Golden Reunion 50


When the years of life o’er take us,

Still our dreams will never die.

Fondly cling we to the mem’ries

Of our dear Port Arthur High.


 All her honors we have cherished.

Still her victories are told.

As we stand as true defenders

Of the Old Maroon and Gold!

 Fifty years ago in 1962, we all graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School full of hopes and dreams.  We are happy that each of you has chosen to celebrate this occasion by returning to your hometown and friends who share the same exciting experience with you.  Your Reunion Committee is looking forward to each of you coming to celebrate our Golden 50th Reunion April 27th and 28th, 2012. 

We have a full schedule of weekend events planned for you. We hope you choose to come and enjoy all of them.   Friday and Saturday nights will be at the Ballroom in the Holiday Inn.  

Friday Night: Sock Hop: Holiday Inn Ballroom; 7 – 11 p.m. ; Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar; Dress: very casual (50’s style if you like)

          Classmate Picture: 7:30

Recognition of TJ organizations.  If you were part of an organization and   would like to briefly recognize members, please contact Linda Tatum Briggs at or 409-982-9146 by April 18.

Saturday Daytime Activities:

Golf at Babe Zaharias Golf Club at 9 a.m.  Don Landry, chairman.

Antique car show – Holiday Inn parking lot - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Bud Clark, husband of our own Chloe Moerbe Clark will be there to talk cars with you.

*Museum of the Gulf Coast Tour: 700 Proctor – 10 a.m.   

 Where our classmates, G.W. Bailey and Marty Fleckman, are honored

*Sartin’s, 3520 Nederland Ave, Nederland for lunch at 11:30.  Dutch treat. See Menu Here ..

Saturday Night: Dinner/Dance: Holiday Inn Ballroom; 6 p.m. to 12   DJ – Bobby Wactor; Cash bar. Dress: business casual.

Individual Photos will be taken Sat. night;

Reunion Video by Raines Video –

Hussars will perform either Friday or Saturday night.

Name tags: Only one per person for all events.

We wish you all a safe journey back to Port Arthur.  We do hope you plan to attend all the events. 

*Please RSVP Lucille @  if you plan to go to the Museum and/or Sartin’s.  We need to give each of them a number by April 18.

*** Late registration is $60 per person; $120 a couple. 

After April 18th, please call Lucille at 409/960-7843 or Linda at 409/982-9146 for registration as we are limited to 200 in the Ballroom and we are approaching that number now.

Go ye, Port Arthur!

Fight for victory!

With your banners flying high,

We’ll cheer you all the way.

Rah, rah, rah!


Go ye, Port Arthur!

Fight for victory!

Fight for the fame of your fair name,

And go, Port Arthur,

Win that game!


If you want to see someone at our 
Golden Reunion, please contact them 
and encourage them to come. 
Those who are coming and paid are:
1.  Jim Ed Alleman
2.  Carolyn Anawaty Akers, Dan Akers
3.  David Atchley, Sue Atchley
4.  Peggy Aucoin Gallier, Jack Gallier
5.  Linda Axtell Coltharp
6.  Geraldine Bailey Derham, Allan Derham
7.  G.W. Bailey
8.  Archie Barron
9.  Donna Berg McClelland
10  John Birkman, Dianne Dallmann
11. Joel Boone, Donna Boone
12. Charlie Brabham, Sandy Brabham
13. Mary Bergeron Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey 
14. Gene Byrd, Sally Byrd
15. Donald Cain, Carolyn Cain
16. Roger Cantu, Fiance
17. Alice Chambers Tate, LeRoy Tate, Jr
18. James Cassell
19. Cheryl Chatagnier Harper, V.J. Harper
20. Ginger Cloar Hamilton
21. Billie Cody Barnette, Rocky Barnett
22. Betty Craig Elliott, Larry Elliott
23. Janet Craig Quebedeaux, Jim Quebedeaux
24. Johnny Crochet, Mary Leleux Crochet
25. Renell d'Augereau Perron, Malcolm Perron
26. Kay Dartez Orrill
27. Gene DeKerlegand
28. Isabel Delgadillo Prosperie
29. Dianne DeVoll Hotvedt
30. Diane Duncan Barron
31. David Earle
32. Mike Eaves, Laverne Eaves
33. Brenda Emerson Jones
34. Sandy Erwin, Linda K Erwin
35. Marty Fleckman, Kim Fleckman
36. Andy Foote, Kat Foote
37. Mary Ell Glass Ruffner
38. Rachel Gloria Hawkins, Roberto Hawkins
39. Roland Gooch, Diana Gooch
40. Bob Gratz, Cindy Gratz
41. John Green, Marilyn Green
42. James Guidry
43. Jackie Hale Faulk
44. Hanna Hampton Drago, Sam Drago
45. Ed Hansen
46. Carrie Hebert
47. Wayne Hebert, Gale Hebert
48. Martin Hefley, Mary Sue Hefley
49. Warren Henry, Danny Kirwin Henry
50. C.J. Jack Hensley
51. Susan Holtman Phillips, Jim Phillips
52. Tommy Hunter, Agnes Hunter
53. Bob Jackson, Ann Jackson
54. Carol Johnson Cresswell, Glenn Johnson Hicks
55. Buddy Jordan, Rita Jordan
56. Dan Johnston, Lynn Johnston
57. Jerry Kidd, Sandra Hebert Kidd
58. Sandra Ladner Nicholson
59. Deanna LaFleur Glidden, Edward Glidden
60. Spook Laird, BJ Laird
61. Don Landry, Judy Landry
62. Mike Landry, Becky Gillman Landry
63. Joan Leavell Lisman
64. Jim Lee
65. Harry Paul Logan, Carleen Logan
66. Tommy Martin, Destinee
67. Linda Lee Miller, Grady Miller
68. Margaret Litchfield Hildebrand
69. Royce McConathy, Susan McConathy
70. Marlene McGee Robinson, Bill Robinson
71. Paul McKinley
72. Verna McMillan Johnston, Tom Johnston
73. Gary Miller, Sandy Miller
74. Lucille Miller Armintor
75. Chloe Moerbe Clark, Bud Clark
76. Liz Moore Kny
77. Irene Montalvo Hebert, Dina Milliet
78. Audrey Morales Goff, Don Goff
79. Ron Mosier, Renee' Mosier
80. Anita Nugent
81. Karen O'Brien Hunt
82. Ray Orrill
83. Carol Overman Hudman, Carl Hudman
84. Phillip Pampolina, Ginger Pampolina
85. Elaine Pansano Griner, Gordon Griner
86. Gracey Potter Weisbrod
87. Gail Pratt Thorne, Colin Thorne
88. Larry Quinn
89. Linda Quinn Chapa, Dan Chapa
90. Bobby Rabuck, Betzy Roussel Rabuck
91. Gregory Reyna, Linda Reyna
92. Dale Saulsberry
93. Neil Saunders, Jan Saunders
94. Rob Savoie, Marilyn Reisen
95. Harold Schroeder, Jeanie Schroeder
96. Bonnie Scott Owens, Sharon Parsons
97. Jerry Serville, Joyce Serville
98  Sam Showalter, Gail Showalter
99. Sharon Sibley Bissell, John Bissell
100.Jay Sims, Doris Sims
101.Lew Smith
102.Patsy Smith Simmons, Walter Simmons
103.Loretta Snoek Griffin, Karlene Snoek
104.Martha Smith Gideon
105.Pat Solis, Michele Solis
106.Sue Stokes Greenman
107.Linda Tatum Briggs, Richard Briggs
108.John Taylor
109.Wayne Taylor
110.Ronnie Thompson, Karen Baxter Thompson
111.Charles Trenholm, Sharon Trenholm
112.Loron Truett
113.Rose Villarreal Rumsey
114.Gretchen Verboon Miertschin, Gary Miertschin
115.Mary Lou Wagner Quebedeaux, John Quebedeaux
116.Ethel Wehmeyer Sullivan
117.Becky Wells Alleman
118.Penny Whitman Czaja, John Czaja
119.Wayne Wilson, Bonnie Wilson
120.Trudy Wood Dunn
121.Aundria Woods Bridges

Hello everyone – an update to the golf event at the TJHS Class of 1962 reunion. We have 13 people committed to play golf on Saturday, April 28 at the Babe Zaharias Golf Course located at 3500 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard (409-722-8286).

The green fees (includes cart) are $25 and $15 for club rental if you require such. We will pay the green fees on the day of play. The course has a driving range (range balls: $4 small bucket; $7 large bucket) and putting area to allow warm-up prior to play.

I would appreciate each of you sending me a reply to this email message by April 11 to confirm your continued desire to play golf.

I have taken the liberty to create playing partners and start times. If you would like to change your playing partners, please let me know. I suggest that the tee time players attempt to arrange amongst themselves transportation to / from the course. I am open to suggestions for breakfast as a group at 7:00 am, but need suggestions as to restaurants in the area that could accommodate us.

The following individuals have expressed their commitment to play:        

Allan Derham ( – Geraldine Bailey’s spouse

Andy Foote (

Archie Barron (

Bill Robinson ( -– Marlene McGee’s spouse

Carl Hudman ( – Carol Overman Hudman spouse

Charlie Jack Hensley, Jr. (

Don Landry (

Geraldine Bailey Derham (

Harold Schroeder (

James Leonard Cassel (

Jim Phillips ( – Susan Holtman Phillips spouse

John Green (

Richard Briggs ( – Linda Tatum’s spouse

Don Landry
512.240.5441 (H)
972.898.8267 (M)



Get your TJ Maroon & Gold Polo shirt with
YELLOW JACKET embroidery and class year.

Click here


A productive meeting was held 1-21-12 to send out reunion notices to all classmates. 

These classmates and friends of the class were there to help.

Click on photos if you wish to save and print.



The Reunion Announcement is here.  You can view it and download it, print out, fill it out and mail in.


TJ 50thonesheetcolorcorrected.pdf


Or click on the form, opening it up to full size, and do a print of the scan.  I did mine and it came out just fine.



(Click on card for a full sized view)

This postcard was sent to everyone I have an address for about three weeks
ago.  If you or someone else in the class didn't receive one it is because I
don't have the correct address.  Please email it to me.  
Also, if your email address does not appear or isn't correct on the web
page, I don't have it, please send it to me at .
It is our desire to be in touch with every classmate possible.  We need your help.  
Thanks for helping.  
Lucille Miller Armintor
TJHS Class of '62




There was a 50th Reunion Planning Meeting held on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Sanderson's Restaurant on Hwy 69 in Nederland.  


The next meeting will be in October.  Times and exact date will be posted.


Please plan to attend.  We want as much input as possible on this historic Reunion. Let either Lucille Miller Armintor ( or Linda Tatum Briggs ( know if you are planning to attend or have questions.



Some of the Attendees at this Meeting



We have booked Holiday Inn Park Central for Friday and Saturday nights, April 27 and 28 2012!

Friday gathering will be in Neches Room 7- 11 p.m.

Saturday’s Dinner and Dance 6 p.m. -  midnight

Both will have cash bar.

Room rates at Holiday Inn is set at $92 (mention TJ Class of ’62 reunion to get this rate)


Cost for both events: $50 a person

Check this website for updates; also Facebook Thomas Jefferson High School 1962 Senior Class Reunion!/home.php?sk=group_64021513447