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1124 Lopo Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75028
2011 Bios N-Z, A-M
Barbara Needham Butcher
Barbara Needham and Anne Swim
Spouse: Mary Beth
Married: 44 years
Career: US Army 37 Yrs Retired,
ILS Manager Martin Marietta
10 Yrs Retired,
Training Coord Rocky Flats 10 Yrs Retired,
Enrolled Agent H&R
Block 19 Yrs
Tell us a little about you and your family: Mary Beth and I
have been married 44 yrs in June 2010.
Jennifer is married, teaches high school math in Southern Calif,
and has a daughter. Our son Tom is married, lives in Aurora CO,
and works in the cable communications industry. Since I retired
in 2002 from Rocky Flats, I have been continuing my work for H&R
Block as an Enrolled Agent, teaching tax classes, doing audit
support, and managing a tax office that prepares about 2000
individual tax returns a year. When I am not working taxes, I
enjoy my volunteer work with the Boy Scouts, singing in the
church choir, model railroading, photography, reading, hiking,
swimming, and travel. I served on the staff of the 2010
Anniversary Boy Scout National Jamboree. I have been a
registered volunteer with the BSA since 1961, so this will be my
50th anniversary as a Scouter. In 2007, Mary Beth and
I completed our quest of visiting each of the 50 States and
their capitols by finally seeing Delaware. Since we both started
in Oklahoma, it only took us 64 years. Mary Beth is a retired
school teacher and investment account specialist. She
enjoys sewing, quilting, reading, photography, and travel. We
are finding out the truth to the notion that when you “retire”,
you seem to have even less time on your hands.
Linda Parcher Clemons
I’m still working for Avaya, 13 years now. I like my job, but
it’s nice to have the combination of years on the job & age that
I could retire at any time if I wanted to.
I enjoy vegetable gardening & growing orchids & other tropical
plants. I had a greenhouse attached to the back of my house but
the hailstorm in May demolished it. I’m waiting for the
contractor to rebuild it. In the meantime all my plants are in
the garage, it’s quite a jungle out there!
I love to travel, but the only place I seem to go is Columbus
Ohio to visit my daughter, Cheryl & her family. One of these
days I will actually leave the country, I even have a passport!
My sister Diane & her husband have built a retirement home on
the Clark Fork of the Thompson River in Thompson Falls Montana
so I’m looking forward to going there for a visit, but they
haven’t moved yet, they’re still in San Diego.
My family in OKC continues to do well. I see them a lot & will
spend Christmas here with them. Thanksgiving I’m going to
I’m looking forward
to our 50th reunion! I can’t wait to see everyone.
Carolyn Pennington Romer
Billie Lois Robbins Baker
Roberta Saint Pennington
Dave and I have a blended family of five children, spouses and
10 grandchildren. Our grandchildren range in ages from 10 to 27J
Georganna and Jennifer live here in the KC area, and Scott is in
Lake Park, FL. Steve is in Wichita, and Nancy lives in Macon,
I retired in 2002 after 36 years in the classroom. Dave retired
in 2002 and was ready for me to join him. I was ready too. We
sold the big house in 2004, bidding goodbye to the huge gardens
and the pool, and went to a maintenance provided community. That
led to our next big change in lifestyle. We are on our 3rd
travel trailer and spend the winter in the Southeast with
shorter trips through the year to wherever we wish to go. We
really enjoy traveling that way.
Dave goes “to work” at golf courses on a regular basis. I
love to cook, entertain myself attending various exercise
classes at the nearby community center, and consider my “job” to
be creating beauty outside in the ever “under change and
construction” Roberta gardens. Dave is president of our
community homes association, and I am his private secretary. He
needs one! I enjoy the freedom that not having a set schedule
brings in being available to spend time with my girls.
We are still concentrating on growing older, but not up, are
members of a local dance club, best friends, and laugh out loud
a great deal. All in all, my life seems to be about maintaining
an attitude of gratitude, being ever on the lookout for a new
adventure, spending lots of time outside, and enjoying my family
and many friends.
hope that we have a fabulous turnout for our 50th
reunion. Certainly looking forward to seeing those who
attend regularly, and those who have not been there for many
years. Let’s all seize this opportunity to spend some time
Sallie with her brothers, Sam and Pat Sheehan.
Marsha Short Deckker
Master Glassblower, University of North Texas, Research Glass
shop at University of North Texas can build and repair all Pyrex
and Quartz apparatus needed for research campus wide. We are
well equipped and have 40 years experience building quartz and
pyrex for the chemical and electronic fields.
Mary Kathryn Smith Nahl
husband, Bill, and I have been married 50 years August 15,
2011. We retired in 2004 and moved to Flower Mound, Texas, to be
near our daughter, Amy, and her family, Mark, Piper and Preston.
Our son, Curtis, and his family Michaele, Tucker, Chase and
Bailey moved here in 2008. Our oldest son Mitchell and his
family, Lori, Jordan, Tara, Zach and Jaxson, live in Sapulpa,
Bill restores classic cars and we spend our time doing
activities related to the old cars. I enjoy doing things with
the five youngest grandchildren, who live here in Flower Mound.
Amy Watkins, Michaele,
Bailey, Diane & Lori Preston
Middle: Mark Watkins,
& Mitch Preston
Front: Preston Watkins,
Chase & Tucker Preston,
& Piper Watkins
Gary Wright Years
Married: 46 (ye gods! can’t believe it)
Career: University Transfer Dean, Tulsa
We have two grown sons, David and Blake, and two
beautiful granddaughters, Ashley and Katelynn. Gary has cut back
to working three days a week, while I retired in January 2011. I
love having no meetings, no deadlines, and no 1⅟₂
hour, one-way commute! One of our two grown sons lives in
Missouri, the other lives in Oklahoma. We are so glad they are
both close enough to see them regularly! Our only child left at
home is Buddy, our Boxer rescue dog, who is three years old. My
latest adventure included dislocating my shoulder on a trip
through the Canadian Rockies last summer. (I tell everyone I did
it snowboarding). Even so, the trip was great--gorgeous scenery
and good companions on the tour.
Who are some of the classmates you would like to see again at
the 50th Reunion? Everyone--Please come!
Anne Swim McGuire
Years Married: 31
Career: B & C Office Supply-
Retired for 5 years, but went back
to work Nov. 2010
I am married to the love of my
life, Debbie. We have four daughters and eight grandchildren. We
live on a 10 acre farm with dogs, cats, and chickens. After
being retired for five years, I went back to work Nov. 1, 2010
for B & C Office Products. I have 44 years in office equipment.
Classmates I'd like to see again
at the 50th Reunion: Don Teter
Places/events I remember:
Our 10th Reunion on Airport Rd.
Carol Years Married:
Career: U.S,Navy 1965-1986
Continental Insurance Company Senior Project Manager (Data
Dealer in used and rare books since then.
Retired? I still work in the book world about 30 hours
Tell us a little about you and your family: Married to
Carol Burton Class of 1962. Two daughters each have three
children (six grandkids for us!!!). Carol has retired after
teaching first and second grade for 40 years. We love doing
things with the grandkids, and traveling. Spent two weeks in
Alaska this summer, hope to go back again next summer.
Gary and Janice Kroutil
Years Married: 8
We are enjoying doing what we want to and going on trips,
if we like. Gary has trouble with retirement. He needs to be buying
and selling, so has a golf cart business. We also tend to be
evolved with real estate from time to time. Health is good so far,
so all is well.
Barbara Whatley Friels
Career: IT HelpDesk Coordinator, Cameron University Retired? YES!
Well, I’m a single gal, but do have siblings with children and grandchildren I
enjoy. I also spend a lot of time enjoying being retired. My Mother’s health
has deteriorated and she also lives here in Lawton, so I do spend a lot of time
with her. Sometimes, that’s fine and sometime its not.
My best friend also retired and then moved to Kansas to be with her girls and
their children. I really miss her; although myself and our mutual friends have
dinner once a month which is fun. We call it the POETS club (nothing to do with
poetry). We started doing this while we were all working at Cameron. Three
taught at CU, but have since retired. The rest of us worked at CU also. POETS
stands for Put Off Everything, Tomorrow is Saturday. However, you can substitute
I do hope to make it to the 50th reunion.