"The years we've shared have been full of joy,
The memories we've made will go on and on...." C Kocler
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Pat Alexander

Birth Date: 1945-12-07
Deceased Date: 2020-01-13
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Carl Anderson

Birth Date: 1946-07-16
Deceased Date: 2016-05-29
Carl Alan Anderson passed away peacefully in his bed Sunday evening May 29, 2016. Carl was born July 17, 1946 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was the younger of two sons of Evelyn and R.G. Anderson. He is survived by his children Theresa Anderson of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; Robert Anderson of Lowell, Arkansas; and Abbie Anderson of Waco, Texas; by his brother and sister-in-law Karen and Bob Anderson of Cedar Park, Texas and by four grandchildren Elaina, Kylie, Braxton and Ethan; as well as two nieces, three cousins and many devoted friends. Carl graduated from Wichita Falls Senior High School in 1964. He attended Texas Tech before enlisting in the Navy in 1969. He volunteered for deployment to the Antarctica and received the Antarctic Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal, serving in the Naval Reserve until 1973. Carl had many different careers, but was most proud of receiving his Paralegal Degree in 2008. The family owes a debt of gratitude to all of his friends at Saint Anne Episcopal Church of DeSoto, Texas, his friends in AA and all of the staff at Millbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster, Texas.
Leah Van Driest - May 31st, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Carl's passing.  Deepest sympathy to his family.
Mike Wagoner - May 31st, 2016
I knew Carl since elementery school. We were always friends. He was a good guy.  I did my best along with Frank Harvey to track him down for the "64" reunion.  The last time we were in contact with each other was a phone call in the late seventies.  Carl and I were both with Operation Deepfreeze Antarctica. Carl was on a "winter over crew" but his plane crashed at McMurdo Station Antarctica on 8 October 1970. He was injured (believe he broke his arm) and had to be sent back to the states.  I tried to locate him in Christchurch, New Zealand but was told he had been medevac'd.  There was no internet back then (1970) so it was near impossible to track someone down in the Navy when you were not sure where they were.  I had flown on the same aircraft just a few weeks earlier.  I have attached a picture of the plane. It was a Super Constellation with the name Pegusus.  The following link tells you a bit about the crash & wreckage:
My condolences to his family.  Wish we could have talked more over the years. Rest in peace Carl.

Nancy Piazza (Biggi)

Nancy passed away very unexpectedly of a brain tumor 9 years ago. We met as Jrs. at WFHS in 1962. We were roomies in 1964 at North Texas University in Denton, TX. Our daughters were each other's namesake. She and her husband, Pat Piazza, lived in Cayote, TX, about 11 miles from Valley Mills. She loved ranching life and was passionate about raising her miniature donkeys and Margarita the baby fawn she raised with a baby bottle until adulthood. She was a wife, mother, musician, and the dearest friend EVER. Still miss her.

Jan Clark Poore
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Maria Celeste Strom (Bourgeois)

Birth Date: 1946-03-05
Deceased Date: 2013-02-22
Maria passed away just recently from many health problems that started in an automobile accident years ago. She and I and several others have all been friends since 3rd grade at Alamo. She left WFHS at the end of her junior year, but returned later to finish her senior year. She will be missed by many and was a great friend. She told me whenever I see a 'cardinal' to know that she was watching over me!

Barbara Weil Wicker
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Jerry Ferguson

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Nick Gholson

Birth Date: 2023-10-17
Deceased Date: 2013-10-13
"Nicky Don" as I knew him was my friend. We became aquainted at Austin Elementary School in 1952 (2nd grade) and were friends since then. We played in the band together, were on the same baseball team, and went to college together. What a great friend who knew no strangers. We spoke just a few short weeks ago about the death of a fellow classmate. I will always remember him.
Don "Bubba" Whatley - June 12th, 2014
Nick was a personality of his own with quick wit & humor on any subjct matter. It was destined for Nick to be in the newpaper business. I first met Nicky at the Central Boys Club in Wichita Falls where he was assigned to cover the boxing matches and after one of my matches Nick knew when I first moved to wichita falls I lived in the Eastside Projects until the 3rd grade  and he asked me if that was where I learned to be a tough fighter and I said no that was where I learned to be very fast, from there he and I became good friends. I knew Nick to become a good christian man as life went on and if you knew him you miss his friendship & humor. God Bless his soul.

Suzie Bloss (Hanna)

Wilma Sue “Suzie” Hanna Bloss passed from this life and into eternity with her Lord Jesus Christ on February 22, 2011. She was surrounded by her family as she lost a final battle against respiratory failure. So many of her Wichita Falls classmates bonded together to provide prayer and encouragement during this time and they have my deepest gratitude for the strength and support that was so freely given.

Suzie was born on November 20, 1945 in Wichita Falls, Texas to A.C. Hanna and Wilma Angel Hanna. She was raised in Wichita Falls and was a proud member of the WFHS Class of ’64. She attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls studying psychology. Following school she went to work for the J.C. Penney Company in Dallas.

While visiting a friend in Wichita Falls on June 3, 1967, she met a young soldier who managed to get her address. Four dates and three months later she married me…..Terry Bloss. Suzie and I shared our lives and love for almost 44 years. From that love came two daughters, Tanya and Tami.

That love also led us to open our home and hearts to many others. After leaving the military Suzie and I returned to Texas and entered the ministry. Together we worked in youth ministry and established the Koinonia Home for Girls in Dallas to provide a home and help to dozens of young girls. Three of those girls, Joyce, Lucy and Margaret, became ours for life. In the early 80’s we shared the Lord’s work in East Texas as I became the pastor of Allen’s Point Baptist Church and Suzie served as a teacher and church pianist. The work there led us to offer a home to teenage boys. Three of them, Gerry, Clayton and Roger became our sons. Our family has grown to include eight children, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

Suzie gave her heart and life to Christ as a young girl in Wichita Falls, and she continued to grow in the faith and love for Christ throughout her life. She became a dedicated student of the scriptures and an enthusiastic and energetic teacher of numerous Sunday School classes and Bible studies. She also did public speaking throughout the North Texas area. During the Vietnam War she did volunteer work at the Dallas Veterans’ Hospital and later in life spent years with Literacy Instruction for Texas teaching adults to read and write. She spent countless hours counseling and touching the lives of all those God brought to her. She always had a willing ear and an open heart.

Suzie spent her working life as a talented Executive Assistant and Office Manager in Texas, Arizona, and Washington, D.C. Her clerical, organizational, and management skills always made her employers comfortable giving her more responsibility and contributed significantly to the success of those for whom she worked.

Suzie’s propensity to take in strays also included the animal kingdom. Over the years we have had dogs, cats, doves, a parrot, guinea pigs, and hamsters. The dogs were always the recipients of a special love…..and most of her meals…..and a sizeable portion of our bed.

Suzie was a remarkable woman to share life with. She brought so much love, joy, laughter, encouragement, enlightenment, comfort and care to me and so many others. She would have loved to be there for this 50th Reunion to see old friends and share old memories. She spoke fondly so often of days as a WFHS Coyote. Through her I’ve gotten to know many of you as well, and I look forward to meeting more of you at the reunion.

Thank you for the impact you had on her life, and for the friendship shown to me.

Terry Bloss
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Anne Weidig (Harkey)

Anne passed away a few years ago from Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. She was my Kappa Alpha Theta roommate at TCU for 2 years. She and her husband, Charles, lived in Baton Rouge, LA., where she taught English at the Episcopal Day School. They have 2 daughters, Laura and Amy, and one granddaughter. She was a good friend, and I miss her.

Leah Allen Van Driest
Leah Van Driest - February 22nd, 2013
The above memorial to Anne Harkey was submitted by Leah (Allen) Van Driest.

Raymond L. "Pinky" Hennan, Jr.

Birth Date: 1945-12-31
Deceased Date: 2012-04-18
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Edward Hinch

Birth Date: 1946-07-16
Deceased Date: 2015-11-24
CW4 Edward L. Hinch passed away 11/24/2015 in Ft Worth Texas. Ed had a Formal Military Funeral and was buried at the US Miliary Cemetery in Grand Prarie, TX.

After leaving the military Ed worked for the Civil Service in Flight Safety. He retired 2012 and was working as a Flight Safety consultant. Ed left behind 2 children Joshua who is also a U S Army pilot and a daughter Victoria Marie. Among his belongs we found that Coyote school ring in mint condition. He was always proud of being a Coyote.
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