President Steven Murphy
Vice President Chris Peterson
Secretary Nancy Eddins
Treasurer Cheryl Autrey
Reporter Peggy Burns

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Randy P. Adams, 1025 Charlote, Bridge City, TX 77611
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-738-3323
Occupation: Reliability Maintenance Specialist for Motiva Enterprises
Married to Jeannie (Newman) 33 years. We have 2 kids: Son, Chris 8/29/75 his wife Amanda, Chris is in the Air Force currently stationed in Anchorage Alaska, he has a daughter (Kiersten) our 2nd of 3 grandchildren. Our daughter Kelli 1/16/78 is working at A1 glass and living with her husband Cody in Bridge City with 2 kids (Kiegan and Kaydance). Jeannie works at the PNG as the Maintenance secretary. I am working going on 37 years for former "Texaco" now Motiva Enterprises. Enjoy riding my Harley, Fishing and spoiling the grandkids.
Updated: 8/3/06

James C. Alexander, 7103 Woodland Oaks, Magnolia, TX 77354
e-mail address:  
Phone number:  281-356-3150
Occupation: Project Director 
I have lived in the North Houston area since 1979 and worked for Enron for the past ten years in a variety of positions. I am now managing a pipeline expansion project in Florida. My wife Susan and I have four great children between us. I have a daughter Tracey (8/20/74) who is married has one daughter and expecting the second in November 2000, one son Corey (9/3/76) in the Army, Ft. Campbell, Kt. Susan brought with her two more great kids. A daughter, Lauren (8/3/92) and a son, Jerrod (11/20/94). The Grandchild and the younger two are keeping me young. Last year we were on assignment in the United Kingdom and returned to Houston in December 1999.

Jill Allen Geltz, P. O. Box 767, Blanchard LA 71009
e-mail address:
I have been married to Milton since 1982. We have two lovely daughters. Laura is at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and plans to graduate in 2006. Meredith will graduate from high school in 2005, and remains undecided where she will go to college. We have been foster parents for three years now, and currently have a 13 year old daughter, Katiland. I have worked on and off, part time for the same law firm for about 19 years or so. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and church activities, as well as my hobbies of sewing, reading and scrapbooking. We moved to Blanchard, just North of Shreveport, four years ago and enjoy the "country" and it's a great place for all of our pets: three dogs, a horse, cat and ducks.

Sherry L. Alsbrooks, 8922 Willmon Way, San Antonio, TX 78239
Phone number: 210-599-6373
Occupation:  Administrative Assistant/Paralegal
One son, John Rutledge, Born 2/25/75 

Gayle Anniboli Goodridge, 5035 Gulf Ave., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409 962-1310
Occupation:  Retired from Southwestern Bell 
Married Jimmy Goodridge (TJ 65), I have two children Kristi 05/30/72 and Brent 04/14/77. I also have two adorable grandsons Kaid 08/27/97 and Kollin 07/27/00. See you at the next reunion maybe.

Becky Askew Wilson, 2437 Saba Lane, Port Neches, TX 77651
Occupation: Teacher

Douglas Len Baker
e-mail address:
Occupation: Worked at Texaco till 1983; got laid off; been doing anthing from commercial fishig /truck driver / construction worker im now a secerity officer atM motiva.
I've been married to the same person since 1970. We have three kids Great, Hillary & Jack and 15 grandkids.
Updated: 8/23/06

Gary Banks
e-mail address:
Occupation: Semi-retired from business, but I try to keep my hand in a few things. Along with a young Canadian partner, I designed and built the largest, independently owned and operated American bar and restaurant in China, aptly named Bourbon Street. Looking to establish a venture capital group in Bangkok if I can tear myself away from the beach long enough.
Married for the first time less than three years ago. Lived in Asia for about 15 years, Philippines, Taiwan, China, and now Thailand. I've written and published three (really awful) textbooks for Taiwanese junior colleges, and in my sun-tanning days now I am completing my fourth book. It will focus on the trials and tribulations of doing business in China. No kids, thus no grandchildren like so many of our classmates have. I have not returned to the US in over 5 years, and don't expect to. Hope all are well and enjoying their lives, and express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who have left us.

Mark Bates, deceased October, 2000. If anyone would like to contact the family, email

Charles Robert (Bob) Bean, Jr.
Occupation: Currently working for ExxonMobil's Baytown Polymers Center. Married to Nancy (Turner) in 1998, residing in Mont Belvieu. Together we have seven grandchildren ages 7 years to 7 months--products of Nancy's son, Jason, and my children, Tiffany and Ryan.

Doug Belk, 4741 East Palm Canyon C125, Palm Springs, CA 92264
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 760-202-4935
Occupation:  Semi Retired computer network engineer
Retired from the network engineering business in late 1998, moved to sunny Southern California, where I am working sometime but mostly enjoying this beautiful Desert Valley. I love it here mostly because of the beauty and weather but also because it is surrounded by Native American lands and I am enjoying studying the Native American History of the region.  This would probably come a a real surprise to my history teachers!

Edith Bellanger Stevens, Riverside, CA
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Accounting Technician-Riverside County Office of Education.   Riverside, CA. I probably will retire within 5 years. Yippee! Yahoo! Can't wait!
Harry and I have been married now for 33 years. We are both looking forward to traveling in the near future.. Our son, Harry Evest (32) works in the computer science field and GPS systems. Our daughter, Jennifer (19), is currently in college and majoring in Geophysics. Her goal is to become a professor of Geophysics.
Updated: 1/20/09

Bobbie Birdwell Russo, PO Box 724, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Consultant 

Harold Bland, 929 Pennsylvania Dr., Saginaw, TX 76131
Phone: 817-306-5475
Occupation: Aircraft Mechanic for American Airlines, Ft. Worth Alliance Airport
Worked for American Airlines since 1990. I have really enjoyed working on the Boeing 757, 767, and as Crew Chief on the 777. My job has also given me the opportunity to travel around the country and a few times to Europe. I was divorced in 1986 and am still single. I have three children from my marriage. Frances (1980) is in the Air Force and is stationed at Langley AFB in Norfolk, VA. Larry (1981) is in the Air Force and is stationed at Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA.(he jumps out of perfectly good airplanes). And Amber (1984) who just graduated high school in 2003 in Tomah,WI. (another benefit of low cost flying). I also enjoy sailing on my 22' boat, traveling (of course), working around my house, and being around all the friends I have made here.

David Branton
e-mail address:
Phone number: 239-699-4746
I can't believe it's been over 45 years! One great wife (35 years), two great kids (30/35), two grandkids (2/7), 27 years with one company, consultant, company owner, hope to retire in 18 months. Homes in NM and FL. So good to see familiar names! Updated: 7/13/15

Dana G. Braquet, 3021 Oak, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-962-0870
Occupation: Mobil Chemical - Chemical Process Operator
I am the Command Sergeant Major for the 373rd Corps Support Battalion located in Beaumont. We spent most of 2003 deployed in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom War on Terrorism. In March 05, I will retire from the Army Reserves with 30 years service. Kathy and I have been happily married for 33 years and are enjoying our empty nest. We ride a Yamaha Royal Star Venture Touring motorcycle with trailer. We enjoy three and four day weekend bike trips. I still play guitar, build scale models, buy chrome things for the motorcycle and do Indian craft for hobbies. Three children: Bree (10/30/72), Jason (10/31/75), and Ash (12/13/77). Bree is married, living in Humble, and is a program DJ for local rock station and has one son and one due in June 05. Jason and Ash both served in the Air Force. Jason has an electrical and instrumentation Degree and works at AtoFina in Port Arthur. He is married living in Groves, TX with two girls 11 and 3 with one due in January. Ash is in college and married with no children yet. He is an accomplished guitarist who writes his own songs and music and has just finished his first Christian CD. I think Real Success is having them grow up, move out and not come back except to visit and bring the grandkids for us to spoil.

Dorothy Brown Thomson, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Married for 27 years.  Have 2 children:  Erick 3/29/76 married and has a son.   He will graduate in May from college to be in physical therapy.  Shana 10/31/79 living at home and working.  My husband and I have a RV and love to travel.

Judy Brown Williamson, 3301 Boyd Ave., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-962-8852
Occupation: (retired) secretary. Worked for Southwestern Bell 1970-1988;Texas Dept of Human Svcs. 1992-2004.
Husband: Mike Williamson (1987); one son: Les Pitre (PN-G Honor Grad 1992/Lamar Grad 1996; as operator at BASF). I have 3 grandkids: Shea 11/29/00; Aaron 01/12/04; Clayton 09/19/05 (Hopefully all will be PNG graduates someday).
Updated: 7/30/07

Don Bryant, Boulder, CO
e-mail address:
Occupation: System Specialist for Federal Aviation Administration
Updated: 2/11/14

Virginia "Dinker" Burchfield Wallace, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation: Retired from ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery
Hired as heritage Mobil Oil employee June 1976, and retired from ExxonMobil July 2007. Married to Jimmy Wallace (also a PN-G graduate). I have one precious daughter, Tish (06/20/70), two beautiful granddaughters, Marli Dale Kimball (11/05/93) and Blayke Lyn Siau (7/11/07), and one darling grandson, Garrett Thomas Siau (2/21/2008). Jim has one son, Jerred Matthew Wallace (5/27/87).
Updated: 5/27/08

Barbara Ellen Burns, deceased Oct. 29, 2005

Neely H. Byrd, 12284 Otter Chase, Lumberton, TX
Phone number: 409-751-0338
occupation: Retired/Machinery consultant,
Married to Linda Phillips since 1974. We have one daughter, Andrea Denee. She attended TAMU and graduated in 2002. She and her husband live in Chicago. My wife Linda and I retired July 1, 2008. I am presently doing consultant work.
Updated: 6/8/09

James G. Chisholm, PO Box 270 NS, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
e-mail address:
Phone number: 345-946-4417
Occupation:  Retired

I took early retirement in 2003 and while on a visit to see family in the Cayman Islands my wife Tammie found a job as editor of the country's newspaper. We moved here permanently in 2003 and built a house in the district of North Side out in the country. Son Vince is living at Crystal Beach with his wife, Tammy and daughter Sheree lives in Port Arthur wth husband Thaddeus and two children Taylor and JR. Tammie's daughter, Jennifer, graduates from college in May 2006, the same month we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We love living on the island.
Updated: 4/24/06

David Colemon, deceased 12/2010

Ray D. Comstock, Houston, TX
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Counselor for a company in Houston
I graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Psychology.  Children:   Stephanie 12/23/73 an accountant who is working on her teacher's certificate in Houston.  Son, Allan 8/25/75, paramedic at UTMB in Galveston and working on his Physician's Assistant program at UTMB and 1 grandson, Austin 1/28/95 (acts just like me if any of you can remember my classic personality).  My hobbies are:  stained glass lamps, oil painting, gardening, cooking, photography, writing, traveling throughout the world, my grandchild and most important my dog, Tyler, my Rhodesian Ridgeback who is my traveling partner and my other partner, Ken, who has been with me for 17 years.

Helen Coplin LeBleu, 206 Mockingbird Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506
e-mail addrss:
Phone number: 318-235-7346
Occupation: Teacher

Pam Cowart Sapp, 13314 Bay Place Drive, Beach City, TX 77523
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-383-2937
Occupation:  Retired Executive Director of Personnel at Barbers Hill ISD in Mont Belvieu after 30 total years in education. Retirement is great and I would love to hear from anyone.
I have been married (3/5/82) to Joe Sapp who is an Allstate Insurance agent in Baytown. I have two step children Teri (2/19/71) and Chris (7/11/74). Teri is married and we have three wonderful grandchildren--Kyle (3/5/96), Blake (8/28/99), and Kaitlyn (2/11/03).
Updated: 6/5/09

Sharon Dear Vandiver, 711 Ridgewood #99, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-721-6843
Occupation:  Paralegal

Thomas Dearing, 7026 Plantation Dr., Baytown, Tx 77520
e-mail address:
Phone number: 713-433-8110 -o- 281-573-1121 -h-
Occupation: Business owner
Married Mona Brunet from East Chambers (Winnie) in 1978. We have 2 children, Jonathan (1-88) a student at Barbers Hill ISD and Andrea
(6-91) a student at Barbers Hill ISD. Graduated from Lamar in 1978 with a Masters in Engineering Sciences, and received my MBA from LeTourneau University in 1997. We have had an exciting life. For about 20 years I did the fire protection and safety engineering thing pretty much all over the world. Spent time in Texas, Russia, China, India, Finland, all over Europe and most of the middle east. Last 10 years I bought a multi national manufacturing company located in Houston, England, and Edmonton. We make fire proof coatings, and they are used all over the world, so I still travel alot. On the side, I do some consulting and expert witnessing. I love to bird hunt, and fly fish. Still haven't outgrown surfing and snow skiing (I am now in the Masters class which is where they stick the more seasoned members of the sport). Sincerest BEST WISHES to all my classmates from 1969! CHEERS !!

Marie Delcambre West, 2410 Hampton Lane, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-727-4605
Occupation: Secretary 
Married to Gary West since 1971. Two children - Traci - 12/2/71 - is a teacher in Groves, Lee - 3/23/75 - is an MP in the Army stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. Traci and her husband Brian gave us a beautiful granddaughter - Carli on 9/22/99

Kenneth O. Doise, 830 Gulf Ave., Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-727-8245
Occupation:  Retired Fire Chief, City of Port Neches.
Married to Nancy.  Three children:  Michael, Mark, and Jason.  Grandchildren: Josh, Rachel and Seth.

Fran Doty Norrid, 1080 Chatwood Dr., Beaumont, TX 77706
e-mail address:
Occupation: 1st Grade Teacher at Woodcrest Elementary, PN-G ISD.
One daughter, Stacy Michelle 7/31/73. 

Cathy Drake Stephens, 406 Nancy Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 707-449-0691
Occupation:  Human Resources Coordinator
Married to Coleman (PNG '67) for 31 years. Moved to CA 12 years ago when Unocal in Nederland downsized. We have one daughter, Yvonne (07/21/70) who has been married for 5 years to Steve Smith (Bakersfield, CA). No grandchildren yet!

Pamala Duncan/Sharp, 6630 Howe Street, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
I am presently care-giver to my mother. I have been married 22 years to David Sharp. I have five children: Desire', Eddie, Stephen, Tricia, and Helen. We have five grandchildren John David, Jordan, Hailee, Taylor Renee, and Mason Celine.

Ila Kathleen Epperhart Monk, 3903 Forest Hills Drive, Kilgore, TX 75662 903-983-2728
e-mail address:
Since graduation Kathy graduated from Howard Payne University (BA 72). She was married to Patrick Monk (Nederland graduate) for 33 years. Kathy passed away with Ovarian Cancer in November (05). We lived in Sulphur, La where she taught Bed babies, two year olds and Kindergarten at the First Baptist Church for 9 years. In 1987 we moved to Kilgore where she taught 2 year olds again at the Child Development Center at Kilgore Junior College (87-98). She then began teaching Kindergarten at Kilgore ISD until she passed in 2005. She has one son, Benjamin who is married and lives in McKinney, Texas. Kathy’s greatest joy in life was her son and teaching two year old. In her diary she said she loved watching them try to put round pegs in square holes.
Submitted by: Patrick Monk on 10/19/06

Howard F. Esquivel, 413 Gist, Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone number:  409-729-2708
Occupation:  Retired/Longshoreman
Sons:  Steven, Michael, Ryan.  Daughters:  Kiesta, Mega.   Grandchildren:  Brittany, Dillon, Alisa.  Single.Class of 1969

Teddy Falcon, Rosemount, MN
e-mail address:
Occupation: Technical Training Coordinator, Flint Hills Resources
First life: Married Donna Stuckey from Bridge City, we had my daughter Mindi Falcon Bradley (bn. 9-2-71). Donna and I divorced. I worked for Gulf/Chevron. Second life: Married Ann Waltrip from Port Arthur, adopted my older son James Falcon (bn. 6-13-71). Ann died. I worked for Chevron. Got a BS in Economics from Lamar. Third life: Quit Chevron. Married Cindy Bates from Fort Smith, AR. Started a floor covering business. Moved to Bridgeport, AL; Little Rock, AR; San Antonio, TX; Boonville, AR; Fort Smith, AR; Jones Creek, TX; Lake Jackson, TX; Orange, TX. Cindy and I had my younger son Austin (bn 4-8-96). Fourth Life: Accepted an offer with Flint Hills Resources. Cindy, Austin, and I live in the Twin Cities. Great schools! Great sports! Great art! Great summers! Winters - well not so great. I also have 4 grandchildren Justin and Marlee from Mindi, and Christian and Anna from James. In fact, Justin my grandson is older that Austin my son. What a life.

Lynne Farquhar Eddleman, PO Box 597, Onalaska, TX 77360
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-646-3931
Occupation:  Dental Office Manager in Huntsville, TX
Ron and I have been married for 29 years and have 3 sons, Scott 12/71, works for his dad, Jerry 11/74, will be getting out of the Navy in October 1999, and Clay 6/76, is a grocery manager for HEB in The Woodlands.  Ron is operation manager for Measurementation and his work has moved us around to Hawaii, California, and back here to Texas. 

Barbara Faulk Damuth, 3138 Oak Ave., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Third grade teacher
Married 26 years to the same man! Two girls, Heather , June 18, 1975 and Lisa, September 14, 1979. Three beautiful granddaughters: Brittni, May 4, 1995, Ahslynn, December 16, 1997, and Brooklyn, January 14, 2000.

James E. Ferguson, 1308 Poppy Pass, Pflugerville, TX 78660
e-mail address:
Phone number:  512-990-9973
Occupation:  Controller

Mark Ferrell, Orange TX 77632
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-882-0604
Married 35 years to Terry Jones PNG class of 1973. We have 2 daughters: Amber age 28 is single and a school teacher in Round Rock. Amy age 24 is married and is a RN for a OBGYN group in Beaumont. Amy is expecting her first child in November. Its a boy!
Occupation: I was a Firefighter for Groves for 10 years. I left firefighting behind to become a Chemical process operator for Dupont, Orange. Now after 28 years I am looking seriously at retirement.
Updated : 10/05/09

Jane Fitzgerald O'Bryant, 400 Birchwood Circle, Mesquite, TX 75149
e-mail address:
Phone number:  972-285-2085
Married to Jimmy O'Bryant since 11/24/73.  Have 2 children:  Kathleen Elizabeth O'Bryant 7/4/80 and Patrick James O'Bryant 2/19/82.

Ron Foster, P.O. Box 851, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-719-7745
Occupation:  Health and Safety Representative (coordinate problem-solving for safety and health questions in an industrial environment; design safety slogans, graphics & logos; edit/publish monthly e-mail and mail-out Health & Safety newsletter; research & expedite improvements to overall Safety Program.
Employed by MOTIVA Enterprises LLC (formerly Texaco/Star Enterprise oil refinery, Port Arthur main plant).  Education:  Lamar University MBA (Master's/Business Administration) BAAS (Bachelor's/sociology, psychology, criminal justice). Home business:   graphic arts & designs (i.e., sign painting & design; automotive/motorcycle custom paint & graphics; glass etching; metal art cut-outs; gun & knife--metal engraving; custom trim & woodworking).  Hobbies/recreation:  hunting, fishing, camping, horseback & ATV riding, photography, visiting museums, cooking, etc.
Updated: 2/8/10

John H. Gernentz, Jr. Deceased 3/16/12 (Submitted by James Gernentz)

Brent Girouard, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Occupation: Inside sales @ Elliott Electric
Updated: 7/16/12

William H. Gordon, Bill passed away April 2002 after a year long fight with cancer. He was a great husband, father and friend.

Gail Grafford Canty, 1411 S. College Street, Tyler, TX 75701
e-mail address:
Phone number:  903-526-0570
Occupation:  General Contractor with husband John
Leslie 8/6/71, San Francisco, CA; Jessica 11/13/74, Beaumont, TX. 5 grandchildren
Updated: 11/28/07

Danny Griffin, Silsbee, TX
e-mail address:

Occupation: Retired from MRC Global on D-Day of 2014, where I managed the regional distribution center in Cheyenne, WY.
Married Jeania "Kay" Burchfield (yes, Dinker's cousin). Have two children: Paul and Amy, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, with a great granddaughter on the way. Lived in Greeley, Colorado, since 2002.
Updated: 1/31/15

Richard D. Grissom, 11700 Wall Street #15304, San Antonio, TX 778230-1882
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 210-370-2942
Occupation: Best Practices Director 

Cheryl Guidry Bryant
e-mail address:
Phone: 409-727-0695
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Children: One son who's name is Robert Lane Bryant and four grandchildren: Sean 15 yrs., Chelsea 12 yrs., Victoria 10 yrs, and Kodi 4 yrs.
Updated: 11/18/08

J. Elaine Hammond Sheffield, 830 Hidden Canyon, Katy, TX 77450
e-mail address:
Phone number: 281.392.9494
Occupation:  Safety Secretary for Production Operators, Schulumberger
Married Robert Sheffield, after going steady for 3 years, on 12/18/70.  We will celebrate 30 years this December.  We have one son, Jason, born 11/8/74 and now, thanks to him, we now have a daughter, Lora.  They were married in June, 1999.  Robert and I enjoy growing orchids and sharing them with family and friends.

Jean Hanes, 2615 Second Ave., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-962-6019
Occupation: Operation Supervisor, Employed at Premcor Refining in Port Arthur, Texas (Gulf, Chevron, Clark, Premcor) for 30 years.
Wife Debbie, have four children: Todd-02/28/73 (Lamar/UTMB), Jenny-12/27/74, Stacie-11/18/75, Jamie-04/09/77. Debbie and I enjoy RV travel. Enjoying granddaughter Morgan-04/11/2000 and soon to arrive Hayley-07/2001.

Rick Hargraves, 37614 Edgewater Dr., Pinehurst, TX 77362
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-252-3773 (land), 832-493-4191 (cell)
Occupation:  Chief Information Officer (Retired)
Married now for 37 years.  We have two beautiful daughters, Monique Nichole and Stephanie Renee, who each just finished their Masters.   My wife, Terry, and I are both retired since 2014. We enjoy RV'ing, and I have a small woodshop where I make furniture. Visitors always welcome.
Update: 10/11/18

John Clifford Hebert, Jr., passed July 21, 2013, after a long battle with cancer (submitted by Danny Griffin)  

Leonard D. Hernandez, 2701 W. Bay Area Blvd. #2506, Webster, TX 77598
e-mail address: LDAVIDSR@JUNO.COM 
Phone number: 713-475-1170
Occupation:  Data Processor

Vicki Hughes Cochran, 704 Futrelle, Mesquite, TX 75149
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Legal Billing Service

Carey J. Jolly, 738 Central Drive, Port Neches, TX 77651
mail address:
Retired in 2010 from the USAF as a Chief Master Sergeant from the 147th Reconnaissance Wing in Houston after 27 1/2 years of service. I have been to Saudia Arabia in support of "Operation Southern Watch" and to Qatar and Iraq in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom." I have also worked on communications programs in Italy and Alaska and many other states in the continental US. I now work as a Security Officer at the Huntsman Chemical plant in Port Neches. My wife, Sharon, and I will celebrate 36 years together in November 2015. We have three daughters and eight grandchildren.
Updated: 7/21/15

Karen Kelley, 2106 Green Ave., Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-982-7048
Occupation: Financial Counselor & Medication Recovery Co-ordinator
I moved back to the area in 1995 after living in Houston for 26 years. I worked a couple of jobs before for finding a home at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1999. I assist the Indigent with hospital based financial and medicine recovery programs. No husband! No children! No problem!

Jan Kimball Stroder, 786 Cherokee, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-722-4650
Occupation:  Assistant City Secretary
2 Children: Amber Nicole 3/11/78 and Megan Michelle 9/28/85

Kay King Hall, 1410 Ladue, Sarasota, FL 34231
e-mail address:
Phone number: 9410921-0941
Occupation:  Housewife
Lewis - husband; Allison 11/2/81, Emily 9/19/83, Miles 12/20/88.

Larry "Jim" King, 3603 Covey Trail Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-499-2210
Occupation:  Police Officer
After a stint with the Texas Highway Patrol, I went to work for Fort Bend ISD as a Police Officer.  I currently manage their Identification, Records, and Communications Division.  I'm married to Houstonian Cory Jean Boerstler who teaches in the Fort Bend system.  I have three children, Karen 9/4/74, Brian 8/2/77, and Jennifer 10/3/78.   One of my pasttimes is umpiring college baseball where I'm a member of several conferences.

Dave Latiolais, Nashville, TN
e-mail address:
Occupation: Pharmacist/Singer/Songwriter
Married Cindy Pool (NHS '69), May 1974; two children Missy (5/78) who is attending MTSU in TN and Spencer (3/87) Beech HS.

Christine LeMaire, 25301 Borough Park Dr., Suite 108, The Woodlands, TX 77380
e-mail address: or
Phone number:  281-923-7898
Occupation:  A visionary entrepreneur who started seven companies since 1978. Adopted 3-year old daughter in 2000. produced a television show that she starred in called "The Wannabes" which airs in over 100 countries. We moved to Los Angeles so she can pursue her acting career. I love producing television and at 62 years of age, just started the new production and talent management company, CGL Entertainment Group, LLC.
Updated: 4/2/14

Jeannie Lindsay Griffin, 36 Paseo Alba, San Clemente, CA 92672
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 949-361-4397
Occupation:  Designer - Own Laguna Hills Florist
Husband Ray is a CPA --today celebrated 30 yrs married. Daughter Heather Regina Griffin Kilgore PNG Class of 89 - 2 lovely Grandsons Hunter & Skyler and wonderful Son in Law Jeff Kilgore. We moved to Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. in 93' Ray was head of West Coast Acct. for Mobil Oil Corp. for 25 yrs. Then we moved to lovely San Clemente 5 yrs. ago (ocean view home , love it!) I bought a large Florist Shop....and I'm FINALLY taking the time to smell MY roses! We are building a new shop next year, so we will be very busy.  Daughter Heather Regina PNG Class of 89

John P. Marquart, 425 N. Blanton, Lumberton, TX 77657
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-755-1352
Occupation: Engineering Tech
Wife: Carolyn Marquart. Children: Melanie Marquart 9/12/78, Jared Marquart 10/13/82 

Richard G. Martin, Saraburi, Thailand
e-mail address:
Retired early (2004) after 30 years with DuPont in the USA and Singapore. Now living in Thailand.
Updated: 3/2/09

Robert D. Martin, 794 Goodwin, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-727-5261
Occupation:  Owner of R.D. Martin Electric Shop in Beaumont
Married Mary Ann Bieljeski from Port Arthur in '73. I've been an Electrician since 1971. Five Children: Kerrie, 11/23/75, PN-G '94 (married Michael Lightfoot PN-G '93); Kelly, 1/20/77, PN-G '95 (married Jason White); Robert, 6/16/80, PN-G '98; Katherine, 5/10/82, PN-G 2000; John, 9/30/87. No grandkids yet. I attend First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Beaumont, come worship with us!

Darrell C. McBride
Graduated from Texas A&M in 1973. Had four children. Died in 1988 doing what he loved to do the most -- flying in his private plane. 

Michael T. McKee, 3144 Ronshire Lane, Port Neches, TX 77651-6211
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Industrial Distribution District Manager
I work for McJunkin Corp. I have worked for McJunkin for almost 18 years. My wife, Cynthia, work for PNGISD as a Speech Therapist at Taft and Groves Elem. in Groves. She has worked there for 10 years. We have four children: Mike, Jr. 4/27/78, PNG '96, Mark 5/15/80, PNG '98, Matthew 10/1/81, PNG '00, Jennifer 2/4/85, PNG '03. We attend St Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches.

Steven J. McKnight, 6160 Taylor, Groves,TX 77619
e-mail address:
Occupation: Goodyear B Operator
Wife Sharon and daughter Shelly Marie McKnight 1-8-83

Donna McNeely Sadler, 8592 Creek Rd., Orange, TX 77630
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-738-2151
Occupation:  Teacher at Orangefield Junior High
Married to Larry Sadler, also a 1969 graduate, for 30 years.  We have 3 grown kids:   Beverly 2/5/70, also a teacher with 2 kids of her own, Bethany 1/25/95 and Zack 7/2/97; Andrew 4/24/72, who has a daughter, Alex 3/7/94; and Jennifer 6/9/76, stationed in Pensacola, Florida, at the Naval Air Base.  Larry and I are enjoying the "empty nest" - a lot!

Michael Melancon, 5301 Craig St., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-962-4755
Occupation:  Director of Jefferson County Environmental Control Department
Married to Karen for 25 years.  We have 4 children, Michael Jr. 6/19/74, Emmy 12/29/76, Derek 10/20/79, and Nathan 7/7/96

Roger "Termite" Menard, 1800 Fox Dr., Vidor, TX 77662
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-748-9928 or 509-670-8851 (Janice)
Occupation: Retired from U.S. Navy 21 years ago; Working atChicken Express on Nall in Port Neches
One daughter living in Norman, OK, 18 years old. Met the love of my life, Janice Walker, and moved to Vidor a year ago.
Updated: 6/4/11

Dean Miller, 4573 Wilson St., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-4125
Occupation:  Assistant Principal
Married Carroll Smith (PNG class of 1972); 2 children; Andrea 05/14/76; Darin 03/01/79; employed with PNGISD; Groves seems to be a permanent address.

Marilyn Miller Estes, 17314 Oak Hollow Way, Spring, TX 77379
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-376-6142
Occupation:  Administrative Assistant at Seegers, Estes & Associates.
Randy, Allison 

John Mobley, Longview, TX 
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Anesthetist
Married Suzanne in 1988. She has blessed me with two sons Matthew 8/18/93 and Jack 7/02/98. We have some acreage outside town where we raise cutting horses. Of all the accomplishments and failures I've experienced, all pale in comparison to fatherhood. Responsibility has a whole new meaning. I look forward to hunting deer and elk with my sons.

Jan Montgomery Hankamer, 2816 Upton Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-962-2020
Occupation:  Huntsman Corp.
Elizabeth Campbell 7/1/84; Mason Hankamer 1/26/92

Marilyn Moore Dombrowski, 4515 N. Harding, Chicago, IL 60625
e-mail address:
Phone number:  773-583-5136
Occupation:  Dental Assistant at Children's Memorial Hospital
Tracy 6/28/71, married.  Michelle 8/31/73 mother of my granddaughter, Kaitlyn 2/12/97.  Allison 5/20/75, married.  rebecca 8/12/77.

Marita Mueller Duesler, 2807 Moore Rd., Beaumont, TX 77713
e-mail address: or
Occupation: Teacher, debate coach at Kelly High School
Married to Don Duesler, an attorney, for 25 years; Children: Susan 6/27/81 and Todd 1/5/85. 

Steve Murphy, Houston, TX
e-mail address:
Phone number: 713-682-0479
Occupation:   Industrial designer / sculptor
Married to Paula Dorsey Class of 1970. One child, Ben, married expecting their first child in January, 2010. Paula is retired / domestic goddess.
Updated: 5/19/11

Mitchell Murrell: While teaching a friend to fly, Mitchell was killed in a flying accident 4/5/2000 doing what he loved most. (Submitted by Rick Hargraves)

Ronnie J. Nicotre, 707 Sierra Drive, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-724-7410
Occupation:  Buyer, ExxonMobil 
Three children--Melissa Ann 1997 Lamar graduate; Troy Michael, Lamar, Kyle Alan, PN-G Class of 2000.

Mickey L. Nobles, 661 Ridgewood Drive, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-727-0261
Occupation:  Training Coordinator
I work as a Training Coordinator in the Human Resources Department at Motiva Enterprises in Port Arthur, TX.  My wife and I live in Port Neches with our dog Gizmo.  We have 3 children (Ashlie, Adam, and Jennifer) they are also PN-G graduates.  My free time is spent golfing and motorcycle riding.

Mark W. Pedigo, 8222 Sean Park Ct., Houston, TX 77095
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-859-6330
Occupation:  Procurement of Reliant Energy - HL&P
Moved to Houston after graduation from Lamar University in 1974.  Have worked in the procurement field since that time.  I am now Senior Buyer/Analyst for Reliant Energy (formerly Houston Lighting and Power).  Have one son, Phillip Clay Pedigo, he graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 1999. 

Debbie Petry Bohannan, 2410 Oakridge Dr., Bethany, OK 73008
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 405-495-2335
Occupation:  Medical Secretary
Married to Don 29 years, 1 daughter, Donita '92 PNG graduate. Lived in Port Neches until 1995. Moved to Memphis, TN in '95, to Shreveport, LA in '97 and to Oklahoma City in '99. Don is a consultant for The Turn Around Management Co. out of Houston. Travels to job sites for as much as 6 months at a time. Donita is married to Chris Turner and lives here in OKC, is a RN at Baptist Medical Center and makes her parents very proud. 

Charles (Chuck) W. Pharo, 1139 E. Frye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85048
e-mail address:
Phone number: 480-460-1350
Occupation:  Vice President - IMC Stone, Inc.
Updated: 4/21/08

Kenneth R. Reeves, 6398 32nd Street, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Human Resources Representative 

Carol Ritter Bunte, 13310 Klamath Falls, Houston, TX 77041
e-mail address:
Occupation: Teacher
Husband - Tommy. We've been married 27 years. We have 2 sons, Jeremy 7/10/79 and Justin 4/22/81. I teach History (6th-8th grades) at Clay Road Baptist School. We are very active in our church which is Clay Road Baptist Church. It is a joy to serve the Lord. If you are ever in the area on a Sunday or Wednesday, please join us for one of our services, we would love to have you join us.

Pat Roark Swearingen
e-mail address:
Well, hello everyone! Isn't this fun! It is great to see what interesting things have been accomplished by everyone! I am married to Mike and we have four children between us...Michele, mother of Lauren and one one the way; Amy, mother of Blake, and one on the way; Spencer; and Carl. I have done a variety of things. I taught school for 17 years, worked as a missionary (of sorts) for 5 years, and now own a kennel. We have been foster parents for four years and really enjoy taking care of little ones. The most important thing I have ever done in my life was to ask Jesus Christ to be my personal savior. He is the best part of me. Would love to hear from all of you! My best to you, Pat
Updated: 2/16/06

Steve M. Roebuck, Austin, Texas
e-mail address:
Occupation: Principal Member of Technical Staff at Southwestern Bell Laboratories
Son - Brett 1974, living in Weatherford, Tx; Daughter - Kasey 1984, attending St. Edwards University, Austin.

Don W. Samford, 1423 South Oaks Dr., College Station, TX 77845
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-690-5625
Occupation:  Direct Sales rep for MAC TOOLS in Bryan-College Station
Married Sandy in 1980, while living in Steamboat Springs, Co., stayed there until '86,moved to Austin, then to the DC area, then moved to Center Tx. and lived there until '96 then came to Aggieland. We have a daughter, Amanda,(2/26/81) She's really smart and pretty, so you know she didn't take after me. I have come to realize that raising a girl is 1/2 joy and 1/2 gorilla warfare. She's in college now and doing great thank God. If you are in the area give us a call. 

Morgan Sandlin, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Contractor
Married; 3 children, 5 grandchildren; self-employed contractor, primarily remodeling 

Michael Wayne Satcher, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: michaelsatcher@webtv 
Phone number: 409-727-2342

Kelli Sharon Bourgeois
e-mail address: 
Phone number:  972-605-6404
Occupation:  Business Services Analyst for Electronic Data Systems (EDS); Direct Sales business - Creative Memories (photo preservation and scrapbooking)
I have a wonderful daughter, Cortney, married to Sean, two beautiful granddaughters, Jordyn Mackenzie and Bailey Madison, and a spunky grandson, Stone Thomas! My life is full spending as much free time with my family and friends, dancing competitively and traveling. I'd love to re-connect with old friends - email me!

Swanette Schuh Smith, 111 Wroxton, Conroe, TX 77304
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-756-9722
Occupation: Spanish teacher at Conroe High School.
Married to Buddy Smith.  Two daughters: Summer 1/15/81 and Sunny 12/29/85
Updated: 11/15/06

Susan Schwartz Jones, 15550 SE 79th Place, Newcastle, WA 98059
e-mail address:
Phone number: 914-489-8898
Occupation: Exec. VP, Chief Business Officer, eMagin Corp. founded with my husband, Gary. (We develop and manufacture wearable computer and virtual reality systems as well as OLED microdisplays, which are a new kind of miniature flat panel display built directly on computer chips. In addition to consumer and industrial applications, these are being used in helmet mounted displays and night vision goggles by the military. We still have an office in NY and Tokyo, and I feel like I live on an airplane).
Gary and I have been married 30 years. He is now starting a new company. Our daughter, Danielle (9/85) graduated with her BFA Acting in May 2007, having obtained her Screen Actors Guild card at age 16 (TV, commercials, off-Broadway). She is an actor and writer in LA (nominated for best actor in the CA region for one of her plays last year). Several years ago we moved to Seattle by way of Raleigh and New York. I've been told that I have a little Texas accent left. It's been great catching up with some of ya'll via Facebook. Best to all!
Updated: 4/5/09

Robert E. Sheffield, 830 Hidden Canyon, Katy, TX 77450
e-mail address:
Phone number: 281.392.9494 
Occupation:  VP, Independent Hose & Expansion Joints, Houston Married my steady girlfriend of 3 years, Elaine Sheffield (also class of '69) on 12/18/70.  We have one wonderful son, Jason, born 11/8/74.  He has recently married, 6/99, and now we have a wonderful daughter, Lora.  Jason is working in the Woodlands with computer security and Lora will graduate in December from Sam Houston State with her second degree.  She plans on becoming a CPA.

Dennis M. Sills, 2725 FM 685, Hutto, TX 78634
e-mail address:
Phone number:  512-251-0155
Occupation:  Retired
Wife - Valerie children - Alison, 10/11/83 - Jonathan, 09/15/93. We live in Hutto, a small town north of Austin, home of the Mighty Hutto Hippos.
Updated: 6/30/17 

Bonnie Sue Simpson Stelly, 203 N. 33rd, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-722-9602
Occupation:  Receptionist at Mid-County Teachers Credit Union
Have been married for 28 years to Barry Stelly.  Two children:  Whitnie Nichole 6/25/80, Jacob Ross 5/17/83.

Tommy Sorrels, 1414 S. Wall, Tyler, TX 75701-3231
e-mail address:
Occupation: Insurance Agency Owner
Married Diane Murphy (PNG '68). Two children: Daniel 12/7/73 and Leslie, 9/27/76.
Updated: 9/20/10

D. Roger Speed, 11625 Loop Rd., Beaumont, TX 77713
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-724-4649
Occupation:  Job Instructional Trainer @ Huntsman Corporation in Port Neches
Wife... Victoria, two sons who live in Austin (Ryan Bradley Speed 8/12/72 and Rawley Brandon Speed 4/7/76) and step son who lives in Lewisville (Josh Allen Cole 11/13/76). 

Carolyn Spittler Ray, 1421 Llano, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Housewife
Have two sons and a daughter, and one grandson

Ann Strange Woodall, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Occupation: Elementary school teacher
Married to Wayne in 1970. We have 4 children, Wendy, Travis, Jason, and Sara. We have two wonderful granddaughters, Robyn and Abigail.

Anita Swann, 5605 Bennett Ave., Austin, TX 78751
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 512-459-5764
Occupation:  Zen student 

Dana Talbot Diaz, 5340 Whitaker St., Groves, TX 77619
Phone number: 409-962-1299
Occupation:  Housewife
Hello, well I'm still living in the Groves Area and still love it. I have been married to Robert Diaz for 20 yrs in June. I have Jolee my oldest from my first marriage who is 26 now, with my 2 year old grandson Landon Jacob what a cutie. With Robert I have Daniel PN-G class of 2000. Well not doing much just playing with my grandson, and spending time with my family. Still good friends with Cathy Jones Page. Well keep in touch. Bye. 

Michael E. Tibbetts
e-mail and
Occupation: Architect, Austin, TX.
Married to Debby (Laurents) ('72) for 37 years. Debby is an Admin. Assist. Meridian Charter, Round Rock, TX. We have three sons who are married and 7 grandchildren with one more due in September 2012. Ryan, our oldest son, is an orthopedic surgeon in Austin; Brandon, our middle son, is in orthopedic sales for Stryker Orthopedics, Austin; and Matt, our youngest son, is in orthopedic sales for Stryker Orthopedics in the Houston area. We attend Austin Stone Church, Austin. We enjoy playing golf, being with family, and grandbabies!
Updated: 3/11/12

Johnny Todd, 1030 Pineneedles, Sour Lake, TX 77659-9255
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-753-2722
Occupation:  Beaumont State Center
Married to wife, Annette, for 20 years.  Two sons:  Ashley (his mother's choice) 8/14/75, recently married and returning to Lamar; and Adam 10/11/79 in his first year at UT Austin.  Anyone living or visiting Austin area feel free to feed him.

Loretta Townley Jaschke, 5122 East Fallen Bough, Houston, TX 77041
e-mail address: 
Phone number:  713-937-8349
Occupation:  Secretary
Husband:  David Jaschke.  We've been married since 1971.  Son:   William (Bill) Jaschke, born in 1972.  I have been a "Jane-of-all-trades."  I am currently a Project Administrator (secretary) at Air Liquide Process & Construction where I have worked since 1995

Jody Vallery Philley, 209 Garden Club Drive, Overton, TX 75684
e-mail address:
Phone number:  903-834-3847
Occupation:  Spanish Teacher at Overton High School
Married to George Philley; 5 children:  Amy (3/30/75), Julie (2/18/77), Kate (9/18/79), Andrew (11/10/81), and Marlis (4/2/85). 

Andrew B. Vincent, 19111 Match Play Dr., Humble, TX 77346
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Retired
Child-Bryon Vincent 01/05/82

William T. (Tom) Welch, 2830 Pecan Ridge Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479
e-mail address:
Retired Updated: 1/31/15

Eula Wilkinson Sonnier, 7107 Chinook, Baytown TX 77521
e-mail address:
Phone number: 281 573-1994
Occupations: Acquisitions Clerk for Sterling Municipal Library
I've been married to Martin since 1970. We have 2 children, Kim 11/70, who is an X-ray and Ultrasound Tech (lives less than a mile from Mom & Dad) and Marty 3/73, who served in the Marines for 9 years and is now in the Air Force, currently stationed in San Antonio. We now have 5 grandsons! Brandon 4/98, Patrick 12/99 and Nicholas 5/02 are Marty's boys. Kim has Matthew 6/00 and Thomas 9/02. We have been in Baytown since '93, but look forward to going "home" when we are able to retire.

Owen W. Youngblood, 323 NW Reed Lane, Dallas, OR 97338
e-mail address:
Occupation: I retired from HP after 27 years a couple of years ago and am currently employed as planning manager with Intel Corporation. My wife, Suzette, and I are celebrating our 35th year of marriage this year! We have 2 daughters and 1 son who are out on their own living in Florida and the Portland, Oregon areas. I’m trying to decide when to retire from working for someone else and devote my full-time efforts at finishing a boat project I have been working on (
Updated: 9/27/07

Carliss (Corky) Zipprich Rosello, Austin, TX
On January 3 2000 Carliss departed this world after a lengthy fight with cancer. She had two children Jody Beth Rosello and Clayton John Rosello of Austin. Corky will be remembered for her love of sports as an athlete and a fan, the sun and the beach, and her children.