Wichita Falls Senior High School
Class Of 1961
|•||Donna Elliott Walker 11/15|
|•||Robert "Bobby" Walker 10/31|
|•||Janie Lindsey Grimes 10/14|
|•||Harla Ledbetter Carpenter 10/14|
|•||Rosemary League Tidwell 9/28|
WHERE WE LIVE
Who lives where - click links below to find out.
2 live in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
2 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
10 live in California
11 live in Colorado
2 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Kansas
3 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
2 live in Minnesota
3 live in Missouri
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
6 live in New Mexico
4 live in New York
2 live in North Carolina
11 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
213 live in Texas
2 live in Utah
1 lives in Virgin Islands
4 live in Virginia
4 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Alberta
1 lives in Mexico
323 location unknown
125 are deceased
|•||Nancy "Gene" Wilson McIlree 12/11|
|•||Linda Norris Cobb 12/12|
|•||Suzanne "Susie" Alexander Pickens 12/14|
|•||Maynard (Doc) Stephens 12/15|
|•||Harold Bates 12/16|
|•||Leonard Jeter Judy Jeter 12/16|
|•||Bill Strachan 12/16|
|•||Robert Burnam 12/17|
|•||John Hawley 12/17|
|•||Jerry Ritter 12/17|
|•||Pam Barnes Sitler 12/18|
|•||Howard Hays 12/18|
|•||Charles Harrison 12/20|
|•||Tanya Lantz Gowins 12/20|
|•||Judy Thorp Pipes 12/21|
|•||Virginia Goodin Moody 12/22|
|•||J. "Pat" Hammond 12/24|
|•||Mary Jennings Cage 12/24|
|•||Mark Linn 12/26|
|•||Tomi Blackburn Oliver 12/30|
|•||Joe Dobry 1/3|
|•||Connie Fox Wilson 1/3|
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!
Percentage Of Active Classmates: 41.7%
My friend from the class of '62 sent this to me and I'll
bet most of you have read it, but probably forgotten it.
It was published in the New York Times in 1988 by our
classmate Bill Hauptman. Thanks Bill for such a great
December 11th at 11:30 a.m.
Johnny Carinos on Kell!
The recipient of this year's Class of 1961
Scholarship is Jhoselin Miranda.
(see tab on left: SCHOLARSHIP,
WFSH “61” Reunion Update:
While planning our 50th Reunion, the committee requested donations to be applied toward a gift for the school in our name. The generosity of our classmates was overwhelming. We also had money left over from the 50th class reunion account. Working with the school, the committee decided to replace the antiquated sound system in the field house. Herby Carr coordinated the purchase of the system through Dan White, who installed the system, and the school. Paying for the system through the foundation saved us money on taxes. The final cost of the system was just over $5,900. We had money left over! Approximately $1,400 was earmarked for seed monies for our next ‘get-together’ and the remaining funds established the Wichita Falls Senior High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund.
Much thought was put into establishing this scholarship fund. Hopes are the scholarship will be a continuing legacy to the WFHS graduates. Again working with the school and Cheryl Pappan, Executive Director, WFISD Foundation, many eligibility criteria were considered. Janie Lindsey Grimes, Herby Carr, Terry Anderson Gilleland and Susan Cox Wainscott identified what was believed to be important with Janie being instrumental in creating our final application form. They wanted the scholarship to be applied to either an academic or vocational school along with the candidate to be a first generation college student. Other criteria thought to be important were family income of $30,000 or less per year, a grade point average of at least 2.5 and two letters of recommendation. The final criterion is a concise essay detailing personal strengths and academic achievements through curricula and/or after school activities, personal goals and his or her commitment to completing their education. The annual award was set at $750, for the time being, with candidates being considered now. The first scholarship will be awarded in May, 2012 with the recipient entering school this coming fall.
We hope the class will continue to support the scholarship fund. Initial input into the account will finance 2012 and 2013. Only through the continued generosity of our classmates, will additional scholarships be awarded for years to come. Please contact Susan Wainscott or Janie Grimes should you wish to contribute to the WFSH Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund. If you prefer, your contribution can be mailed directly to or you may contact Cheryl personally.
Cheryl Pappan, WFISD Foundation
PO Box 97533
1104 Broad Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307-7533
***Designate: Donation for WFSH Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund
If you like, go to RECIPES on tab above and check out the recipe section. Maybe someone has a recipe for homemade fried pies????
RECIPES * * * * RECIPES * * * * RECIPES
This site isn’t about waistlines, hairlines or credit lines.
some of the best years of our lives -
It's about caring for our classmates and their families!
To all Classmates: Please, please upload your pictures into the classmates photo gallery. Everyone would love to see your pictures and I hope everyone is willing to share!
Pictures are all uploaded into the Reunion Gallery. Now we are working on who is in the picture!!!! If you spot any errors, send a message to Terry Anderson. We'll fix it!
Here is a link to some pictures from Charles Harrison from our 40th Class Reunion
All of the important stuff is on the left under the different tabs. Check them all out!
This website will continue after the reunion and on and on and on. . . . . .for as long as we can afford it and as long as one of us can continue to use a computer. We hope that you all will keep in touch with each other and update your addresses and phone numbers if you should MOVE! This is critical because when we LOSE you it takes a lot of time to FIND you! And we all LOVE you!
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