Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Goodbye to another classmate

Earlier in the year, one of our classmates passed away.

Ema "Emy" Louise (Corley) Howell died Feb. 15, 2012 at the age of 51.  Funeral services were help in Olney with burial at Restland Cemetery. 

Emmy was born on November 7, 1960 to R.D. and Dixie Corley in Olney, Texas. She and Roy Howell were married on February 19, 1980 in Olney, Texas. Emmy was a certified Nursing Assistant. She was a Christian. Emmy was preceded in death by her father, nephew Wade Corley, and great niece Alexis Nicole Reyes.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Howell of Olney, Texas; two sons: Troy Howell and wife Emily of Houston, Texas, Dusty Howell and wife Billie Jean of Graham, Texas; brothers: Carl Corley, and Lloyd Corley both of Olney, Texas, Calvin Corley of Waxahachie, Texas, and Danny Corley of Oklahoma; a grandchild Kodi Howell; her mother, Dixie Corley of Olney, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Our deepest condolences to Ema's family and friends; she will be missed.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Goodbye to Another Special Classmate!

Mark West passed away on June 15, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer. His services were held on June 17, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Olney with Mark Kunkel assisting with his service.

Mark was born on November 20, 1960 in Olney and was a lifetime resident of Olney. He was self-employed in the oil industry and was an avid water and snow skier. He mentored many young men throughout the year and supported the community and inviduals when there was a need. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his mother, Janice West Rich and husband Larry of Olney, two sisters, Syndal McClatchy and husband Kent of Olney, Melissa Peterson and husband Todd of San Jose, California, a niece Kaci Creel, a nephew Chase, and a great-niece Harper Alyn Creel. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth on July 21, 1972 and his grandparents, Earl and Bonnie (Loftin) Freeze, and great-grandparents, Hobe and Ora (Simmons) Loftin.

(Information from Olney Enterprise & Lunn's Funeral Home)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Goodbye to a Classmate

Funeral services for Connie Mae Morgan, 48, of Wichita Falls, were held Friday, Feb. 19th in Olney. Connie was born on May 1, 1961, in Olney to Ueal M. "Buddy" and Dorothy (Boyd) Clayton. She died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 in Wichita Falls. She and Danny Lynn Morgan, Sr. were married on March 2, 1998 in Graham. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2006.

She was self-employed with a home-based house cleaning business, and was a member of the Baptist church. She moved to Wichita Falls from Oklahoma in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her father, Buddy Clayton, in 1999, one sister, Elaine Lewis, in 1992, and one brother, Ueal Clayton in 2001.

Survivors include son, Edward Martinez of Wichita Falls, daughter, Jennifer Martinez of Wichita Falls, her mother, Dorothy Clayton of Olney, one brother, Joe Clayton of Cleburne, and three sisters, Ethel Leatherwood, Donna Collett, and Becky Clifton, all of Olney.

(information courtesy of Olney Enterprise)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The class reunion was an enjoyable evening, and the Graham Country Club was a wonderful location. The dinner was delicious and enjoyed by approximately 34 people. We also had some classmates and family drop in just to visit.

Trudy Estridge traveled the greatest distance to the reunion. Also coming in from Oklahoma was Phil Fichte. Others who attended included Tracy & Lonnie Wales, Sara (Morales) & Freddie Lewis, Terri (Brown) & Brad Bybee, Wanda (Sykora) & Eddie Weiss, Pam (Davis) & Joe Peeks & daughter, Bonni Jo, Ellen (Lauschke) Fisher, Grace (Perez) & David Ligon & daughter, Hannah, David & Manuela Pearcy, Tommy Lewis, Phillip & Diane York, Mark & Kim Junkel & their son, Randall Wade, Mark & GayLynn McClelland, Laurey (Johnson) & Adney Stowe, Mollye (Clark) & Steve Ashton, and Noralyn (Page) & Gregg Ripps & daughter, Lockey.

Others who stopped by included Emma (Aleman) Cordero, and Nora (Yzaguirre) Arnett, as well as Tracy & Lonnie's daughter, Cacee & her family.

The evening was very relaxed and just spent catching up with each other. We missed many of our classmates and hope that they can make it to the next reunion. Five years seems like a long time, but it will be here before we know it.

In the meantime, we will work on getting current information for all of our classmates. Please let us know if you need to update your information. Thanks and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

30 Year Class Reunion

Tonight is the night for our reunion; who can beleive it has been 30 years since we graduated from good ole Olney High? Our years as Cubs seem like it was only a short time ago and those special memories helped make us who we are today.

Looking forward to seeing all of you that are able to come today at the Graham Country Club in Graham, Texas. We will begin gathering at 4:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at about 6:30 p.m. This will be a very laid back atmosphere with visiting, games, pictures, and sharing of tales of our lives.

A big thanks to Tracy for being the coordinator for this event. We greatly appreciate you and all the others that helped put this reunion together.

Will try to post pictures and information about the reunion and classmates. So check back soon!

Who's the class that's really FINE????
Senior class of 1979!!!