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        Cynthia Gager Edgerton
        Where are you now: Chandler, Tx
        Referred by:
        Comments: RN at ETMC Tyler Tx
        Date: Dec./2016



        Dolly Hadaway Broadus
        Where are you now: Waller, Texas
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Date: Dec./2016


        Patricia Prothro Soileau
        Where are you now: Whitehouse Tx
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: May 2016


        Sharon Rowe Woodring
        Where are you now: Austin, Texas
        Referred by:
        Comments: Retired in Jan. from JetBlue Airways. Currently battling cancer for the 2nd time and uable to work for a while. Ill be back strong in 2016! Have 2 grown children and the best husband possible. We celebrated 47 years in July!
        Sign Date: Update: May 2016


        Kris Conley Walsh
        Where are you now: Mountain City Texas
        Referred by: Mary Basye Paule
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Nov. 2015



        Joy Goodell Todora
        Where are you now: League City, TX
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Nov. 2015



        Doris Haney Davenport
        Where are you now:
        Referred by:
        Comments: Hello to everyone. Hope all is well with everyone. God Bless
        Sign Date: Sept. 2015



        Greg Petsch
        Where are you now: Canyon Lake, Texas
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: August 2015



        jack donley
        Where are you now: houston
        Referred by:
        Comments: interested in class reunions
        Sign Date: July 2015


        CHAUNCEY MAYEAUX
        Where are you now: mabank tx
        Referred by:
        Comments: retired from mortgage banking in dallas. live on cedar creek lake in north tx; been married to sara for 45 yrs;2 grown girls and 4 granddaughters.
        Sign Date: July 2015



        John Hasson
        Where are you now: Orem, UT
        Referred by:
        Comments: Wish I was back in Texas!
        Sign Date: March 2015


        Johnnie Sue (Brown) Hayes
        Where are you now: pearland Texas
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Feb. 2015


        R Lowell Mickle
        Where are you now: Garland , Texas
        Referred by: curiosity
        Comments: Good luck.
        Sign Date: Jan. 2015


        Danny Cross
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by:
        Comments: Happy to read a little out all of you. I was married from 1969- 2008 had 4 children. and 7 grandchildren . . I worked at Burger Chef till 1973 then work for Beaumont Fire till 1996. i worked as a Fire Chief till 2008. I returned to Beaumont in 2008
        Sign Date: Jan. 2014



        Gloria Kay Stewart Ward
        Where are you now: Beaufort, SC.
        Referred by: just browsing
        Comments: I graduated in 68. Had 3 brothers that also attended French High School
        Sign Date: May 2014


        H Gene Westbrook
        Where are you now: Independence, Mo
        Referred by: Beth Segree
        Comments: Neat web site. Brings back memories
        Sign Date: Feb. 2014



        JoAnn Erwin Baize
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Jan. 2014



        Bruce W. Anderson
        Where are you now:
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: May 2013


        John Hasson
        Where are you now: Orem, UT
        Referred by:
        Comments: Hope we have a reunion in 2013.
        Sign Date: Dec. 2012


        Michael Wayne Barrow
        Where are you now: Warren texas
        Referred by: Jack Graves
        Comments: I miss everyone after graduation 4 months later in VIETNAM
        Sign Date: Oct. 2012


        Cheryl Crosby Boykin
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by:
        Comments: I married Charles Boykin, class of 1966. Have 2 kids, David, 37, lives in Mesquite and Heather, 34, lives in Beaumont. I have 3 grandkids, Taylor Tucker, 12; Tyler Tucker, 10 and Madeline Boykin, 3. They are the joy of my life. I work at Smith Middle School as Attendance Clerk, formerly Bowie Jr. High. I have been there 22 years, We are now located in the FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL building. It brings back so many memories.
        Sign Date: Oct. 2012


        JERRY CARTER
        Where are you now: Warren texas
        Referred by:
        Comments: hospital maint. dir.
        Sign Date: Sept. 2012


        Pamela Poe Tome
        Where are you now: Austin, Texas
        Referred by:
        Comments: My husband and I have lived in Austin for 39 years. We have 2 children, Jonathan and Shara and two granddaughters, Kylee 4 and Bailey 2. My twin sister, Pat, lives in Livingston, so I do head towards Southeast TX sometimes. I have just retired from teaching! Yeh!. I haven't been back to any functions since I graduated, but have thought about many of my classmates throughout the years.
        Sign Date: August 2012


        Alicia Dryer
        Where are you now:
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: April 2012


        Carla King Cothran
        Where are you now: Deer Park, Texas
        Referred by:
        Comments: I have a few friends from high school. Enjoy visiting "our times in high school." I am married to Lynn Cothran and we had two children, Eric, 25 and Erin, 22. I worked for 25 years as an elementary school teacher and have retired. I have one precious grandson and love every minute with him. Wishing everyone many happy memories. Life is short---live it to the fullest
        Sign Date: April 2012


        Cynthia Gager Edgerton
        Where are you now: Chandler, Texas
        Referred by: Katherine Husband
        Comments: I found this page to read James Gonzale's obituary; it has brought back a lot of memories that are now more important to me than I realized. Thanks for the memories!
        Sign Date: June 2012


        Christine Barranco Thompson
        Where are you now:
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Dec. 2011



        Jerry Lynn Davis Hall
        Where are you now: Beaumont, TX
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: May 2011


        Marsha (Vickery) Cleveland
        Where are you now: Splendora, Tx
        Referred by:
        Comments: 09/07/2010 Graduated, worked forever in retail... Went into pharmacy around 1992 and left in 2008 after Ike! I started writing a book but it got put on the back burner due to setbacks... I married Wayne Jaster from Vidor,Tx in 1969;divorced in '72... Worked at GSU and found Larry whom I have been married for 37 years! Anniversary is this January 2011! 38 years! Wow! A few years ago we found an online karaoke site called SingSnap.Com... Got hooked and we have been singing ever since as a hobby and entertainment... We sing a our local club in our town on Sun and Wed nites. We lost our only son in 1990 at the age of 15! I raised a daughter by marriage whom I love as my own! Not much else! I lead a home body type life! Got two dogs! lol I enjoy music, movies, and computers! Hope to see some of you at the next reunion! Email: marlipps@yahoo.com and catch me on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1209274059
        Sign Date: June 2010


        Tim Marshburn
        Where are you now: Caddo Mills TEXAS
        Referred by: Classmates Site
        Comments: Just looking for Old Friends & Classmates! I`m a Retired/Disabled Owner Operator Truck Driver! I have 3 Daughters & 1 Son 9 Grand Kids! I raise Goats/Sheep/Calves & Chickens on my little Farm here in Caddo Mills! Life is good on the Farm!
        Sign Date: July 2010


        Carmen Gibson Bethune
        Where are you now: Splendora, Tx
        Referred by: E-Lane Graves
        Comments: I'm glad to be recently retired and will have more time to look at our website. Hope to see some of you at future reunions
        Sign Date: June 2010


        Frank Shofner
        Where are you now: Lago Vista, TX
        Comments: Met my wife Rosalia in So Cal in the late 80s. Moved here to Lago Vista (near Austin) in 2008. Great to see everyone!
        Sign Date: July 2010


        Sharon McBryde Tanksley
        Where are you now: Mesquite, TX
        Referred by:
        Comments: Been a long time
        Sign Date: May 2010


        Michael Barrow
        Where are you now: Lumberton Texas
        Comments: Been a long time
        Sign Date: May 2010


        Rodger D. Gill
        Where are you now: Shreveport, La 71105
        Comments: It is such a great feeling to know we still have classmates and Alumni that will take time to put this togethet. Peggy and I live in Shreveport, La since Dec 2000. We have been operating Hotels for various companies since we married in 6/93. We love to do nascar races in our motorhome and run the rivers and lakes in La. and east Texas in our boat. We make the last reunion and are hopeing to make the next.I would love to here from Alumni anytime. Thanks again and enjoyed the website. A Buff always.
        Sign Date: March 2010


        Tim Marshburn
        Where are you now: Caddo Mills TEXAS
        Comments: I attended French High mid to late 60`s Just looking to talk to old friends & former classmates. Thanks1 Tim Marshburn
        Sign Date: (updated)Sept. '09


        David Jenkins
        Where are you now: Alpharetta, Ga
        Referred by: Linda Jenkins
        Comments: I have great memories of FHS. Making the drag, cruising the Coffee Shop, the Pig Stand, & Burger Chef. After graduating, I joined the Navy. I served in the submarine service from 1969-1973. After being discharged, I lived in Bremerton, Wa., where I attended Olympic College. After graduating, I moved to Houston, Tx. where I attended Univ. of Houston at Clear Lake City. After UHCLC I went to work for Honeywell in Mn. Also worked at Alliant Tech Systems. Moved from Mn to Atlanta, Ga., where I now work for CISCO Systems. I have 2 children, Austin 28yrs, Brittany 25yrs.
        Sign Date: July '09


        Irene Taylor
        Where are you now: Dolton, IL
        Referred by: Judy Harris
        Comments: Currently, A United Methodist Elder in the Northern Illinois Conference. Pastoring local church in Riverdale, IL. After FHS went to Job Corp in Alburquque, NM; the joined The United States Army, served on active duty for 3 years. After active duty settled down in Evanston, IL. Worked at Evanston Hospital as Registrar and attended Northeastern Illinois University where I recieved the Bachelor Degree in Sociology. While I was no longer on active duty in the Army, I continued my miltary career in the Army Reserve as an senior NCO. In 1983, I was called to the ministry and enrolled at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. I received the Master of Divinity Degree in 1986. After ordination, I served in the Baptist Church as assistant pastor for several years and was Commissioned as a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve. Because of the limitations placed on women in the Baptist tradition, in 1994 by credentials was recognized by the United Methodist Church and I was appointed to my first pastorate. In 2003, I started a Doctor of Ministry Degree at United Theological Seminary in Spiritual Formation in The Practice of Ministry which an emphasis on the spiritual formation of children in particular.I earned the title, "Rev. Dr." December of 2005. I have retired from the military, hoping to receieve first retirement check in 2010. I have several years to go before retiring from the pastorate. My life has been full and wonderful! God has blessed me beyond comprehension. I never got married and have no children but my life has been rich in so many other ways; that I have no regrets! Through my ministry I have touched so many lives...God has granted me the opportunity to lead, guide, and nurture so many why should I have any complaints! What an amazing journey The Lord has taken me on and it is not over yet! Praise God!
        Sign Date: May '09


        Linda D. Veale
        Where are you now: Temple, Texas
        Referred by: Classmate
        Comments: Sorry I missed the 40th Reunion.
        Sign Date: Nov 2008


        Jerry Morrison
        Where are you now: Euless, Texas
        Referred by: Classmate
        Comments: It was fun visiting with everyone at the 40th reunion in July
        Sign Date: Nov 2008


        Martha Weatherford
        Where are you now: Houston
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: April 2008


        Doug Jackson
        Where are you now: Horsehsoe Bay Texas
        Referred by: another alumni
        Comments: After high school Joy Dees and I were married and_had 2 beautiful girls. I am currently remarried and living in Horseshoe Bay Texas working for Kellogg's --the cereal company--looking forward to reirement__this December. I am looking forward to seeing all and catching up in July.
        Sign Date: April 2008


        Betty Ann Morere Wilson
        Where are you now: Annandale, VA
        Referred by: another alumni
        Comments: I was a geologist, then an environmental engineer, a stay at home mom who volunteered a lot in the schools. Now I teach high school students with moderate to severe mental retardation. My son Mark, born 7/6/88, is 19 and trying to decide what he wants to do while he's not writing science fiction. My daughter Lizzie, born 2/2/91, is 17. She plans to join the Coast Guard when she finishes high school. My husband Bob Wilson and I married in 1974. We hope to retire to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi, or North Florida in the not too distant future.
        Sign Date: March 2008


        James L. Ware
        Where are you now:
        Referred by: another alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: March 2008


        Dixie Jones Graves
        Where are you now: Seabrook, TX
        Referred by: Cheryl Mires
        Comments: Great Website! Lots of fun memories of FHS. Married James Powell in '69 Graduated with teaching degree from Lamar, taught/administrator for 23 years in BISD, got my doctorate at TAMU in '96, (divorced in '93), went into pharmaceuticals in '95 in Houston where I am currently a District Manager with Novartis Pharma legally supervising reps sell drugs. Have 3 sons, Josh, Micah and Matt. Only Josh is married (last April and living in Florida). Micah and Matt working in Beaumont area. Matt Powell actually is co-owner of Lone Star Performance and Speed (on College @11th ST.) which rebuilds engines of those hot rods we drove back then. Loved that old '55 turquoise /white Chevy Belair I drove when I got my license @ 14! That sounds scary now, doesn't it!? Remarried 4 years ago to Jim Graves, an attorney at Mehaffy Webber (Houston office) and love living on the water here not far from Kemah. Nice to read about everyone! Jim and I enjoy travelling, cooking and having friends over to sit out on the deck while watching the boats go by..
        Sign Date: Feb 2007


        Betty Ann Morere Wilson
        Where are you now: Annandale, VA
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: People may remember me because I spent my sophomore year in France. My sister Linda was in the class or 69.
        Sign Date: July 14, 2005


        Donald D. Smart
        Where are you now: Hardin, Texas
        Referred by: Big Bill
        Comments: Great site. Not much has happen since I left French. 10 years in the Navy. Did a lot of traveling. Settled down in Hardin about 8 years ago. I have 2 daughters. Work for a Consulting Company in Beaumont. My hobby is on weekends I do reeactments (Civil War, World I & 2, Vietnam, early Texas and Spindletop). Love it!
        Sign Date: Feb. 4, 2004


        Barbara (Boaz) Reid
        Where are you now: Colorado
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: Thank you Maribeth for an amazing web site. My fondest memories are pep rallies, football games, the gang (Nancy, JoAnn, Laura, Kristine, Martha, Kathryn). And of course, Mickey! Friday nights were pretty special, too. We were always up to something our parents didn't know about! And of course, those trips to the beach. First marriage lasted nine years. I wised up, got out and met my true love, Rob. We'll celebrate our 25th anniversary this fall. We have two daughters (Krissy - 24 and Mandy - 22). Both just graduated from college and Krissy is getting married in October, so I hope for that first grandchild soon. I worked in Human Resources forever it seems and retired two years ago. That worked out well since planning Krissy's wedding is a full time job! I've lived in Colorado since 1969. I have wonderful memories from high school and find it difficult to believe it's been 35 years. I'd love to hear from old friends out there.
        Sign Date: August 14, 2003


        Jennifer Bennight Hendrix
        Where are you now: Area between Sour Lake & Lumberton {Pine Ridge)
        Referred by: You Told Me
        Comments: I was not the most popular girl there thats for sure.I was pretty much wanting to hide in the background but boy thats changed .I have been married to James Hendrix{ yes he's teased about being Jimi Hendrix}of Sour Lake for 33 years .We have 3 fine sons and 4 step grandsons,2 grandsons by my oldest son ,and a grand daughter by my oldest son.{Finally a girl!!!!} The other two don't have children as of yet.One lives in Rose City, one lives in Sour Lake and the baby lives in Houston.I like doing Floral arrangement {silks}and planting all the flowers I can.I had several teachers I liked at French .I was in the choirs at french and will never forget beating the accapella choir at contest and getting to go to Corpus for the Buccaneer festival where we did quite well.Also winning a 1st place medal for "Since My Tears. " we were the only group that was told we could skip contest and not fail the class.We were ALL SHOCKED when the announcement was made.Especially Mr. Bean !!! I wonder where my fellow singers are today ? I Would love to hear from them
        Sign Date: April 24, 2003


        Judy A. Hammond
        Where are you now: Alexandria, VA
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: March 17, 2003


        Michael Wayne Barrow
        Where are you now: Lumberton Texas
        Referred by: You Told Me
        Comments: went straight to the army and to vietnam
        Sign Date: Jan. 26 2003


        Kathryne Keene Colligan
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Tx
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: August 7 2002


        Larry Colligan
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Tx
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: August 7 2002


        Vickie Norris Wood
        Where are you now: Austin, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Just seems like yesterday, high kicking in Belles. The good ole days. I've been married to Ray Wood (BHS'67)for 33 years in September. We have 2 daughters. Andrea(29)is in her 2nd year of OB/GYN residency in Hershey, PA., Angela(24) has her own Faux Painting business in Cedar Park, TX. We left Beaumont in 1971. Lived in Dallas for 1 1/2 years, Odessa - 5 yrs, El Paso 18mos, Littleton, CO. for 9 years, Pleasanton, CA for 9 years. We have lived here in Austin for 5. Ray retired from Dell a couple of years ago so we been enjoying our three grandchildren (soon to be 4) who we adore. Thank you, Maribeth, for making it possible catch up on our old classmates. You have done an AMAZING job!
        Sign Date: July 17 2002


        Connie Krebs Parsons
        Where are you now: Pineville, Louisiana
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I've been in Louisiana for most of the 30 years I've been away from Beaumont. Out of college I did my stint in Houston, met my husband and moved to Louisiana. We've got two daughters 24 and 23, no grandchildren. If any of you are ever this way, give me a call. We're in the book on Fairway Dr.
        Sign Date: June 25 2002


        Cheryl Mires Havel
        Where are you now: Lumberton, TX
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: First I want to thank you for making it possible to keep in touch with our old classmates. I think it is so neat that after all these years we can still stay in touch. I really miss my school days. I didn't know it then, but I'm kind of sentimental about it now. I went to work for Beaumont Telco Federal Credit Union my senior year. After 24 years, I quit and stayed home for two years. Then I went back to work there and have been back 8 years part-time. I guess old habits are hard to break. I love running into old classmates and catching up on events in their lives. I guess we need that to stay connected in our old age!!
        Sign Date: May 19 2002


        Kathie (Ward) Paulsen
        Where are you now: Castle Rock, CO
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: I married John Paulsen (BHS 67) in 1969. We will celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary in September. My fondest memories are of cruising 11th.....that is where I met my husband. We have three children, John Jr. 31, Courtney, 28, and Ashley 23. We also have two grandsons and a granddaughter. We are truly blessed - life is good. John owns his own software development company here in the Denver area and I work in software development at JDEdwards & Company. We are back to Beaumont a couple of times a year to see family. Would love to get together with "old" classmates.
        Sign Date: May 7 2002


        Irene Taylor
        Where are you now: Dolton, Illinois (South Surburds of Chicago)
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: I was one of the first African-Americans to enroll at French High in 1964. Don't recall a favorite teacher, there were a few good teachers; Mrs. Calhoun (Engl/Lit teacher), a Photography teacher (don't recall his name was from NY), Mr. Samuel(the first black teacher at French.) Sadly, I must confess, I don't have many fond memories of FHS. My memories of French mostly center around survival issues. Only recently have I become concerned with making contact with FHS. I am looking for other African-Americans who started French in 1964, if you should hear from any of them please put me in contact with them. Thank You and God's Blessings!
        Sign Date: March 28, 2002


        Victor Gonzales
        Where are you now: Port Arthur, Texas
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: Just happy to be here......
        Sign Date: Jan. 16 2002


        Jim S. Hollomon
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Search Engine
        Comments: I am retired and have found myself back in Beaumont. I remember most of my teachers but probably recall the crazy antics of Mrs. Halbouty (not sure of the spelling which is interesting because she was an English teach) who everbody dreading getting
        Sign Date: Sept.19 2001


        Bernice (Goad) Dowden
        Where are you now: My home is Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I remember the day that Mr. Hybarger (principal at that time) sent me home from school to put a dress on.I had worn jeans to school. I was going to a skating party after school. Remember when they taught Bible at school? Mrs. Elizabeth Torry was my Bible teacher. How times have changed. Bernice Goad Dowden
        Sign Date: Sept. 9 2001


        Bruce W. Anderson
        Where are you now: Bellevue, WA 98005
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: married, 4 boys (men) 2 grandkids. I don't miss Texas, but I DO miss the people. I will never forget Mrs. Smith, our French teacher.
        Sign Date: June 23 2001


        Jerry Lynn Davis Hall
        Where are you now: Lumberton, TX 77657
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: [updated Mar. '08] I moved back to this area 4 years ago. I now have 8 grandchildren. Have been married 30 years. Thanks again for all you do!
        This is sooooo GREAT! I have thought about a lot of the friends I had at French and would love to hear from them. Thank you so much Beth for all the long hours of hard work. I have been married 23 yrs. (second marriage) and have 5 children (two stepsons). I have 4 "grandchildren" that I just love. I taught Christian Education for years but am now staying home.
        Sign Date: June 20 2001


        Patricia (Miller) Geer
        Where are you now: Vidor
        Referred by: You Told Me
        Comments: just droping in to say hi to everyone
        Sign Date: March 22 2001


        John Hasson
        Where are you now: Katy, TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Transferred to Houston in November 2000 by Computer Associates as Divisional Quality Manager. Am I glad to get back to Texas!!Working in high tech in sales and have been since joining IBM in 1982. Widowed in 1997, remarried a lovely widow in 1998. Between us we have 17 children. It's not as bad as it sounds, there are only 8 at home. We also have 4 grandchildren with another on the way
        Sign Date: March 17 2001


        Bonnie Brickley Blackman
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: ~ Great web page, it was nice to read about everyone. I saw peoples names I haven't seen in years. I've been a fitness instructor for almost 15 years and have opened a bead, jewlry and antique shop. I have a lampworking studio set up there[glass bead making with a torch]. Three kids all grown-31,30, and 20.
        Sign Date: Dec. 12 2000


        REBECCA GAY KITTELL
        Where are you now: VIDOR, TX
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: I RETIRED AS THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND RISK MANAGEMENT OF A LOCAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY WHEN WE SOLD OUT TO A LARGER COMPANY. I HAVE ENJOYED MY FREE TIME SINCE THEN. MY HUSBAND, WYLIE A SOUTH PARK GRADUATE WILL BE RETIRING THIS JANUARY FROM THE BEAUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A DETECTIVE SERGEANT. WE HAVE A DAUGHTER, JANET WHO TEACHES AT A LOCAL PRIVATE SCHOOL AND A SON, DAVID WHO IS A SELF EMPLOYED CONTRACTOR. BOTH LIVE IN VIDOR WITH THEIR FAMILIES. JANET HAS BLESSED US WITH A GRANDDAUGHTER, KOURTNEY (6) AND A GRANDSON, BLAKE (4). DAVID HAS NO CHILDREN AS OF YET. FRIENDS MAY CONTACT ME @ JANUARYMAY@HOTMAIL.COM. HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF Y'ALL SOON!
        Sign Date: Nov. 4 2000


        Lynn Clawson Blessing
        Where are you now: North Wilkesboro, NC.
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: Update: 5/09: Moved to NC three yrs. ago. Love living in the mountains (sound strange coming from a died-in-the-wool beachaholic?!); sure don't miss all those hurricanes. Still married to Bruce (17 yrs. now). Currently up to 5 grandkids and all precious. I run our business from home and have a women's ministry, as well (don't faint!). Mom (89 and going strong!) & sis, Carol Chilton, still living in Bmt.; Bill (bro.) still in Pt. A, working for Mitsubishi (duPont). Look me up if you come this way - got plenty of room! Great job, M.B. Thanks for your time!
        Sign Date: Oct. 24 2000


        Carmen T. Gibson Bethune
        Where are you now: Splendora, Texas
        Referred by: You Told Me
        Comments: I am married with 2 sons. My oldest son is married and living in Houston. My youngest son is still single and living in Spring. My husband is a Houston Police Sergeant and we hope not too many years before retirement. I work at Forest Cove Baptist Church. I am very involved in my church,United Baptist Church in Splendora. I just got back from a mission trip to Cote D'Ivoire,Africa. I teach a ladies Sunday school class and I am in the choir. My husband and I teach a Bible class in our home. Anyone in our area is invited to come.
        Sign Date: August 26 2000


        Pat Brown
        Where are you now: Lumberton, Tx
        Referred by: You Told Me
        Comments: Married and have 2 sons also 2 beautiful grandaughters living in up state N.Y.
        Sign Date: July 25 2000


        Marc McLemore
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In
        Comments: I heard at our 30 year reunion there was an FHS website but no one seemed to know the address. I did a search, but no luck. My wife--(I married an English teacher!)--saw the address in a BISD newsletter, and I've finally found a few minutes to "browse".You've done a beautiful job!
        Sign Date: May 11, 2000


        Michael Lindsay Hall
        Where are you now: regrettably in Albany, NY
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I had a great time in June of 1999 reunioning with the group from the Class of 1968 and others.I had a great time introducing my NY wife to all the Texans in Beaumont.
        Sign Date: Feb. 23 2000


        Danny R. Glenn
        Where are you now: Vidor, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I finshed HS at French, went to Lamar for a couple years. i got married in 1970 and I have worked at Mobil Oil refinery since 1975 in Beaumont. I have lived in Vidor for about 28 years now. My hobbies include ham radio, computers and genealogy, and history. I have two grandchildren now and I have worked and still work with French alumni and we sometimes talk about the good old days. I remember Mrs. Cunningham, my english teacher in 1968.
        Sign Date: Feb. 18 2000


        Patricia (Pat) McDonald Watson
        Where are you now: Lafayette, LA
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I married young to a guy from a rival school (Forest Park). That was in 1969. It lasted 2 years. Several years later I married Keith Watson. After finishing Bachelor degrees at Lamar Univ., we moved to College Station, Tx. where Keith completed his doctorate degree in Economics. I worked at a motorcycle shop for several years and we had our first child, Tom (25, recently out of the navy and in school at Univ. Of LA, Lafayette). We lived in Stillwater, Ok for 1 year. He was asst prof. at OSU and I worked for an independent oil operator. Our second child (Elizabeth, 18, also at the U of LA, Lafayette) was born in 1981 and we moved to Auburn where Keith taught at Auburn Univerity. Our third child, (David Robert, 16)was born in Opelika, Alabama. While Keith taught, I was a stay at home mom and then a daycare provider. Nothing too glamorous but it paid the rent. In 1988 we moved to Louisiana. I began my career of teaching (at long last). I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 6! th and 8th graders. I currently teach 6th and 8th grade reading at a small rural school in Sunset, LA. The things I remember most about high school would be the standing ovation I received from Mrs. Halibouty for my rendition of "Give me Liberty or give me Death",(I don't know what possessed me), I also remember asking Mrs. Wagstaff how she could possibly know what was in the author's mind. (I don't think I phrased it quite like that), and I loved Mrs. Smith in French. My fondest memories are the times with the Belles. I still remember all those songs. We should have made a record or something! We were great. Great times and great memories, this page is wonderful!
        Sign Date: Feb. 11 2000


        Thomas E. Crutcher
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Like your site,brings back warm memories.Will visit occassionally to check updates on old friends. Have no new information for you at this time.Appreciate the time and effort you have given to this project.
        Sign Date: Jan. 5 2000


        Dale Barnes
        Where are you now: Houston, TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Jan. 3 2000


        Ken Poirier
        Where are you now: Crestone, Colorado
        Referred by: Search Engine
        Comments: Spent 10 years in the Marines after leaving French High. Electrical Engineer - computer industry for the next 10 years. I retired in 1990 and now spend most of my time playing at one of our properties in the mountains of Colorado
        Sign Date: September 14, 1999


        Frank Shofner
        Where are you now: Lake Forest, CA
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Married Rosalia Foulkes in 92 -- no kids...self-employed in computer service bureau. My time at FHS was a weird time, but on the whole, it was pretty fun. I liked being the the Band and of course, Latin Club."Illegitimi non carborundum est" i.e.,"Don't let 'em grind you down!" - FS
        Sign Date: September 6, 1999


        E-Lane (Fisher) Graves
        Where are you now: Lumberton, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: (update, May 06>This is an update of my profile. It's been a few years since I first signed on to the guest book. I now have four grandchildren, staying at home, and married for 30 years to Harold. Met in Houston, but he was from Silsbee. I had two girls, Darlene and Mary. They are one of my joys and now more joy has come to me in the last five years, grandchildren. They are the best thing ever. I always say, if I knew how great they would be, I'd had them first. Thanks for this site. E-Lane
        I've been a stay-at-home mom for most of the last 28 years. Recently, I have started working at a jewelry store. I have two daughters, Darlene and Mary, and my husband's name is Harold and he is a C.P.A. I recently went to our 31st class reunion and had a great time. I did enjoy my years at French and hope to hear from some of those that I knew way back when. Go! Buffs. E-Lane
        Sign Date: August 24, 1999


        Mary Rojas Gunn
        Where are you now: FRIENDSWOOD, TX.
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Enjoyed seeing everyone at reunion in June. Senior year was fun. Keep in touch!!
        Sign Date: August 17, 1999


        Judi Rials Bailey
        Where are you now: Silsbee Tx.
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I am retired from working, I now stay at home and cook for my husband, Charles Bailey. I have four children. My special memories were the good pep rallies we use to have.
        Sign Date: August 6, 1999


        Doris Haney Davenport
        Where are you now: Lumberton, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I have been married to Kenneth Davenport for 27 years. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My days at French where some of the best times in my life. I treasure all the memories of my friends and teachers. I was so excited to learn of this website. Thank-you.
        Sign Date: August 6, 1999


        Linda Nations Young
        Where are you now: Houston TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: May write something later.
        Sign Date: July 20, 1999


        Jeffrey Voorhies Chambers
        Where are you now: New Orleans, LA
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Please add me to the class roster, class of 1968. Still working as a hairdresser after 33 yrs. Work in New Orleans and own a 100 yr house in the French Quarter and a rotweiler named Penelope.
        Sign Date: June 21, 1999


        Jim Jones
        Where are you now: Corrales, New Mexico
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I am married with an 8y/o daughter and a 26 year old son who is working on his Ph.D in physics at UT (wouldn't that surprise that poor woman who tried to teach us physics our senior year!). We have been in New Mexico for 8 years and love all of the wonderful activities at our disposal (skiing, fishing, camping, horseback riding, etc.). I have worked for almost 25 years now as a therapist for children and adolescents and still am doing it part-time. The rest of the time, I am actually, believe it or not, a musician, performing and writing songs. This has taken me from Nashville to Ireland and Canada and it's really a hoot! I'm sorry I won't be able to make it to our 31 year reunion, but I'll be thinking of all of you. I'm supposed to include comments about favorite teachers- well, some of the all-time greats were Ms. Smith, Ms. Wagstaff and good old Mr. Ruby. Over the years, I've come to appreciate the contributions of those people, especially when compared to some of the lamer teachers we suffered through (no names!). I hope Ms. Moore forgave me for ACCIDENTALLY popping her on the butt with my ruler in study hall. It really was an accident and I shouldn't have been showing off. Have a great life and feel free to contact me at my e-mail.
        Sign Date: June 7, 1999


        Ronald William Jones
        Where are you now: Timpson, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Johhny Kelly: Where is that 58 Buick Sedan you used to drive now? We broke up alot of parkers in that thing! Douglas Ault: If you are ever in Vidor again Mama still makes a mean glass of tea! Mike Hall: Supper will be on the table! Enough of memory lane, I've been married to Jerri (from Houston) for 21 years and we have six great kids (30, 28, 16, 11, 8,and 6). I have 4 grandkids and another one on the way. I own and operate an 18-wheeler and if my loads work out right I'll be rolling into Beaumont Friday afternoon, June 11th, not quite the same as cruising 11th street in a mean machine!
        Sign Date: May 30, 1999


        Don Bush
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Left town for college in '68. Returned in'76 with a beautiful wife(Nancy) and son(Matt). Added another son(Mark) in '77. God has been good. Great web site. Looking forward to the reunion. Time flies when you are having fun!
        Sign Date: May 30, 1999


        Linda Bartlett Salvaggio
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I am married and have 2 children Joel and Tiffany. My husband works for Lucent Technology. I worked for Swbt Co. for 8 years that is how we met. I now work for Sitton Oil and Marine. I am looking forward to the reunion. See you then. LInda
        Sign Date: May 19, 1999


        Bruce Anderson
        Where are you now: Bellevue, WA
        Referred by:
        Comments:
        Sign Date: May 17, 1999


        Terry Lee Sawyer
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Hey! Fellow Buffs. I am now an office manger for 3 L Printing, and I live in South Park. I was married to Richard Sawyer. We are now divorced, but are still good friends. We have 3 great kids. The oldest is Walker age 25, David 21,and Sunday 19. Walker works for Coburn Supply. David works for Monarch Paints.My Sunday is in the Navy. I love to Paint and sew,and I also love lighthouses. I have had a great time working with Rusty,Joyce,Nancy,and Jim Bob on this reunion. Love You Buffs and Hope to see you at the Reunion in June.
        Sign Date: May 13, 1999


        DOUG JACKSON
        Where are you now: HORSESHOE BAY , TEXAS
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: GREAT WEB SITE, MANY THANKS--- FOR YOUR HARD WORK. JOY DEES, ALSO CLASS OF 1968 , AND I WERE MARRIED FOR 26 YEARS,. WE HAD TWO GIRLS--NOW BOTH IN COLLEGE. I HAVE BEEN WITH PILLSBURY NOW FOR 27 YEARS SINCE GETTING OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WHERE JIMBO WARE, ROBERT MOTT, AND JIMMY JONES WERE MY ROOMATES(ALL CLASS OF 68). LOOKING FORWARD TO THE JUNE REUNION!
        Sign Date: May 11, 1999


        Janet Roper Bohrer
        Where are you now: Lumberton, TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Hello Buffaloes! I am still around! I am married to John Bohrer and we have 2 teenagers: Jennifer,17 and Jimmy, 13. I am teaching at Lumberton Intermediate with Dolores Dubois Polnick, and she keeps me hopping! I miss all of you and hope that everyone is doing well. This page is so much fun! It is so good to hear from everyone!
        Sign Date: May 4, 1999


        Cheryl Crosby Boykin
        Where are you now: Beaumont, TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I married my FHS sweetheart, Charles Boykin. Will be married 29 years in May, 1999. We have 2 children, David (24), graduate of Lamar and now a police office in Mesquite, TX. He is also married. Our daughter is Heather (21), attending UA of Arlington, went 2 years to Lamar. I am an Attendance Clerk a WR Smith Middle School, former Bowie Junior High as we all knew it. Charles is retired from SWBTC after 25 years and is now working for Mark Whiteley & Assoc. Inc. He is a Manager of Right of Way Utilities. We have lived in Anchorage, Alaska, Beaumont, Houston, Pasadena, but mostly Beaumont. I liked going to the sports activities, especially baseball(I wonder way!!! CHARLES played.
        Sign Date: May 1, 1999


        Michael (Mick) D. Jackson
        Where are you now: Cypress, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: What a great place to find old friends! As I was perusing all of the guest comments, many old memories came back to me. We really lived on the edge back then...11th street, the drive-in, drag races near Poe's service station, thousands of capers, pain-in-the-butt football coaches, cars that needed constant repairs, surfing and capers at the beach, fights in the hallways at school, assistant principal Lemasters, B.R. Meinig (math teacher),fishing trips to Dam B ( Rusty Morgan...let's keep those under wraps), school dances in the auditoriums, Mrs Wagner (ENGLISH), Mrs. Halabouty (remeber all that poetry?), Mr. Doyle (Latin), rice field roads, etc. It was pretty cool back then. I want to give a special thanks to Murphy Babb for carrying us through chemistry, math, Latin etc. James Gonzales and Ralph Biseline....think what kind of grades you would have made in math without him! Good to see some of my old running buds on the guest book. Enough reminissing! A quick update on me....I have been married to my wife Susie since 1975. We have three daughters Amy (17), Kelly (15), and Krissy (9). We live on a acreage in Cypress, Texas (northwest Houston) where we have lived for the past 19 years. I feel kinda like Ol' McDonald, with all the farm animals. I graduated from the U.S. Mechant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York in 1973. I own an operate several corporations which cover a range of operations in the oil & gas business such as exploration & production engineering and construction of offshore platforms, process facilities and pipelines and operations of oilfield facilities. My brother , Fred (1966, still lives in the Beaumont area where he has his lw practice. ever now and then I sneak back into Beaumont to see him. See all of you (1968'ers) at the reunion this summer!
        Sign Date: April 26 1999


        Sherry Lynn Morgan Farabee
        Where are you now: Houston
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Was married to Ron Jones for 10 years. We had 2 children. They both live in the Houston area. Kim is 30 and Kyle is 28. We have 3 grandchildren and 2 more coming this summer. I now have 6 grandchildren and my children are 37 and 35.
        Sign Date: (up dated Nov '06) April 25 1999


        Rodger Dale Gill
        Where are you now: BATON ROUGE,LA
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: GREAT JOB MEREBETH! I WILL GO TO THE SITE OFTEN. I AM BUILDING A 1965 MUSTANG. I WANT TO MAKE THE PIGSTAND RUN BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT. ITS TOUGH AND COST ALOT OF MONEY TO REBUILD ONE OF THESE THINGS. WELL SEE YOU LATER. I WILL BE GLAD TO SEE ALL OF YOU AT THE REUNION IN JUNE. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME YOU BUFFS AND I THINK WE SHOULD MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.MY MOST SPECIAL TIMES WERE OUR GREAT PEP RALLYS,AND CRUISING 11TH STREET IN MY 1960 CHEVY WITH THE GANG.
        Sign Date: March 31 1999


        Joy Goodell Todora
        Where are you now: Boynton Beach, FL
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Thank you for all the hard work producing a wonderful webpage! I check it almost daily! I married John Todora in '70. We have 22 year old twin sons, Kevin at UTA, and Kyle at SWU. We've lived in Plano since leaving Beaumont in 1984. I'm anxious to see old friends at our class reunion in June!
        Sign Date: March 25 1999


        Sandy Hendrix Blum
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: March 24 1999


        Kay Carter Daigle
        Where are you now: Plano, TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: March 17 1999


        Kirby Richard
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: March 13 1999


        Marlene Gedaly Matzner
        Where are you now: Houston
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Thanks so much for this great web page. My fondest memories are of speech and drama activities with our teacher and friend Bill Morton who has since passed away. It was a closely knit group who still keep in touch.
        Sign Date: March 12 1999


        Tommy G. Kendrick
        Homepage Title: Dancer, Texas Homepage
        Where are you now: Austin, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Great to find this site. Well done. It's nice to see so many friends from the class of '68 have been here before me. We've (we being myself and former Jane Buford, class of '69 and son Austin, 13) been in Austin [no we didn't know we'd ever live here when we named him] since we rode here on the waves of the Northridge, CA earthquake of 1994. Favorite Teacher: Bill Morton, of course If you haven't seen it, check out a terrific film called "Dancer, Texas Pop. 81" now available at your local Blockbuster or on DVD wherever fine films are sold. :) If you don't recognize me in the beard and extra weight (added just for the film, of course) I play the role of Rusty the town bookmaker. Tommy G. Kendrick Austin, Texas
        Sign Date: March 10 1999


        DAVID BURNS
        Where are you now: THE WOODLANDS,TEXAS
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: March 9 1999


        Murphy F. Babb, Jr.
        Where are you now: Lake Dallas, TX
        Referred by: Search Engine
        Comments: I work for IBM. I am STILL heavily into computers and Sci-Fi.
        Sign Date: March 9 1999


        CAROL CRABTREE OLEXA
        Where are you now: BEAUMONT
        Referred by: Big Bill
        Comments: I REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD FRIENDS I HAD.
        Sign Date: March 9 1999


        Janet Rich Goetz
        Where are you now: Round Rock, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Go Belles!
        Sign Date: March 8 1999


        Steve Smith
        Where are you now: Round Rock, Tx
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Still married to Sharon Jackson(FHS Class '70). After graduation from Univ. of Houston in '73 I moved back to Beaumont to work in family business for 10 yrs. I moved to Austin in '84 and worked in management for a high tech company for another 10 yrs. I am currently Sales Manager for the largest swimming pool builder(Cody Pools) in Austin. We have been blessed with three children, Stephanie(25, married last year), Brooke(20, 2nd yr college student) and Steele(10, deer hunter & good athlete).Best Memories: Football games, 11th street drag, The Fair, The Pig Stand, 15 cent hamburgers at Burger Chef, Circle Drive-In and working on cars with Mike Jenkins, Mickey Jackson and Jay Patterson. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion this June !!!
        Sign Date: March 2 1999


        Scotty Krebs
        Where are you now: Washington D.C
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Still in the Air Force, but not flying fighters anymore. For the past 6 years, have been working Air Force Budget in the Pentagon and at Air Combat Command. (update)I retired from the Air Force after over 27 years of flying jets and pushing papers, and am now a defense contractor in Washington. My best memories are of basketball, baseball, and football games. Enjoyed them a lot.
        Sign Date: March 2 1999


        Gary Thatcher
        Where are you now: Fairfax, Virginia
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: (updated Feb.11,'05) What a great idea to have this site! Thanks for doing it. My favorite teacher was Bill Morton, the speech and drama teacher, indefatigable educator and genuine friend. A wonderful man. Regrettably, he died several years ago in Houston.
        Sign Date: March 2 1999


        Helen Jacobs Truman
        Where are you now: Dallas TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: March 2 1999


        Pam (Geldard) Kerwin
        Where are you now: still in Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I am so glad to see some of my ole classmates have signed on. It's great to read about everybody. I married Eddie Kerwin in '69, we have a daughter, Amber (26) who is married to Chris Stanley (Kelly grad). Eddie and I, after 29 years, have decided to go our separate ways. Alas, stranger things have happened! Anyway, anybody who has gone down this road as well, feel free to E-mail me @ Pamalisa @ aol.com. Being alone is a new experience for me and by george, I think I like it. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our 30th reunion in June.
        Sign Date: March 1 1999


        Annette Seaberg Todd
        Where are you now: Sour Lake (Pinewood) TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: It's great to see all the names from the past -- brings back lots of happy memories! My husband and I have lived in Pinewood for 7 years. Daughter (27) lives in Galveston and is still single. Oldest son (23) is married, attends Lamar and lives in Fannett. Youngest son is a Freshman at UT-Austin. I work for the U S Postal Service in Human Resources, and my husband, Johnny, works at Beaumont State Center. We've been blessed with good kids and a happy, busy life. Looking forward to seeing classmates at our 31st reunion -- we always were a little different, weren't we?
        Sign Date: Feb. 27 1999


        Dale Epps Barnes
        Where are you now: Houston, TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Drama and dance were my favorites - Bill Morton the drama teacher(who has since died) my favorite teacher.
        Sign Date: Feb. 25 1999


        Roger Wheat
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Graduated 1968, was a member of the FHS Marching Band all three years. I have been married for almost 29 years to another FHS alumni, Sharon Rhame (class of 70).We have three beautiful girls and two beautiful grandchildren.I am employed as a supervisor for Wilson Group Logistics.
        Sign Date: Feb. 24 1999


        Randy Erwin
        Where are you now: Lumberton, Tx
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: Feb. 23 1999


        Carol Knapp
        Where are you now: Champlain, New York
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: UPDATE: May 20: After graduation I spent a while at Lamar, married and divorced, and finally got my degree at UT Arlington. I lived in the Arlington area for 26 years. I'm now in the far north of New York State - 3 miles from the Canadian border and right on the edge of the Adirondacks. Summers are cool and short, and being within an hour's drive from the ski areas is great. This part of New York has the great fall foliage displays, but I sure miss the Texas bluebonnets in the spring. With two daughters, four grandchildren, four sisters, and my mother all still in Texas I may have to buy stock in the airlines.
        So glad you did this ... I've been wondering what my fellow Buffaloes have been up to - and where we all dispersed to. Feb. 22 1999


        Micahel Roby
        Where are you now: Napoleonville, La
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: Nice Page. Brought back a lot of good time memories. I had forgotten a lot about FHS until I read your page.
        Sign Date: Feb. 22 1999


        Bill Netterville
        Where are you now: Galveston,Tx.
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: Feb. 21 1999


        Ann Serafino
        Where are you now: Beaumont.TX
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments:
        Sign Date: Feb. 20 1999


        Martha Moore
        Where are you now: Philadelphia, PA
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: Feb. 20 1999


        Terleen Mayette Hurst
        Where are you now: Nederland, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: This is a delightful web sight !! The bonfire and drag down 11th street ideas from the class of 1974 were great. I have been married to Dickie Hurst (FHS class of 1965) for 29 years.. Thanks for your time and trouble..Terleen
        Sign Date: Feb. 19 1999


        Beth Danna Buzbee
        Where are you now: Cleveland, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: This is a great site. I'm really enjoying reminiscing about the good old days!!
        Sign Date: Feb. 19 1999


        Catherine Pearson Wilson
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Sign Date: Feb. 14 1999


        TOM & ROD ARNOLD
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE ARNOLD BROTHERS? WELL,ROD AND TOM ARE ALIVE AND WELL. TOM TOOK THREE DEGREES FROM LAMAR AND IS CURRENTLY TEACHING IN KOUNTZE I.S.D. AND LIVING IN BMT. ..AND ROD IS WORKING IN BMT. GO BUFFALOES!!
        Sign Date: Feb. 13 1999


        Kris Conley Walsh
        Where are you now: Buda Tx (near Austin TX)
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I am living in Buda TX (close to Austin). Still working as a banker in Austin. Still married to Larry Walsh who is from Groves. I have a stepdaughter Laura Avelar and we have 3 beautiful grandkids, Stephen, Hannah and Haley. Larry is retired and plays golf everyday. My bestest friend is Mary Basye Paule who still lives in Beaumont. Peggy Pate Meredith, and Delores DuBois Polnick and Doug Jackson and all of our spouses had a mini reunion at Doug's beautiful home at Horseshoe Bay last year and we all had a great time. I miss the old days and it is always great to see everyone at the reunions. Also good to read where everyone is these days. Great website and thank you Mary Beth.
        Haven't changed a bit. No gray hairs yet. Five cats and an adorable grandson. Never was able to have children but I do have a grandbaby (Stepdaughter, Laura). Still working. My husband, Larry, is a golfer and has great legs. He works some too. I golf some as well although my rounds of golf are usually about 7 hours. Our best friends are Mary and Wendy Nance. Still come back to Beaumont to visit family, golf tournaments, and go to the boats.
        Sign Date: Feb. 07 1999


        Nancy Chaney Richardson
        Where are you now: Lumberton,Tx
        Referred by: Another French Alumni
        Comments: I married Donald Richardson (class of 1967) in February of 1969. We will be married 30 years on February 21, 1999. We have two children, Kristie (25) who married in July 1998 and Donald Ray (23) who attends Lamar University and works part-time. My daughter will graduate from college in May 1999 with a BA in Primary Education. My Husband works for Timberline Insurance and because of his success I have never had to work outside the home. I have had a full life with many interesting curves. I am looking forward to becoming a grandmother someday. I am very excited about the 31 year reunion since I was unable to attend the 10 or 20 year reunion. My involvement in the reunion has given me the oppurtunity to visit with many 1968 graduates. I am looking forward to June 11th and 12th.
        Sign Date: Feb. 09 1999


        Frank Kotlarz III
        Where are you now: Baytown
        Referred by: Don't know.
        Comments: ( updated Jan. '07)I retired from Exxon Mobil after 26 years. 20 years of shift work and the last 6 of traveling worldwide (34 different countries) doing Polyethylene Technical Support.
        This is my second registration. I live in Baytown. I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps with 2 in Viet Nam. I am married to lady from Viet Nam Nguyen T. Huong for 25 years. We have 2 sons and one daughter with a single granddaughter. The oldest (Minh) is in Baytown. Frank IV graduated from TAMU and is employed by SONAT. Jennifer graduated from SFSU an is in Dallas working for Maxim. We are looking forward to this reunion. Great to see something like this. What a way to see if people are still around.
        This project that Maribeth has done has really brought The French High School Alumni together. Great Job!!
        Sign Date: December 1998


        Sharon Rowe Woodring
        Where are you now: Austin, Texas
        Referred by: I told you
        Comments: I have been married to Wayne (Silsbee High School) for 30 years. We have 2 grown children. Kim (28) who lives in California and Steve (26) who lives in Austin. We moved to California in 1971 and lived there for 15 years. We were transferred back to Houston in 1986 and moved to Austin 2 years ago. Austin is a great place to live! I have wondered about everyone so ofter. I thought I was the only one who ever thought about friends from school, but I guess I was wrong. This is a GREAT idea. Thanks Maribeth. I would love to hear from anyone who wants to chat. You can reach me online at Sw1117@aol.com.
        Sign Date: November 1998


        Russ (Rusty) Moses
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
        Comments: What a web site! I had signed in earlier just to post the notice of our upcoming Class of '68 Reunion. Here's a more personal note. After graduation....met Norma while stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. "Blind date" had been arranged by Debbie Dale (Class of 69) who was living there at the time. Norma and I have been married almost 29 years. Three grown children: Stephanie (Interior Designer - Dallas), Jason (Service Manager-BRC Bmt), Brett (Actor in Hollywood). No grandchildren yet....just a granddog. Norma and I have been involved in telecommunications as our careers. Currently own Business Resource Center in Beaumont (business telephone systems). Currently involved with the planning committee of our Reunion. Reallt enjoy seeing old friends and classmates. Looking forward to our upcoming Reunion
        Sign Date: November 1998


        Wavelen W. Fielder
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Word of Mouth
        Comments: Great Web site! I want to thank you for the time and effort that you have put forth in this project. It is a big undertaking and everyone who went to French High will benefit from you work. Hope to see a lot of the 68 Graduates in June! Brief History: Air Force 4 years (1- years Vietnam); Mobil Oil Bmt 25 years; 2 Sons and 1 Grandson. Thanks for the memories!
        Sign Date: November 1998


        Joyce Lambert,Collier, Janot, Thornborough
        Where are you now: Vidor;Texas
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
        Comments: I signed the guest book earlier, and mentioned our 30 yr. reunion thats being planned but didn't tell anything about myself.I married Danny Collier class of 67 in 1969, which lasted 6 months. Then in 71 I married Johnny Janot from Louisiana, he worked for KLVI radio,was a salesman and had a Cajun Radio show on Sunday morn. He also had a country band which performed around the area which I also sang with. We had 2 children, a son Johnny Janot 25yrs. old and a daughter Johnette, 18 yrs.old. We were married 12 yrs. when he had a massive heartattack, and died in 84. I then married a man from England, Davey Thornborough, a nice guy, who has been a wonderful father to my kids. He works for Chevron Chemical. I don't work except for relief dental assistanting for 4 dentist.. I know this sounds boring, but I have had a very interesting and good life. Except for a few setbacks along the way. I also have one grandson, who is 1 yr old.
        Sign Date: October 1998


        Barbara Herquet Hawkes
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
        Referred by: Word of Mouth
        Comments: Hi to all Buffaloes. I'm still in Beaumont and still married to Marshall Hawkes (FHS '68). This is a great idea. Thanks, Beth.
        Sign Date: October 1998


        Marshall Hawkes
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: I told you
        Comments: Class of 1968! Thanks for setting this page up. I have been married to Barbara Herquet since we graduated. We live in Beaumont. We have grown two daughters and one new grandson.
        Sign Date: October 1998


        Dolores DuBois Polnick
        Where are you now: Lumberton, Texas
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
        Comments: (updated: May 3 2004 ) It is neat to read everyone's memories of FHS. I have some great ones, too, especially Senior Year! I've been married to the same great guy for 33 years and we have 2 grown children, Shelly and Brad. I am still teaching 5th grade Science at Lumberton Intermediate School where Peggy Pate Meredith is our school secretary and Janet Roper Bohrer teachs 5th grade, too! We're all ready to retire, yet keep hanging on! Thanks to all for keeping the Buffalo spirit alive.
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        Glad to hear there are still 'ol Buffaloes out there! I've been married for 27 yrs and have 2 kids. I'm still teaching 5th grade Science at Lumberton Intermediate where Peggy Pate Meredith is our secretary! There are many FHS Alumni in the Lumberton area. Let us hear from you!
        Sign Date: October 1998


        Peggy Pate Meredith
        Where are you now: Lumberton, Texas
        Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
        Comments: So glad to know that somebody still remembers FHS Buffalos!! Many fond memories. I have been married to Gene Meredith (Class of 67) for amost 29 years. We have two children, Jason at Lamar and Gina at Texas A&M. I am a school secretary for Lumberton School District anxiously awaiting the day I can retire!! This is great idea!! Thanks!!
        Sign Date: September 1998


        Kristine Voeks Britt
        Where are you now: Beaumont, Tx.
        Referred by: Word of Mouth
        Comments: Great way to keep in touch.
        Sign Date: September 1998


        Joe Roberts
        Where are you now: Seabrook, Texas
        Referred by: Search Engines
        Comments: This is really great. I have been checking in from time to time to see who else has found this page. I hope many others find it.... Thanks Joe
        Sign Date: September 1998


        Randy Orchid
        Where are you now: Beaumont
        Referred by: Word of Mouth
        Comments: What a thrill to find this website! 1977 grad Darryl Corley and I work together at Channel 6 and he's the one who found it. As for myself, I've been in broadcasting since my sophomore year at FHS. Did some radio along with 1968 grads Michael Byrd and Gary Thatcher while at French and Lamar and then hit the road for a few years, but turned up back in Beaumont at KFDM in 1980. Darryl and I are Producer/Directors here. What's neat is that we run into some of our old friends and teachers here at work. Over the years, Mr. Smallwood, Mr. Doyle, Mrs. Lanasa, Mrs. Knox and a few others have come into the studios for one reason or another. I've only kept in touch with fellow students Michael Byrd and Marc McLemore but would love to hear from anyone else out there. How many, like myself, still have an UNEDITED version of the '68 yearbook? How's that for memories? I'm married (Lynne) with four kids (plus two step kids) and I Praise God for everything in my life! I pray He keeps us all in His Grace! Thank you and please write...Randy
        Sign Time: September 15 1998


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