On Saturday, October 20, 2012, the class of 1957 of Bastrop High School held their reunion celebrating 55 years since their graduation.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012, the class of 1957 of Bastrop High School held their reunion celebrating 55 years since their graduation. The reunion was held at the Snyder Museum Garden Room. To begin the day, a short welcoming was held. McDavid Hughes served as MC, Julia Jones gave the invocation and Nancy Sivils presented the memorial for Patricia Varnell Penton, Harold Watts, Alfred Montgomery, Carol Jean Briley Butler, Don Thompson, Edna Church Rainey, Lanie Crowe, Margie Richards Hinkie, Faye Stewart Jones, June Rainwater Buffington, Grace Humphrey Martyniuk and Melba Prather Pamplin, the 12 classmates who were deceased since the last reunion. Of the 179 graduates of the class of 1957, there is a total of 46 who are now deceased.
The remainder of the day was spent in getting reacquainted and renewing friendships, and much reminiscing. Several classmates toured the old high school which has been renovated into apartments and a class picture was made by photographer Tommy Cooper. Later in the afternoon, a meal was enjoyed, followed by more conversation and visiting.
There were 69 in attendance including classmates, spouses and guests. Two former teachers, Mrs. Nelwyn Bickley Norwood and Mr. O.L. Harper were gladly welcomed and Mike Tubbs and Sandra Thomas stopped by to visit with friends. The day was very good and the class wants to repeat it again before too many years pass.
The planning committee sent a memorial contribution from the class for our recently deceased classmates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The committee also expressed great appreciation to Carolyn Bryant for hosting all of the planning meetings and to Donna Gunter for going above and beyond in all of her help with the reunion.
Classmates who attended but were not in the class picture were: Gene Pullen, Betty Curtis Cline, Frank Naff, Jeanette Lusby Brennon, Jennie Harrington, Jeannette Montgomery Warren, Billy Caldwell. Spouses in attendance were Fred Sivils, Saundra Mercer, Mack Powell, Gail Robinson, Carolyn Williams, Dot Peek, Betty Amy Moeller, Linda Naff, Jo Ann Lowry, Thomas Childers, Ann Roan, Neal Oliver, Bruce Jones, Jerry Anderson, Donna Gunter, and Lee Spaulding. Guests of classmates included Martha Butler, Marie Pomeroy and Alton Johnson.
From left: Jim Williams, Ken Robinson, Joe Roan, Bobby Wooden, Carolyn Halterman Anderson, Clarence Lowry and Carolyn Yates Bryant
Middle panel on back row, from left: McDavid Hughes, Leon Porter, L.C. Gunter, Larry Ryder, Johnny Day, Hilton Johnson, Dan Lee, Sharon Dunn Langley, Jerry Moeller
Middle row, from left: Ann Delamar Childers, Melba Freeman Parker, Joyce Mason Oliver, Nancy Scoggins Sivils, Jackie Harper Lee, Doris Howington Houck, Floy Griffis Powell, Joyce Yeldell LeBlanc
Front row, from left: Alice Farrar Spaulding, Julia Rogers Jones, Sally Jones Davison, Ann Stanfill Reeves, Sybil Evans LaComb, Gloria Anderson Watson, Jerry Watson, Bill Patrick
Right panel, from left: Jo Harper Hayes, Mitchell Whorton, Martha Brown Galloway, Ken Mercer, George Williams, Bobby Russell and Bennie Peek