IN REMEMBRANCE

of Our Classmates

LOCKHART HIGH SCHOOL

Class of 1956


Bubba Ross
2014

Harold Wayne Kieke
2012

Ruth New Hartley
2011

David Dossey
2010

Gail Pfeiffer
2009

Sue Powell
Patterson 2008

Alex Sanchez
2005

Pasco Martin
2003

Jean Pester
2002

Donald Malicoat
2001

Johnny Zaleski
1999

Perry Baker
1996

Glenn Dressen
1995

Bobby Brown
1990

David Schulze
1986

Wesley Seeliger
2000

Patricia Pond
1976

Vernon Musick
1963

Hunter Hill
?


Obituaries Class of 56


Bubba Ross Class of 56


January 17, 1938
October 24, 2013 Plano

Abner "Bubba" Alverly Ross III, passed away peacefully in Seguin, Texas on October 24, 2013.

Bubba was born in Lockhart, Texas January 17, 1938 to Dr. Abner Alverly Ross and Ruth DeNiff Ross. Bubba lived all his life in Lockhart, Wimberley and Sequin. He was a well-known member of these communities. He owned his own real estate business and insurance business and he was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Lockhart in his youth.

Bubba was preceded in death by: his beloved parents; brothers, Abner Ross II, Jack DeNiff Ross and sister, Margaret Ross Hinton.

Bubba is survived by: his wife Judy Curry Ross; stepson and daughter-in-law, Michael and Paula Roy; stepson Mitchell Curry; granddaughter Crystal Curry and grandson Justin Curry.

Bubba is also survived by: his daughter Suzanne and her husband Kerry Gaddis of Lockhart; sons, Jack Ross and his wife Kathy of San Antonio and Clark and Julie Ross of Austin; grandchildren: Apryl Santana, Kassie Gaddis, Chad Gaddis, Kory Gaddis, Megan Ross, Mark Ross, Christie Ross, Lauren Ross and Melissa Ross; five great grandchildren and nephews and a niece.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., October 28, 2013 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Lockhart with family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., October 28, 2013 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Pastor Rob Clopton, officiating. Serving as the pallbearers will be Roy Albertson, Dr. Tommy Coopwood, Kerry Gaddis, Dr. James "Potsy" Guckian, Chuck Hinton, Ross Hinton, Jimmy Schroeder and honorary pallbearer, David Hinton. The interment will follow immediately in at the Lockhart City Cemetery. All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas. (512)-398-2343.


Harold Wayne Kieke Class of 56


October 31, 1936
November 6, 2012 Plano

Harold Kieke, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away Nov. 6, 2012. His parents Otto & Stella Kieke predeceased him in death.

Harold Kieke, 76 of Plano, was born Oct. 31, 1936. He delighted in his family, his wife Ernestine Kieke and three children, Terry Arnett, Harold Kieke, Jr. and Ann Perrone. He had four grandchildren Michelle Arnett, Lucrezia Kieke, Anthony Perrone & Andrew Perrone. Also his brother John Kieke.

Harold grew up in Lockhart, TX, playing proudly on the Lockhart Lions football team. He received a football scholarship and attended Trinity University in San Antonio where he earned his degree. After serving as Lieutenant in the U S Army he worked as a regional manager for Luby’s Cafeteria a career spanning 32 years.

Harold was a loyal Plano Senior High football fan who attended most games from 1975- 2011. He also loved being on the lake and fishing.

Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 at Harrell Funeral Home, Austin, TX. Burial will follow at Onion Creek Memorial Park.


Ruth New Hartley Class of 56

2011

NEW HARTLEY, Leona Ruth, 73, homemaker, of Lockhart died Thursday. Survived by husband Greg. Services pending with Heart of Texas.

This is from the Austin American-Statesman Sep 16, 2011


David Dossey Class of 56

January 3, 1937 Victoria
December 3, 2010 Houston

David Ray Dossey, 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother & friend, born Sunday, January 3, 1937 in Victoria, Texas to Ernest Dossey & Minnie (Mason) Dossey; went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas with his loving family by his side. David has been a resident of the Crosby area for the last two years after moving from Arkansas. David a native Texan was raised in Lockhart, Texas where he graduated from Lockhart High School in 1956; later working for Pedernales Electric Coop. with whom he retired from as a district manager. While in Lockhart, David ministered at Staples Baptist Church & Clear Fork Baptist Church. In David’s free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but what he loved more than anything were the times he shared with his family who he loved so dearly. David will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

David is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Joyce Ann Dossey; two sons, Michael Dossey & wife Deborah and Kenneth Dossey & wife Bambi; grandchildren, Rebecca Dossey, Catherine Dossey, Hayley Dossey, Hannah Dossey, Hope Dossey and Hayden Dossey; great grandson, Isaac; brother, E.L. Dossey and numerous other family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 5-8PM at Sterling White Funeral Home in the Chapel. A grave side service will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 2:00PM at Mineral Spring Cemetery in Lockhart, Texas. Services have been entrusted to Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Highlands, Texas 77562.


GAIL PFEIFFER Class of 56

November 15, 1937 San Marcos, Texas
July 11, 2009

HOUSTON � Gayle Grantham-Spencer passed away early Saturday morning, July 11, 2009, in her home after a hard fought second battle against cancer. Gayle was born on November 15th, 1937, in San Marcos, Texas. She was the daughter of Milton Charles and Olene Allen Pfeiffer. Gayle grew up in Maxwell, Texas. She attended Lockhart High School and graduated in 1956. Gayle was married to her high school sweetheart, A. Howard Grantham for 48 wonderful years. She later married Thomas Spencer and spent two happy hears with him before passing. Gayle is best remembered for her beauty, kindness, strength and the color red. She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, and beloved dog Nicholas. Gayle is survived by her three children Amanda, Cheryl and Gary; grandchild Andre; second husband Thomas; cherished dog Puggy and many other wonderful family members and dear friends.

She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Houston and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Interfaith Ministries of Houston or the American Cancer Society.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main St. in downtown Houston, Tuesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be held at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos on Wednesday, July 15th, from noon to 3 p.m.


Ruth New Hartley Class of 56

2011

NEW HARTLEY, Leona Ruth, 73, homemaker, of Lockhart died Thursday. Survived by husband Greg. Services pending with Heart of Texas.

This is from the Austin American-Statesman Sep 16, 2011


SUE POWELL PATTERSON Class of 56

2008

Sue is buried in the Bateman Cemetery. No other information.


ALEJANDRO CRUZ (Alex) SANCHEZ Class of 56

April 10, 2005 Lexington, Texas

Mr. Alejandro Cruz Sanchez, 67, of Lexington, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005 at First Lockhart Baptist Church (315 W. Prairie Lea). Burial followed in the Lockhart City Cemetery.

Mr. Sanchez is survived by his mother, Adela Mayo Sanchez; life partner, Nelda Spencer; sons, Sase Sanchez and wife, Karen, Beau Sanchez and wife, Jennifer, and Wade Sanchez; sisters, Alicia Botello, Velia Sanchez, Ruth Gonzales, Selma Cuellar and Lydia Ruiz; brothers, Joe Zapata and James Sanchez; grandchildren Stephen Sanchez, Sarah Sanchez, Noel Sanchez, and Ty Cruz Sanchez.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Phillip Torres, Ric Perez, Gabe Sanchez, Rudy Meza, Rick Spencer and Lang Spencer. Services under the direction of Samuel J. DeLeon and Son/DeLeon Funeral Home.


PASCO DEWITT MARTIN Jr. Class of 56


August 1, 1937 San Antonio, Texas
December 11, 2003 Converse, Texas

Pasco Martin Jr. Death Notice

MARTIN, Pasco Jr., 66, of San Antonio, formerly of Lockhart, died Thursday. Visitation 6 p.m. today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Lockhart City Cemetery.


EMMA JEAN PESTER Class of 56

August 5, 1938
February 11, 2002

Mrs. Emma Jean Pester Goode, 63, of Lockhart died February 11, 2002 at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos. Mrs. Goode was born August 5, 1938 in Troy, Texas to Bill and Ila Bozarth Pester.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. February 13, in the Chapel of Eeds Funeral Home with Rev. David Dossey officiating. Interment followed in the Bateman Cemetery in Bastrop County.

Mrs. Goode is survived by her sons, Kenneth Goode of Lockhart and Don Hemphill and his wife Sheri of Pflugerville; grandchidlren, Katelynn Goode, Dalton Goode, Matthew Hemphill, and Madison Hemphill. Mrs. Goode was preceded in death by her father, Bill Pester and her brother, Billy Don Pester.


DONALD MALICOAT Class of 56

April 18, 2001

Donald Ray Malicoat 62 of Houston died April 18, 2001. Preceded in death by father Raymond Malicoat and brother Carl Malicoat.

Survived by wife Betty Malicoat, Houston; mother Defphne Malicoat; children: Debra Beck and Donny Malicoat; Step-children LCDR Debra Duncan, Dan L. Gustafson, Gene Russell, Bill Duncan; brothers and sisters: Barbara Troxell, Nelta Strawn, Clarence Malicoat, Kaye Thomas and three grandchildren.

Visitation was Sunday April 22nd and funeral services were Monday, April 23rd at Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements by Deer Park Funeral Directors.

Thanks to Jolene for this obituary.


WESLEY SEELIGER Class of 56

February 2, 1938
May 3, 2000

The Reverend Marvin Wesley Seeliger (Wes), 62, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a long illness.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. in Houston at the Hermann Park Chinese Pavilion by the Rose Garden. Claire Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements; his ashes will be scattered at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to The Foundation for Contemporary Theology, 4027 Lanark Lane, Houston, Tx 77025.

Wes was born in Lockhart, Texas, February 2, 1938, to Florin Henry and Emma Rosener Seeliger. As a teenager in Lockhart he was a member of the First Methodist Church when the Reverend Lawrence K. Brown was pastor. Both Reverend Brown and his wife were influential in his decision to dedicate his life to the Church. . He was a graduate of Lockhart High School, the University of Texas (Austin), and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. He also attended Perkins School of Theology.

He was ordained at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station where he was Chaplain to the Episcopal students at Texas A&M. In Houston he was Rector of the Church of the Advent and was the founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Contemporary Theology at the time of his death.

Wes was also an artist, a cartoonist, and the author/illustrator of two books, One Inch from the Fence and Western Theology. For many years he wrote a newspaper column, "The Tall Texan."

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Ruth Wolfe Seeliger; stepmother, Alice Seeliger of New Braunfels; two children from a previous marriage to Jennifer Bown; son, Scott Seeliger of Austin and daughter Kim Seeliger Palermo and her husband Rock of Sulphur, Louisiana; stepdaughters, Michele Durant Lewandowski and her husband Bradley of Oxford, Michigan, and Christine Durant of Hpuston; sister, Sharon Seeliger Boynton and her husband Bob of Iowa City, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather Boyce Ellison; stepson, Thomas Arthur Durant, and the aunt and uncle in whose home he was reared, Gussie and O. W. Vogel.

Our Age of Enormity by Wes Seeliger
Frontier Theology by Wes Seeliger
Rev. Ruth Seeliger


JOHNNY ZALESKI

June 26, 1937 Caldwell County, Texas
April 2, 1999 Austin, Texas

Mr. John R. Zaleski, 61, of Lockhart died April 2, 1999 in Austin. Mr. John R. Zaleski was born June 26, 1937 in Caldwell County to Joseph and Antola Urbanski Zaleski. He was united in marriage to Wanda Voigt March 5, 1958 in Seguin. Mr. Zaleski was retired Maintenance Supervisor for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. April 6 in the Chapel of Eeds Funeral Home with Elder Joe Gonzales officiating. Interment followed in the Lockhart City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Leroy Kanemeier, Ralph Salazar, Jimmy Petty, Eric Goertz, Domingo Fernandez and Luther Toungate.

Honorary pallbearers named were al the �Old Duffers.�

Mr. Zaleski is survived by his wife, Wanda Zaleski of Lockhart; sons, Rick Zaleski of Maxwell, and Tim Zaleski of Lockhart; sister and brother-in-law, Lee and James Noel of College Station; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Note: Johnny Zaleski left the Lockhart school system after 1952.


PERRY BAKER Class of 56

August 12, 1996

Perry D. Baker, 57, of Lytton Springs died Monday, Aug. 12, 1996. He was born on Jan. 2, 1939 in Driscoll, Texas, the son of Claude Delma and Edith Perry Baker.

He was a member of Lytton Springs Methodist Church and sang in the choir with the First United Methodist Church in Lockhart.

He was a member of SPEBSQSA and held various official positions, I.ytton Springs Cemetery Association, Lockhart Community Choir, Lockhart Community Theater and volunteer for various activities.

Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Baird and husband Lee of Brownwood; step-mother, Nattie Baker Ratliff of Corpus Christi; step-sons John B. Blakewood of San Antonio and Brian B. Blakewood of Tucson., Arizona; brother, Bryce T. Baker and wife Sharon of New Braunfels; sisters, Glenda M. Baker and husband Thomas of McAllen and Juanda B. DeCoulaz and husband James of San Antonio; grandchildren Craig Ryan Baird and Will Clayton Baird and aunt, Theda Henry of Lake Texoma.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 16 at First United Methodist Church in Lockhart with Rev. Ann Locasio and Rev. Bruce Barrett officiating. Burial followed at Lytton Springs Cemetery near Lytton Springs.

Memorials may be made to Lytton Springs United Methodist Church, Rt. 1 Box 60, Dale, TX 78616; SPEBSQUSA, 6315 3rd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 5314-5199; Lytton Springs Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust, Maurine Coker, 787 Merritt Drive, Lockhart, TX 78644.

Funeral arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.


HUNTER HILL Class of 56

Henry Hunter Hill worked at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories in California. He may have been killed in an automobile accident.


GLENN DRESSEN Class of 56

14 Feb 1995 Lake Jackson, Texas

Glenn Nolan Dressen, 56, of Lake Jackson passed away Feb. 14, 1995 at his home.

He obtained a degree in chemistry from Texas A&M and a degree in meteorology from Penn State. He came to Lake Jackson in 1963 and went to work for Dow Chemical Company as a chemist and has worked there for the past 31 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Yeager Dressen of Lake Jackson; three children, Clark and wife Kenda Dressen of Lake Jackson, Ellen Dressen of Houston, and Amy Dressen, a student at Texas A&M University; one grand- son, Trace Dressen of Lake Jackson; mother, Welsora Dressen of Lockhart; mother-in-law, Mrs. Arthur (Johanna) Yeager; one brother, Gene and wife Arvel Dressen of Portland, Texas; and one sister, Joyce Weeks of Greenville, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson with interment at 3 p.m. Friday at the Bryan City Cemetery with Rev. Harral Dunnam officiating.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Schivner, Wiley Barton, Tommy Bacon, A.C. (Bud) Shoults, and John Nowlin.

Family requests memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson.

Funeral arrangements by Freeport-Lakewood Funeral Home, Lake Jackson.

November 2000:

From Texas A&M: Elsie Dressen, wife of the late Glenn Dressen, writes that they have three children. Clark Dressen A&M Class of '87, Ellen Dressen, A&M Class of '92 and Amy (Dresen) Terrell A&M Class of '98, and two grand children.


BOBBY BROWN Class of 56

December 19, 1990

Bobby Wayne Brown, 53, of Valentine, formerly of Lockhart died Dec. 19, 1990 in E1 Paso.

Mr. Brown was born in Luling and lived in Lockhart. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1956. He attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville and received a BS in Agronomy in 1960 and a BS in Education in 1961.

After teaching science for four years at Robstown, he began post-graduate work at SWTSU in San Marcos.

In 1968 he began teaching science at Lockhart Junior High School. In 1984 he and his wife and son moved to the Davis Mountains to begin teaching at the community of Valentine.

In addition to his professional life his interests ranged from gardening, astronomy, history and river rafting.

Mr. Brown loved life and will be remembered for bringing humor to any and all situations. He was honest and modeled his beliefs to those around him. All of his students learned from his teaching.

He was a real person to his students. He listened to them and found some way to make them laugh and touch their lives.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Ann and son, Scotty, 15, of Valentine; his mother, Aleene Brown of Lockhart; his brother, Billy Brown of San Antonio and his grandmother, Mrs. J.R. Green of Seguin


DAVID SCHULZE Class of 56

Burial Records .. Lockhart Municipal Burial Park

David D. Schulze
1938-1986
Captain U.S. Army 1965-1967

Buried next to parents Richard Schulze (1897-1986) and Olivia Schulze (1898-1964)


PATRICIA POND Class of 56

October 9, 1976

Patricia's obituary will be posted later.


VERNON HOWARD MUSICK

January 15, 1936 Red Rock
February 10, 1963 Smithville

Vernon Musick left the Lockhart school system after 1952. His obituary will be added later.






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