President Rusty Brittain
Vice President Jean Brown
Secretary Donna Hawkins
Treasurer Teresa Edwards
Reporter Charles McMahon

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Patsy Allen Edmonds
e-mail address:
Occupation: Teacher at Van Buren Elementary
Two children, Matthew and Meredith 

Ed Ames, 4036 Lovell Avenue, 4036 Lovell Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 817-738-0979
Occupation:  Quality Control Inspector 

Bobby Anderson, PO Box 1389, Crystal Beach, TX 77650
e-mail address:  < 
Phone number:  409-684-3818
Occupation:  Architect/Builder
Heather - 26 yrs.; Natalie - 11 yrs.; Cody Dale - 7 yrs. 

Gayle Apperson Ingram, 7313 Ferndale Circle, Austin, TX 78745
e-mail address:
Phone number: 512-441-2213
Occupation: Medical Transcriptionist
Lived in Austin for about 27 years. Married to Homer for almost 21 years. 2 children- Alisha (19), freshman in college; Carl (17) senior in high school. Life is great. Had a great time at the reunion...would love to hear from you guys!!!

Susan K. Arnold, 125 Lookout Drive, Asheville, NC 28804
e-mail address:
Phone number: 828.281.8188

John D. Avery, RR 7 Box 260, Jasper, TX 75951
Phone number: 409-384-4116
Occupation:  Texas Parks & Wildlife Fish Hatchery Tech. III 

Gordon Bean, passed away 9/18/13.
Updated: 10/31/13

Daniel D. Benoit, PO Box 1628, Groves, TX 77619
Phone number: 409-729-8656
Occupation:  Operator, Mobil Oil Corp.
I have a wonderful daughter Brandi 1-18-81, beautician. I love riding my Harley, country dancing, and hanging out with my riding buddies, Ronnie and Tokey. 

Darrell W. Black, 4230 Charlotte Dr., Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-2241
Occupation:  Senior Buyer, Premcor aka. Gulf Oil, Chevron, Clark
Married to Debra White of Port Arthur since 1/5/74. We have two daughters Crystal Noel - 12/25/75 and Melody Ann - 3/9/78. Crystal's married (no grandkids yet) and Melody is a Senior Pre-Med major at McNeese in Lake Charles, starting to make application to medical schools.

Paul Blanchard, 6986 False River Rd., Oscar, LA 70762
Phone number: 225-626-4359

Elizabeth Boles Hurst, 13270 Hunters View, San Antonio, TX 78230
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 210-493-8806
Occupation:  Insurance Broker
Married, No Children

Becky Boorman Brown, 17199 Summerfield South Road, Prairieville, LA 70769
e-mail address:
Phone number: 225-622-7472
Updated: 7/13/09

Thad Borne, 6975 Olympic, Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address: 
Phone number:  409-962-6913
Occupation:  Technical Training Advisor, Total Petrochemicals
Married Wanda, June '95.  Together we have 6 children and 10 grandchildren.  I am an avid golfer. 
d: 2/27/06  

Alice Branton Travis, 743 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
e-mail address:
Phone number: 512-453-8361
Occupation: Office Manager for Architectural Firm
After 20 years of teaching, I finally quit this summer to help my husband, Charles, with his new Architectural practice. I love the freedom I have and the stress-free job compared to teaching!! Charles and I have been married for almost 26 years and have 2 adopted children; Melanie (2-24-82) and Charlie (8-24-85)
Updated: 8/24/18  

Cathy Brent Hudson, 15107 Greenleaf Lane, Houston, TX 77062
e-mail address:
Occupation: I earned a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Physics from Lamar University in 1974 and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology at UHCL in 2000. I taught high school mathematics for 24 years and am currently serving as a Technology Integration Specialist at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. I have a wonderful husband, Michael Hudson. He is from Girard, Kansas. He graduated from Wichita State University in 1979 with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and is employed with Boeing.
Updated: 11/8/17

Rusty Brittain, 723 South Ave., Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-727-7858
Occupation:  Project Manager - Industrial Construction
I married Cindy Anderson ('71) in 1976.  We have 2 children:  Andrew 8/22/80 and Angela 3/2/82.

Patrice Ann Broussard Wilson, 2221 Patricia Lane, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Teacher Aide/LVN @ PN-GHS for the last 5 years
Married to Mike Wilson for the 19 years.  Three children:  Jason (10/31/77), spent the last 3 years in the Army stationed at Fairbanks, Alaska; Jacob (12/3/81) 12th grade; Jamie (10/12/83), 10th grade. 

Curtis L. Brown, 109 Walnut, Gladewater, TX 75647
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 903-984-1895
Occupation:  Diesel Generator Specialist for DARR EQ. Co., Longview, TX.
Married to Mary in October 1973. We have one daughter, Myra Anne, born June 1, 1983

Leyton Brown, 14426 Hartshill Dr., Houston, TX 77044
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-225-1022
Occupation:  Employee Safety Programs, Huntsman Corp.

Kenneth J. Burleigh, Crosby, TX 77532
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Supervisor, Exxon Baytown Refinery
Married 1975- Angie L. Etheredge from Port Arthur.  Daughter - Carrie Burleigh 2/27/78, Daughter - Abbey Burleigh 2/26/81.

Cindy Burns McFarland, 1711 Palace Green Ct., Katy, TX 77449
e-mail address:  or 
Phone number: 281-347-6508
Occupation:  AVP/Relationship Manager-Chase Bank(WestLake Park Branch)
Married-Charles McFarland We have 2 sons, Cory (3-16-81) who is a freshman at A & M and Casey (8-4-84) who is a sophomore at Katy High School 

James Lee Byford, 93 Colonial Oaks, Dayton, TX 77535-9314
e-mail address: BASCOB@MAIL.COM 
Phone number: 409-258-3991
Occupation:  Pipe Fabricator for all contractors
I am married and have 3 children.  My wife is from Albuquerque, NM.  Her name is Sandra.  My children are:  Amy (7/2/80), Timothy (2/10/83), and Lacey (10/20/94). 

Wilford "Will" Campbell, 748 N. Belle Circle, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
e-mail address:
Occupation: Health, Environment & Safety Specialist (Unocal Midstream & Trade)
Married 25 years to Julie Smith (Class of 68); three daughters (Brandy, Bambi and Autumn); employed 23 years with Unocal Corporation; since leaving the Port Neches - Groves area we have lived in: Riverside - CA, Camario - CA, Houma - LA and now Breaux Bridge - LA

Darlene Carlton Harvey, 6501 Val St., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Cashier II at Lamar University Beaumont
I am married to Thomas D. Harvey (7/4/78).  I have three children, Michelle (10/27/70), James (11/19/81), and Robert (8/27/84).  Michelle is a graduate of Lamar University Port Arthur.  James is a student at PNGHS and will graduate in 2000.  Robert is also a student at PNGHS and will graduate in 2002.  I will also become a grandmother this year in June.

John M. Carnahan, 2724 Merriman, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-722-6896
Occupation:  Senior Cad Operator/Piping Designer-Matrix Engr., Beaumont, Texas
Married Karen M. Giusti (native of New Orleans) in 1981.  Two children:  Tara Ann Carnahan 11/10/82; (class of 2001), Jonathan Michael Carnahan 9/14/89 (class of 2008).

Anne Castillo Jordan, Saratoga, TX 77585
e-mail address:
Occupation: Business Technology Teacher/West Hardin High School
Married Brad Jordan 1979, Children: James (2/21/80), Kathleen (4/16/82), Mary (11/19/83), Sara (5/16/85), Jonathan (4/17/87)

Joe Castino, 1407 Columbia St., Redlands, CA 92374
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 909-335-5960
Occupation:  Professor of Education, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

John W. Cates, 1992 S. Pine Lake Rd., Montgomery, TX 77316
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-588-2806
Occupation:  Electronics Engineer
I met and married Marlis Gruenert Lohe while serving with USAF in Berlin, Germany.   We have 5 children:  Tenisha, 25; Rashida, 21; Staci, 13; John-Robert, 10; and Jonathan, 3. 

Lonnie Champagne, 6422 Neff, Houston, TX 77074
e-mail address:
Phone number:  713-271-1746
Occupation:  Educator--Social Studies Teacher, Alief ISD, Consultant, New Pencil Graphics, Architectural Consultant Texas A&M University
Involved in teaching Architectural Surveying to graduate students from Texas A&M University in France and Spain since 1986.  Beginning Production of DVD Videos pertaining to Historical Projects (France and Spain) in association with New Pencil Productions.  

Newman C. Champagne, 16752 Hwy 105, Sour Lake, TX 
Phone number: 409-722-0335
Occupation:  Self employed

Pat Cimino Tryer, 2916 Delta Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Planner/Scheduler for IEC Simulations, Inc.
I recently started a new job with a young company here in Nederland. They provide industrial training at area and out-of-town refineries. I handle the scheduling and registration of the classes. Glen and I celebrated 30 years (and they said it wouldn't last) of wedded bliss in January, 2000. Two wonderful daughters, both PN-G grads: Stacy Ann lives in Baytown and is a rep for Blue Bunny Ice Cream (better than Blue Bell!), is unmarried and has a cat we baby sit for regularly since she travels quite a bit. Lisa Diane is getting married on December 16, 2000 to a doctor-to-be and will live in Galveston for awhile until he finishes school. She also has a cat but promises grandchildren in a few years. We have 2 loveable Boxers who have taken the place of our kids. I regularly find them snoozing on the couch when I get home! The reunion this summer was one of the best yet-hope everyone will plan to come to the next one!! This site is great-thanks to Brenda O!

Lon T. Clark, PO Box 109, Shingletown, CA 96088
e-mail address:
Phone number: 530-949-6394
Occupation: College Professor, Psychology. National University, Redding, CA.
I am married to Suyuan Shan. Daughter Tessah (02/13/01). I teach Counseling Psychology on the master's level and am a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology. I will be living in Yantai, China from August 2007 - July 2008, working on a dissertation on Chinese culture and teaching English at Yantai University. I moved to Northern California in 1998 and enjoy horseback riding, backpacking, fly fishing, hiking, photography, mountain biking, and traveling. I live in a cabin in a forest high in the mountains and am living my dream. I would love to hear from old acquaintences from PNG!!!
Updated: 4/2/07

Michael R. Clark, 10908 Linwood Court, LaPorte, TX 77571
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281-470-5612
Occupation:  Projects Manager for the Grinnell Corp.
Been married for the last 16 years to Sandy. Have two children from an earlier (we all make mistakes) marriage, Rachel 01/14/74 (a "96" Baylor Graduate), and a son Matthew 12/14/76. We've also adopted a Greyhound (very spoiled) named "Cricket" ?/?/91. 

Paul Coleman
e-mail address:
Occupation: Library director - West Texas A&M University
Married Carol in 1985. We have one son, Frederick, born in 1997.

Laura Collins Ensign, Heaven
e-mail address:  (this is for my sister Laura)
Laura, her sons Joshua (19) and Matt (16) went home to the Lord Oct. 13, 1992 

Leon Collins, died in a drowning accident in May, 1979. He was enlisted in the Army. One of his four sisters is Mary Collins Ammermann, class of '68 and her email address is We miss our loving brother.

Christopher Cook
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Writer
I have been living in Prague, Czech Republic, since 2001. I've published two books: "Robbers" and "Screen Door Jesus & Other Stories." The latter book was made into a movie, available on DVD. "Robbers" has been optioned by a film director and may appear as a movie... or maybe not (the movie business being highly unpredictable). I've spent the past couple of years writing movie scripts and learning to play the guitar. My daughter Athena gave birth to a son, Asa Christopher, in September 2007. I've recently noticed that time is moving faster and faster. I'm strapping myself into a seatbelt for the remainder of the ride.
Updated: 11/30/07

Wesley P. Cordeau, 6603 Silver Shade Dr., Houston, TX 77064
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 713-899-0091
Occupation:  Happily semi-retired, only manage our RE Portfolio, which takes limiated time.
Molly still has a Special Education Consulting company where she helps district over the state, but mainly in the Houston area. She also teaches one on-line course in Special Ed. She has her doctorate. Molly and I have two grown boys, with families, and a total of 3 grandgirls that Molly gets to spoil. They all live in San Antonio. We travel to various destinations, usually in the US and Caribbean for about 30 days annually. I like going to historical sites, and Las Vegas!
Updated: 8/24/18

Ruth Ann Covington Stewts
e-mail address:

Gayla Cowart Schuff, 4130 Redwood, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number 409-962-3165
Occupation: Accounting Clerk--Lamar University--Port Arthur
Daughter: Sharla, 10/22/76. Son, Micah 6/26/80 

Diane Crain Ruth
e-mail address:
Occupation: Housewife
Stan and I married in 1982 and have lived in Beaumont. We have two daughters, Anna and Katherine. We are enjoying parenthood. Anna is graduating from West Brook High School this year and is very excited about going to North Texas in Denton next year. Katie will finish up Middle School at Odom Academy and is eagerly looking forward to High School.

Raymond J. Daigle, Jr. (Scooter), 8502 Brighton Lake Lane, Houston, TX 77095
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-463-3345
Occupation:  VP Operations Fireproof Contractors, Inc.
I am married to Marilyn Paradoski (4/19/80).  Three children:  Mark (3/9/81) baseball, Tyler College; Stephanie (7/1/83), (2001); Joseph (8/29/85), (2003). 

Evie A. DeRanieri, 11323 Glenwolde Dr., Houston, TX 77099
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281-561-5509
Occupation:  Business Manager/Gulf Coast Veterinary Internists

David E. DeRoche, 2831 Rose Ave., Groves, TX 77619
Phone number: 409-963-1955
Occupation:  Medical Technologist At Orange Memorial Hospital and Park Place Medical Center. 
Currently single - Will update later.

Donald C. Diltz, P O Box 590, Center Point, TX 78010
e-mail address:
Phone number: 1-830-634-7267Occupation: Currently teaching Special Ed. resource classroom at Center Point Middle school. Married to Carol, a  nurse administrator. Three daughters. Rebecca, graduate of Texas A & M, 2005, married and living in Phoenix, AZ.   Lisa, attending a Christian college in Missouriwill graduate in 2006, and currently doing missionary internship in South Africa. 
Amy, attending Schriener U. in Kerrville, TX, playing varsity womens basketball.

Paula Dorsey Murphy, Houston, TX
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 713-682-0479
Occupation: Retired / Domestic goddess
Married to Steve Murphy, class of 1969. One child, Ben (1-18-78), married expecting their first child in January, 2010.
Updated: 8/24/09

David (Drawhorn) Boudreaux, 4535 McKinley Ave. Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-963-0715
Occupation:  Receiving & Shipping Huntsman Corporation
My wife graduated from TJ in 1975. We have two children, Gatlin David Boudreaux who will graduate from PNG this May and Garrett Darrell Boudreaux, Class of 2003.
Updated: 5/11/07

Vickie Droddy Crochet, 6551 Val St., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone-number: 409-962-5371
Occupation:  Cook/Port Neches Middle School Cafeteria 
Married to David L. Crochet 25 yrs. and 4 children Dru (1/21/75) Coy (4/15/77) Brook (3/27/78) Rachel (1/4/72), stepdaughter; two grandsons (5/18/95) and (1/7/99)

Jenny Lynn Dulin Eckert
Deceased: 12/31/2009
Contact information for her daughter, Mondie:
Updated: 2/1/13  

Jeanie Dupree Dupont, Baytown, TX
e-mail address:
Married 36 years, 3 adult children: 40, 41, and 42 with 6 grandchildren (ages 3-21). Retired and loving it. We are enjoying our Harley's; I ride my own 2007 Heritage Soft-tail classic. It just does not get any better than this. Life is GRAND! Ride Often, Safe & Sober. Family, Friends, and JESUS IT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!
Updated: 8/7/11

Debbie A. Durham, P.O. Box 425, Warren, TX 77664
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-5473171
Occupation:  I am a Paraeducator for Warren ISD. going into my sixteenth year. I work at the High School with the Special Education Dept., grades 9-12. I love my job, being around the kids is great. 
I love living in Warren, it is really small and quiet. I have a daughter Kristie(7-25-73), son-in-law Will Young (7-13-73), a beautiful granddaughter Kiley, (2-13 96), and a grandson, Cole, due any time between now and Feb. 2000.

Dewanna Eubanks Campbell, 430 Bonura Rd. Country Wood Estates, Westbury, TX 77659
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-880-8784
Occupation:  Admistrative Support Assist, Chemical Engineering Dept., Lamar University, Beaumont
I am still married to Jerry (Bill),30 years June. Children: Jeremy, Ryan, & Arlene. 4 grandsons & 1 grandgirl. Bill and I are presently building a house in Countrywood Estates. We have lived in Nederland since 1970. This may be our retirement home. Our daughter is still at home and will graduate from Lamar next year. We have a forensic consultant business and I enjoy my grandchildren.
It is exciting to see the names of classmates and updates.

Nancy Ferguson Swisher
e-mail address:
Son, Jonathon, married and Director of Christian Education in California; daughter, Dana, married and CPA in Dallas. Whole family bleeds maroon--Go Aggies!
Updated: 3/18/10

Mary Kay Fant Swafford. My
e-mail address:
Occupation: I am retired from being a collection supervisor at a rural hospital.
I married Johnny Swafford 7/70. We are enjoying God's beautiful nature here on Lake Sam Rayburn. We have a daughter & twin sons that are all married. We have 6 beautiful grandchildren so far.
Updated: 10/10/07

Kay Felder Minyard, 5611 Gladehill, Kingwood, TX 77345
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281-361-4261
Occupation:  Vice President, Compass Billing & Consulting Vice President, Compass Billing & Consulting
Even though he didn't list it on his site - I'm STILL MARRIED to Randy Minyard !!! We have two boys--Brian (10/31/76)is a senior at Texas A&M and Brady (10/8/78) is a junior, also at Texas A&M. Randy & I lived in Beaumont until Brady graduated from high school (Westbrook) in 1997 and then we moved to Kingwood where Randy and my brother Bill ('72) became partners in a CPA firm (Felder & Minyard). Bill & I are now running a medical billing firm (Compass Billing & Consulting) and I'm working more now than ever before !! I'm ready to RETIRE -- and play a little tennis...

Cheryl Fells Jones
e-mail address:
Married Gaylon Jones for 28 years.  Three kids:  Keith (9/17/76), Kevin (2/29/80), Kristen (4/21/82).  I currently teach math and home economics at PN-G HS. 

Nancy Ferguson Swisher, 8106 Fernbrook, Houston, TX 77070-3203
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281-955-0788
Occupation:  Housewife
Husband, Tom, - married 7/20/74; Jonathan (2-18-82) graduate of A&M and now working at/attending school at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. Dana (12-21-84) a senior at A&M
Updated: 6/16/06

Jim H. Fitzgerald, 2431 Little John Ln, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-9396
Occupation:  Fina
Married, 2 sons Jeff 07/20/76 Class of 1994; Chad 08/13/79 Class of 1997 

Carlie Folse Phillips, 1926 Merriman, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-722-3080
Occupation:  Retired as Field Office Manager with the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission in Beaumont after 30 years of state service. I love retirement!
Married to Terry Phillips since 1981.  We have one daughter, Khea Elizabeth (11/15/84), a 9th grader at PN-G.  We also have a son, by Terry's 1st marriage, Scott Allison (1/3/75), married to Amber Renee Cliett and they have blessed us with two fabulous grandchildren, Taylor Cole (7/15/92) and Ashlyn Rebekah (1/22/95).
Updated: 8/3/10

Ronald E. Fontenot, 903 Dartmouth Drive, O'Fallon, IL 62269
e-mail address:
Occupation:  U.S. Air Force Logistics Officer
Married Janet Smith of Nederland on 4/8/70.  Two daughters:  Jeri 8/11/76 and Katherine 9/19/78. 
Occupation:  Lt. Colonel USAF 

Diane Foxworth Maggio, 120 Elm Drive, Lumberton, TX 77657
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-755-3354
Occupation:  Teacher
Married to John Maggio for 26 years. One daughter, Nicol, 09/22/83. I've been teaching first grade for 26 years in Beaumont, Tx.

David K. (Kirt) Frank, 5030 Grant, Groves, TX. 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-962-2968

Carol Frazier Bird, 52 Walnut Cir, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
e-mail address: 
Married to Bruce for almost 20 years. One child, Rebecca Frazier Bird (1-4-89). Yes, we moved back to New Jersey.

Diane Gafford Williamson, 24034 Wassail Way, Katy, TX 77493
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-347-3631
Occupation:  Early retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be so I re-joined the work force a few years back and currently am working for an engineering firm in west Houston that designs onshore gas and oil production facilities and also offshore production platforms for all the major oil companies. It’s an interesting job and I enjoy learning new things so it suits me fine – added bonus is I only have a 5-10 minute commute to and from work so it’s all good.
Still married after all these years to Larry Joe Williamson (class of ’66) and our lovely daughter married her high school sweetheart a couple of years ago after they both graduated from college and they’re doing so well. No grandkids yet but I do have 2 grand dogs in addition to my own two hound puppies. Any of you who know me know what an animal lover and I guess it’s the one habit I’ll never quite successfully break and hope I never have to.
Updated: 10/14/080

Cathy Ganger Glick, 6540 Jefferson St. Groves,Texas 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-962-1852
Occupation: I retired from the U.S. Postal Service in July 2004 with 24 years of service- I'm now a Senior Independant Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmeticsand I love my job!!
I've been married for 24 years to Leonard Glick, who works at Chevron-Phillips Chemical- and I have 2 grown sons, David and Tim Satcher- 2 granddaughters Sydney and Mackenzie and a new granddaughter on the way.

James Dow Gernentz, 2903 Wilshire Lane, Baytown, TX 77521
e-mail address: 
Phone number:  281-
837-0607 J
Occupation:  Retired Chemical Engineer 
Married. 2 dogs.
Updated: 6/22/18

Darrell Graffagnino, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Electrical/Instrumentation @ E. I. DuPont, Beaumont, TX for 31 years.
Married to Joyce Pate for 28 years, 1 daughter, Beth (college student)

Bruce Gregory, 3163 Hardwood, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-727-6345
Occupation:  Attorney
Married Myra Hanlon in 1974. We have 2 daughters. In 2006, my wife joined me in the practice of law as we opened GregoryLaw Firm in Port Nches. Additionally, we now have a grand daughter who is more precious than anyone would believe or have time to listen to her grand parents as they go on and on about her.
Updated: 4/18/07

Francis (Frenchy) L. Guidry, 8740 Celia Dr., Beaumont,TX. 77705
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-729-6202
Occupation:  Console Technician
Have 2 sons:  Chad A. 9/23/94 and Scott E. 5/2/80.  One grandson:  Damion S. 3/31/98 
Updated: 8/23/06

Michael J. Guidry, 2109 14th St., Port Neches, TX 77651 (my son lives here now, should be a permanent address for me)
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-722-4088 (my son has this number, it should be a permanent contact number for me)
Occupation:  Engineering Managaer for Specialty Tank Services in LaPorte, TX
Two kids: Alton, 27, lives in Port Neches and has 2 of my grandbabies, Ella and Kyra. Deana, 25, lives in Kingwood, TX, and has my first granddaughter Danielle, and my grandsons Christian, and Petyon. Still like to do woodworking when possible, (never enough)!
Updated: 10/26/08

Rebecca Guillote Alexander
e-mail address:

Married to Jim Alexander of Huntsville, TX, for 35 years. I retired in '07 as a parole officer after 27 years with the state. Jim is a Vocational Rehab Counselor also with the state. We have 1 daughter, Erin, who is married and lives in Bridge City. Erin has made us PROUD grandparents of a grandson named Brayden, now 4. Erin will graduate from Lamar in May and begin Master's program in Speech Pathology. We love camping, attending music festivals, and, of course, playing with the grandson!
Updated: 9/18/11

Terry Hamilton Williford, 22902 Jurua, Porter, TX 77365
e-mail address:
Phone number: 281-354-8993
Occupation: Retired high school teacher
2 kids; 3 grandkids.
Updated: 1/19/17

James (Jim) Hammond, 13819 Wilde Forest Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478
e-mail address:  
Phone number: 713-750-1398
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
I am married to Donna (since 1983)and am the proud father of Jason (1994). I have been active in the Houston community since 1974 in the Exchange Club of Houston (past President), the Center for Hearing and Speech (past Treasurer and Board Member), the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and many other organizations. I am fortunate to be a cancer survivor (diagnosed in 1997) as it changed my perspective on life and has enriched me with renewed faith and many new friends. I have learned to enjoy my life,f amily,  friends, work, and community. Peace be with you.

Ronald R. Hardin, 6433 Madison, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-963-0749
Occupation:  Motiva Enterprise supervisor. Partner in H & H Construction
Married to Vicky Bacon for 20 years.  4 Children 

David A. Harley, 10974 Callaway Greens Court, Ft. Myers, FL 33913
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 941-561-0525
Occupation:  Vice President, Fluor Corporation 

Sheila Harrison Roberts, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address: SHEILA2121398067@AOL.COM 
Phone number: 409-722-2799
Occupation:  Secretary
Indian trader moved to Nederland. Married Tom Roberts from (Nederland).  I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren

Donna Hawkins Parks, 3418 Dry Creek, Pasadena, TX 77505
e-mail address:
Phone number: 713-380-1345
Occupation: Product Development Analyst for CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission
Husband- J.D. Parks III (Buddy) Buddy is a retired CPA. My Children: Tiffany Bean (Teacher) ‘72; her children: Cody Flores ‘95, Brooke Flores ‘98, and Chance Woodward ‘01. Ryan Bean (Christian Ministry) ‘76; his son: Tyler Bean ‘98. Buddy's has 2 children: Jodi ’76 and Jimmy’84. Bud and I enjoy our family, friends, traveling to dance events and relaxing in our back yard Oasis. Come join us!
Updated 6/18/17

Christie Henry Dubuisson, P.O. Box 542, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Occupation: I have been teaching art for the past 33 years in our PNG school district. It has been very rewarding and a lot of fun.
My two children have decided to make a career in art - Zack is in graduate school as a photography major at University of Indiana and Katy will graduate in May of this year (2009) with a graphic arts degree from Lamar University in Beaumont. (We are all starving artists.) Danny, my husband, is a photographer and also does public relations for the Buumohn Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur even though he is Catholic!! It has been very interesting.
Updated: 4/20/09

Kyle S. Hollier, 5245 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619
Phone number: 409-963-4886
Occupation: Professional Photographer
I have two daughters, Alyssa 5/21/77 and Winter 2/14/80. I have been able to stay in the Groves area to operate my Photography Studio since graduation. Please do not ask me when you see me "Are you still doing photos" I have been Professional Photographer for 39 years. Never had a job change or a career move. Some people are lucky and do what they LOVE. In the 2000 election, I was voted to the Groves City Council. It is 2009 now and I still am on the Council. I am single and loving it. Again!
Updated: 2/23/15

Gerry Holmes McDonnell, 20 Circle E, Orange, TX 77630
e-mail address:!!
Occupation: Until recenty, I was a plant accountant for A. Schulman, Inc. (Dispersion Division); however, I shattered my ankle and it seems my career will be put on hold until the surgeries have proven successful. I have been married to Jim McDonnell since 10/16/71 (too many years to count). He is a '66 graduate of PNG, graduated from Lamar University, and is a Probation Officer for Orange County. I thank God for him every day - he is a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. We have two children: Jonathan McDonnell (2/17/78) and Tanesha McDonnell (11/19/81). Both of them are doing well and are busy establishing their career goals. Unfortunately, they did not graduate from PNG; we lived in Little Cypress, therefore, I have LCM graduates. (They really don't understand the 'Purple Pride' tradition.) Jonathan and his girlfriend (at the time) blessed us with a grandson, Jeremy McDonnell, on 5/5/95. Even though we were not prepared to be grandparents that early, Jeremy has made our life complete.
Updated: 6/22/06

Allen E. Honish, 2609 Meadow Lane, LaMarque, TX 77568
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Salesman, Zales Jewelers
Married 16 years.  Two kids:  10/12/76 and 8/13/96.  

Frank A. Iwasko,  3925 Milo, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-3062
Occupation:  Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice Maint. Supervisor

Ted E. Jeter, Beaumont, TX
Occupation: Retired 2/1/15
Updated: 2/6/17

Karen Johnson Powell, P.O. Box 340, Allen , TX 75002
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 972-727-3172
Occupation:  Practice Manager/Allergy & Asthma Clinic in Dallas, Texas since 1987
Married Dale Powell in 1982 from Beaumont, Texas. Former owner's of Mid-County Auto Supply & Machine Shop in Nederland. Moved to Dallas in 1987. One beautiful step-daughter, Allison (9-22-77), 1999 Graduate of UTD. Married in February, 2000 to Justin Doland. Employed @ Cinemark in Plano, Texas. We are very proud of her!! Dale & I enjoy riding Harley's & try to frequent the gym as often as possible. We had a great time at the reunion. It was so good to see everyone. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks to Tam & committee for all your hard work!!

Thomas C. Johnson, 506 Melissa, Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone number:  409-722-4402
Occupation:  General Manager for Coastal Welding Supply
I am married with two children, Aaron (3/11/77) and Kelly (12/28/81).  

Lecia Karr Scaglione, 5390 E. San Miguel Ave., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
e-mail address:
Office number: 602-992-9299
Occupation: State Farm Agent 27 years
Updated: 8/30/07

Terry Kelone, 4739 Hwy. 454, Pineville, LA 71360
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-988-1274
Occupation:  Retired RN
Updated: 9/20/18

Janet Kirkland Born, P. O. Box 97, Vanderbilt, TX 77991-0097
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 361-284-3247
Occupation:  Director for Melaleuca, Inc.

Steve Kirkland, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address:
Phone Number: 409-853-1663
Occupation: Retired USAF (Security Police) 1994; retired Security Officer after 2nd stroke in 2007
Still married to Amandita (Filipino) for 23 years. I have 5 daughters, 1 stepson, 13 grandkids with #14 on the way in August 2009.
Updated: 6/18/09

Bonnie Landry Peterson, 419 Ave. I, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-722-1979
Occupation:  Jim's wife
Still happily married to classmate and soulmate Jim Peterson since December 1970. We have 2 sons, Joe (1971) and Kevin (1977). A wonderful grandson by Kevin named Gage (1998). We are long time residents of Port Neches. We continue to enjoy life and on occasion, bump into old classmates which is always fun. Can't wait till we have another class reunion.

James (Jimmy) Laughlin, 33/2973 D Vennala-Janatha Rd, (near Century Club), Vennala P.O. Kochi, Kerala 682028 INDIA
e-mail address:
Phone number: +9193874 88668
Occupation:  CEO Dawn International School
Living in Kerala, India since 1993. Married, 2 grandchildren, Nabeen and Nikhil. Even have my mother (86yrs) and mother-in-law (91) here with us. My wife and mother-in-law are Jewish, my first foster son is a Nepali Brahmin(Hindu), amd my second foster son is a Muslim. Our family gets quite a bit of press here in Kerala because of our secular nature. Visit our school website at Kerala is listed as one of National Geographic's 10 places to visit in your lifetime. Happy to be a guide to any of you who want to make an adventure of India.
Updated: 3/18/09

Robert W. Lay, Deer Park, TX 77536
e-mail address:  
Occupation:  Manager of Application Development
I married a "Tiger" from Orange and have two sons. Our oldest just graduated from Deer Park High School (Class of 2000) and wore the proud maroon and gold colors for the basketball team. Our youngest will be a junior (class of 2002). My sister, Nancy Lay Bledsoe, (class of 74) still lives in Groves.

Donna LeBlanc Wood, 6004-A Westcreek Drive, Austin, TX 78749
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Legal Secretary
I've lived in Austin and worked for the same law firm since 1982. My son, Michael (born in 1970), is expecting his first child (a girl) in August, 2005.

Natalee Ledet Cross, 7902 Breda Ave., Baytown, TX 77521
Phone number: 281-421-1386
Two sons: Brian 12/13/79 and Jace 10/22/88 

David L. LeDoux, PO Box 650, Port Bolivar, TX 77650-0650
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-684-1200
Occupation:  Postmaster-Port Bolivar and Crystal Beach
Son:  Todd 7/28/72.  Grandson:  Clint 1/5/96.    

Nelda Luedecke Johnson, 206 Beverly Loop, Pineville, LA 71360
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 318-442-0934
Occupation:  Retired lab tech
Married to Carl Johnson 1974. Have four great kids, Heather, Charity, Bethany, & Zachary. Just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii and our oldest daughter's wedding in July. Have spent several summers in Russia and Siberia doing missionary work and enjoyed it tremendously. Would love to hear from old friends!

Gilbert A. Martin, Groves, TX 77619
Phone number: 409-962-4116
Occupation: American Welding Supply, Inc. Groves, Tx. 77619
Business degree from Lamar University 1973. Been in the welding industry for over 39 years. (started working when I was 13) Been married to a wonderful wife Lydia (Kirbyville girl) for over 27 years. We have two daughters. Our oldest is Kelley she is a graduate of PNG 1999. (Indianette/Historian) She is doing post graduate work in Washington D.C. Our youngest daughter, Samantha is a senior, PNG 2004, she is an Indianette, and also is in the band. She is beautiful young lady inside as well as outside. We are very proud of these two young ladies.
Life is wonderful if you work hard at it.

Marky Massey Belaire, 1508 24th Street, Nederland, TX 77627
Phone number: 409-727-3199
Occupation: Dillard's Sales Manager (Ladies Wear)
Husband: Craig Belaire 5/29/50; Son: Steven Troy 4/15/75 (Married 8/9/97) Wife: Angela (Angie) Kay Porter; Daughter: Alecia Lynn 8/9/77; Son: Seth Gilman 7/21/79
Mother: Betty Rae Massey; Father: Deceased: Gilbert Gilman Massey

Carol (Bunny) McBride Houseman, 13357 Southshore Dr., Conroe, TX 77304
e-mail address:
Occupation: Retired
I have two children: Tracey Alexander Brown she has two daughters Sierra Brown (' 98) and Chloe Brown ('00); Corey Alexander and his wife Sara have one daughter Lily ('02).
Updated: 7/10/06

Tam McCollum Mire, 1423 Luling, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-727-8101
Occupation: Administrative Assistant to Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County 
One daughter - Erin McGuire (12/14/79)

Jimmy McGee, Charlotte, NC
e-mail address:
I really would like to see who is still around!!!
Updated: 2/3/14

Danny S. McInnis
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  I work in production of flying discs designed for playing disc golf 

Cindy Mears Drake, 4621 Boyd Avenue, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Environmental Department, Premcor (aka Gulf Oil, Chevron, Clark)
Two children, Taylor ('97 PNG grad) and Emily (2000 PNG grad)
Updated: 6/22/18 

Randal E. Minyard, 5611 Gladehill Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-361-4261
Occupation:  CPA

David G. Mitchell, 3214 Cedar Village Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281 3604287
YES, Publish Phone #: ON
Occupation: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, River Oaks Anesthesia Consultants / president- Ocular Anesthesia Plus 
Married to Kaye Fort of Nederland for 18 plus years, and have three children. Teah is a senior at University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Tara a junior at Samford University, and Dustin a junior at Kingwood H.S.

Clarence J. Moity, 3448 Charles, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-962-5573
Occupation:  Retired
Divorced, not married to Michele.  Have 4 children, Renee (10/4/72), James (3/25/76), Shelly (10/30/76) and Rebekah (3/18/93). Still bowling when not working.
Updated: 8/24/18

J. David Moore, RR 7 Box 332, Jasper, TX 75951
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-384-5533
Occupation: Attorney-at-law (Retired)
I graduated from Lamar University in 1974 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I then completed my law degree from the University of Houston Law Center (formerly Bates School of law) in 1976. Working for the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office from 1977-1984, I became the Chief Felony Prosecutor and tried hundreds of criminal jury trials including three capital murder cases. I actively practiced law for 26 years. I have been married to Sonya Harper Moore since 1975. She has masters degrees in History and English from Lamar University and taught at PNGISD, PAISD, Lamar University, and Angelina College. She retired after 30 years of dedicated teaching. My two children (Laura Beth Vietor and Colin Moore) are now married and are lawyers practicing law as trial lawyers at the Provost * Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont and graduated from the same law school as me, University of Houston Law Center. We have 4 grandchildren.
Updated: 8//18/08

Sondra Moore Thompson, 5421 Anselmo Avenue, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-543-5297
Occupation:  Medical Office Management
Married Ray; one child: Joshua 10/28/81
Updated: 3/3/10

Katrina Mouchette Whitman, Houston, TX 77059
Occupation:  Administrative Assistant
Married to Tom Whitman 19 yrs.  Children:  Lindsey 9/23/86 and Clint 5/15/91.

Leonard C. Neel, 3141 Winstead Cove, Crestview, FL 32539
e-mail address:
Phone number: 850-682-1731
Occupation:  U.S. Air Force (Retired 21 years), City of Fort Walton Beach, FL. Benefits Representative, Colonial Supplemental Insurance Co.
Married 33 years. Wife - Wanda L. Owen Neel.
One daughter, Bridget 04/19/73, and two sons, Scott, 01/27/75; Kenneth, 11/08/78; 8 grandchildren.

Bobby Nicks, 4810 W. Cherrywood Ct., Midland, TX 79707
e-mail address:
Phone number: 915-522-7219
Occupation: Superintendent of Schools - Midland ISD
Graduated from Lamar with bachelor degree in 1975, master's from Lamar in 1978, doctorate from Texas A&M in 1987 (gig 'em). Married to Debbie Dearing - class of '71 - and we have a daughter, Bridget, age 23, and a son, Jason, age 20. Bridget has one year left in vet school at Texas A&M and Jason is a junior, also at A&M. Debbie liked college also and has two master's degrees - both from Lamar. While in southeast Texas Debbie was the principal at Hamshire-Fannett Elementary. "Out West" she is an education specialist at Region 18 Education Service Center. The people in west Texas are nice and we are enjoying the dry climate - but it is still very special to "come home" for visits. PN-G will always be special to us!

Mike W. Northen, 306 So. 10th Street, Pflugerville, TX 78660
e-mail address:
Phone number:  512-989-9508
Occupation:  Minister
I am the Church Administrator and Education Minister for the First Baptist Church Pflugerville, Texas.  My wife, Sallie and I have been married since 3/7/77.  We have 2 children:  Kevin 2/1/80 and Julie 2/16/83.

Edward O. Nunez, PO Box 13165, Tyler, TX 75713
Phone number: 903-571-3017 cell
Occupation: Owner operator Truck Driver 

Laura Oliver Schexenider, Baytown, TX 77520
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281 421-5500
Occupation:  Work for a Travel Agency in Baytown
Married Richard Schexenider 12-5-68. One daughter-Jennifer 7-2-69. Three granddaughters Amber 11-22-88, Melanie 3-3-91, and Holly 4-1-93

Steven A. Page, 1803 Cornerstone Place Drive, Katy, TX 77450
e-mail address:
Phone number:  281-693-5869
Occupation:  Senior Technical Analyst (American General)
Married to Cheryl (Cheney) Page for 25 years. She is from the class of 1976 Son - Daniel Page born 3/12/75 Manager-Family Christian Book Store, Daughter - Laura born 6/9/79 Junior at Baylor University. Grandson Jared Andrew Page - born 11/19/99

Pamela Parma Mingle, 3903 Suncrest Drive, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:

Phone number:  409-962-8294
Occupation:  Director of Clinical Services for Texas Home Health in our new Nederland office
Lindsay 7/16/79 and Allison 8/28/81. Lindsay, PNG class of '97, lives in Orange and works as an OT in the First Steps program, has just completed her Master of Science degree with a perfect 4.0 GPA!! Allison, PNG class of '99, just completed her Juris Doctor degree from St Mary's University and is looking for a job in Houston. Yes I'm a proud mom!!

Mike D. Pedigo, 2207 Ave. K, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-727-6018
Occupation: Coordinator of Computer Services for the Nederland Independent School District
I have been married for 25 years to Kerry Laine Van Doren (maiden name). We have two children. A daughter (Laura, 8/10/81) and a son (Paul, 05/10/83).   

Donna Peevy Williams, 7502 Hwy 584, Osyka, MS 39657
e-mail address:
Phone number: 601-542-5172
Occupation:  High School English Teacher
Married: August 16, 1969; Husband: Dalton Williams, Jr., Children: Dalton Williams, III-2-1-71, Daniel Williams -5-19-75, Debra Williams -8-1-77, David Williams -1-16-79
Updated: 2/18/15

Jim M. Peterson, 419 Ave. I, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-722-1979
Occupation:  Master Auto Tech at Philpott Toyota
Happily married to classmate Bonnie Landry since December 1970. We have 2 sons, Joe (1971) and Kevin (1977). Onel grandson (by Kevin) named Gage (1998) who is a total joy!. I enjoy my family, my job, and other hjobbies. Bonnie and I have fun just paling around and enjoy bumping into classmates from time to time. Looking forward to our next class event!

Pennie Lee Pierce-Long, 254 Greenbank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406-5400
e-mail address:
Home Phone: 540-752-1933
Occupation: We just relocated to Virginia from Nebraska, (July, '01) after where I served 13 years as a real estate broker. My husband, (Andy Long) a retired Air Force Major, accepted a position with Logistics Management Institute in McLean, Va and I am currently getting acquainted with the community and surrounding areas. Son: Eddie Pierce ('81), currently serving the US Air National Guard in San Antonio at Lackland AFB

Andy Pfaff, 16912 W. 74th Ave, Arvada, CO 80007
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 303-424 8371
Occupation:  I am a consultant petroleum engineer and have been one of those fortunate few that have been extremely busy. My work has required a lot of time away from my family but I have seen a lot of the world including Russia, Europe, Middle East and most recently China
Married to a great lady (and a patient, understanding wife) , Patricia, since 1974. We have two great children - Heather, sophomore at Rice, and Nathan, a sophomore at Ralston Valley HS 

Jay J. Placette, 402 Martin Lane, Bismarck, AR 71929
e-mail address:
Phone number: 501 865-4770
Occupation: Respiratory Therapy Technician
I retired from the USAF in 1991. My wife, Cheryl, and I have been married for 27 years and are residing in Arkansas. When not working delivering oxygen supplies and medical equipment to patients, I'm usually hunting, fishing or playing cow pasture pool (golf) with my wife. We have kids and grandkids from Georgia to California, Wisconsin to Texas. Cheryl and I have a low key life style and are thoroughly enjoying life.

Celia Porche Andrus, Grand Rapids, Michigan
I graduated from Lamar University in 1974 and worked at Unisys (formerly Burroughs Corporation, Detroit, MI) as Branch Financial Manager from 1974 to 1979. I married Larry Andrus (CEO - Trivalent Group, Grand Rapids, MI) in 1977. We have three sons -- Christopher (27), graduate of Alma College, double major in Art and Business -- currently starving musician, Bradley (24), graduate of Alma College, major in Business, currently 3rd year law student at Loyola -- Chicago, and Joshua (21) -- home-schooled (Joshua has Autism Spectrum Disorder and though non verbal, is a gifted student and talented writer). I currently do committee work for several non-profits, including HALO (Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach) and the Autism Society of Kent County in Grand Rapids.
Updated: 10/18/07

Brant Powell, DDS, 24111 E Olive Lane, Liberty Lake, WA 99019
e-mail address:
Phone number: 509-255-9200
Occupation: DDS

Nathan (Buddy) R. Powell, 1211 W. Kingston Sq., Lake Charles, LA 70611
e-mail address:
Phone number; 337-855-6494
Occupation:  Marine Consultant 
I've been married for 28 years and have 2 step daughters, and 2 sons, and 3 grandsons.
I live in Lake Charles and play golf about 3 or 4 times a week, when the timing is right. I see my sister (Dee) and Bubba Townsen about twice a month. I love Lake Charles but still a TEXAN.

Anne Powers O'Dell, 17701 Worley Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660
e-mail address: GOdell@aol 
Occupation:  Administrative Secretary for Texas Department of Public Safety
I have been married for almost 17 years, my husband, Glen, is a Lieutenant with the Austin Fire Department. I have two children: Bryan 13, 01/13/86 and Danielle 7, 05/15/92. We have lived in Austin (area) for 15 years. I work for the Special Crimes Service of the DPS and love it.

Robert M. Preston, 2405 Rio Branca Dr., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Finally Retired!
Moved to California in 1988. Married the best girl in the world in 1989. We just moved into a great place for our retirement. Four bedrooms on the side of a hill overlooking a valley where I see beautiful sunsets every day. I still try to take trips to Brooklyn, Florida and Europe as often as I can. Life has been very good. I try to go back to Port Neches several times a year to "recharge". Enjoy driving around my old stomping grounds. PN-G High School and Junior High (Mr Long, Mr Almany (the BandAid), Mr Cheek (the Bushman), Miss Dowden (Oh Yeah), Mr McGreevy (5:00 shadow at 9 AM), Mr Hord (my favorite history teacher), Coach Bryson, Coach Troy, Mr Carson), Port Neches Park with the swimming pool that we would break into at 2 AM for a dip (remember the Crawfish Festivals?), Dairy Queen where we sat on our cars hour after hour trying to look cool (I should have tried harder), the Police Station that we wrapped with toilet paper because we were 17 years old and we knew and liked the policemen, 'the rec' where Kenny, Craig and I would spend hours playing pool (Remember Jean, Donna and Lee Ann?), Little Abbeyville (With the Green Door and Sarah Jane Road), Downtown (where the Neches Theater, Mr. T's, Braud's Camera, Smith's Drug Store, TG&Y, and Western Auto used to be), The Purple Pride of PN-G (Merilyn, Diane, Cindy, Barbara, Theresa, Janet, Pam, Swanette, Janell, Alice, Karen, Donna, Linda, Jeffica, Mona, Christy, Kathy and Phil, Ray, Willie, and Darrell), the practice football field where we were 'cutting doughnuts' until Ray saw Coach Allen staring us down, the "Screen Door", the girls high school gym where Phil, Chris, Gary, and I would break into at midnight just to shoot hoops, and all of YOUR favorite places. Then there was Sunshine, yellow balloons and magic. All are good memories of true friends and great times. I think of them often. Thank you for reading and remembering with me.
Updated: 4/3/14

Michael Pruitt, Euless, TX 76039
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Athletic Trainer/Math Teacher, Euless Trinity HS
Married 33 years to Michele Rowan of Amarallo since '76. Two children:  Brittany, 8/7/80, seventh year elementary school teacher,  Mitch, 12/7/8,1 coaches with me at Euless Trinity HS.  Michele, Assistant Principal, Hurst Hills Elementary. Fortunate enough to work 27 years at a school with numerous offensive linemen weighing anywhere from 300 to 400 lbs. which were prominent in leading us to the 2005 and 2007 5A State Football Championships. We recently played the first high school football game in the new Cowboy Football Stadium. I guess I never matured from Friday nights at The Reservation
Updated: 9/16/09

Sandra J. Pruett, P.O.Box 1024, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-2468
Occupation:  Computer Operator/Accounts Payable
Now single and have one son--Jarrod (8-26-85) involved in baseball. 

Thomas H. Reeder, 12300 Egret Circle, Austin, TX 78750
e-mail address:
Phone number:  512-335-5715
Occupation:  Senior Minister, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Granbury, Texas – since 2002.
Wife is Elaine - since 1973. Four children are all married, and we enjoy our one grandson.

Conrad Reynolds, Nederland, TX 77627 

Kenneth (Tokey) M. Richard, 5410 Grant, Groves, TX 77619
Phone number: 409-962-0530
Occupation:  Heavy equipment operator
Spouse Pat Richard (Roccaforte) PNG 1971. Tammy Richard Dugas 2/2/74, Tish Richard Fontenot 5/28/75, Kenneth (Bubba) Richard 2/9/78, Micah Richard 2/15/80, Kaleb Richard 9/17/81, grandson Trey Fontenot 2/22/99

Paul L. Richardson, 1406 Dallas St., Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Environmental Investigator, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
Married with three children. 

Glenn Riley, 4276 Lancaster Dr, Niceville, FL 32578
e-mail address:
Phone number: 850-897-7818
Occupation: Lethal Solutions to Foreign Problems

Mary Ritchey Martin, 7315 Willow Oak Dr., Baytown, TX 77521
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Elementary School Teacher
Married to Kim Martin after graduating from Abilene Christian University in '74. We have 3 sons, Jason, 22, married and will graduate from ACU in Dec., Kyle, 20, sophomore ACU, Ryan 18, Senior, Sterling High School.

Frances Rippetoe Bain, 1019 Shady Oak Lane, Dickinson, TX 77539
e-mail address:
PHone number:  281-910-3168
Occupation:  Accountant
Married to John Bain (Class of '65) since May 1971.  Two children:  a daughter, Arwen, born 3/78, and a son, John III, born 11/81.
Updated: 3/21/18

Mickey Riviere, 5750 Tanglewood Trail, Spring Branch, TX 78070
e-mail address:
Phone number: 830-885-4012.
Occupation: Movie Crew-construction, handyman.
My wife, Effi and I enjoy Contra, English Country, and Folk dancing. We also enjoy living in the Texas Hill Country. We're raising my wife's grandson (61/2).

Howard J. Rodriguez, 10023Wwinding Trail, LaPorte, TX 77571
Phone number: 281-471-8767
Occupation:  Electrician
Christopher J. 09/27/75, Kristina R. 09/16/77

Pat Romero Overstreet, 2335 15th Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-727-2591 or 409-718-7371
Updated: 10/26/11 

Denny N. Ross
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Project Controls Manager
Married and living in Houston with 3 sons. One attending Lamar, one attending the U.S. Naval Academy, and one in St. Pius High School.  

Connie Roy Lancon, 3828 Stuart, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: clancon@gt.rr.comor
Phone number: 409-963-4629 work, 409-963-2532 home
Occupation: Texas Works Advisor IV (Assistant Supervisor)
Abbie, my husband, and I married Sept 2001. I have 2 beautiful girls Shannon (24) PNG-1998, Indianette 2 years. Attended Lamar for 2 year for Marine Biology, went to Disney World in Florida for the College Program and stayed. She is now a permanent employee currently attending University of Central Florida (UCF). Emily (17), she is in the 11th grade PNG of course. She plays the second largest bass drum in the marching band. She loves it and school (she surely did not get that from me). Abbie has 2 children, Chris (deceased) and Shanna that lives in Waxahaxcie and has 3 children. His son also has a child. Abbie is employed with Motiva (electrician). Would love to hear from you.

Susan Rusk, Fort Myers, FL
e-mail address:
I was in the northeast (MA & NH) for 35 years. Moved to Ft. Myers, FL a year ago. Worked for Digital Equipment Corp. until 1987 then went for BA in Psychology. Then acquired Masters in Social Work from Boston University. Worked in community mental health for about 15 years as a therapist and now am an ER social worker at Healthpark Medical Center in Ft. Myers. Have a daughter, Tracy Doiron, 33 years old. She lives in Gulfport, MS, not married, no children (yet.) I'm divorced and happily single with my cats, Sam and Lucy. Would love to hear from old classmates who remember me.
Updated: 9/19/06

Richard Schexenider, P.O. Box 2702 Crystal Beach, TX 77650
e-mail address:
Phone number: Cell # 713-899-7538
Occupation: Shift Supervisor @ ExxonMobil in Baytown, Texas
Married to Laura for 36 years - one daughter and 3 grandchildren ( PNG students). I've been working in refineries (Texaco, Thailand Esso, and Exxonmobil ) for 35 years and 2006 will be the last. We finally made the move to Crystal Beach after talking about it for years. Laura and I are enjoying life and looking forward to retirement and taking long motorcycle trips on our BMW. Last year we rode out west 4800 miles in two weeks with a group from Mississippi. What a blast !

Janice Scott Ferguson, 1308 Poppy Pass, Pflugerville, TX 78660
e-mail address:
Phone number:  512-990-9973
Occupation:  Training coordinator

Billy M. Sealey, 10271 FM 2813, Flint, TX 75762
e-mail address:
Phone number: 903- 561- 6926
Occupation: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Wife Eva, graduate Orange High School. Son, John; daughter, Stephanie; stepdaughter, Sarah. Granddaughter, Rebecca Rose. Step grandchildren: Jake and Hallie. Eva and I started a bed and breakfast and wedding/event venue in Tyler, Texas. or
Updated: 9/18/12

Charles "Dean"Shearin, 826 Corydon Dr., Huffman TX 77336
e-mail address :
Phone number: 281-324-3723
Occupation:   Knowledge Management Coordinator for Baker Atlas

Linda Sheffield Ramey, 7202 Logging Trail Dr., Humble, TX 77346
e-mail address:
Phone number: 281-852-4388
Occupation: Administrative Assistant for a freight forwarder/custom broker
Married 34 years to Ricky, Son - Shannon 8/28/72 Wife Tina Terry Ramey; Daughter - Tiffany 11/25/75 Husband James Daniels.
Grandsons (Tiffany's kids) - Alex 3/19/01, Jake 9/22/04.

Carol Simmons Brown, 14064 Mill Settlement Trace, Port Vincent, LA 70726
Phone number: 225-287-0944
Occupation: Account Manager, Starmount Life Insurance
I am living in Louisiana again and loving it! I missed my kids and grandkids too much while living in San Antonio last year, so here I am again! I am really enjoying spending time with my sons and their families. I have two sons, Jeremy, 28, and Jason, 25. I have 3 grandsons, Brayden, 6, Jake, 2, and Jace, 2. I am still single. I bought a house on the Amite River and I love it out here. I'm blessed with lots of great friends over here, but none will ever take the place of the ones that I went to school with at PNG. I go back to Texas as often as I can to visit and try to keep in touch with as many people as I can. I'd love to hear from some of you!
Updated: 11/28/07

Barbara L. Smith, 5025 FM 2351 Apt. #604, Friendswood, TX 77546
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 281-648-1367
Occupation:  Secretary and vocalist in variety band on weekends
Divorced with one child, Toni Rene Trusty, 01/17/77 

Bonnie Smith Decuir, Crofton, MD
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Edison, GA
Married & separated from Rick Decuir ('70); one son - Ryan (1/19/83). I've worn many career hats since PNG - secretary, office manager, hospital dietitian, legal secretary. Now I'm in my second year of a Masters of Divinity degree at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. 

Brian T. Smith, 2295 Spell Road, Vinton, LA 70668
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 318-589-5508

Cathy Smith Schimcek, 1511 Barclay, Richardson, TX  75081
Phone number: 972-644-4743 

Carol Smith
Occupation: I have worked at TYC for 13 years as an English teacher. I have two daughters Sarah (5/79) who is an attorney in Dallas, and Abby (10/84) who will soon be graduating from Lamar. I reside in Port Arthur.
Updated: 1/23/08

Jeffica Smith Toulouse, Fort Worth, TX
e-mail address:
Phone number: 817-723-5333
Occupation: Asst. Principal in Crowley ISD - H. F. Stevens Middle School
Married to Mark who is at Brite (TCU). Three grown children and one grandchild :)
Updated: 2/20/07

Leah Smith Belaire, 1316 Navasota Avenue, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-721-5459
Occupation:  Secretary/Education Dept/State Prison Facility
Divorced; 3 grown children and 1 gorgeous 4 year old grandson. Looking forward to seeing the classmates for the 30 year reunion.....whew!! Are we getting old or WHAT?? LOL 

Loreli Smith Abraham, 6201 Madison Street Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-962-5057
Still married to Jeff. Son, Brian: PNG grad, BS from Lubbock Christian University, Masters from UTMB in El    Paso, Doctorate from Boston University in May 2005.Son, Brad: PNG grad, BS from Texas A&M, currently Junior status at Texas A&M Vet School.Just think! In two more years, I can say, "my sons, the Doctors" HA!
I am proud of them, but you should let me tell you about my precious little grandson, Brandon. WOW! Just ask me. :)

JoAnn Sneed Lima, 2421 West 5025 South, Roy, Utah 84067
E-mail address is:
Phone number: 801-773-4222
Occupation: Produce Manager for Sams Club in Ogden Utah
I moved back to California right after graduation. Met my husband, Edmund, F.Lima and was married for 27 yrs. I have one daughter 17 who is a junior in High School. Both of my brothers (PNG graduates..Herbert Sneed class of 1968 and Vaughn Edward Sneed class of 1970) live in Utah now. I live and work near Ogden, Utah.

John B. Stevens 
e-mail address: John.Stevens3@USDOJ.GOV 
Phone number: 409-839-2538
Occupation:  Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division Chief
Married Marcia Miller (PNG'71); We have two daughters - Kara(03-13-80) and Alison(04-14-84)

Paula Stewart Pratt, 11035 Ashleigh Place, Beaumont, TX 77705
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Teacher, East Chambers Jr. High
Married to Sam Pratt (coach at Hamshire-Fannett). Lived in Baytown for 17 yrs, Fort Worth, 3 yrs. and now back in this area. We now live in Fannett. Two children--Allison, 19; Megan, 16 at Hamshire-Fannet High School.

James (Fred) Sutphin, 3212 60th St., Port Acres, TX 77640
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-736-2557
Occupation:  Utility Operator

Chris D. Stewts, 4848 Atlantic Rd., Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-962-9642
Occupation:  Technologist, Bayer Corp.
Married Ruth Ann Covington, 2 children from my previous marriage, Chris and Melissa, 3 children from Ruth's previous marriage, Jim, Loretta, and Lynette Young.  We have 3 grandchildren, Mikalya, Magan, and Kaley.

Marilyn Todd Trahan, 6301 Capitol, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-963-1071
Occupation: 3rd grade teacher at Taft Elementary.
Married to Charles Trahan and stepmom to Ryan.

Donald (Donny) Vance, 4200 Madrid Dr., Georgetown, TX 78628
e-mail address:
Phone number: 512-869-5463
Occupation: Engineer 
Evelyn and I have been married for 13 years and have a daughter, Mackenzie. I also have another daughter, Erin, PNG class of 94 and a granddaughter, Sydney.

Fay Venable Podsobinski, Canon City, CO
e-mail address:
Occupation: Retired Safeway in 2005, Now working for Canon City School Dist., CO.
Married to George Podsobinski 2000, Geology Professor and motorcycle hobbyist. One daughter, Heather, lives in Pueblo, CO. Step daughter (Emily) is married and lives in Colorado Springs and stepson (Andy) is single also living in Colorado Springs. Anyone interested in riding bikes in beautiful Colorado see us.
Updated: 6/11/07

Johnny L. Wallace, 613 CR 2693, Shelbyville, TX 75973
e-mail address:
Phone number: 936-368-7178
Occupation: I now work for Center ISD as a painter after working in Beaumont as an industrial painter for more than 30 years. I love my job and living on the lake!

Juanita Wallace Minnick, Houston, TX 77018
e-mail address:
Occupation:  Credit Union Manager
In the credit union for 23 years.  Presently manager of Champion Employees FCU.   Married for 22 years to James Minnick. 

Terry G. Weatherford, 304 South 4 1/2 Street, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-727-5658
Occupation:  I am an electrical engineer at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. I work in the E&I Reliability Department
I married Wanda Reed from Beaumont in 1975. Our three children, Wes, Traci, and Tiffany are all living in Nederland. Wes is an operator at ExxonMobil, Traci and Tiffany are teachers in Nederland. I retired in June, 2007 from ExxonMobil. We have three grandsons, Jack, Tyler, and John. Wanda and I spend most of our time keeping our grandchildren.
Updated: 2/14/08

Merilyn Weghorst Vantine, 104 LaColina Road North, Weatherford, TX 76086
e-mail address: 
Phone number:  817-613-0781
Occupation:  Director of Life Enrichment (activity director) at Eden Terrace Retirement Community in Bedford, TX
I have been married to Ken Vantine for 28 years. We have 3 children - Mandye (10-15-72) who is an Occupational Therapist at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She's expecting our first grandchild in October, 2000. Brad (10-8-75) is in CIS at Burlington-Northern-Santa FE Railroad in Fort Worth and was married in June, 1999. My baby, Scott (1-25-80) is a junior at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. I'd love to hear from all of you!

Dennis A. West,  4585 Jimmy Johnson, Apt.. # 9, Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-409-721-6672
Occupation: Funeral Director/Embalmber

Johnny D. West, 362 Forest Lane, Huntsville, TX 77340
e-mail address:
Phone number:  409-295-8274
Occupation:  Court Reporter 

Veda Whittlesey Tyler, 31318 E.Timberloch Trail, Magnolia, TX 77355
e-mail address: VKREDHEAD@AOL.COM 
Phone number: 281-259-0111
Occupation:  Charter bus driver for Cy-Fair ISD.  I am out of management and love what I do. When I am not driving a school bus, I help with the office work in the Transportation Department.
I have 2 wonderful daughters (as wonderful as they can be) Angela Nicole "Niki" 7/11/76 and Brooke O'Neal 9/5/79.  David and I are members of the Houston Livestock show and rodeo and have a great time every year.  It was great seeing everyone at the reunion and I had more than my share of fun.  Looking forward to hearing from you guys, drop me an e-mail when you can.

Larry G. Williford, 205 Crestwood St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
e-mail address:
Phone number: 936-462-9857

Robert (Bobby) Wilson, 5121 E. Parkway, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Occupation: Self-employed

Pat Young Lee, 1426 Brazos Blvd., Lewisville, TX 75077
e-mail address:
Phone number:  972-317-8510
Occupation:  Homemaker
Married for 24 years to James Lee.  Two children:  Brandon, senior at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkedelphia, AR; Rebecca is a sophomore at the same university.

Colleen Zorn Bivens, 834 McArthur Drive, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 281-744-1169
Occupation: Retired
Married to Mark Bivens (1994). 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren; 3 stepchildren, and 4 grandchildren. Love our 2 pups who live with us; Missy (2003) and Poppy (2010) and they rule our house. Hobbies are designing cards, adult coloring, volunteering at church, watching movies and enjoying retirement. Have traveled to interesting places...London, Washington DC, NYC, Hawaii, Kansas, Georgie, and the Holy Land. Ready to vacay in some Texas places in this big state of ours. Really love we retired to Port Neches where I was raised...Loving our purple and white traditions. Go Indians.
Updated: 4/6/18