of Our Classmates


Class of 1952

James Colwell

Pat Kirksey

Weldon Seeliger

Frank Schulle

Billy Roy Lancaster

Bill Huskey

Frances Ohlendorf
Cobb 2008

Gloria Reed
Jeffrey 2007

Clarence Cheatham

Bobby Parrish

Glynn Lane

Will Callihan

Jessie Lee Seitz
Ehrlich 1999

Latrelle Shirley Kruse

Darlene Nolte Wilson

Bobby Lee Roberts

Nancy Henderson

Lynn Lane

Ben Cortez

Kenneth Snipes

Alex Avila

Obituaries Class of 52

James Colwell

B: 24 June 1934 Lockhart
D: 16 September 2016 Abiline

James Henry Colwell, 82, of Abilene, passed away at his home on Friday, September 16, 2016. A visitation with the family will be Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut Street. A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM, at the Noxville Cemetery, just off CR 479 in Kimble County, approximately 21 miles east of Junction.

James was born in Lockhart, Texas on June 24, 1934 to Arthur and Alma Davis Colwell. After graduating high school James joined the army, serving his country for 4 years and then returning to Texas. He married Barbara Darlyn Lennon on July 15, 1961, and they lived in Austin for 15 years before moving to Harper in 1973. There, James worked as a builder and carpenter, both self-employed and for the Harper ISD. He was also active in his church and community, on the Noxville Cemetery board, and a long-time deacon at Harper First Baptist Church. In 2014, James and his wife Barbara moved to Abilene to be closer to family. In Abilene, he was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church and a faithful volunteer at the Abilene Baptist Association Food Pantry.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alma Colwell; two sisters, Elizabeth Williams and Eleanor Williams, and a brother, Bruce Colwell. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 55 years; son David Colwell and wife Betsy, and granddaughters Emily and Megan of Abilene; brother Joe Colwell; sister-in-law Mary Lou Colwell; sister-in-law Betty Joy Friedrich; sister-in-law Joan Lennon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in James' name to the charity of your choice .

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Pat Kirksey

B: 4 Oct 1934
D: 9 Feb 2016

Warren Patton "Pat" Kirksey, 81, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on February 9, 2016 in College Station.

Memorial service 10am Friday, February 12 First United Methodist Church, 313 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart. Reception following in social hall. Memorial contributions can be made to FUMC Lockhart and/or Caldwell County A&M Club Scholarship, PO Box 851, Lockhart, TX 78644. Celebration of life receptions will be held in College Station and Allen in the upcoming weeks.

Pat was born October 4, 1934 to Cecil Tull and Anna C. (Patton) Kirksey.

He went to to school in Lockhart and Texas A&M University.

Pat married Patsy J. Johnson on July 6, 1968 in Lockhart.

He was owner of Kirksey Propane and was an active member of the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, The Kiwanis Club, Lockhart Lodge # 690, A&M 12th Man Foundation, and A&M Association of Former Students. He was a veteran and Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Spencer Patton Squire in 2007

He is survived by; Wife, Patsy Kirksey of Lockhart; Daughters, Margo (Chris) Dailey of College Station, and Anna (Patrick) Squire of Allen; Brother, Cecil Tull Kirksey, Jr. of Dallas; Grandchildren, Ryan Townsend Squire, Jack Oliver Squire, and Sophia Kathryn Dailey.

Charitable donations may be made to:

First United Methodist Church 313 West San Antonio Street, Lockhart TX 78644 Tel: 1-512-398-3232 Web:

Caldwell County A&M Club Scholarship P. O. Box 851, Lockhart TX 78644

Weldon Seeliger

B: 25 Nov 1933
D: 7 Jan 2016

Weldon Seeliger, 82, died January 7, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 25, 1933, in Lockhart, Texas, to Alma Schulle and Ernest Seeliger. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue Taylor Seeliger; son Tim Seeliger and his partner Brad Parman, all of San Antonio.

Seeliger was graduated from Lockhart High School in 1952 where he excelled in all varsity sports. He attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi on a football scholarship and continued to play football at Texas A & I University, Kingsville, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in secondary education.

After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Seeliger began a coaching career that spanned more than 40 years and impacted the lives of hundreds of students. He taught and coached in both Gregory Portland and Mathis before moving to Llano, Texas in 1964, where he coached and taught for more than thirty years.

Seeliger was one of the earliest recipients of the "Jacket for Life" award, which honors coaches for both their professional achievements and community involvement. Active in many community activities, Seeliger served as president of the Llano Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife owned a real estate brokerage firm in Llano for more than 25 years.

In addition to his love of family and coaching, Seeliger was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed hunting in West Texas, canoeing down the Devils River, salmon fishing in Alaska and fishing trips to the Texas Gulf Coast.

After he retired, Seeliger and his wife moved to San Antonio where he enjoyed working on his boat, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

Seeliger was an active member of the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity or service of your choice. - See more at:

Frank Shulle

B: 6 Apr 1934 Maxwell
D: 22 Sep 2015 Lockhart

Frank Schulle, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Lockhart. Frank was born on April 6, 1934, to Betty and Frank Schulle on a farm near Maxwell. He was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at Maxwell.

Frank married Dorothy Barth on Sept. 6, 1953. He enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating from Lockhart High School. After his discharge from the Air Force, he attended Southwest Texas College, now Texas State, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

He was a teacher, coach and principal in the Lockhart Independent School District. Frank was also high school principal in Flatonia. After his retirement, he wore many hats. He was appointed Municipal Judge for the City of Lockhart, worked for McCurdy Funeral Home, and was administrator of Lockhart Hospital. He was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church, serving as President and on various committees. In 1996, Frank and Dorothy were awarded the Spirit Award by the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce for their work for the community and their church. In 2003, Frank was named Lockhart’s Most Worthy Citizen by the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce.

Frank and Dorothy enjoyed traveling with their friends Dorothy and the late Doug Buckner to Europe several times, Canada, Nova Scotia, and various states. He enjoyed fishing and growing the most beautiful roses in Lockhart.

Frank was preceded in death by his and Dorothy’s son, Andy; by his parents; and by a brother, Eugene. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; sister, Alma Schulle; nephew and wife, David and Cassie Reed; nephew, Harlan Reed; niece, Cathy Lynn; and many cousins and copious friends.

During his life, Frank touched many lives. Former students had often told him that except for his influence and guidance, they would have ended up, in their words, “in the big house.”

Frank, you will be missed by all who knew you.

The family will receive callers from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at McCurdy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church, with interment following at Lockhart City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Grace Lutheran Preschool.

Billy Roy Lancaster

B: ?
D: ?

No obituary located. Billy Roy probably died in Arizona about 2012. His wife Bobbie Bock was still living in 2015.

William Huskey

B: November 9, 1934 Longview, Texas
D: October 28, 2009 College Station, Texas

William Lyman Huskey, 74, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Memorial services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at First Presbyterian Church of Bryan.

Bill was born on November 9, 1934, in Longview, Texas, to Edna Laws Huskey and Lyman Theodore Huskey.

He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, he joined Mobil Oil, then TRW and worked in the early days of computer-based supervisory control of the oil field pipelines.

He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has been associated with the Offshore Technology Research Conference for many years.

Bill was an Eagle Scout and was active in the Boy Scouts. He was presented the God and Service Recognition by the Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian in Houston for more than 30 years and served as an Elder.

Survivors include loving wife of more than 53 years, Barbara; sons and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Su Huskey and David Huskey; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jim Lumpkins; and grandchildren Karen and Neil Huskey, Sarah and Valerie Lumpkins.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Eternal Aggie Band Endowment. Donations should be sent to Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840-2811, with the memo line on the check reading, "For Eternal Aggie Band/William Huskey '56 Memorial."


Born: January 7, 1935 Caldwell County
Died: June 26, 2008 Arkansas

No other information.

Gloria Reed Jeffrey

B: 20 August 1934 Lockhart
D: 09 December 2007 McMahan

Gloria Reed Jeffrey, 73, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away it her residence on Dec. 9, 2007. She was born on Aug. 20, 1934 in Lockhart, Texas, to Newman John Reed and Augusta (Watts) Reed.

Mrs. Jeffrey was a member of the Luling Primitive Baptist Church. Gloria was a member of The McMahan Woman's Club, McMahan Volunteer Fire Department, "Sandhills" TEEC and numerous other civic organizations.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Hugh "Hudie" Reed.

Gloria is survived by her husband Curtis D. Jeffrey whom she married on Sept. 16, 1951 in Luling, Texas; three sons, Keith Jeffrey and wife, Dixie, Dwight Jeffrey and wife, Linda, and Lance Jeffrey and wife, Patty, all of McMahan; daughter, Bilinda Jeffrey-Seely and husband, Steve, of McMahan; brother, Kennith Reed and wife, Dean, of Lockhart; nine grandchildren, Becky Jeffrey, Kari Jeffrey, Kirk Jeffrey, Michael Jeffrey, Ashley Jeffrey, Justin Jeffrey, Grayson Seely, Austin Seely and Dusti Kibbe. Gloria, was a very special lady and will be missed dearly by her family, many friends and neighbors. She will always hold a very special place in their hearts and will forever be loved and missed.

Serving as pallbearers were Chevy Pruitt, Chase Pruitt, John Reed, Brian Reed, Jim Jeffrey and Jay Pruitt. Honorary Pallbearers were Cody Reed and Harlon Reed.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at McCurdy Memorial Chapel with Elders W. R. Daniels, Jr., and Joseph Weyal officiating. Interment followed at Jeffrey Cemetery, McMahan, Texas.


Born July 22, 1933 Leesville, Texas
Died November 5, 2003 Austin, Texas

After a long illness, Edward Cheathtam, 70 of Lockhart, passed away at Christopher Hospice House in Austin, Texas on November 5, 2003.

He was born on July 22, 1933 in Leesville, Texas to Isaac and Maydell (Dinges)Cheatham. He was active in the oil and gas business most of his life. He owned his own oil company in Giddings, Texas, before retiring to his hometown of Lockhart. Where he spent his retirement years doing what he loved best, working on his ranch.

In his life he served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Masonic Lodge in Kingfisher Okla. And 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Preston Cheatham. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Ann Schulle Cheatham of Lockhart and six children; sons, Clarence Edward Cheatham, Jr. and wife Allison of Houston, James Cheatham and wife Cindy of San Antonio, Dale Cheatham and wife Terri of Dallas, Greg Van Horn and wife Cathy of Giddings; daughters, Dee Ann Butler of Ozark Ark., Jackie Koehn and husband Jim of Kingfisher Okla.; brothers, Clovis Cheatham of McCoy, Robert Cheatham of Luling, Johnny Cheatham of Lytton Springs, Ross Cheatham of Luling; sisters, Dorothy Weeks of Premont, Gladys Sexton of Luling, Betty Jo Wagner of Austin, Shirley Zimmerhanzel of Kovar, Retha Cleghorn of Paige, Gwen Mueth of Smithville, Debra Allen of Flatonia. He was blessed with 14 grand children and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services were held on November 7th at McCurdy Memorial Chapel, Rev. Carolyn Rosenbalm, officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lawn Memorial a Park in Martindale, Texas.

Pallbearers were Dr. Jim Guckian, Lawrence Tilton, Billy Taylor, Alfred Seeliger, Glen Moore, Milton (Beaver) Pfefferkorn, Bubba Smith and Dr. William Selman. Contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

BOBBY PARRISH Class of 1952

Died April 6, 2002 Austin, Texas

Robert Royce (Bobby) Parrish went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the age of 68 years. Mr. Parrish was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy J. Parrish; brothers, William and Weldon Parrish. Survivors include sons, David Russell Parrish and wife Jara H. and Robert Sidney Parrish; sisters, Betty Jo Whitley and Janice Seidel; brothers Charles Parrish and Lynn Parrish; grandons, Colton and Easton Parrish; a special friend, Debbie Polete, and a host of friends. Donations may be made to CTRC, Grossman Cancer Center, 7979 Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229 or The American Diabetes Association, 8918 Tesoro Dr., San Antonio, TX 78217. A Graveside Service was held Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio, Texas.

GLENN LANE Class of 1952

Born: March 5, 1934 Lockhart
Died: March 13, 2002 Houston

Glynn Lane, 68, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 in Houston. He was born on March 5, 1934 in Lockhart. Mr. Lane is survived by his mother, Ruby Faye Baker Gyenes; son, Mark Lane; daughter, Jeri Gambertoglio; sister, Carolyn Upton; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Lane's brother, Lynn, preceded him in death. His grandfather was the late Elder John White Baker of McMahan. Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 2002 in the Forest Park Lawndale Family Chapel.

WILBUR W. CALLIHAN Class of 1952

Born: October 4, 1933 Lockhart
Died: January 12, 2001

Wilbur W Callihan, age 67, of Lockhart passed away Friday, January 12, 2001.

He was born in Lockhart on October 4, 1933, the son of Alton and Merle Mohle Callihan. He graduated from Lockhart High School, obtained a BS Degree from Southwest Texas University and completed course studies in the Army Intelligence School.

Wilbur retired in 1987 after 20 years of service as Chief of Staff of the Texas Department of Health. He was employed as a history teacher at Lockhart High School and Liberty High School. He was employed at Austin State School for eight years as Director of Student Life; Wilbur was special agent for Counter Intelligence for three years in Tokyo.

Wilbur was a member of the National Counter Intelligence Corps Association and had served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for Security Intelligence Corps Association. He was also a member of the Retired State Employees Association. A former member of the Presbyterian Church he served as Sunday School, Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director, Deacon, Ruling Elder, and Lay Minister. Wilbur attended The First United Methodist Church, as a member of the Choir and the Administrative Board and Finance Committee. Other memberships included the Volunteer Action Center of Caldwell County (having served as secretary); President of Caldwell County Christian Ministry; Texas Public Employees Association (serving as President and Secretary); President of Austin State School Employees Credit Union; and a member of Austin Chord Rangers Barbershop Chorus. His hobbies were gardening, cooking and barbershop music.

He married Jocelyn Williams on November 27, 1960 in Austin.

Survivors include his wife, Jocelyn Williams Callihan of Lockhart; daughters, Laura Herrington-Mohr and husband Ron, of Cedar Creek, Terri Callihan Crider and husband, William Dan of Lockhart; sister, Mrs. Harlan (Melba) Wetz of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Henry Randall Herrington Jr., Chase Robert Herrington and Cynthia Marie Crider; step grandson, Bryan Mohr and wife Chrystal; great-grandchildren, Brendan Mohr and Faith Mohr.

Services were Wednesday, January 17, at First Lockhart United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Duvall officiating. Burial followed at Lockhart City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Schroeder, Chris Schneider, Louis Mohle, Paul Mohle, Jesse Kelley, and Frank Schulle.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 897, Lockhart, Texas 78644

Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.


Born: October 22, 1934 Luling
Died: February 8, 1999 Lockhart

Jessie Lee "Babe" Ehrlich, 64, left this world to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 1999, after a battle with pneumonia. Jessie Lee was born on Oct. 22, 1934 to Bessie and Edward Seitz in Luling. She grew up in Lockhart and graduated from Lockhart High School in 1952. During her career days she worked for the Texas Highway Department and E.F. Hutton in Austin. She has spent the last 29 years of her life as a quadraplegic and has never had a discouraging day. She was an inspiration to us all.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Jene Watts and husband Cal, Rebecca Lee Reyes and husband Pete; four grandchildren, Michelle Lee Berger, Jessica Nell Berger, Valerie Watts and Ty Watts; three great-grandchildren; sister, Margie Bunch; and 1 brother, Billy Joe Seitz; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Eeds Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Perkins officiating. Interment followed at Hall Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Daugherty, Richard Berger, Lyndell Ehrlich, Todd Blomreth, Michael Means, and Ricky Seitz.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the McNeil Baptist

Funeral arrangements by Eeds Funeral Home, Lockhart.


Born: August 12, 1934 Red Rock
Died: December 27, 1996 Mason

Latrelle Kruse, 62, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 in Mason. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30 in Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Jamie Hemphill officiating. Burial was held in Gooch Cemetery.

Mrs. Kruse was born Aug. 12, 1934 in Red Rock and was a long time resident of Mason. She was married to Robert L. Kruse Aug. 14, 1952 in Lockhart. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. (Bob) Kruse of Mason; one son, Mark Kruse and his wife DeDe of Abilene; two daughters, Beth Ann Homer and her husband Bryan of College Station, and Kim Mitchell of Mason; two sisters, Ann Jones of Abilene, Myrna Armistead of Nacogdoches; and six grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Greg Jordan, Joel Draper, Fred Estes, Kendal Hemphill all of Mason, Carroll Osbourne of Llano, Ben Draper of Abilene, and Jackie Floyd of Johnson City.

Funeral arrangements by Mason Funeral Home, Mason, Texas.


Born: July 19, 1934 Lockhart
Died: October 20, 1993 Hickory, NC

Mrs. Darlene Nolte Wilson, 59, of Lockhart died Oct. 20, 1993 in Hickory, N.C. She was born in Lockhart July 19, 1934 to Hugo and Lena Pfefferkorn Nolte. She was united in marriage to Jimmy L. Wilson in Lockhart July 25, 1954.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Chapel of the Eeds Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Chanslor officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.

Serving as pallbearers were Bruce Bowers, Alf Seeliger, Bill Schroeder, Tommy Barron, Johnny Seimering, Bill Hughes. Fred Wilms and Michael Fehlis. Honorary pallbearers were E.O. Niemann and W.E. Turner.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her beloved husband, Jimmy L. Wilson of Lockhart; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Ann and Thorn Taylor of Hickory, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Diane Wilson of Lockhart; brother, Daniel Nolte of Lockhart; grandchildren, Tiffany and Dawn Wilson and Tracy and Thomas Blackwell.

Funeral arrangements with Eeds Funeral home, Lockhart.

Obituaries will be posted later for Bobby Lee Roberts. Obituaries for the other deceased members of this class are needed.

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