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Class of 1970

40th REUNION!
See the new Courier page for more information!

new! new! NOW VIEW SENIOR YEARBOOK PHOTOS!

      Steve b Wright
      Where are you now: kountze tx.
      Referred by: Ronnie Wright
      Comments: Quite french high October 1970 joined U.S. army severed in Vietnam now retired heavy diesel field tec. Been to a couple of reunions.
      Sign Date: June 2015


      Prentiss Cammack
      Where are you now: San Antonio , Tx
      Referred by: Rick Davis
      Comments: I live on a farm near San Antonio. I have a small utility construction business. Would like to hear from old friends. Ph # 210-573-5479
      Sign Date: June 2015


      Sandy Cooper
      Where are you now: Austin
      Referred by:
      Comments: My maiden name is Lindsey. My dad was Coach Lindsey
      Sign Date: June 2015


      Ronnie Atkins
      Where are you now: McKinney, Texas
      Referred by:
      Comments: Would have graduated from FHS but had to move away my junior year due to my father being transferred to Dallas.
      Sign Date: May 2014


      diane farque belyeu
      Where are you now: pt arthur,texas
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 2014



      Rebecca Dees
      Where are you now: port neches
      Referred by: self
      Comments: I attended FHS 1967/68 my sophomore year. My maiden name is Flowers. We moved to Orange the summer of 1968. I had made the Buffalo Belles and was so proud and so sad that we had to move. Charlie Flowers is my older brother . He would have been a 1969 graduate. We both graduated from West Orange high school, '69 & '70. I have seen the facebook website for Voth-Rosedale elementary and it really takes me back to some wonderful old memories. I don't have my old school pictures because we lost so many things when it flooded during hurricane Audrey so I love seeing the ones that have been posted. Glad I found this one too.
      Sign Date: Feb. 2014


      Craig Johnson
      Where are you now: Marietta, GA
      Referred by: google
      Comments: Books a hoot !! Love it
      http://omi.co
      Sign Date: Oct. 2013


      Karen Hudson Pettefer
      Where are you now: Sulphur, LA
      Referred by: google
      Comments: I married JerryPettefer from Lake Charles, LA. We own Jerry's Marine. We have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Life is good!!!
      Sign Date: March 2013


      Mickie Webber-King
      Where are you now: Baytown
      Referred by: google
      Comments: Calling al 1970 grads! Hope everyone is doing well. Give me a holler!
      Sign Date: March 2013


      Martha Haggard Johnson
      Where are you now:
      Referred by: Margaret Haggard
      Comments:
      Sign Date: March 2013


      Kay Carroll Novak
      Where are you now: Flatonia, Tx
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: July 2012


      Barbara Delaney Mozley
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by:
      Comments: I am happy to find this site and maybe recontact with some old friends. I left Beaumont in Aug 1973 and moved to Houston for 12 years. I was married to Larry Hancock til 1976 when we divorced. I remarried later that year to Steve Mozley and we raised two sons, Jared 12-2-77 and Casey 8-12-81. That marriage ended in 1983 and we moved back to Beaumont late in 1984 where I have been ever since.. My oldest has been married 12 years and I have one six year old granddaughter named Gabriella and they live in Allen TX north of Dallas. My youngest in 30 now and never married but that may change soon. I attened a funeral today for Darla Mack Case. She passed away on Sunday 11-6-11. It was a very sad day but I wanted to share with some of you who may remember her.
      Sign Date: Nov. 2011


      Bill Townley
      Where are you now: Lake Conroe Texas
      Referred by: Kitty Boykin(Andress)I
      Comments: It would really be good to hear from some of my old friends.
      Sign Date: July 2011


      George Howard
      Where are you now: Vidor
      Referred by:
      Comments: I used to run into old class mates everyonce in a while but, not so much anymore. It`s always nice to see and talk to old friends about old times and whats happening now. Most days I would never want to go back but, there are times that I miss that peroid. So many mistakes made, and good times also.
      Sign Date: July 2011


      bryan williams
      Where are you now: maryland
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: April 2011


      Theresa Melonson
      Where are you now: Beaumont Texas
      Referred by: Janie Cain Smith
      Comments: Hello Class of 1970 I Love all of you, sorry that I have not contacted , but just a few of you. That does not mean anything. I am willing to meet with my class soon even if it is a cup of coffee or a glass of Lemonade. Love all of you Theresa Thomas Melonson
      Sign Date: April 2011


      Richard (Rick) Veale
      Where are you now: Belton, Tx
      Referred by: Janie Cain Smith
      Comments:
      Sign Date: April 2011


      Margo Hogan
      Where are you now: Ft. Worth
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: (2011)-- Sure enjoyed getting together with former classmates at the reunion in October. Would there be any interest for those living in the DFW area getting together periodically like the Beaumont area alumni do? I retired from teaching in Birdville ISD in 2003. Have one married daughter and 2 grandchildren living in Brazoria, TX.
      Thanks Beth for a great site!

      Sign Date: Jan. 28 2003


      Michael W. Tanner
      Where are you now: bacliff, tx
      Referred by:
      Comments: dont get around much, i guess i am a bit behind most of yawl who are active. i am "lazy", "Lay-back" hope that ywal are a bit more active hope to be at our reunion this year, aiming to be tere.
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Gwen Falkner Smith
      Where are you now: Nome Just moves here from Bmt. Our retirement home.
      Referred by: Janie Cain
      Comments: Hi everyone. Glad to read some of your comments. Johnny & I have been married for 41 years I know that's a long time. We have two beautiful daughters. Our oldes lives in The Woodlands and has 3 kids. Our other daughter lives in Bmt and no kids. We have moved to Nome,last move, and plan for this to be our home forever. WE were in Bmt. for more than 32 yrs. Our girls went to West Brook, Then Lamar, Go Big Red..I would like to hear from some of you. You can also reach me at johnny3550@att.net. Mail me, Gwen.....
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Kay Carroll Novak
      Where are you now: Flatonia, Texas (between Houston @ San Antonio)
      Referred by: Another Alumni
      Comments: It's been a long time. Would love to hear from classmates. I've lived here for 16 years and have a very busy job keeping eggs in 310 Sam's clubs in the US.I have three grown children, Julie a teacher,Todd a high school principal @ Cody who is also a teacher. Two grand children with a third on the way. Wish I could make the reunion..
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Brenda Chute
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Paula Weyler
      Comments: I would love to see some of my friends from High School. It was a great time in my life and will never forget some of the great memories of have of French High. Used to love to walk down those halls listening and of course participating in all the talking,gossiping, planning for Friday nights,and anything else you could think of. It was a great time not only for me but it was a great time to be growing up, Life was good! Brenda
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Charles "Chuck" Van Dyke
      Where are you now: Houston, Texas
      Referred by: Gail Normand Franklin/ Janie Smith Cain
      Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing everyone
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Rob Crosser
      Where are you now:
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      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      David Shimek
      Where are you now: Luanda, Angola (West Central Africa)
      Referred by: Lynda Douglas Shimek - FHS '75
      Comments: Hello from Africa. I lost Lynda, my wife of 32 years, to breast cancer in September 2009 and Katie, our only child, to heart disease in April 1997. I've had a very interesting and educational life. I've lived various places in the world in my 36+ year career in construction management with Exxon and ExxonMobil, after graduating from Lamar in May '74 with a BS degree in civil engineering. I look forward to seeing everyone at the big group hug in October. I plan to laugh as hard as I can, cry alot, hug as many people as possible, and hopefully kiss a few.
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Cody Shaffer
      Where are you now: Fairbanks, AK
      Referred by: Cain
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Bill Duncan
      Where are you now: Freeport, Texas
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Debra Ann Marks Hunt
      Where are you now: Orangefield, Texas
      Referred by: another alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Sept. 2010


      Diana Shaw Danna
      Where are you now: Waco, TX
      Referred by: another alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: August 2010


      Gail Normand Franklin
      Where are you now: Willis, TX
      Referred by: David Shimek
      Comments: Hi everyone. It'll be so great to see y'all soon! As for me,after 18 years of marriage I am now single, and I am one of the millions caught up in the unemployment line, so I am looking for a steady job. Helping with our reunion is a great distraction from worry. I have a 2 yr. old granddaughter who is georgeous!! Anyone with info on any of our classmates please call or e-mail so we can have our biggest reunion ever!! See you soon.
      Sign Date: August 2010


      Jan Coe Graham
      Where are you now: Waco, TX
      Referred by: Friends of FHS
      Comments: Hello, Hello! Wow...this is a blast from the past seeing all these names and having fun memories of dear friends from French High School. Married my college sweetheart 36 years ago. We have one son who lives in Montana...no daughter-in-law or grand babies yet...but still very hopeful. I am looking forward to coming to the 40 reunion in October. I haven't been since the 20th. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
      Sign Date: August 2010


      Dale Slaughter
      Where are you now: Reno, NV
      Referred by: David Shimek
      Comments: We had a great band. Especially the trombone section.
      Sign Date: August 2010


      Mary Anne Wright Wilson
      Where are you now: Spring, TX
      Referred by:
      Comments: Five children, 2 new grandsons, one more on the way!
      Sign Date: July 2010


      Donald Farish
      Where are you now: Baytown
      Referred by: Jackie Farish
      Comments: Hello, I am living in Baytown I have been here for about 21 years. I have 4 Kids Shauna, Jason, Alyson,and Christi. I have been working in the steel industry since 1976. Would like to know how everyone is doing. I also have 10 grandchildren,I am really blessed.
      Sign Date: July 2010


      Janice Pickard Hobby (updated 7/2010)
      Where are you now: Spring, Texas
      Referred by: Janie Cain
      Comments: ( 2000 )What a wonderful website! I've been married for 22 years to my great hubby, Jim. My daughter, Brooke, will graduate this year and my daughter, Kelli, is a freshman. They both know the "Belle song" by heart. What great memories. My favorite teachers were Mrs. Mouton and Mr. Boston. I have an antique shop on Stuebner-Airline and stay busy with a very busy household. Life is great!
      Sign Date: Feb. 17 2000


      Jackie (Martin) Farish
      Where are you now: Humble, Texas
      Referred by: Jan Holt Hall
      Comments: have been married to Charlie Farish 37 years (brother of Don and Terri Farish Chelette, also 1970 graduates of French high) We have 3 children Derrick, Kristin, and Kelly and 3 grandchildren. Missed the 20th and 30th because we were living in Rhode Island for 15 years, but attended the 10 and 15th. I remember then we talked about having a Guess Ele. reunion at the same time we had a high school reunion for all of us who went to that school. As I remember, there were quite a few of us who went to school together for the whole 12 years. Would be fun to see all of you now.
      Sign Date: July 2010


      Brenda Duncan Shaw
      Where are you now: Lawrenceville, GA
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: July 2010


      Judy Bonvillion Walker
      Where are you now: The Woodlands, TX
      Referred by:
      Comments: Looking forward to the reunion in October!! It has been a long time since I have talked or seen a lot of former classmates
      Sign Date: July 2010


      Robert (Bobby) Grisham
      Where are you now: Hewitt, TX.
      Referred by:
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      Sign Date: July 2010


      Jerome L. Wells
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Rebecca Russell
      Where are you now:
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      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010



      Randy Allen
      Where are you now: Lumberton
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Maryland Hamilton Templeton
      Where are you now: Rockdale
      Referred by: Janie Cain
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Violet Lowe (Cross)
      Where are you now: Austin, Texas
      Referred by: Janie Cain
      Comments: Making plans to go to the 40th Class Reunion.
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Johnnie Temple, Doty
      Where are you now:
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Phyllis Rice
      Where are you now: Silsbee
      Referred by: Janie Cain
      Comments: I am interested in attending the reunion. I live in Silsbee and work in Beaumont at J S Edwards & Sherlock Insurance Agency. I have 2 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren and am currently divorced. Oh Well - Enough of that. I just wanted to see if any of my old friends were going to be at the reunion. Go French Buffs!!!
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Marla Gayle Henley Morvent
      Where are you now:
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      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Paula Weyler
      Where are you now: Kountze, TX
      Referred by: Janie Smith Cain
      Comments: Was married 11 yrs. and divorced for more than double that! No children. I work in Beaumont with another FHS graduate. Besides her and Brenda Chute Setliff, I never see anyone from school. Don't think many people remember me anyway because I was so shy! But I'm still around, working for a local insurance agency. Not very exciting, is it! Keep me posted on the reunion. This is a great site...thanks for recommending it!
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Debbie Browning Thornal
      Where are you now:
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Bobbie Temple Kageler
      Where are you now:
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      Sign Date: June 2010


      Mary Beth Arena Jones
      Where are you now:
      Referred by: Janie Cain
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Randy Hester
      Where are you now: Austin, Tx.
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: (updated: June 2010)Oct.5 2000


      Jan Holt Hall
      Where are you now: Near Crockett, Texas
      Referred by: alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 2010


      Regina Donatto
      Where are you now: Golden Triangle
      Referred by:
      Comments:
      Sign Date: May 2010


      Jim Milner
      Where are you now: Bartlesville OK
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: FHS seems like four lifetimes ago. Favorite class: Mr. Mayette's photography class. Favorite memories: all the Buffalo Belles.
      Sign Date: (updated: May 2010) July 3, 2003


      Janice Budd Gilbert
      Where are you now: Seal Harbor Maine
      Referred by: Patrice Sawyer Mitchell
      Comments: Wow, Thank you for the website. I have been a neonatal nurse practitioner for many years now and worked at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for 25 years. For the past year I have been living in paradise on the coast of Maine in my future retirement house. I feel very grateful to have a career that I love. I was married for 19 years, and have been divorced for the same. My three children all live in Texas, two in Austin and one in Anahuac. I have one fabulous grandson who is 16 years old. I would love to hear from old friends. Janice
      Sign Date: May 2010


      Laura Ray Wheeler
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: surfed
      Comments: Looking on facebook and found this site
      Sign Date: May '09


      Karn McCraw Makin
      Where are you now: Humble, Tx
      Referred by:
      Comments: Not much to tell. I have two wonderful sons, no grandchildren yet. Right now my sons are content with Harleys. As a matter of fact I am thinking of getting one myself, I don't like being left at home when they go riding. I lost my husband to cancer in Oct of '07, after 28 years of marriage. But dont dispare. I am in the streets as much as possible. I love dancing to county music and a member of the committee of the Houston Live Stockshow and Rodeo. I hope we have a reunion next year. Matter of fact a cruise would be great!
      Sign Date: June '09


      Gary Heyroth
      Where are you now: Boerne, Tx
      Referred by: Jerry Morrison
      Comments: (updated)I hadn't checked this site in a while. Just wanted to catch up on some people. Maybe a reunion this year?
      Sign Date: May '09


      Marla Gayle (Henley) Morvent
      Where are you now: Orange, TX
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments:
      Sign Date: April '09


      Phyllis (Maxwell) Parks
      Where are you now: Corsicana, TX
      Referred by: surfing the net
      Comments: I left FHS the summer between my junior and senior year and moved to Arlington, Texas. I went to nursing school at John Peter Smith School of nursing and I have been married to the same guy for 36 years. We have two children, Lindsey and Michael. Lindsey is married with two children and Michael graduated from Texas A&M in December '08, going to law school in the fall '09. Would love to visit with old friends from FSH. Take care!
      Sign Date: April. '09


      Robert (Bobby) Grisham
      Where are you now: Hewitt, TX
      Referred by: Just Looking
      Comments: Have 7 grandkids, ages 6 thru 21. Left Beaumont in 1977. Moved to Indy until 1984. Moved to Waco ,Tx Haven’t left. Married Angie in 1975. Met her in Kansas City Mo. We have a good life. Like to hear from other class mates.
      WEBSITE: www.abgrisham.igniteinc.biz
      Sign Date: Feb. '09


      Michael Wilson
      Where are you now: Houston
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: I'm still a teacher, however I teach at Cy-Woods High School (AP U.S. History)and In the Lone Star College System as an adjunct professor. My daughter is now 13 and I'm just learning about the teen years. I'm sad to hear abot Harry Hodge's passing. He was one of my closest high school friends
      Sign Date: Sept '08


      Gary O'Donnell
      Where are you now: Palestine,TX,
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments:
      Sign Date: August '08


      Terry Golden
      Where are you now: Bellingham, Washington
      Referred by: classmate
      Comments: I am an associate pastor in a non-denominational church in Bellingham , Washington . My wife Lynnette, who is a “Greenie” (class of ’74) is the Director of Early Childhood in the same church. I am retired from BP after a 33 year career. I received a Chemical Engineering degree from Lamar in 1974, and ended up in an executive position with BP, but all that already seems far in the past. I don’t get to the site very often, but enjoy checking in from time to time to see what’s up. Who knows, maybe one of these days we’ll be back around Beaumont at the same time as a bonfire or something!
      Sign Date: June '08


      Kay Peoples Callender
      Where are you now: Kerrville,TX
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments:
      Sign Date: May '08


      Bobby Hollis
      Where are you now: Kingwood Tx
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: interested in Class of 1970’s upcoming plans
      Sign Date: (updated : May 09) Sign date: May '08


      Karen Waller Kelley
      Where are you now: Angleton, Teaxs
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: Married to Dave Kelley (French Class of 1966) for 35 years. We have 2 children Kalese 27 and Clint 25. I teach 1st grade in Angleton and Dave is an engineer for Dow Chemical. My favorite teacher was Bill Morton.
      Sign Date: July. 2007


      Cheryl Frederick Eaves
      Where are you now:
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: I have been looking for info on my old classmates and have finally found you. I am Cheryl Frederick Eaves class of 1970. I've only seen a handful of people since graduation and have'nt kept in touch with anyone. If someone would call or email me i'd love it.My kids are all grown,nobody at home but me and hubby, i'd enjoy communicating with somebody that remembered the the good things I do about high school. Waiting for ya'll!!
      Sign Date: Jan. 2007


      Susan Huff Hebert
      Where are you now: Fannett
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments:
      Sign Date: March 4, 2005


      Judy Gordon Bradshaw
      Where are you now: Cy-Fair/Houston
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: I loved French High. I go back ever so often. So many memories. I hear a "golden oldie" on the radio, and it instantly zaps me back. those were the days, I wish it still was that way! times have definately changed.....we are growing older!
      Sign Date: Update May 3 2004


      Lesley (Strader) Morgan
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Update April 2010


      Patricia Tanner Boazman
      Where are you now: Galveston, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      (updated; Sept. '09) Just updating info...and wanted to say hi!
      9-06-03..Last night I recognized one of my classmates from French High School in my cafe (The Beach Rock Cafe)...as I have been living and working in Crystal Beach for over 2 years now, I am amazed that she was the first person I actually recognized (and she recommended viewing this site...thank you)...I remember many get-togethers at the beach in the late 60's and early 70's (bonfires were the highlight of the end of the day)....these memories are as vivid as the 11st circle.... :-)
      Sign Date: Sept.7, 2003


      Lisa (Ward) Berkenbosch
      Where are you now: Houston Tx.
      Referred by: Search Engine
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 2 2003



      Mark Vickers
      Where are you now: Still in Beaumont (why leave?)
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: I've been married to Jaqi Williams 29 years, she graduated from South Park way back in 1970. She currently is teaching Latin at Central, and West Brook. We have three grown kids; Matt is a Chem E., who with his wife Stacey and our first grandchild Chloe, live in Dickinson,Tx. Scott is a cop, he and his wife, Donna, live in Arlington, Texas. And our youngest, Lauren is still at home, but will be marrying a fine young man, Ryan Gaines, next May. Hopefully, after thirty years it will be just me and Jaqi, on our own. Where do I work?---I've spent the last 25 years, sweating it out as an operator at Ameripol Synpol. Highschool memories-Too many pretty girls and how shy I was.
      Sign Date: Oct. 15 2002


      Randy Hughes
      Where are you now: Lumberton
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: I have happy memories of my years at Edwards Elementary, Bowie Jr. High and FRENCH, of course!!! I have worked in the Design Dept. at DuPont Beaumont Works since 1977. I married Karen Stark (FHS Class of '79) in '79. We have two children, Scott, 20, and Lauren, 17, both students at Lamar. I am no longer the skinny "stringbean" that I was in high school; in fact, some of you may have seen me and now known me! I eat Lean Cuisines for lunch and try to diet and exercise as my busy life allows. Both Karen and I enjoy our rewarding involvement in The Apostolic Church of Beaumont.(Recently got reacquainted with Mrs. Elizabeth Noone - 3rd Grade Teacher). Fave teachers at FHS include Mr. Steve Boston, Mrs. Zulma Smith (Spanish teacher), Mrs. Marjorie (Cunningham) Davidson, Dr. Florence Sawyer. Mom, Mary Ellen George Hughes is a '47 FHS Grad
      Sign Date: August 8 2002


      Judy Gordon Bradshaw
      Where are you now: Cy-Fair - Houston, Tx.
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: Hey Buffs, it's great to read about everyone. Married to a great guy (from Tulsa)have 4 kids of my own and 3 step-children. My husband owns a Tree Service, and I am a housewife. I love crafts, and decorating when I am not busy with the grand-babies.
      Sign Date: June 10 2002


      Mickie Webber
      Where are you now: Baytown, Texas 77521
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: Twirler and marching band drummer. Favorite class - drama (also favorite teacher)
      Sign Date: March 8, 2002


      Dianna Morgan Porter
      Where are you now: Nacogdoches
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: What a wonderful site. I have mostly fond memories of FHS, especially the Band. I seems like yesterday. I have had a bumpy, adventure filled, not always fun life. However, may I say that things began to look up about 10 years ago.I lost my husband (didn't die, I just seemed to have misplaced him). I have since found myself married to a wonderful man, Mark, 8 years my junior who thinks I am beautiful, smart, and funny. I have a great son, Zach, who is absorbed with theatre and has a girlfriend who is a costumer. They are on their way to NY as we speak. At 26, I guess that he doesn't need my permission. He didn't ask for it anyway. I teach in a Montessori school and have for the last 10 years. We love to fish, camp, golf poorly, and the arts. Mark has been in professional theatre for 20 years. He is currently TD for the State Theatre in Austin. We have 3 cats, a dog, a duck, and various fish. My sister and 2 brothers also went to French. Jimmy is here in Austin working as a mechanic and riding his Harley. He is a grandpa 7 times over. Matt is in Orange working for Chevron. Patty is in Vidor. She and her husband are owner-operators. She is a grandma 6 times over. I can't get Zach to even think about marriage much less kids. Well, I am a great Aunt! Thanks again for this site. I was such a wall flower in HS that I bet no one remembers me, but I remember a lot of you.
      Sign Date: March 4, 2002


      Rick Whitson
      Where are you now: Ft. Worth TX
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Just a quick hello to all the 1970 graduates. It was the greatest time of out lives and we didn't even know it.. duh.. it was the 70's... rock on buffalo's
      Sign Date: Dec. 9, 2001


      Ellen Payne Whitley
      Where are you now: Lumberton
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: All I can say about high school is.....wish I knew then what I know now !! I love it that we are re-connecting with old friends again, it's so great. I am divorced, kids are grown (3), am a self-employed mural artist and decorative painter (faux finishes). I love my job !!! I hope to hear from fellow Buffs.
      Sign Date: June 112 2001


      Sandra C. Lindsey Cooper
      Where are you now: Austin
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments:
      Sign Date: May 12 2001


      Donald Easterwood
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 18 2001


      Jeff Liddell
      Where are you now: Shreveport, La.
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: French High was not just a place but an attitude. Still some of my most memorable years were spent there and as I age and become more nostalgic about the past have become sorry that I did not stay in touch with the many friends I made during that time. Robert Frost wrote "I have miles to go before I sleep" and did'nt we all think those miles would go on forever back then. Just a hello to all who remember me.
      Sign Date: Dec. 18 2000


      Harvey Lynn DuBose
      Where are you now: Jasper, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Had to leave FHS in my sophmore year. From Edwards elem. To James Bowie Jr High. To French High. All My friends that grew up during those times It was so hard to leave. I remember Joyce Crittenden What a Teacher and a counsler. Really made you enjoy her class. Mr. Jim Boone What a paddler Firm but Fair !!! Hated to leave but will always be a BUFFALO IN MY HEART !!
      Sign Date: Dec. 16 2000


      William J. Dobie
      Where are you now: Buna Texas 77612
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Nov. 25 2000


      Dennis Smith
      Where are you now: Deer Park, Texas
      Referred by: just Surfed On In
      Comments: Just attended our 30th reunion and really enjoyed talking to everyone. I wish more of our class would come. My last 2 years at French I was in D.E. and left campus early to work at Beall's. I feel like I missed a lot of school activities because of that. Graduated from Lamar in 74 and went to work at Armco Steel in Houston until they closed. Been at Pennzoil-Quaker State now for 13 yrs. Married 24 yrs, 1 daughter(30) and 1 son(23) and 3 grandkids.
      Sign Date: Nov. 18 2000


      Marlon Thomas Hall
      Where are you now: Kountze, TX
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Nov. 1 2000


      DANA PETERS WEISENHORN
      Where are you now: HOUSTON
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Oct. 28 2000


      Gail Normand Franklin
      Where are you now: Montgomery, TX
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Hi, I am helping with the class of '70 reunion and need to add info for our reunion. As for myself, nothing to spectatular. Married, no children. I'm a professional jewelry manufacturer, and am adding to my carrier with trophies, plaques and engraving at a local store in Conroe. My favorite teachers were Mrs. Callaway(English 11th grade) and Mrs. (I think) Gallier who taught VOE. One taught me why english was so important and the other why respect for ones self and others and your job was so valuable. My special memories were fridays and the halls decorated for the games, the ribbons and the pep rallies. Also the plays the drama class did and tallent shows. Thank you for caring about the past and the future.
      Sign Date: Oct. 14 2000


      Alice Pogue Slaughter
      Where are you now: Benicia, California
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Sept. 30 2000


      Ted Lloyd
      Where are you now: Austin, Texas
      Referred by: You Told Me
      Comments: Jim Ferrel told me about this. Been in Austin since 1975, physical therapist in private practice. Divorced since 1982, no children, living on Lake Austin. Jim told me there is going to be reunion of class of 1970 on weekend of October 27, 28, will try to make it. Do not get to Beaumont often, will try if other alumni continue to have get togethers. I see Jim Gammage and Steve Minick often, Steve Brammer visits from Beaumont often as well. Looking forward to hearing from old classmates. Not sure I can make the reunion in October, would be able to next summer when I think more people from out of town could attend. Can reach me at Cheeser2222@aol.com or cheeser619. Tony Stelly, Wiley Voorhies, you guys out there! Ted
      Sign Date: Sept. 7 2000


      Michael Wilson
      Where are you now: Houston
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: My wife, Jan, Kelly(1973) read my entry and realized that I had forgotten my 20 years with her. I didn't. We have a 5 year old daughter that is the light of our lives. Her name is Madelyn and she has a great Godfather, Chris Stiteler, class of 70. Best memories are of the band , Mrs. Slovak, Big Bill Driskell, and getting ZZ Top for our senior prom. I'm aBuff from the class of '70. My brother Thom classof '69 and my sister Lynne, class of '73. My Dad T.R. Wilson taught government and economics at French from 1962 until 1978. He dearly loved the old school. He passed away in 1983. My mom was a permenant sub at the school during the 60's and 70's. She passed away last October. Both my brother and I are veterans of the U.S. Army. All three have masters in different areas. Go Buff Band
      Sign Date: July 26 2000


      Michael W. Tanner
      Where are you now: Bacliff, Tx
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: HOWDY!! to all of you out there. I have been wondering if anybody has or had information about a thirty year reunion for the 1970 grads. If anybody has info, please let me know, so that I can make plans. I would like to know whether there has been one or if one is in planning. Thanks Y'ALL , Y'alls friend and fellow FRENCH HI grad. FESTUS-1@WEBTV.NET (Michael W. Tanner)
      Sign Date: May 22, 2000


      Theresa Norman Elshire
      Where are you now: Castoville,Tx. 78009
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: April 24 2000


      Ken C. Elshire
      Where are you now: Castroville Tx.appx 15 miles west of San Antonio
      Referred by: Search Engine
      Comments: Have had a manufactured home business for 15 yrs married Theresa Norman also graduated in 1970 been together for 29 yrs. have 3 daughters & 4 grand childern.
      Sign Date: (updated July '08)April 23 2000


      M. J.(Janie) Smith Cain
      Where are you now: Katy, Texas
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: Beth you have done a FANTASTIC job and service to all Buffaloes with this web site! Thanks to all involved. Found this web site thru reading messages on classmates.com. Attended Lamar University until 1973 when I met a Big Senior, Rodney Neal Cain (BHS '69). We married and came to the Big City of Houston where Rodney began his mechanical engineering career. Interestingly Rodney was a T.A. at Lamar and graded papers/tests which included those of David Shimek, Steve Stanley and Neal Baker. Maybe you guys remember him. We have been married 26 yrs. and have one son, Eric Neal Cain (26), who is a graduate M.E. and an alumni tuba player from the "Goin' Band from Raiderland" from Texas Tech University class of Dec. '97. Eric and Rodney both work at Kellogg Brown & Root in downtown Houston. I graduated from Lamar 7 yrs. later in 1980 with a BS in Art (graphic design/commercial art). I worked in the E & C industry for 15 yrs., as a legal asst. for a while and ! we have both been involved with band at Taylor High School and Texas Tech University. During my son's 5 1/2 yrs at TTU, I re-established the TTU Dads & Moms Assn. Houston chapter in Houston and the surrounding area. They currently number 3: West Houston, NW Houston and NE Houston. Hope to really start my "own career" soon. My girlfriends at FHS were Darlene Covel Anderson and Dana Peters Weisenhorn. I remember going to football games when it was chilly and drinking hot chocolate. We cruised 11th st. too, went to the Gateway skating rink every weekend, the Pig Stand for a "ricky" and always had to go to Burger Chef! Mr. Boston was a great history teacher! Does anyone remember having "Ruby Duby" for chemistry? I think that was the only class I ever failed...what was I thinking! How many buffalo skins do you all think Mr. Coody gave at graduation over the years?!? Have never seen some of our classmates at a reunion. Does anyone know where Judy Copp, Verna Danine, Jack! ie DeBartolo and Harry Hoge are now? Showtown drive-in is now a golf driving range but sat vacant for years! My family stills lives in Lumberton and sometimes Rodney and I drive out to Lamar, or BHS & FHS buildings and they all look old and worn! The Class of 1970 does not have very many people listed so let's all work on getting them on here.
      Sign Date: April 16 2000


      Don Ward
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Very interesting site!I'm married to Debbie Dennis(FHS'70)for 28 years.3 kids-Carole-25,Brooke-19,Zack-18 and grandson Brett-4(The Greatest!)Great memories at FHS-basketball,Coach Kilpatrick,Gammage, O'Donnell,Roberts,Marshall-where are you now?Sign on or E-mail me.Looking forward to hearing from many other classmates(remember,some of us spent 12 years in school together!)Thanks
      Sign Date: March 18 2000


      Rodney J. Barnett
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Married high school sweetheart and classmate, Vicki Easter (class of 70 and best friend). Married 30 years in August, 2000. My years at FHS were good years with many fond memories. Band, choir, music theory and the French High Folksingers come close to the top of the list. However, meeting Vicki Easter at our junior year's Homecoming Bonfire tops the list. During my senior year and for about a year later, I played professional music in clubs and bars. After being married a short time, I was born again never to go back to the clubs. Vicki and I began raising our family (3 children) in church and became a small time singing group. We played in many Christian bands working with teens teaching ministry. We have taken the Gospel into prisons in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Vicki and I are now in our 10th year of full-time evangelism ministry. Licensed and ordained by local Southern Baptist and Mission Service Corps Volunteer, our current work consists of a Mexico Mission where we build churches and supply food, clothes, toys, Bibles, and medical supplies to the poor. During the summer months we work with other churches assisting in neighborhood outreaches through our expertise in Block Party events. I am resting in God's perfect peace, serving Christ with joy, laboring because I am saved, expecting a good report card in heaven, praying that all who read this come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ the Lord!
      Sign Date: March 10 2000


      Tony Stelly
      Where are you now: Richmond, Virginia
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Catholic University, BA, 1975 George Mason University Law School, J.D. 1980 FBI agent (79-85) practicing law in Virginia since '85 married (Pratt Alderman Peace, Henderson NC, 1983), 2 boys, Watson (15) and Ried (11) Favorite teacher: Mrs. Wagstaff (never got less than an A in a college English class thanks to her, and I was by far just an average student in her classes`-- what a great teacher!) Favorite memory: a clandestine rendevous with Mrs. Lanassa to encase in a polyurethene mold a marijuana stalk she obtained (Lord knows where she got it)to use as an exhibit in biology class.
      Sign Date: March 8 2000


      Marilyn "Lyn" Reeder, etc, etc, etc
      Homepage: Rick and Marilyn Jalufka's Home Page
      Where are you now: Kirby (outside San Antonio), Texas
      Year you left French: oh my, 70 I think
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I hate that it's so long ago, I remember faces but not many names of my co-horts in fun...since I haven't had access to any yearbooks since a few months after I left school, I must rely on you good folks to contact me. Send me an E-mail! ((HUGS)) to all my fellow classmates!!
      Sign Date: Feb. 07 2000


      Alan McKee
      Where are you now: Silsbee
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Glad to find this site, each time my wife and I go to Beaumont, I find myself looking for an old classmates, but that happens so seldom. Looking forward to another class re-union.
      Sign Date: Jan. 28 2000


      Ora (Lee Ann) Clark Kayser
      Where are you now: Rose City, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Nothing much to tell. I've been married twice, have two daughters, two stepsons (one is no longer with us), and I have a new grandson. I lived in Beaumont most of my life except for 7 years in New Jersey and I have been in Rose City for almost 10 years now.
      Sign Date: Jan. 22 2000


      Jim Ferrell, Jr.
      Where are you now: Port Neches, TX.
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: (update email July '09) Went to Lamar U, then into the Air Force for 4 years. Married an English women and had two sons, Steven - 21 and Ryan - 19.Married to Sandy now and have a 7 year old daughter, Jamie.Was in the Drive-In Grocery business for many years, sold Real Estate and am now President of Stewart Title Beaumont and VP with Stewart Title Guaranty Co. and District Manager.Many wonderful memories of the BUFFS and school friends.Sock hops, drive-in movies, cruisin 11th St.
      Sign Date: Jan. 18 2000


      Jay Schroder
      Where are you now: Pinewood (Sour Lake)
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Jan. 10 2000


      Karen Krepper Robbins
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I have two daughters Catherine and Caroline. I'm employed at Matrix Engineering as a process pipe designer. They keep me busy with softball and soccer.
      Sign Date: Jan. 9 2000


      Beverly Weaver Kimball
      Where are you now: Vidor,Tx
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Married to William Kimball for the last 19 years. Have four daughters and six grandkids (between both of us). Still remember the good old days.
      Sign Date: Jan. 8 2000


      William Kimball
      Where are you now: Vidor,Tx
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Married to Beverly Weaver last 19 years. Have worked at Mobil refinery the last 21 years. Chuck Lowe was my favorite teacher.Wish I still had my '57 chevy. Looking forward to the bonfire and draggin 11th street.
      Sign Date: Jan. 8 2000


      Peggy Burnett Judice
      Where are you now: Kountze, Texas
      Referred by: Search Engine
      Comments: Too many memories right now. Feeling a flood of emotions. Some not so good. Will talk to you later. You have done a good thing. See Ya Peggy Burnett
      Sign Date: Nov. 30 1999


      Wayne McKeller
      Where are you now: Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: COACHED at Warren H.S. (atheletic director)Wife Sandy. Sure miss All the friends from H.S. I hope everone is doing great. Two sons Wiley and Tyler Two step- dauthers Missy and Kristen.
      Sign Date: Nov. 29 1999


      Ron Herrington
      Where are you now: Mauriceville, Tex.
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Oct. 27, 1999


      Deborah Dean Meguess
      Where are you now: Houston
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Oct. 23, 1999


      Gerald Saxon
      Where are you now: Arlington, TX
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I was a member of the class of 1970 and had a number of great friends, some of whom are on this FHS list. The teacher who had the biggest impact on me was Mr. Boston, who taught history. Because of him I majored in history in college and eventually received a Ph.D. in the subject. I currently teach history at UT-Arlington and am associate director of the libraries on campus. I am married to Janis Hofmann (FHS class of '72), and we have two sons. I would love to hear from friends I have lost contact with.
      Sign Date: Oct. 1, 1999


      Elizabeth Anzell Grayson
      Where are you now: Plano, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Thanks for the web site. It brought back many wonderful memories of my high school days, teachers and friends. My youngest sister, Juliana Jennings, told me about the site and I just finished reading ALL the entries. I'm the oldest of 6 and we all graduated from FHS. Each of my sisters were Buffalo Belles, as well as our aunt, Naomi Toujan ('59). I've had a wonderful life and it just keeps getting better. I wish I would have been more studious, but I've learned so much along the way that I've more than made up for any goofing off I did in high school. I'm married to my best friend, Chip Grayson. We just celebrated our 7th anniversary and next year we're planning a trip to Hawaii, which has been one of my lifelong dreams
      Sign Date: September 14, 1999


      Karen Griffin Higgins
      Homepage:BeautiControl Cosmetics
      Where are you now: Duncanville, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: What a great idea! I wondered what has happened to many of my friends. Hope to hear from many of them. I'm married to Reed Higgins(not from FHS) for 26 years. We have one son 21 yr old, a senior in College. After working as a nurse for 22 yrs. I got burnout and changed professions and I love what I do now. I am an Image Consultant with BeautiControl Cosmetics. I teach women how to put it together from head to toe! I look forward to our 30th yr reunion in 2000. Hope to hear from someone about it. Thanks Maribeth for a great job of getting us all together again!
      Sign Date: September 14, 1999


      JERRY OZMENT
      Where are you now: BEAUMONT
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: MR LOWE WAS THE TEACHER THAT SHAPED THE LIVES OF MANY YOUNG ADULTS. FOOTBALL WAS OK BUT AG RODEOING AND THE LADYS THAT WAS ABOUT ALL ME AND CECIL DID IN SCHOOL. CECIL BEING THE BROTHER I LOST .HE AND STORMY AND THE GANG THEY KNOW HOW THEY ARE .... WELL YOU LIVE IN THE PAST YOU LOSE YOUR FRUTURE SO MY WIFE NEVA BAREFIELD OZMENT TELLS ME ??????????
      Sign Date: September 12, 1999


      Debbie Holland Thornton
      Where are you now: Forney, TX
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: (updated Sept 2010) After many years of teaching gifted students, I am now a facilitator for the gifted in Mesquite. I have one son and dtr.-in-law living in San Diego, CA. They had my first grandchildren this year-twin girls. Life is good. ; )
      This has been so much fun. Our memories are so innocent. We had a great time doing the silliest things. I am a teacher now due to the influence of a fine leader at FHS. Please continue to keep us informed! :)
      Sign Date: September 11, 1999


      Susan Morgan Bradshaw
      Where are you now: Houston, Tx
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I am in Houston and have been since 1980. I love this website and hope to learn my way around it better (my 19 year old son is standing by guiding me through this). I would love to catch up with those I have lost track of. I do know of a few that are not on the site and I will ask if they wouldn't mind being included. I heard great things about the 11th St. drag and want more info about the bonfire. Go Buffs!
      Sign Date: September 11, 1999


      Deborah Sue Schumacher Mundy
      Where are you now: Dallas, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: My husband Jeff and I have lived in Dallas since 1985 and before that Houston, where we met. We have two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth (16) and Catherine (12). I have been fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom but have stayed busy with PTA and Plano ISD volunteering. I would love to hear from my classmates and hope we will have a nice reunion next year. Would love to help from here if needed.
      Sign Date: September 7, 1999


      Terry Golden
      Where are you now: Toledo, Ohio Operations Manager at BP Amoco Refinery
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Great idea!! Interesting reading that brings back many memories. I have been married 25 years to Lynnette (South Park '74) and have two sons ages 22 and 20. The younger is a sophomore at U of Toledo. We have lived in New Orleans, Wilmington, DE (twice), Cleveland, and Victoria, Texas before coming to Toledo. I am Sunday School Superintendent at a suburban Toledo church of 1500, and just started my 26th season as a high school football ref! My much older brother (class of '64) referred me to the site.
      Sign Date: September 2, 1999


      Bill Townley
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Smoking in the Bull Pen!
      Sign Date: August 25, 1999


      Sandra Lindsey Cooper
      Where are you now: Austin, Texas
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: Please send me info on the 1970 class reunion. Or who is a contact.
      Sign Date: August 22, 1999


      Vicki Easter Barnett
      Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Graduated and married Rodney Barnett in 1970. We have 3 children: Casey, age 27,Rachel,age 24,and Sarah, age 20. Mrs. Smith and Mr.Ruby were favorite teachers. Mr. Ruby is still teaching and as of last year he was at WestBrook HS in Beaumont. He and his wife have twin daughters.Ron Ellison was my history teacher for 2 years. He is still in Beaumont and is a historical writer for Southern Baptist churches. Rodney is an evangelist and we work together in our own ministry which is called Urban Harvest Ministries. We do alot of outdoor evangelism. God is good.
      Sign Date: August 19, 1999


      Rusty Moseley
      Where are you now:
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Enjoyed the page. Will be out on 11th street. (work)mmosel1@citgo.com
      Sign Date: August 12, 1999


      Brenda Chute Setliff
      Where are you now:
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I think it's wonderful to have all this info. on the great FHS!!! I loved it then and I guess I always will! Keep up the great work.
      Sign Date: August 4, 1999


      Brenda Duncan Shaw
      Where are you now: Atlanta, GA
      Referred by: You Told Me
      Comments:
      Sign Date: August 3, 1999


      Deborah L. (Locke) McNeil
      Where are you now: Cypress, Texas (small world :)
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: This has brought back soooo many memories. Had completely forgotten about the Battle of Bands at Gateway...what a hoot !!!!! Of course I remember the 11th street drag and "the circle". My car horn got stuck once at the Pig Stand........ohhh how embarrassing !!!! But it actually turned out OK cause all the guys came over to "help out" ha ha. Thanks so much for all your work on this, it is much appreciated !!!!! Deb
      Sign Date: July 28, 1999


      Dwight Dean (DD) Rutledge
      Where are you now: Houston, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I wish I'd studied more and worked on cars less, maybe I'd be retired now! I do own a mfg rep business, and have turned into a workaholic. I am also an inventor, and received my first patent this year. I married Linda Freeman and we have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. It's taken me thirty years to whip Linda into shape, but I've done it. Hobbie include extensive traveling, fishing, and golfing.
      Sign Date: July 14, 1999


      Kathryn Perkins-Crowell
      Where are you now: Houston, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: June 21, 1999


      Tracie Dowden Mayeaux
      Where are you now: Lumberton, TX
      Referred by: Just Surfed On In
      Comments: This is a great site, I'm glad I found it. I graduated from nursing school in 1973 and have worked at Beaumont State Center since 1977. Moved to Lumberton four years ago. I have three children, Sara 17, Calyn 16 and Caleb 11.
      Sign Date: June 8, 1999


      Tim Hall
      Where are you now: Midlothian, Tx
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Married to former Pat Fountain (class of '72) 26 yrs. Two children, Lauren 8,Brett 5...yes, we did get started late, but it's been real good. Looking for forward to another reunion. Great site!
      Sign Date: March 18 1999


      Sharon (Jackson) Smith
      Where are you now: Round Rock,Texas (near Austin)
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I have been married to Steve Smith (1968) graduate of FHS since 1971. We have three beautiful children, Stephanie is 25, Brooke is 20 and we had a son Steele 10, who looks and acts just like his dad. Steve and I have spent many nights enjoying reading about where everyone is and what they are doing. I have fond memories and made great friends at FHS. I would love to hear from friends from the past!
      Sign Date: March 17 1999


      Kim Carter Lytle
      Where are you now: Richmond, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: March 17 1999


      Doug and Mary (Arceneaux) Burns
      Where are you now: Lumberton
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: (updated: March 2010) We have been married 37 years, have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 4 grandchildren. They are all so much fun, and all living in Montgomery TX!!! We moved to SA in 2004, Doug is a Branch Manager for Don Young Company, manufacturers of really good windows and doors. Mary is currently a stay at home Wife. Giil Normand Franklin, send me your email address so I can contact you when we are in your area. Mary
      Sign Date: Feb. 26 1999


      Gary Keene
      Where are you now: Duncan, Oklahoma
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 19 1999


      Rebecca Neild Patterson
      Where are you now: Creede, Colorado
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: My sisters sent this page to me. It was really great reading up on everyone. I graduated in 1970. We moved away from Beaumont in 1996.
      Sign Date: Feb. 19 1999


      Violet CROSS Lowe
      Where are you now: Austin, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 09 1999


      Johnnie Temple Doty
      Where are you now: Lumberton,Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: Feb. 09 1999


      Bobbie Temple Kageler
      Where are you now: Lumberton,Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: I think you have a wonderful website for all of us to look at. I have enjoyed reliving the past. Thanks
      Sign Date: (Updated Oct. '06) Feb. 09 1999


      Rebecca Mulder Withers
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments:
      Sign Date: January 12 1999


      L.B. Little
      Where are you now: Lumberton, Texas
      Referred by: FHS Alumni
      Comments: The FHS page is great, Beth! Been living in the Beaumont area since graduation, own my own business, Little's Auto Repair. Glad to see this page for us old alumni to get together.
      Sign Date: January 08 1999


      Jerry Caywood
      Where are you now: Spring, Texas
      Referred by: I told you
      Comments: Private message.
      Sign Time: December 02 1998


      Matt Dunaway
      Where are you now: Galveston, Tx
      Referred by: I told you
      Comments: We all scattered to the four winds at graduation. Maybe now we can undo some of that!
      Sign Time: November 24 1998


      Jeanette Biggers Daniels
      Genealogy
      Where are you now: Salt Lake City, UT
      Referred by: I stumbled across the website back in 1998 but really haven't looked at it much since that time.
      Comments: (updated Sept. '07)A lot has happened since I graduated and left Beaumont in 1970. I went to college in Utah 1970-1972, and then lived in Europe in Denmark, England, and South Wales during 1973-1974. I went back to Utah to finish college and graduated in 1976 cum laude, in Early Childhood Education (a double major of Elementary Education and Child Development and Family Relations). I have taught Kindergarten (1979-1980) and Second grade (1975-1976) with that degree. I married in 1977 and moved to Chicago, Illinois where I lived for three years (1977-1980). I worked there as a legal secretary and a professional genealogical researcher. I became accredited in Southern United States Genealogical research in 1977, and in Norwegian Research in 1995. I have helped in my husband's podiatry office while our children were being born and raised. I still help there. My husband and I started a genealogical research college in 2000 and taught and developed genealogical research courses while working at Heritage Genealogical College www.genealogy.edu and the Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City. We did that for four and a half years (2001-2005) before becoming independent from the Salt Lake Community College. We continue to work with Heritage Genealogical College teaching and developing research courses. My husband and I have also invested in real estate and manage renters and property on the side. (This is what we planned for retirement. I just hope that we can continue to survive the "joys" of dealing with renters and actually retire from our rental income someday!) I really enjoyed my time at French High School and the friends I had then. I haven't been back to Beaumont since 1981 because my parents moved to Florida in 1982. I do have an older sister, D'Ann, BHS 1963, now living in Beaumont in the house I grew up in. She has been there for about 10 years now. My younger sister, Linda, that many of you know passed away in 1995 from problems with lupus and diabetes. She was in the FHS class of 1972. My brother, Arthur, FHS class of 1966, moved to Utah about four years ago from North Carolina. It has been nice to have a family member living closeby. I would love to hear from any of you. You were wonderful friends and a great influence in my life. Sincerely and with Love, Jeanette Biggers
      Sign Time: November 24 1998


      Lorenna "SANDY" DiVittorio Kaspar Jones
      Where are you now: Ft. Worth, Texas
      Referred by:
      Comments: This is absolutely great and well done! I married Lloyd Kaspar, 1967 graduate of South Park in my senior year of high school. We were blessed with a wonderful son two years later, Dan W. Kaspar, who is now a police officer in Texas. Lloyd was killed in a accident in 1976 and I remarried several years later to another South Park graduate, David A. Jones. Our two sons, Nick (16) and Jacob (15) were born several years later. We transferred with my husband's job to Huntsville, Alabama in 1992 and then transferred to Louisville, Kentucky in 1997. A year later we were transferred again, but to our delight, back to Texas. My best friends back in high school were Kay Petitt, Lynn Pearson and Debra Ford. I still talk to Kay, but do not know where Lynn or Debra is. Would love to talk with anyone I went to school with.
      Sign Time: October 04 1998 at 19:56:14


      Martha Canant Hoffmann
      Where are you now: Houston, TX (Clear Lake)
      Referred by: Word of Mouth
      Comments: I settled in Houston. My husband is from the New Braunfels area. I have 3 children. The oldest is 27!!!! She and her sister are in Seattle and Lloyd and I have a 14 son. It will be fun to find out where a lot of my old classmates are now. My sisters, Nancy ('66), Carol('71), and Ginny('76) and brother Doug('78?) all graduated from French High, as well. Wow, it seems long ago!
      Sign Time: September 30 1998 at 18:33:45


      Ross Day
      Where are you now: Lumberton, Tx
      Referred by: I told you
      Comments: Great Idea !!
      Sign Time: August 24 1998


      Andrew Droptini - Jan Taylor Droptini
      Where are you now: Beaumont
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Andrew Droptini (class of '70) married in Dec 1972 and we have two children, Bryan will be 24 in June and Rachel will be 19 in May. Andrew has worked for Mobil Oil for 26 years now and I have worked for Matrix Engineering for 8 1/2 years after staying at home with the kids for most of their lives. Wouldn't have had that any other way. Bryan will play his 2nd year of pro baseball this summer in Sioux Falls SD and will be getting married in Jan 2000. Rachel is in her first year at Lamar and says she is interested in doing something in marine biology. Most of what I remember about high school centers around Belles. One of the most memorable events was our donkey softball game and Gay Page being allergic to the donkeys!!!
      Sign Date: March 20 1999


      Melissa Lang Moore (updated -Jan '09)
      Where are you now: Village Mills, Texas (Wildwood)
      Year you left French: Oct.69
      Referred by: friend
      Comments: I have been marrried to the same man for 30 year . We have to 2 Children,Hope (28) and Allen (24). Hope to hear from anyone that would like to e-mail me.
      Sign Date: Dec. 29 1999


      Roger Wheat - Sharon Rhame
      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


      John Earl Smithey
      Where are you now: Beaumont, Texas
      Referred by: Another French Alumni
      Comments: Graduated French in 1970. Attended Lamar University and graduated in 1975 with Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and then again in 1978 with a BBA in Accounting. Passed CPA exam in 1980. Practicing Accounting as Byrd, Smithey & Associates. Practice Personal Financial Planning, and I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 65 sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church, formerly North End United Methodist Church. Married Nancy Garrett, French class of '73 in 1976.
      Sign Date: August 6, 1999


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