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•   Dakota Wrinkle (2012)  7/8
•   Sherry Vaughn (Gowin) (1972)  5/7
•   J Landers (1960)  27/6
•   Zach Darby (2004)  10/6
•   Joan Aldridge (Pohovich) (1962)  8/6
•   Felice Mabes (Berg) (2003)  14/5
•   Carolyn Kilpatrick (Akin) (1995)  14/5
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•   Gay Nell Norris (Lawn Longhorns. Grffin) (1954)  27/4
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Bryan Moffitt (1985)  8/19
•   Steve Stockton (1984)  8/19
•   Debra Lee Baker (Higgins) (1970)  8/20
•   Lynn Clever (Price) (1989)  8/20
•   Cody Crouch (1988)  8/20
•   Pamila Haynes (Baker) (1970)  8/20
•   Brittany Ellison (2001)  8/21
•   Krista Harris (1988)  8/21
•   Janice Johnson (Cadena)  8/21
•   Darlla Newman (Couch) (1983)  8/22
•   Kristi Sayles (McLemore) (1994)  8/22
•   Casey Crawford (Fox) (2001)  8/23
•   William Frank (2011)  8/24
•   Mark Griffith (1977)  8/24
•   Sharon Thompson (Cochran) (1975)  8/24
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(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1947

Weldon Bouton (Lawn Longhorns)

Weldon Bouton

June 24 1929 - July 19, 2018

Weldon Bouton

Anson, TX

Weldon Bouton, 89, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home in Anson. Graveside serves will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Hawley Cemetery, directed by Adams-Graham Funeral Home.

Born June 24, 1929 in Guion, Weldon was a son of the late Walter and Zeffie (Powell) Bouton. He graduated from Lawn High School and served as a private in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952.

Weldon worked as a serviceman for Lone Star Gas Company in Abilene for 37 years until his retirement in 1990. He met and married the love of his life, Mildred Pauline Meissner, June 27, 1953 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Abilene. They moved to Anson in 1963 where he loved to garden and raise animals. Weldon was a good, kind, honest and wonderful man who loved God and his family.

Weldon was preceded in death by a brother (Frank Bouton), two sisters-in-law (Eloise Fritcher Bouton and Nelta Meissner) and two brothers-in-law (James Jacobson and Albert Meissner).

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mildred Bouton of Anson one son, Gary Bouton (and fiance;, Cheryl Guernsey) of Anson; three daughters, Jeanie McLaren (and husband, Bob), Barbara Blankenship (and husband, Randy) and Tammy Devaney (and husband, Steve) all of Anson; grandchildren, Kristin Swan, Adam Littlefield, Bryan Bouton, Brittney Bouton, Aaron Blankenship, Kayla Blankenship, Lauren Bounds, Stephanie Devaney, Jason Devaney, Lana Davis and Bobbi Lytle; 13 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, George Meissner; sister-in-law, Lucille Jacobson and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on July 20, 2018

Rhonda was mother of alumni Rachelle ('91) and Ryan ('95).

Rhonda Middleton Doan

Ovalo, TX

Rhonda Doan, 66, of Ovalo, Texas, passed away on July 15, 2018 in Abilene, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18th, at Lawn Baptist Church, Lawn, Texas with Mark Moore and Diane Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene.

Rhonda was born in Abilene, Texas to Cecil and Laura Middleton on March 28, 1952. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1970. She married Randy Doan on November 28, 1970 in Abilene. She was a homemaker and was very involved with her family, community, and church. Rhonda enjoyed working with children and youth in the church, sponsoring camps, working with GA's, Kid's Time, and Vacation Bible School. Attending all of the children's and grandchildren's events and activities was very important to her. She loved baking and spoiling family with her famous chocolate chip cookies. She treasured family vacations and having family together for all special occasions.

Rhonda found joy in all animals. She loved hummingbirds, deer, and wildlife. She loved all of her dogs and feeding her donkeys. She looked forward to driving around the country, near home and Ruidoso, counting the deer and other animals, especially hoping to see bears and elk.

People saw God in Rhonda through her smiles and love.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Laura Middleton. Rhonda is survived by her husband Randy Doan of Ovalo, her children, Rachelle Grun and husband Otis of Tuscola, Ryan Doan and wife Melony of Abilene, siblings, Roxanne Rose, Russell Middleton, and Rhene Davidson, grandchildren, Lauren Hutcherson, Callie Hutcherson, Dakota Harriman, Kaylee Grun, Jaxon Doan, and Jett Doan, and one great-grandchild, V Baker.

Pallbearers will be Justin Rose, David Davidson, Deris Hutcheson, Rick Walker, Danny Rothe, and Dennis Pape.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to our church family, personal and work friends, and the entire medical team that took such good care of Rhonda these past few months.

We appreciate your compassion and prayers.

Memories may be shared and condolences submitted online at: www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.

 

Published in Abilene Reporter-News from July 17 to July 18, 2018

(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1954

Bennie May Aldridge Hendrix (Lawn Longhorns)

Bennie May Aldridge Hendrix

February 27, 1936 - June 24, 2018

Bennie May Aldridge Hendrix, age 82, known to family members as “Bink,” peacefully left this earth to join her large and loving heavenly family on June 24, 2018. She was a truly special lady who was deeply loved, is dearly missed, and whose memory will always be cherished.

The family will receive friends at the Elmwood Funeral Home between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Tuesday June 26, 2018. Her memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chuck Macheca officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held immediately following the burial service.

Her story began on February 27, 1936. Born the middle of 5 children to Willie and Danie May Aldridge, she lived in Lawn, TX until she graduated from Lawn High School in 1954. Bennie then moved to Stephenville and attended Tarleton State College where she found the love of her life, Gail Bradley Hendrix. Gail and Bennie met when they were both members of the Tarleton Archery and Rifle Teams. According to legend, Bennie was the sharp shooter of the pair, and yet he still married her on February 15, 1956.

Gail and Bennie made many colorful memories during their 31 years together. Their love for adventure and their competitive spirits resulted in most of their free time spent together playing tennis, fishing, hunting, sailing and playing bridge. She enjoyed her work, as well, dedicating thousands of 8:00-5:00’s to both Timex and Texas Instruments.

After Gail’s passing in 1987, Bennie retired from TI and started playing bridge with “the ladies” at the Abilene Country Club. She also took up golf, which she very much enjoyed! She played alongside her friends in the Key City Ladies Golf Association for almost 20 years. During her golfing hay day, Bennie shot three official hole-in-ones in tournament play. Each time she aced a hole, no matter where she placed in the tournament, she walked away with a little bonus prize, a Certificate of Recognition from Precept Golf, and a great big smile!
Without question, the most joyous years of her retirement were spent hanging out with her best friend and soul sister, Corinne Karasewich. Those two laughed their way along the highways and byways in both the U.S. and Canada, only slowing down to pursue their mutual passions – visiting family, playing gin rummy, feeding slot machines, scratching lottery tickets and helping raise Bennie’s young grandson, Kyle.
In celebration of Bennie’s well-loved and well-lived life, let’s follow her lead and close with a few words from a song she was singing just the other day by Three Dog Night. She’s “a high life flyer and a rainbow rider. A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun.” Literally!

Bennie was preceded in death by her husband, Gail Hendrix; her parents, Willie and Danie May Aldridge; and her younger brother, Jack Aldridge.
Survivors include her daughter, Melinda Cook McDonald (Jeffrey B. Rose) of Fort Worth; her son, Aaron Hendrix of Abilene; two brothers J.W. (Spud) Aldridge and Phillip Aldridge of Abilene; her sister, Barbara Faye Grant of Abilene; two granddaughters Kristen Sloan (Christopher Sloan) and Hailey Binder (Clayton Binder); her grandson, Kyle Hendrix; and 6 really great-grandchildren, Cameron, Conner, Kiley May, Kaitlynn, Cutter and Cassidy Lee.

Honoring Bennie as pallbearers are her nephews; Greg and Curtis Copeland, Mark and Eric Hendrix, Bill Aldridge, James Rhodes and Turner Laughter.

Memorials may be made to the Coach Spud Aldridge Endowed Scholarship, Office of Institutional Advancement, Box 938, McMurry University Station, Abilene, Texas 79697, or to the United Way of Abilene.

The 1990's are having a reunion, BUT all Jim Ned Indian classes are invited to attend during the Homecoming Weekend September 28-29.

 

Alumni Officers Beginning October 2015

Jim Ned Alumni Association

Leslie (Gryder) Ward - President/                      Class of 1998

Crystal (Daniels) Torrez - Sec/Tresurer/      Class of 1998

Alice (Hall) Harp - Parade Chair/               Class of 1995

Time to get involved with the Alumni Association.

 

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