AHS Class of 1971

Arlington High School, Arlington, Texas, Class of 1971.

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Classmates of 1971.................

 

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Kathy Johnston Leuck
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

I graduated from UT School of Nursing Ft. Worth (now  UTA  College of Nursing) in 1975.  Spend ~ 20 years at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.   Received my Masters in Nursing at UTA .  I am a nurse practitioner working at Endocrine Associates of Dallas.  I am also a certified diabetic educator and adjunct professor with TWU -Dallas  nurse practitioner program.

 

I married Harvey in 1979.  We have 2 sons.  Matt is 26 y/o,  - Texas Tech  2007 .  He is an engineer at Cummins.  Nick is 21 y/o and a senior at Oklahoma State, majoring in engineering.   

 

Both boys played baseball in high school and we continue to be die hard Ranger fans, through thick and thin. Many of our vacations had been skiing in Colorado.   Over the past few years, we decided to head for the beach.  Cabo has been a great find. 

 

Hard to believe it has been nearly 40 years, time flies.     



Alison Bean Chandler
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

Still in Arlngton and love it.  Married Scott Chandler while we were still in high school -- 39 years with the best guy ever!  We have 3 sons, ages 38, 36, and 30.  We have two BEAUTIFUL daughters-in-law and 3 grandkids, ages 5,2, and a newborn!  God has blessed us so much!! 



Angie Taylor Hare
Member
Female
65 years old

Ann Baker Ramsey
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

I started at UTA the summer of 71, then moved on to UT School of Nursing at Fort Worth, graduated from there in 75.  Worked in Arlington for a year, then married (way too young!) and moved to Lawton Oklahoma.  Lived there for 7 years, getting a Masters in Nursing at OU.  Accepted a position at Frankfurt Army Medical Center in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and stayed in Germany for 7 years, having 2 kids in the process.  Divorced and moved to Washington State to continue to work for the Army, where I still live. 

Currently working as a Community and Population Health Nurse for the McChord Medical Clinic at McChord Field/Joint Base Lewis McChord (all new military type organization).  I can retire in 15 months and 3 days (but who's counting!)  Love what I do, but want to do less of it. 

Raised 2 kids as a single parent for 20 years (my ex died in 95), then married 2 years ago to the best thing that ever happened to me.... 

Have sung for 2 years with a Christian Choral group called Breath of Aire, (www.breathofaire.org).  I still say "Singing is Believing" 

My daughter Kate will 28 soon, is very beautiful, very smart, and very available (if anyone has a gorgeous loving son around),  My son John, 25, is currently in Tech School at Shepard AFB in Wichita Falls, training for maintenance on the B2. 

I travel back and forth to Texas frequently, to see my dad, other family and friends. 

I'm planning to attend the 40th reunion, as I've not been around or even know about the previous ones.  Sounds like the party recently was really fun.  I like fun!



Barbara Bates
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Female
65 years old
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Barbie Day Allen
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Female
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Bebe Ulrich
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Female
65 years old
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Bill Gladen
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Male
65 years old
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Bob Tallon
Member
Male
About Me

Graduated from  Texas Tech University in 1976 and returned to Mansfield. Married Terrie Sparks in 1974.

 

We have three grown children Tara Grace 33, TCU graduate 2002, Tracy Lynn 30, Trinity University  2002 and U of Houston Law School 2005, Ross Martin 27,  UTD 2008.

 

Tara has given us three grandchildren Madelyn 11, J.R. ( Jess Robert) 8, and Mackenzie 6.

 

Have enjoyed a  38 year career in fire protection engineering. Also instruct @ Texas A & M fire school for over 15 years.

 

Business Manager for theTexas Music Theater in Waxahachie.  www.texasmusictheater.com

 



Bonnie Meadows Waechter
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Female
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Brent Brooks
Member
Male
About Me

Graduated from AHS in 1971, obviously.  Graduated from SMU with a degree in political science in 1975, from University of Texas School of Law with JD in 1978, and from Dallas Theological Seminary with a ThM in 1984.  Pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary currently.  Started 3 churches, assisted planting another 8, and pastored in the Washington/Baltimore area for 22 years.  Additionally have been part of the faculty at seminaries in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon.


 I've been in Reno as Senior Pastor of Reno Christian Fellowship for 4 years. AHS classmate Janis McAndrews Hawkins is a part of our congregation.


Experienced total kidney failure in 1983 and spent a year on kidney dialysis.  September 1984 had a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Celebrated the 25th anniversary of the transplant this past September and feeling great.


Met my wife Jill in law school. We've been married for 32 years and have a 26 year old daughter Abby who also lives in Reno with her husband.  First grandchild is on the way in November.



CHERRY DAVIS-KERSEN
Member
Female
About Me

I AM STILL LIVING IN ARLINGTON.  AFTER HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM TWU WITH NURSING DEGREE.  HAVE BEEN AT MY JOB AS AN ONCOLOGY NURSE FOR ALMOST 30YRS.  HAVE 3 BOYS, 27, 25 AND 23.  MY YOUNGEST IS STATIONED IN FLA SERVING IN THE COAST GUARD ON A LE CUTTER THAT PATROLS CUBA AND HAITI.  LOOK FORWARD TO THE REUNION......



Carl Cortez
Member
Male
65 years old
About Me

I went to college at UTA, but left before I graduated to work in the family business. After about twelve years of ups and downs the family business was embezzled which led to a lawsuit against five (5) banks and over ten years of intrigue, danger, and struggle. It finally led to the end of the family business and my father's retirement. The five banks ceased to exist as did two lawfirms and a couple of attorney's lost their jobs.


About eight months ago I returned to my dream of being a writer and began writing fuill time. I have a completed novel which is being published, a couple of completed books of poetry and several completed screenplays, one of which has been accepted on spec. I also plan to write a book about the bank lawsuit!


Sadly, though I have been involved in several romances and I am a true romantic, I have never been married. I have had a couple of long term relationships with women who had had children and I really regret that I never had children of my own. I still hope and believe that a special woman is out there and I will meet her. Like I said, a true romantic.



Cathy Blinn Cremeans
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Female

Cindy Cunningham Sharp
Member
About Me

I still live in Arlington with my husband Gary. I have two children ( Arlington High graduates), two step children and one granddaughter.  Gary and I retired a year ago.  I retired from AISD after 24 years and Gary from the federal government. We enjoy traveling and working on hobbies.



Cindy Roberson Crook
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

BS degree from SFA.  Husband (Aggie) of almost 36 years, two kids, 30,32; both Aggies; both married. No grandkids yet.   Kelly teaches AP and Pre-AP Biology in Grapevine (GHS) (where she went to high school.)  Parker is in IT security and is now back in Grapevine.

Stayed at home with kids, volunteered in work nationally.  

As our daughter went off to A & M, had 35 lb  box fall on my head...13 years later I'm almost normal, if there ever was such a thing!

Just went off on my own as a floral designer after years working for others.  I  do floral designs for weddings, events, and similar requests.   High quality and style without high price.  Specialize in orchids--growing plants and using in design.

Also work in watercolor, pallette knife oil painting and some stained glass.  Also taking classes to figure out how to work this new computer!


Have lived "up the road" in Grapevine since '80. Volunteer at the Grapevine Botanical Garden as well as the Orchid House in Ft. Worth Botanic Garden.   I'm looking forward to seeing many dear friends, as year # 10 was my last reunion!.  Way too long!  IPray for cooler weather!  Hope to see you soon...Cindy




Connie Neese Chitty
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

This is the joy of our lives: our grandaughter Logan.  She is 2, this is her photo from last summer.  If I can get more pics I will update.

I graduated from UTA (finally) in 1985.  I began my masters in 1990 but after one year, I realized that wasn't what I wanted to do so I quit.

 I began working as an auto insurance claim rep in 1974 and quit for about 8 months when I married Roy in 1981.  I went back to work as an insurance adjuster (same company) in August, 1981 and will have my 35th anniversary June 1st.  

 I married 1st time in 1972, big mistake. The last time was a keeper!  Roy and I married in 1981 and have two sons, Ethan, age 27 and Ryan, age 24.  Their wives/significant other are Gabby (Ethan's lady) and Lauralee (Ryan's lady and mother of our beautiful granddaughter, Logan.)

My greatest desire is to get the hell out of Arlington. It's way too big for me these days.  (o:





Dan O'Leary
Member
Male
65 years old
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Dan Taaffe
Member
Male

Dan Woods
Member
Male
About Me

Went to AHS my junior year only after moving from my hometown of Corpus Christi.  Dad built one house by Lake Arlington (after being told Arlington was going to boom).  After a year of no luck selling the house, Hurricane Celia hit Corpus and Dad decided to move back to remodel homes destroyed by the storm (big mistake!).  Mom called me at work (Six Flags, food & beverage manager of the puppet theater - $1.55 pr hr LOL) and told me to quit, "we're moving back to CC".


Today, I am an equal partner in a structural engineering firm doing building inspections on new and existing structures certifying for windstorm insurance here on the coast.  I'm also doing music production in a small home studio and in the process of forming a dance band ("The Rebuilt Carburetors") for weddings, corporate parties and maybe some happy hour gigs.  In fact, our first gig is upcoming on March 19th & 20th at Paradise Key here at the Key Allegro marina (get that plug in) in Rockport.  We've lived in Rockport, TX (near Corpus Christi) for eleven years now.  Yvonne and I are celebrating 20 years this June and have 2 kids and 4 grandkids.


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