Brady High Class of ’51 gathers for 50th reunion

The Brady High School Class of 1951 met Oct. 5-6 for their 50th year reunion. Friday night Sam and Dorothy McAnally hosted a reception at their home for class members and some attended the Brady High School football game afterward. Saturday morning the group met at the Cafe at the Depot for breakfast, followed by a tour of the Heart of Texas Museum. After lunch at the Depot, class members took a tour of the Brady schools. The high school building is the only one that the class had attended during their school days and they were interested in seeing the changes in that facility. All were impressed by the new middle school building as well as the elementary school. Saturday night there was a reception for the class as well as class members who had been in school with them. After the meal a short program was presided over by the class president, Douglas Brown. All attending introduced themselves and their spouses, giving a short resume of their life. Letters were read from several who were unable to attend. Rita Tetens read the Class Will which had been written when they were graduating from the eighth grade. Reverend Bobby Eklund led a memorial service for the nine classmates who have died. Those remebered were: Ray Davis, Calixte Mayse, Millard Golden, Rudy (Ramirez) Gonzales, Jack McFarland, Robert Posey, Jimmy Samuelson, Billy Brown and Willie McBee. Classmates and spouses who attended were: Grady and Joan Adams Baker, Brady; Thane and Jean Locker Akins, Midland; Frank and Bernice Bierman Roddie, Brady; Cody and Carol Bradshaw, Fredericksburg; John and Noma Bradshaw Crisp, Red Oak; Doug Brown and Susan Hulburt, Houston; Warren Burns, El Paso; Wilda Fay Calley Grant, San Angelo; Clair and Anna Lu Coggin Whitesell, Brady; Howard and Linda Creamer, Little Elm; Charles and Katheryn McLean Dodds, Unionville, Va.; Dr. Bobby and Janis Eklund, Bedford; Willie Ray and Barbara Holt Fields, Brady; Larry and Fern Hughes, Cedar Hill; Billy and Diane Johanson Jones, Brady; Freddy Johnson, Brady; Tommy and Rita Locklear Tetens, Schertz; Sam and Dorothy McAnally, Brady; Marvin and Grace Nell McCoy Cockrell, Georgetown; Pat and Roberta McShan, Brownwood; Joe and Ann Ogden, Georgetown; Buford and Ann Sheffield, Brownwood; Jon Ed and Wynona Slaughter Weaver, Brady; Doyle and Doris Jean Taft Summers, Midland; Billy Joe and Linda Taylor, Murphysboro, Il.; James and Patricia Trewitt, Roswell, New Mexico; W. M. and Betty Turner, Anniston, Ala.; Dan Feagin, Bonney Lake, Wa.; Coley Ingram, Comanche; Betty Fisher Daugherty, Brady; Claudine (Dean) Collings-worth Murr, San Angelo. Guests attending were Kay Huffman Porter, Rochelle; Glenda Dodds Barker, Brady; Melba Bloomer Hemphill, Abilene; Don and Hazel Taylor Cavanaugh, Odessa; Ruth George Briggs, Houston; Richard Hampton, New Braunfels; Aubrey and Betty Bierman, Brady; Bert and Beverly Striegler, Rochelle; Patty Rickman, San Antonio; Johnny and Liz Rudder, Brady; K.Y. and Peggy Edmiston Owens, Voca; George and Lella Johanson, Brady.

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