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
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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:

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Clinton-Hunter&lc=2491&pid=170948998&mid=5958535&locale=en_US

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

http://www.austinclassof57.org/in-memorium/clinton-h-hunter/

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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.

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/living/fifty-six-years-later-still-the-bboy-and-girl-next/article_374cc72c-12ca-523c-9d47-3faf60637ebc.html

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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Sammie Ransom Teague

Sammie Ransom Teague passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012.  A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Caldwell, Texas on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to:

Hill Country Christian School
1401 Davis Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666

Rememberances of Sammie can be found in the In Memorium section here.

Please visit and add your own thoughts.

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S. F. Austin History

Here is a link to a document covering the history of Stephen F. Austin High School provided by Bill Hubert and a friend.

The document is an Adobe PDF file. If you don’t have the Adobe Reader installed, click here to download it. Make sure you uncheck the checkbox that tells you to install Chrome when you download the reader so that you aren’t forced to install something you don’t want. See this picture:

 

If you don’t know if you have the Reader installed, try the link. If you can read the file, you have the Reader.

http://hisd.schoolwires.net/cms/lib2/TX01001591/Centricity/Domain/17638/History.pdf

UPDATE: The link is now fixed.

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Change In User Registration Process

Due to a very large number of attempted spammers joining the site and causing me to have to delete thousands of unpublished spam posts, I’m turning off the “anyone can join” feature. I will be able to add people to the registration manually but no one will be able to join without contacting me first.

Fortunately, none of these posts have shown up on the site, but it’s more of an administrative hassle.

So if you or someone you know of someone who’d like to join the site as a subscriber or contributor, please let me know at jeff@jeffphillips.net.

Thank you for your patience!

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