of Our Classmates
LOCKHART HIGH SCHOOL
Class of 1956
McMahan Kitchens 2015
Harold Wayne Kieke
Ruth New Hartley
Katy Mojica Navarro
B: 30 Apr 1938
Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Katy Navarro, has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after fighting a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. She was born on April 30, 1938 in Lockhart, Texas to late Josefa Rodriguez and Domingo Hernandez, Sr.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include her husband, of 58 years, Andrew Navarro; two sons, John Navarro and David Navarro; two daughters Lydia Adams and Jeanna Trejo (Anthony); three granddaughters, Josephine Rojas, Maegan Adams and Makayla Adams; two grandsons, Christopher Head and Brandon Navarro; three great grandchildren; seven sisters; and three brothers.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her youngest daughter, Andrea “Annie” Navarro, and two sisters, Celsa Rodriguez and Crispina Herrera.
Private visitation at DeLeon’s Funeral Home in Lockhart with family and friends will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. Viewing will be all day Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 205 W. Pecan St., in Lockhart. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Lockhart with the Reverend Ed Karasek, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Christopher Head, Brandon Navarro, Andy Cardenas, Larry Salazar, Alfred Garcia Jr., and Michael Peralez. Honorary Pallbearer are Josephine Rojas, Maegan Adams, Makayla Adams and Aviana Head.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Samuel DeLeon and Son Funeral Directors, DeLeon Funeral Home 110 Cedar St. Lockhart Texas 78644
Jimmie Faye McMahan Kitchens
B: 1Oct 1937
Jimmie Faye Kitchens, 78, passed away Nov. 15, 2015, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born in Mexia, Texas on Oct. 1, 1937, to Faye and James McMahan.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Jimmie is survived by her loving husband Lee Thornton Kitchens; son, Craig Thornton Kitchens and his wife Carol; brother, George McMahn; sister, Sara Twidwell; grandchildren, Sherman Kitchens, Kayla Hale and her husband, Derek, Seth Kitchens and Kristian Wright; and great-grandchildren, Brynx Hale, Harlow Hale and Colton Wright.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the family present from 6 – 8 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Lockhart Municipal Burial Garden in Lockhart, Texas 756 N. Colorado St. Lockhart, Texas, 78644.
Annie Bonita Joseph Ritchie ... Class of 56
On August 5 2015, at the age of 77 our beloved wife and mother, closed her eyes on this life and opened them to the next. Annie Bonita Joseph was born May 9, 1938 to Herman Lafayette and Willie "Ocia" Alexander, Joseph in Lockhart, TX. Annie married Kenneth M. Ritchie, February 14, 1979 in San Antonio, TX and were married 36 years until death parted them. Annie loved helping those in need and also loved the outdoors. She combined these loves and became a realtor, helping families make their own dreams come true. Over the years she also found ways to help other by obtaining her insurance license and working in the funeral industry helping people pre-plan their funeral service.
Annie leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Kenneth M. Ritchie of Floresville, TX and daughters, Laura Jo Dzienowski, Smith of Austin, TX and Frances Onita Dzienowski, Meyer and her husband, Cecil Meyer, of Manor, TX , and her step-sons, Mark and Paul Ritchie and their families.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 5:00-9:00pm at Mission Park South. Services will be held at Mission Park South, 1700 S.E. Military Dr., San Antonio, TX on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:30pm. Burial will follow at Bunton Cemetery in Dale, TX later that day at 6:00pm. There will be no funeral procession to the cemetery. -
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Ursula Jeffrey Gaines Class of 56
Ursula Louise Jeffrey Gaines, 76, died on October 3, 2014 after a long battle with multiple myeloma. In true Ursula style, she achieved remission and enjoyed good health multiple times throughout her ten-year battle, and lived both longer and better than her doctors predicted.
She was born on June 7, 1938 in Lockhart, Texas to James P. Jeffrey and Louise Byrne Jeffrey. Ursula grew up in Austin and Lockhart and graduated from Lockhart High in 1956.
Ursula met Jimmy F. Gaines of Childress, Texas when he was her waiter for the sit-down Sunday dinners at Littlefield Dorm at UT Austin. Upon Jimmy's graduation from UT in 1959, they married in the First Methodist Church of Lockhart and moved to Los Angeles to begin their life adventure together.
She was a devoted, dedicated and interested mother to four children. Her eldest grandchild dubbed her “the four-year-old grandmother” for the way she was always willing to get into and truly enjoy whatever game was in the works. Ursula spent many amazing years in Topanga Canyon, California with husband Jim raising her four children and making lifelong friends. She graduated with a degree in art from UCLA in 1961. Ursula and Jim then returned to their home state of Texas.
A gifted artist, Ursula used her great skill and vision to enhance the many houses she remodeled. An avid outdoorswoman, she was well-known for her ability to soothe, calm and eventually ride even the wildest of horses. She adored traveling and was ever ready for any adventure that came up; indeed, to Ursula, every day that she lived was an opportunity to find a new adventure, challenge or experience. She was utterly devoted to her husband, Jimmy. Theirs was a never-ending romance that remains an inspiration to their children.
Ursula is survived by her husband Jimmy; brother Jimmy Jeffrey of Lockhart, Texas and his son Jim P Jeffrey of Round Rock; four children Katherin Gaines Kennedy, her husband Ron Kennedy, their children Cassiopia Kennedy Bernreuter and Caitlin Kennedy of Glendale, Arizona; Jeffrey Gaines, his wife Jennifer Frey Gaines, their children Devin Gaines and Eric Gaines of Boring, Oregon; Jennifer Gaines Demarest, her husband Ken Demarest III, their son William Gaines Demarest of Austin, Texas; and Patrick Gaines, his wife Jennifer Carr Gaines, their children Cooper Gaines and Patrick Gaines Jr of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her first great-grandchild, a girl, is due in December; cousins Harold and Robin Henson, and “grandchildren” Mariah and Bevin Henson. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart on Saturday, November 22 at 2 pm. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to further research of multiple myeloma.
Bubba Ross Class of 56
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
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 Lubyâ€™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
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
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 Davidâ€™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
HOUSTON ï¿½ 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.
SUE POWELL PATTERSON Class of 56
B: 16 Aug 1938
D: 26 Aug 2008 San Antonio
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
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
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.
June 26, 1937 Caldwell County, 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 ï¿½Old Duffers.ï¿½
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.
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.
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
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.
HUNTER HILL Class of 56
B:9 Oct 1938 Texas
Henry Hunter Hill worked at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories in California. He was killed in a single car accident. Hunter was married to M. "Belle" Isabel and they had one child, Lou. He is buried at the Guaje Pines Cemetery, Los Alamos County, California.
VERNON HOWARD MUSICK
January 15, 1936 Red Rock
Vernon Musick left the Lockhart school system after 1952. His obituary will be added later.