Lamar High School - Houston
| 60th Reunion! Lamar Class of 1959: 29-31 March 2019
Check our 60th Reunion page for the latest on activities and attendees!
Updates weekly as to who's gonna be there! Have you mailed in this form?
Pershing Chatter: Almost half of the Lamar Class of 1959 came through the pipeline of Pershing Junior High School. Our classmate Wayne Shull has captured scans of the newsletter Pershing Chatter from those years of 1954-1956 and placed them on Archive.org here for our viewing pleasure. Frank Jones, Frank Kelly, John Jamison, Eldon Jones, Jere Wicker, be sure to check the Last Will and Testament on Page 4, May 1954! Many old friends and memories!
Invitation to Houston's Monthly Luncheon for 59ers:
Your classmates gather high atop the Acme Building in the City that
Never Sleeps: 1 August 2018 , cw: Bette Azadian Leonard;
Included at the Marathon Oil luncheon: (cw) Rick Lilliott, Bette Azadian Leonard, Wendell Mendell, Phil Leonard, Dee Post Zook-Bell, Arthur Faris, Tish Compton Hale, Lou Parks Gorski, Susan Swift Seidensticker, Bill Higdon. Photo taken by Barbara Pickard, 3 May 2018.
|most visited pages: Electronic Orenda Lamar Lunches |
Obits Panorama Photo
|Lamar of the Future|
|'59ers in Galveston: 24-26 October 2014 Click here|
|Redskins Controversy and History|
Our most recent classmate news
Chris Black - Our classmate Chris Black died from the effects of Parkinson's Disease on 2 Feb 2019. A Celebration of Life will occur on 11 Feb from 6 to 8 pm at the Goode Company Armadillo Palace at 5015 Kirby Blvd in Houston.
Obituary Chronicle Orenda page
Kirk Bilbo - Our classmate Kirk Bilbo died at his apartment in Houston following surgery in Feb 2015. Our thanks to Rick McDowell for providing this information.
Obituary Orenda page
Barbara Hoffman - Our dear and talented classmate Barbara died at home on Friday 16 Nov 2018; hundreds attended her memorial services on Thursday 29 November 2018 at St. John the Divine in Houston.
Obituary Orenda page
Jo Anne Cowden Harris died in October 2018 in Willis, TX. Her obituary was published on yourconroenews.com from 22 Oct thru 4 Nov 2018. Our thanks to Jeremy Wicker for providing the link to Jo Anne's obituary, which does not provide the date of death.
Obituary Orenda page
Fred Lipscomb died at home in Memphis, TN on 14 October 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Hernando United Methodist Church, 1890 Mt. Pleasant Rd in Hernando, MS. Our thanks to Wendell Mendell for providing this information.
Obituary Orenda page Online Memorial
|Electronic Orenda||Our class directory based on our Orenda - even those folks who didn't get their photo in are featured here - with current hometown noted and a link to their Lamar memories and Class Photo location where known. Send in your information to Webmaster@Lamar59.org|
| Photos from Reunions
||Photos from our recent reunions (Fredericksburg in 2012, 50th in 2009) are shared here - including a few from post-reunion activities. Includes some suggested free on-line storage sites for sharing your pics.|
|50th Reunion Video
(known) classmate received a letter from Raines Video Productions offering a
DVD (or VHS tape) of our gala 3-day weekend
with interviews of many
attending classmates, for $29.95 plus $4 S&H. Their site
(linked at left) contains the contact info for Raines.
you did not receive the Class Directory at the reunion, you can order
one (while they last) for $10 from Larry Hitt. Go to the Reunion home page, print
and fill out the Reply Card, and mail it to the address at the top of
the Reunion Page.
|50th Reunion Report||Prepared as an article on our 50th
Reunion for Fran Callahan to publish in the Alumni Assocation
Newsletter, this (2MB) PDF file provides an overall summary of our
Reunion and the events of the weekend, with a few photos of interest.
|50th Reunion Activities||Our fun-filled weekend of November 13-15, 2009. These five events were packed into three fun-filled days! Click here to see the list of classmates registered to attend our 50th, from Anchorage to Naples.|
|50th Reunion Memories||The remarks (as a PDF file) presented by Lynn Zarr and Sherry Strater at our 50th Celebration (Saturday Night, River Oaks Country Club, 14 Nov 2009).|
our Class has its very own Facebook Group. First join
Facebook.com (for free), then join the Lamar 1959 group (for free) to
exchange news, photos, and event information with any of your
classmates. Not familiar
with Facebook? Click here for our helpful Facebook
||This PDF list is dated Nov 2011. We now know that Neta Lois Frazier died 7/13/1998, Joe Lovelady died 9/22/2008, and Mark Spears died 1/4/2003. These deaths and the current missing are marked in our Electronic Orenda. If you can provide other data, please send to the Webmaster or to Wendell@Lamar59.org
and memorial sites. Includes link to the current (PDF
format) list of
||Wendell Mendell coordinates this monthly gathering of
the Marathon Oil Building cafeteria in Houston. Send Wendell your
e-mail to receive a reminder each month. Or just show up!
|Our classmates Frank Jones and Sukey Fenoglio are working with the Lamar Alumni Association to establish some scholarships for "B" students at Lamar to attend college ("A" students have little trouble obtaining financial assistance). Details here|
special collection where classmates are encouraged to share their
memories of Lamar - and their life since. Send your
info to Webmaster@Lamar59.org
As needed: MS Word
file or PDF
file describing the Album and offering suggestions for
|50th Reunion Cruise Journal||Ignatius Snigglefritz provides his personal journal from the 50th Reunion Cruise (September 16-26, 2009), New York City to Quebec City.|
|50th Reunion Reflections||The essay (as a PDF file) composed for the 50th Reunion by Jon Hugh Fleming as appearing in the Reunion Directory. "Through the loving union of our parents, we came to this good Earth during 1941...."|
|50th Reunion Memories||The script (as a PDF file) used by Lynn Zarr and Sherry Strater at our 50th Celebration (Saturday Night, River Oaks Country Club, 14 Nov 2009).|
are you in this panorama photo from November 1958? Email your
Position number to Webmaster@Lamar59.org if
you're not already identified. Click on one
of the four sub-panels to actually see who is
standing next to you.
|Lamar Lancers||Here you have access to years of our Lamar Lancer papers, from Sept 19, 1956 to May 14, 1959. Fun reading!|
||Now available here! Thanks to Wayne Shull, here are PDF files of some of the
Pershing Jr High School newspapers from 1953-1956.
||Collection of the Senior Interest Photos from our 1959 Orenda - click on any small photo to see the larger version.|
||Clubs, Football Photos from our 1959 Orenda - click on any small photo to see the larger version.|
link to some 40 historic photos of Houston during our formative years,
plus comments and memories by classmates.
were you on 2 June 1959 at 8
pm? Why, in the old Sam Houston Coliseum, of
course! Click at left to display your Commencement Exercise
program. This is the only version that doesn't list Janet Junker in the Cabinet
that milestone in 2006 when we reached the magic year of Medicare
eligibility? Here are photos and memories from some of the less
mature members of our Class celebrating via a Medicare Cruise through
the uncharted waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
|45th Reunion||The Class of 1959 45th Reunion Weekend: Houston, April 30 - May 2, 2004|
|Stories from '59||Some of Jon Hugh Fleming's memories from our days at Lamar - as delivered at the 45th Reunion. [PDF file]|
|| Roberts Elementary was
a feeder school to Pershing and Lanier, which fed Lamar.
Here are photos of some of our classmates back in 1951-1953. Did
we have a great childhood or what!
|40th Reunion||One classmate's musings following the Class of 1959 40th Reunion Weekend: Houston, April 11-12, 1999.|
|The Reunion Poem||"Every five years, as summertime
nears, an announcement arrives in the mail ..." Thus begins
this summary of class reunions, author unknown. Kay
Cole Segrato provided it for the Class of 1959. If you
want a version with animated cartoons, go to this
site and scroll down....
|Back to the
|| Frank Jones suggests visiting this
fun site that captures
some of the spirit of our youth. (For the 'full songs,'
visit our Memory Album. )
in the Fifties
large file to download (about 6 MB) yet worth the time - fun
collection of slides (PowerPoint) of 'how it was' during our high
site provides information for all graduates of Lamar Senior High
School, to include upcoming reunions and events.
|Class of 1958
they're a lot older than us ... but didn't we date some of these people?
|Class of 1957
||At end of their directory, the site
provides current information on some of our teachers, e.g., Ms
Hollingsworth, Mr. Gentry.
|Class of 1956
job of integrating Class Bios and photos and videos where available -
using myevent.com web site.
||They were so young back then ...
||This is the In Memoriam site for
the Class of 1962
you mean our High School is actually famous enough to have our own
entry in Wikipedia? With the River Oaks Blvd joke? This
is so cool!
is going on back at the mother ship? Lamar today is an
International Baccalaureate World School .... say what?