CLASS OFFICERS

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If you would like to submit additional information for this graduating class, e-mail bduhon@pngisd.org


Wallace B. Bertrand, 9903 Oxted Lane, Spring, TX 77379
e-mail address:  abobbyb@aol.com
Occupation:  Retired from DuPont 

Joe B. Choate, LaLagune #91 Valleseco, Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain 35349
e-mail address: joerosa@inicia.es
Phone number: 001-34-928-630-858
Occupation: Retired

John J. Gontarek, 5227 Grant Avenue, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: ccgontarek@aol.com 
Phone number: 409-962-1555
Occupation:  Retired

Yvonne L. Matthews, 6340 Howe St., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: yvonnema@ih2000.net 
Phone number: 409-962-1368
Occupation:  recently retired from Lamar-PA where I was Coordinator of Public Information and an English Instructor
I have spent my life teaching English and Journalism. After graduating from Marymount College in Salina, Kanses, I taught Journalism, Newspaper staff, Photography and English at Emporia High in Kansas, where I earned 30 Post Bac hours towards Journalism certification and a Master of Arts in English. I moved back to Groves and taught three years at Immaculate Conception School in Groves. Then I moved to Beeville Junior High for one year. In order to be closer to my family, I moved to Humble High where I taught 16 years until my father's death in 1981. During my years at HHS, I got my certification in Journalism by attending classes at U of H, Texas A&M, Sam Houston, UT and University of Oklahoma. When I moved home to take care of Mama, I could not get a teaching job in a public school because I cost too much. I enrolled in Lamar-Beaumont to keep my mind going and they named me a teaching fellow which meant I worked halftime for less than half pay. I kept this job as long as I could by postponing my graduation with a Master of Art in English until 1986. That Fall Beaumont ISD hired me as a Senior English teacher at Westbrook. What they failed to tell me was that I only had the job for one year. Luckily Dr. Summerlin, LU-Bmt English and Foreign Language department chairman, found out about my lack of a job in the Spring and hired me for Fall 87. Then he suggested to the Lamar-PA department head that he hire me. I taught English that year and was named Coordinator of Public Information and English Instructor in July 1988. I retired from that combination position August 31. I am currently very involved in my church and Southeast Texas Regional Camp Fire Boys and Girls. At church, I am in the choir, teach 9th grade religion, recently was chairman of a writing commission for the diocese, the diocese choir and activities for the over-50's. I have been nominated for Treasurer for the regional Camp Fire board.

Darrell L. McClung, 805 Oaktree Ridge, Sequim, WAe
e-mail address: dmcclung@wavecable.com
Occupation: Retired from United States Air Force and national Weather Service
Updated: 1/24/11

Dan C. Miller, 1602 Block Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: EMamiller@aol.com 
Phone number: 409-722-5064
Occupation:  Retired
Wife-Earline; Children-Danny L. Miller-Port Neches; Buck W. Miller-Anahuac; Bruce K Miller-Groves; Shaun M. Miller-Port Neches; Toni C. Miller Robertson-Bridge City; 10 Grandchildren 

Farris J. Miller (Deceased)
e-mail address: Bonnsai@aol.com  (Bonnie's email)
Occupation:  Employed at Texaco Chemical 
Farris was still working at the time of his death in May 1993. Was married to to the former Bonnie Aycock, Children, Kathleen Y'Barbo of the Woodlands, Farris (Bubba) of Mounds OK, Robin Heintschel of Shelbyville and Sue Bodden, Groves as well as 12 grandchildren. 

Marian Richardson Andrews, 5255 Pine Burr Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77708
e-mail address: dedawg@datarecall.net 
Phone number: 409-898-2410
Occupation:  Retired Registered Nurse
Married to Jim Andrews; 2 sons; 4 Grandsons; Graduate of St. Mary School of Nursing 1956; Worked in hospitals, Dr's Offices; last position Instructor of vocational nursing at Lamar University. Retired in 1970. 

Mona Shirley Cook, P.O. Drawer C, Newton, TX 75966-1320
e-mail address:  monascook@hotmail.com 
Phone number:  409-379-2525
Occupation:  Medical Transcriptionist 
I moved to Newton County soon after graduating from High School with my parents Fred and Violet Shirley. I married in 1957 to George Cook, a Brownsboro Bear- Class of 1944 formerly of Brownsboro, TX. He came to Newton in 1948 to fill an agriculture teacher's position after graduating from SHSU in 1948. I have 4 kids, Annie (born 1958), twins Rebecca and George III (born 1961), and Kevin (born 1965). My dad Fred Shirley died in 1971. I have 7 grandkids--the youngest being born in 1999.

Clifford A. Tomplait, 2217 4th Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:  Bestpeepaw@aol.com
Phone number:  409-727-5314
Occupation:  Retired minister.  Part-time employee of funeral home.
Married to former Reba Barker of Groves.  4 children, 14 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

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