in touch with.  He liked to sing for others and was a member of two quartets, a duet, and the church choir.  Don served his Lord as an elder in his church for many years and often mentioned how spiritually rewarding this service was to him.

Don worked for Unisys at the Manned Space Center in Houston.  He transferred to St. Paul, MN in 1968 where he resided for the past 45 years.  He also joined Coldwell Banker and sold real estate in Minnesota.  He was in the process of permanently relocating to his home state of Texas when the Good Lord took him home.

Don will be greatly missed by all.

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