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In Memoriam

Please let us know if we need to include other alumni in our Memoriam list. Errors are sometimes made based on information received. Please report / update a Memoriam with any additional information (include name, class year, date if known, place if known and any additional information for public view) in regards to alumni missing from this list, or that are included erroneously. Thank You
Please Note: We are updating with past reports. Please be patient.

Faculty, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005,

Alumni: Jay Hejl, Date of Death: September 26, 1999
Reported By:

Alumni: Kenny Farmer, Date of Death: Oct. 1968
Reported By: Serena

Alumni: Donnie Flusche, Jr., Date of Death: March 17, 2001
Reported By: (Dallas Police Sgt. Injured In The Line Of Duty, Aug. 29, 1992, Died On His 50th Birthday Of Complications Of His Head Injuries.)

Alumni: Dillard Martin, Date of Death: Feb. 9,1994
Reported By:

Alumni: Stephen Ray Franks, Date of Death: July 12,2001
Reported By: Rhonda Gentry Franks

Alumni: Rix Richardson, Iii, Date of Death: Jan. 2001
Reported By: Yvonne Martinez (Rix (Ricky) Died Suddenly Of A Heart Attack In Dallas In Jan. 01. Surviving Are His Mother, (His Father Died July 01), Wife Linda Cheek Richardson, Two Sons Jesse And Reid, Sister Robin, And Lots Of Grieving Nieces, Nephews, In- Laws And Friends. Ricky And Linda (Class Of 70) Had Been Married 28 Years And Have Lived The Country Life Most Of That Time On Their Place North Of Mineral Wells.)

Alumni: Catherine Sanderford Feil, Date of Death: December 29,2001
Reported By: Kathy Moore Dwight (I Knew Cathy At B. A. And Then Worked With Her In Labor And Delivery Nursing At Baylor University Medical Center In Dallas In The Early 1980'S. After Leaving Baylor, Cathy Joined The Air Force And Remained In The Air Force For A Number Of Years. She Died After A Courageous Battle With Breast Cancer. She Is Survived By A Son Ryan Feil.)

Alumni: Donald Craig Johnson, Date of Death: Oct 4, 2004
Reported By: (Died From Cancer.)

Alumni: Blake Edward Aston, Date of Death: 1970
Reported By: Bill Horton (Blake Edwards Aston Died In Viet Nam/1970 Proudly Serving His Country As A Us Marine)

Alumni: Marsha A. White Moore, Date of Death:
Reported By: Harris Update

Alumni: Susan E. Musgrove, Date of Death:
Reported By: Harris Update

Alumni: Alice Tracy Coleman, Date of Death:
Reported By: Harris Update

Alumni: David Zuber, Date of Death:
Reported By: Harris Update

Alumni: Randall P. Cavender, Date of Death:
Reported By: Harris Update

Alumni: Joe Morris Kinman, Date of Death:
Reported By: Harris Update

Alumni: Ronald D. Thompson, Date of Death: 1988
Reported By: Deborah Ehney Morris (Approx. Year Of Death. Died Of Complications From M.S.)

Alumni: John Charles Brown, Date of Death: 1969
Reported By: John Wolf (Chuck Was Originally In The Class Of 68', But He Might Have Slipped A Grade. I Grew Up With Chuck Starting At Hexter Grade School. My Dad Got Transferred In 66' And We Moved To California. Chuck Visited Me In California Before He Was Shipped Off To Vietnam. I Was At University Of Arkansas When I Got The Sad News. Chuck Had A Wild Streak, But He Always Had That Great Smile. I Remember The Time We Burned Down The Field Behind Our Houses On Kirkwood Drive When We Were Both 11. 45 Years Later I Can Admit What We Did. Lol Chuck Died While Serving His Country In Vietnam. He Did Honor To The Marines, His Family And Friends. He Was A Very Good Friend, I Miss Him And Will Always Remember Our Times Together. )

Alumni: Susan Kay Harris, Date of Death: July 18 1987
Reported By: Katherine Coffey (Her Daughter And Cougar Class Of 1998) (If You Have Any Wonderful Stories About My Mom, Let Me Know. This Year Will Be 20 Years Without Her. )

Alumni: Janice Salasche (Moore), Date of Death: June 21 2007
Reported By: Kathy Moore Dwight (Janice Died After A Courageous Battle With Cancer.)

Alumni: Adele Lorusso, Date of Death: April 26 1989
Reported By: Charles Horn

Alumni: John Charles Brown, Date of Death: 1968
Reported By: Linda Burleson Stone (Chuck (John Charles Brown ) Should Have Been In The Class Of 1968, But He Left School To Join The Marines. His Best Friend In High School Was Ronnie Anderson, Who Followed Chuck To The Marines After Graduation. Ronnie Escorted His Best Friend'S Body Home In The Fall Of 1968. I Will Never Forget The Sobering Moments Ronnie And I Spent Standing On The Tarmac Of Love Field As Chuck'S Flaged Draped Coffins Was Unloaded From The Belly Of An Aircraft. I Was Changed That Day Forever. I Visited The Nietnam Memorial In The Early 90'S, Placed My Hand On Chuck'S Name And Cried Like A Baby. After All These Years, It Still Hurts To Think Of The Loss This World Suffered And The Young Life That Was Snuffed Out Before It'S Time.)

Alumni: F. Powell Banning, Date of Death: October 04 2007
Reported By: Candace Banning (Powell From Compliclations From Early Onset Alzheimer'S. It Was A Long Illness, Painful For Him And His Family. He Always Remembered Bryan Adams Fondly. He Had A Sucessful Career As A Tax Attorney For National And International Corporations. He Will Be Missed.)

Alumni: Edward A. Maris, Date of Death: October 14 1988
Reported By: Tom Maris

Alumni: Kenneth Green, Date of Death: September 10 2007
Reported By: Cindy Green, Sister, Class Of 1973 (Kenny Developed A Tumor Behind His Eye The First Part Of April 2007. It Was So Rare That Even The Doctors Had Never Seen This Before. It Turned Up To Be Melanoma Cancer Which Was Internal. Our Maternal Grandfather Passed Away In 1988 From The Same Thing. We All Fought With Him For A Total Of Five Months To The Day. He Didn'T Have This Cancer Long, But It Was Horribly Painful. Even The Nurses Said That His Cancer Grew Quicker Than Most. At The End, There Wasn'T A Part Of His Body That Wasn'T Taken Over By Tumors, And Very Large Ones At That. I Took Him To M.D. Anderson 3 Weeks Prior To His Passing. It Progressed So Fast That He Never Could Get His Blood Levels Up Enough To Even Have One Chemo Treatment. He Had Been Divorced From His First Wife And Had Finally Found His Lifetime Soul Mate And Married Her Only Six Short Years Prior To His Passing. She Was Raised In Southern Illinois So After His Service In Garland, We All Trekked To Illinois Where He Was Then Interred. He Passed Away At Baylor Garland Hospital At 5:00 P.M. On The 10th And Was Put To Rest The Following Friday, September 14th In Illinois.)

Alumni: John Simmons, Date of Death: 2007
Reported By: William R. (Bill) Boone

Alumni: Richard Blount, Date of Death: 1972
Reported By: Susan Shaw Hamlin (Richard Died In A Car Accident In Colorado.)

Alumni: Margie Nelson (Pearson), Date of Death: November 12 2008
Reported By: Joe D. Nelson

Alumni: Donald S. Anderson, Date of Death: May 20 1973
Reported By: Larry Medlin (Don Died From A Accidental Gunshot Wound)

Alumni: Roger Bolding, Date of Death: May 1989
Reported By: James Watt (I Is All The Information Twas Not There. This Is All The Information That I Have.)

Alumni: Margie Nelson (Pearson), Date of Death: November 12 2008
Reported By: Margie Pearson Nelson (Lived In Dallas Area All Her Life. Had Two Kids. Married 38 Years To Joe Dean Nelson. )

Alumni: Paul Oster, Date of Death: September 15 2010
Reported By: Brenda Lovitt (Paul Oster Passed Away September 15, 2010 Of A Heart Attack At His Lake House Near Bob Sandlin Lake. He Was Loved By Many, And We Miss Him Dearly)

Alumni: Dennis H. Gardner, Date of Death: July 30 2011
Reported By: Dean Clayton Gardner (Lived In Bedford Texas,Died Of Cancer At Baylor Of Carrollton.Died From Complications From Ling Cancer.)

Alumni: Paul Oster, Date of Death: September 15 2010
Reported By: Brenda Lovitt (Paul Oster Passed Away Of A Heart Attack At His Lake House On Bob Sandlin Lake. He Was Survived By His Wife Suzie And (4) Sons John Michael Oster (My Beloved Nephew) Jeff, Josh & Jerrod. His Memorial Services Were At Restland In Dallas. He Will Loved And Will Be Missed By All. Love To You Paul ! Brenda & Leroy Lovitt)

Alumni: Curt Ficken, Date of Death: August 16 2011
Reported By: Linda Sides Attaway

Alumni: Martin Brahinsky, Date of Death: October 31 2011
Reported By: Ted Steinke (Marty'S Obit Appeared In The Dallas Morning News On November 4, 2011. A Memorial Service Will Be Held November 5 At 2:30 Pm At Sparkman Crane Funeral Home On Garland Road.)

Alumni: Randall Cavender, Date of Death: December 16 1987
Reported By: Mike Cavender

Alumni: Karen Ernest, Date of Death: November 22 1971
Reported By: Ed Ernest

Alumni: Randall Cavender, Date of Death: December 16 1987
Reported By: Mike Cavender (Randy Had Been In The Fbi After Graduating From Baylor Law School And Had Become A Senior Vice President And General Counsel For A Company In Los Angeles. He Was Married To Patti, A Dermatologist. He Had No Children. )

Alumni: Cathy Echols (Richardson), Date of Death: January 20 2012
Reported By: Lorri Nevil ( Passed Away After A Courageous Battle With Lung Cancer For The Past Year.)

Alumni: Jay A. Hopkins, Date of Death: August 24 2011
Reported By: Randy Hopknis (Died In His Sleep. Heart Failure.)

Alumni: Bret Wehby, Date of Death: 1994
Reported By: Karon Wiedemann (Died At Age 44 From Liver Failure)

Alumni: Jennifer Jo Alexander (Johnson), Date of Death: 1983
Reported By: Christine D. Holland (Cole) (Jennifer Is Buried In Caddo Mills, Texas)

Alumni: Robert E. Hughes, Date of Death: September 16 2006
Reported By: Jo Carol Slaughter

Alumni: Dennis H. Gardner, Date of Death: July 30 2011
Reported By: Dennis Hobart Gardner (Died After 1.5 Year Battle With Cancer)

Alumni: Pam Lee, Date of Death: 1988
Reported By: Tracey Wolfe (Pam Died Of Heart Disease.)

Alumni: Ricky E. Newell, Date of Death: October 17 2012
Reported By: Jo Carol Slaughter (Http://Obits.Dignitymemorial.Com/Dignity-Memorial/Obituary.Aspx?N=Ricky-Newell&Lc=2253&Pid=160500646&Mid=5275706)

Alumni: Gary D. Gunn, Date of Death: August 13 2013
Reported By: Gary Gunn Jr. (Gary Passed Away Due To Complications From A Head Injury Received In A Motorcycle Accident On October 23,1999.A Celebration Of Life Will Be Held At Big Thicket At White Rock Lake Monday August 26,2013 At 6pm To 9pm.)

Alumni: Gary D. Gunn, Date of Death: August 13 2013
Reported By: Gary Gunn Jr. (Gary Gunn Class Of 1969 Passed Away August 13,2013 Due To Complications From A Traumatic Brain Injury Received In A Motorcycle Crash October 23,1999.A Celebration Of Life Will Be Held Monday August 26,2013 At Big Thicket At White Rock Lake From 6 To 9pm.Call Gary Jr With Any Questions At 214-455-1500)

Alumni: William B. Surovik, Date of Death: November 29 2006
Reported By: Jo Carol Slaughter (Surovik, , William Bruce Bruce "Ringo" Surovik Was Born In Dallas, Texas On May 1, 1951, And Passed Away At The Age Of 55 On November 29, 2006. He Was A Talented Rock And Roll Drummer But His Musical Passion Began As A Child When His Parents Made Him Take Piano Lessons. He Played Coronet In The R.T. Hill Junior High And Bryan Adams High School Marching Bands. He Finally Found The Perfect Musical Instrument With His First Ludwig Drum Set As A Teenager And The Beatles Being His Major Influence. Bruce Was Currently Drumming For Kenny And The Kasuals And During His Career Played With Stevie Ray Vaughn In Blackbird, Bloodrock, The Shades, Daniel, Gunpoint, The Stratoblasters, And Many Other Bands Too Numerous To Name. He Also Worked As A Computer Technician With The Law Firm Of Hughes & Luce And Texas Instruments. He Was Preceded In Death By His Parents, William Henry And Mary Skupin Surovik. He Is Survived By His Wife, Lisa Parks Surovik (Their Cats, Lucy, Grayson And Annie), Brother, Howard Surovik And Fiance June Baker, Sister Amy Wommack And Husband Drew, Nieces And Nephews Mckay And William Wommack, Lindsey Tippins, Kasey Parks, Daniel, Beth And Laura Rodriguez, And Hannah Lacey As Well As Numerous Relatives And Friends. His Keen Sense Of Humor, Generosity, Compassionate Heart And Tremendous Talent Will Be Greatly Missed)

Alumni: Larry P. Johnson, Date of Death: January 04 2013
Reported By: Jo Carol Slaughter (Johnson, Larry Paul (L.P) Of Dallas, Tx Passed Away On January 4, 2013 At The Age Of 61. He Was Born March 21, 1951 In Dallas To Paul & Evelyn Johnson. He Graduated From Bryan Adams High School In 1969 And Attended The University Of Mary Hardin Baylor. Shortly After Moving To Colorado, Larry Married Sonya G. Kern In Platteville, Co On February 14, 1981. After Bringing His Family Back To Dallas In 1984 He Later Began His 26 Year Career In The Insurance Sales Industry. His Relationship With The Lord Was Always First And His Foundation. He Was A Lifetime Member Of The Nra. Larry Enjoyed Traveling To Colorado And Camping In The Mountains. He Was Fond Of The Piney Woods In East Tx, Where His Father Was From In Hopewell. He Loved Singing, Listening To Music, And Spending Time With Family And Friends. His Witty And Humorous Personality Left An Imprint On All Those Who Knew Him. Larry Had A Wonderful Life Full Of Good Friends, Good Times, And Good Memories. He Is Survived By: Wife Sonya Johnson, Daughters Jessica Johnson And Cassie Johnson, Grandson Vincent Paul Who He Called "Budder", Son In Law Marcos Castellano, Sisters Linda Shepherd And Jeannie Mckeown And Spouses. Mother In Law Imogene Kern, Brother In Law Curtis Kern, Sister In Law Sheila Patterson, 3 Nieces, 3 Nephews And Cousins. A Memorial Service With Be Held Friday, January 11, At 3pm. Located In The Floyd Chapel At Lake Highlands Baptist Church, With A Reception To Follow. 642 Brookhurst Dr, Dallas, Tx. 75218. - See More At: Http://Www.Legacy.Com/Obituaries/Dallasmorningnews/Obituary.Aspx?N=Larry-Johnson&Pid=162242787#Sthash.Pkdtidxn.Dpuf)

Alumni: Terry L. Bruton, Date of Death: July 22 1951
Reported By: Gaylan D. Grant (Terry Loved Coffee And Just Finished His Degree In Business Administration When Cancer Took His Life. He Had Just Put The Finishing Touches On A Business Plan To Open A Coffee Bar In Red River, New Mexico. He Was A Kind, Gentle, Loving Man And Good Friend.)

Alumni: Gary Spencer, Date of Death: January 26 1994
Reported By: Freeman Spencer (Garry Was Hurt In A Car Accident In The Summer Of 1968 That Left Him Paralyzed From The Waist Down. He Completed High School With The Help Of A Home Bound Teacher In 1969. Though His Life Was Short And Troubled, He Lived It To The Full Extent That His Body Would Allow. Garry Passed Away Peacefully At Home Surrounded By His Family.)

Alumni: Pam Parker (Taylor), Date of Death: April 13 2014
Reported By: Nancy Taylor Burden (My Sister, Pam Will Be Missed By All Her Family And Friends. She Was A Free Spirit In The Truest Sense. )

Alumni: John B. Tomson, Date of Death: January 24 2014
Reported By: Jo Carol Slaughter (John Passed Away After A Six-Week Battle With The Flu And Pneumonia.)

Alumni: Wallace M. Rose, Date of Death: February 10 2015
Reported By: Emily Rose Wright (Wallace (Buddy) Rose Passed Away On Feb. 10, 2015, After A Hard Fought Battle With Cancer. Buddy Had A Long, Successful Career As An Artist. He Was Founder Of The National Caricature Network (Now World-Wide) As Well As Owning His On Business "Caricature Cinema" In Las Vegas, Nevada For The Past 20 Years. He Is Survived By His Wife, 4 Sons, 2 Sisters And A Multitude Of Friends Worldwide. Over The Span Of His Career He Has Mentored Many Successful Artists. He Will Be Greatly Missed My So Many!)
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