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Class of 1957

      Tommy Pearson
      Where are you now: Huntsville AL
      Referred by: Aileen Smith in 1999
      Comments: Signed up back in 1999 when Aileen told me about the website. Must have gotten lost. Love going to Reunions and seeing everyone. Take care - and have fun!
      Sign Date: Update: March 2013



      Daryl Eller
      Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
      Referred by: Thelma Eller
      Comments: Still single and looking(obviously in all the wrong places).
      Sign Date: July 2012


      Nina jones Powell
      Where are you now: Lufkin,Texas
      Referred by:
      Comments: Married for 55 years to victor powell. Living In lufkin for 30 years. 1 son and 1 daughter. 2 grandsons and 1 grt grand daughter and 1 grt grandson. They live in ca and ga so we don't see them often. At least not as often as we would like. My hubby is a retired barber and his health is not good. He just retired recently. I retired from the insurance business after 34 years in the business. I was really bored so went back to work for our church as the secretary,treasure. It is not a difficult job and I work about 30 hrs a week. I will probably think about retirement soon. The class of 57 puts me at 73 years old. I have not gone to any of the previous reunions but hope to maybe come this year.
      Sign Date: Sept. 2012


      Eula Henley Hyatt
      Where are you now:
      Referred by:
      Comments: Would love to hear from some of my old friends
      Sign Date: June 2012


      Ed Penry
      Where are you now: Deer Park, TX
      Referred by: No one - found it on my own
      Comments: I am using this forum to try to contact EULA HENLY HYATT since the email address she put in below is not working (when accessed, it says the client is not properly set up). I have also tried to find a phone no. with no success. So Eula, when you see this, please contact me at the email address above. We are "old friends" going back to Dowling Jr Hi.
      Sign Date: May 2012


      Bobby Bourland
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Don't remember
      Comments: Worked for Texaco refinery (now Motiva) for 30 years. Retired in 2001. Lived in Mid county for 30 years but had to move back to Beaumont because of hurricane Ike. Love mid county. Hate Beaumont. Once had a date with Beth several years ago. Very pretty and very nice lady. Thanks for all the work you do on our F.H.S. page.
      Sign Date: Dec 2011


      Ron Taylor
      Where are you now: Vidor
      Referred by: Virginia Taylor
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Jan.2011


      Diana Robbins and Kevin Lindstrom
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by:
      Comments: Great idea!
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      J. W. Gooch
      Where are you now: Orange, Texas
      Referred by: surfing
      Comments:
      Happened on this web sight while surfing. I started to French Elementary in 1945, I think it was on Tulane. I moved away in 1947 and finished high school in East Texas. I returned to Beaumont when I graduated bought a car and did the things kids did in the 50's met my wife at the 11th Street Pig Stand and for the most part I've lived in Orange since. Stange how when you get older memories come back more clearly. I remember a few of the kids names and ran into one at Sam Houston who had moved away about the same time I did. I lived at 3115 Voth Road and Charlotte Davis lived across the street.
      Like many others moved away after the end of WWII. Still remember names. Wonder if anyone remembers me. J. W.
      Sign Date: August, 2009


      Jenice Havard Clark
      Where are you now: Fredericksburg, TX
      Referred by: Surfing
      Comments: I have pleasant memories the good old days at French. _Have made contact with a couple of classmates and would like to hear from more
      Sign Date: August, 2006


      Linda Guinn Campbell
      Where are you now: Roswell, GA
      Referred by: Self
      Comments: Bill and I have been living in Roswell for 18 years. We are both retired now, him from the paper industry and me from teaching. Our son and daughter live here also as does our 16 yr. old grandson. We enjoy life in the Atlanta area. We still play a little golf and do a little traveling. We visit the Beaumont area occasionally as there is still family there
      Sign Date: August, 2006


      Paula Sexton Bevilacqua
      Where are you now: Tulsa, Oklahoma
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: August, 2004


      Anita LaCour Smith
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I enjoy hearing from and seeing FHS classmates. Thanks for giving us a meeting point!!
      Sign Date: Jan. 2, 2004


      Frances Culver Linthicum
      Where are you now: Lebanon, Missouri
      Referred by: Search Engine
      Comments: Terrific website! Thanks for the help finding old friends! We [David and I] are now retired and spending much time flyfishing.
      Sign Date: Jan. 15 2003


      Dottie Willis Jackson
      Where are you now: Orange, California
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: Moved to California '62. Married 45 years and have 3 children. Retired in '96 after 23 years with Orange Unified SD. Enjoyed my days at French. Would love to hear from you.
      Sign Date: May 14 2002


      Patsy Rainwater Stone
      Where are you now: In Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I love your web site and I think that French High day on Fridays was a wonderful idea. I will make sure to remember this day. I am glad I found your website keep up the good work from one buffalo to another. Thanks -Patsy Rainwater Stone
      Sign Date: Jan. 4 2002


      Carolyn Falco Bates
      Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Retired (yea!)after 25 long years as a surgical nurse. I have five children-all FHS graduates. I also have five grand-children. I still live in Beaumont. My fondest memories are of Mrs.Zulma Smith, Ms. Halboouty and Mr. Meynig. Would love to visit with olf friends.
      Sign Date: Oct. 12 2000


      Don Gallier
      Where are you now: Monticello, Georgia
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Sept. 12 2000


      JEANETTE PENDLETON GRAVES
      Where are you now: BEAUMONT, TX 77706
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: THIS PAGE BRINGS BACK MANY, MANY HAPPY MEMORIES. SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY WE WERE HAVING SO MUCH FUN IN THE 50'S. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD CLASSMATES. I MARRIED JIMMY GRAVES (CLASS OF 54) AND HE IS SO VERY LUCKY. I AM STILL MARRIED TO HIM AFTER 42 WONDERFUL YEARS. SUCH A GREAT GUY, WE HAVE 2 BOYS WITH 4 ADORABLE GRANDCHILDREN. LET US HEAR FROM YOU.
      Sign Date: July 15 2000


      EARL A GRAY, JR
      Where are you now: SOUR LAKE TEXAS
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I LIVE ON 100 ACRES AND ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT. I HAVE FUN CHASING THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART ,JOAN L. AROUND THIS PROPERTY ON THE 4-WHEELER. I HAVE 2 SONS AND A DAUGHTER. I LIVE 4 MILES OUT OF SOUR LAKE BEHIND DAVE'S BAR-B-QUE AND WELCOME ANY OLE BUDDIES ANY TIME. STOP BY AND WE WILL CATCH UP ON OLD TIMES. I'M RETIRED FROM PIPEFITTERS LOCAL SINCE 1994 AND ENJOY SPENDING TIME AT THE BEACH WHEN EVERY POSSIBLE. SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF FHS, MAGNOLIA PARK SWIMMING POOL, DANCES, CRUSIN' ELEVENTH, PEP RALLIES AND THE BEST PRINCIPAL EVER, MR. DELMAS HYBARGER(DECEASED) WE LOST A SPECIAL PERSON IN MY LIFE WHEN WE LOST HIM GO BUFFS LETS KEEP THE ORANGE AND WHITE GOING.
      Sign Date: July 7 2000


      Joan Conn
      Where are you now: BEAUMONT, TEXAS
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: OH WHAT A JOY TO REMEMBER FHS--THE GOOD OLE DAYS. MARY BETH AND KENT HAVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR THE GREAT WORK THAT HAVE DONE IN BRING CLASSMATES BACK TOEGETHER. MY CLASSMATES AND I HAVE KEPT TOGETHER. WE LIVE SERENELY, AND HAVE OPEN MINDS TO HAPPY THOUGHTS. WE ALL FEEL JOY,LOVE, AND COMPASSION. WE ENJOY TRIPS, LUNCH AND MANY GREAT MEETINGS IN MY HOME. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN IN TOUCH WITH YOUR 1957 CLASSMATES, PLEASE CONTACT US SOON. WE KNOW THAT TODAY IS PRECIOUS AND WILL SOON BE GONE. CLASSMATES THAT PLAY TOGETHER--STAY TOGETHER.
      Sign Date: May 1, 2000


      CARLINE LEGGETT SEAMAN
      Where are you now: La PORTE, TEXAS 7751
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I really enjoyed my days at FHS. I was a member of the "Bells" for 3 years. Worked in the office for Mrs. Davis. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Smith (English teacher). I am married to Lonnie Seaman. I have 3 childred and he had 2 childred, one is deceased. I have 11 grandchildred and Lonnie has 2 grandchildred. I am a full time "Domestic Engineer". We have also raised one of my grandsons, who is now is college.
      Sign Date: April 1 2000


      Lewis McNeely
      Where are you now: New York City
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: March 16 2000


      Charlotte Davis Woolwine
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 17 2000


      Gayle Hamm Heckman
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I am a retired Territory Manager for a major pharmaceutical company. My memories of FHS are of a much simpler time than kids have today. Friends who were loyal, teachers who cared about us and a principal who cared but didn't put up with any smart mouths. In reality, I guess it wasn't so much simpler. There were some problem kids, some drinking, some crossing the border to dance and drink . . . seems tame doesn't it. What wonderful memories!
      Sign Date: Jan. 20 2000


      Kaye Ener Bryant
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I have very fond memories of FHS and Mr. Hybarger. FHS was the greatest!!!
      Sign Date: Jan. 15 2000


      Winston Breaux
      Where are you now: Alvin Tx.
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Dec. 9 1999


      Mike Frank
      Where are you now: Brookeland, TX
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Married Lynda Parker (Kirbyville), 2 children, Stacie Lambert & Stewart Frank. 3 grandchildren. Local practing CPA, not retired yet
      Moved to Rayburn Country July 1, 2011
      Sign Date: July 27, 1999


      Mike Martin
      Where are you now: Sam Rayburn Lake
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Retired school administrator. Married to Sherry for six wonderful years. I fish four out of seven days each week. It's a tough job, but somebody has got to do it. Sherry is teaching at Broaddus Elementary. Look forward to hearing from FHS friends. Mike
      Sign Date: June 13, 1999


      Kendall R. Stockholm
      Where are you now: Lumberton
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I started out with the DPS, then spent several years as a private investigator. In 1965 I married a wonderful girl from Wichita Falls. We had two children, Kathy (deceased) and Kurt who is a stock broker with Soloman Smith Barney. We have 2 beautiful grand-children. Helen and I retired in 1992 from the University of Alaska after 25 years in Fairbanks. I was a professor of criminology and criminal law and Helen was the director of publications for the Institute of Marine Science. We had a very rewarding life in the north country which included homesteading and owning and operating a sport fishing lodge. The latter provided me with my second love, that of flying floatplanes in the Alaskan bush. Following retirement we returned to the "lower 48" and after a year of traveling around in a motorhome, we settled in Lumberton. Helen and I attended my first (40th) reunion in 1997 and really enjoyed visiting with so many friends and classmates of so long ago. It brough! t back many fond memories of high school days. I think this opportunity to learn about former students of French is an excellent idea and I hope the list continues to grow.
      Sign Date: May 18, 1999


      Patty "St.Clair" Gordy
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I don't own a computer,But my daughter showed me your site and I really enjoyed remembering old times. I've been married for 33 years and have two children, 31& 39. They both also graduated from French.
      Sign Date: April 21 1999


      Priscilla Lee "Teco" Johnson
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I think this is totally awesome. Not only did I graduate from French, but so did my older brother, Malcolm (1956) my sister-in-law, Myrtle Parker Lee (1957) and my mother, Laura Winton Lee (1935). My oldest daughter, Kimber Lee Jones Knight, went to French her first year of high school (1974). My childrens' father, Wesley Ernest Jones (Class of '54), as well as all of his brothers and sisters, went to French. I was in the first "herd" of Buffalo Belles. We may not have been the greatest, but we certainly did have a lot of fun. Thank you for this web site. You have done a tremendous job.
      Sign Date: March 17 1999


      David E Willis
      Where are you now: Houston, Tx
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 07 1999


      Mary Gilcrease Bray
      Where are you now: St. George, UT
      Referred by: Word of Mouth
      Comments: Although currently living in Beaumont, we are planning a move to Utah by the end of 1998. My husband and I are making a career change. I have been teaching school at Lucas Elementary, but now I'm working with my brother, David. We have 5 children we share, 6 grandchildren and 1 1/2 great-grandchildren. Thanks for the website!
      Sign Time: November 03 1998


      Thomas (Tommy)D.Pearson
      Where are you now: Huntsville, AL. (Rocket City USA!)
      Referred by: Aileen Smith back in 1999
      Comments: Neat. Get everybody on-line. I always wonder what ever happened to all the good French High friends I had.
      (March '08} One evening an old Pawnee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Pawnee simply replied, "The one you feed."
      Sign Time: October 20 1998





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