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The East High Class of 1957
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
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Nancy Adams [last updated August, 2008]
I live in Columbia, SC where I have lived since 1985. I have one daughter, a son-in-law and two grandsons who also live in Columbia. I work part time, enjoy reading, gardening, working out at the gym and staying busy. Prior to moving to Columbia I lived in Oklahoma and Texas.

Barbara Barnes
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Justine Brown
Reported deceased.*
If anyone has a copy of the obituary or other documentary verification and would like to supply a copy, we would like to post it on The East High Alumni Page.

Ronnie Churchill
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Libby Crane
Reported deceased.*
If anyone has a copy of the obituary or other documentary verification and would like to supply a copy, we would like to post it on The East High Alumni Page.

Frances Elder [posted June 7, 2007]
Deceased. Additional information is available

Bonnie Giem [posted September 27, 2006]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Karen Goldner [posted November 11, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Charlie House
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Bobby Hutchison
Reported deceased.*
If anyone has a copy of the obituary or other documentary verification and would like to supply a copy, we would like to post it on The East High Alumni Page.

Elizabeth King
Reported deceased.*
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Linda Lloyd
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Gail Loeffel [posted January 6, 2006]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Barbara Maury [last updated: June, 1997]
Married Dr. Peter L. Ballenger, Gynecologist, 1963. Two children, Maury and Brooke. Lives in Memphis and involved in home and civic activities. Enthusiastic about preventive health and nutrition.
Barbara may be reached via e-mail at

Harry Moore [last updated April, 2007]
J.P. Snider and I left Snowden School in 1948 to start at East High. I was in the first nine year class to graduate. I remember Rose Parkinson, Mr. Doutin, Mr. Hazelwood, Samuel Daniel Moore, Rose Miller, and many others of note. Miss Mary Morphis was my home room teacher in high school. Upon graduation I went on six months active duty in the U.S. Army. Since this turned out to be nothing like the brochure, I decided that college did not seem that bad after all.
I attended Memphis State University, Christian Brothers College, and The University of Tennessee at Knoxville where I graduated from the Business College in 1966. I married Sharon Van Horn of Oak Ridge & Kingston also a UT graduate. We moved to Memphis where I worked for Procter & Gamble (Buckeye) Cellulose Corporation for 26 years in various management jobs and for State Technical Institute as Director of the Physical Plant.
I left my home of 59 years in 1998 to take a management job in the Physical Plant of UT Knoxville where I am responsible for construction and repairs. Our son and daughter live in Knoxville too. We have one grandson. My sister Elzabeth (Bette class of '56) still lives in Memphis and my sister Patricia (class of '70) lives in Maryland. Being a firm believer in the Judeo-Christian faith, I regularly attend church usually sitting in the choir loft. I enjoy vegetable gardening when I have time.
Before leaving Memphis I had some contact with Charles Rond, Roy Ericson, and Dan Whipple. I sang in a choir with Dan for a time. Bruce Robison and I keep up some since we both live in Knoxville. He is out of the country a lot. I live just off the highway to Gatlinburg which is 35 miles away making some friends jealous. I will not attend the reunion but wish all my classmates well.

Bobby Oeding
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Joseph S. Paxson "Joe"
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Charles S. Peete, Jr.
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bruce Robison [last updated March, 2007]
After graduation from East High School, I attended The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Before graduating from The University of Tennessee, I enlisted in the United States Army and spent 3 years working for the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States. After service, I returned to U.T. and finished my Bachelor of Science degree. Moving to St Louis, I found myself working at the Research Center of Monsanto Chemical Company for a couple of years. I then returned to Knoxville, where I was employed by The University of Tennessee and later Rohm & Haas Chemical Company.
After five years, I joined Tennessee Valley Authority in planning/scheduling and cost estimating for their nuclear program. Fifteen years later, I left to do subcontracting/consulting work in the nuclear industry, including environmental cleanup. During this time, I became active in scuba diving, became a Dive Instructor and started going to diving locations around the world.
Eventually growing tired of the nuclear industry, I took up what was to become my current business (World Films & Travel) for the last 10 years; that of leading groups on diving trips around the world and safaris to Africa. I have been shooting both stills and video for many years and have built up an underwater digital video library from locations around the world. My diving adventures have led me to the Red Sea, Tanzania, South Africa, PNG, Milne Bay, Thailand, Philippines, Bali, Hawaii, Coco Island, Galapagos, Tahiti, and all over the Caribbean. I have recorded the day-to-day lives of many of the wild animals in Africa from my numerous trips to South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania. My films have been shown locally and in several film festivals in the USA.

Charlie Rond [posted February 14, 2006]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, Charlie Rond was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted December, 2004]
Charles A. (Charlie) Rond IV - is a computer consultant living in Memphis who worked on the 40th reunion of the East High School class of 1957. He entered East High on the school's first day in 1948 and graduated in 1957. He is divorced from Gwen Whitfield, originally of Steele, Missouri. Following education at the University of the South - Sewanee, and Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College), he hunted Russian submarines with the U.S.Naval Air Reserve. He became a journalist for United Press International and wrote an award-winning story on Mississippi school integration and the 1968 assassination story on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Director of Public Information at the Univ. of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, he worked during the '70s with the news media on developing medical and scientific research stories from the Memphis Medical Center. He formerly was a System Operator (SysOp) of the Public Seismic Network-Memphis (http://gandlf.ceri.memphis.edu/~rond/psn) computer web site in Memphis and worked with the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (http://www.ceri.memphis.edu) at the University of Memphis to encourage amateur seismology. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and, of course, computers and the Internet.

Priscilla Rush
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Kay Schaefer
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Melvyn Shindler
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Carol Sparks
Reported deceased.*
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Carol Spiegel
Reported deceased.*
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Linda Stein - [last updated: October, 1997]
I have been living in the Los Angeles for 35 years, since I was married. I have three children who aren't really children any more. Lisa is 26 and is a ceramist living in San Francisco. She sells her fine ceramics all over the US. She is in one of the stores at The Peabody. The name is Lisa Michelle. Daniel, our 29 year old son has lived in Bangkok for 4 years and is the head investment analyst with Credite Lyonnaise. Joel, the eldest is a producer of tv music videos and commercials. No one is married and two have serious relationships. My husband, Jack is semi-retired and is in the advertising specialty business, corporate gift items. He plays a lot of tennis nowadays and even comes in to my office quite often. I have had a travel agency for 19 years and have 21 agents working with me. I am successful and love coming to work each day..it is very rewarding. My hobbies are tennis, bridge and working out at the gym.

Marilyn Stevens
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Jon Stuart
Reported deceased.*
If anyone has a copy of the obituary or other documentary verification and would like to supply a copy, we would like to post it on The East High Alumni Page.

Sam Tayloe [posted August, 2000]
Deceased. See the obituary page for more information.

Judy Wade [last updated May, 2012]
Well, here I am again with an update. I have been a widow since 2008 and have recently moved back to LaPlace, LA from McComb, MS. I raised my children here in LaPlace, so it is "home" for me. I am really glad to be back, I was gone for 10 years. I would still love to here from former friends and acquaintances.

Richard Ward
Reported deceased.*
If anyone has a copy of the obituary or other documentary verification and would like to supply a copy, we would like to post it on The East High Alumni Page.

Ann West
Reported deceased.*
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OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLASS OF 1957
People who attended East with the class of 1957 but were not graduated from East.

Peggy Byrd [last updated: August, 2005]
I am now retired, and still living in Houston Texas. Next month I will meet Mary Ragsdale (Todd-Green), Mimi Hardy (McCracken), Karen Goldner(May), Janice Joachimi(Boyd), and Joanna Roberts (Buchanan)- all from the Class of 1957- for a mini reunion in Heber Springs AR. My email address remains the same.

Paul Davin [last updated June, 2010]
wow!!!! 57 i joined th usmc...after 4.5 years i was discharged. i then went to Santa Ana JC ..played football..we won the national championship in 62..plyed in the Jr.Rose bowl in 62. transfered to CSU in 63..received a BA in Humanities, also a Commission as a 2lt in the USAramy infantry. guess where i went! Vietnam was a real experience..served with the 101st abn. 173RD abn and the 82abn as a rifle company commander.Fun city! i was married at the time but received the dreaded "dear john"..yeah it happens to the best of us! i spent 13 years of total active duty and then did the rest in the reserves. i lived in Cal for a while Sierra Madre then moved to Park City Utah!!!!! man what a fun time. no job but still fun. started skiing and haven't quit since that time. lst year i had 113 days on the hill at Snowbasin,Utah. I married a beautiful mexican/american and we ahe been at it for 27 years..and i mean AT IT!!! i had two boys with the former...they live in CAl and TX. get along with one and not the other. i had so many jobs in between getting my retirement and being discharged ...including police,fire, truck driver, hair dresser, maintenance man, flying drugs ( got popped for that..no time in)...do i put that in here? hell why not. i'm in great shape..oh yeah..did the Baja 2000 and 1000 race. rode many dezert races and moto races. didn't win too many but had a lot of fun. just bought some Rossiignol S7 skis....rode em last year!!! ok that all folks...who said that?.

Bob Fortner [posted March 10, 2013]
Deceased. See the obituary page for more information.

Kenneth T. Jackson [last updated January, 1997] [E-mail address updated January, 2010]
Ken entered East High as a fourth grader on the day that the school opened in 1948. He attended East for more than seven years and would have been a member of the Class of 1957, but he transferred to White Station High School in 1955 and was a member of that institution's first graduating class. Three sisters, however, Carol ('54), Betty ('60), and Margaret ('62) graduated from East. Ken went on to the University of Memphis (B.A., 1961) and the University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D., 1963 and 1966) before serving three years in the Air Force. He then went on to a career of writing and teaching. Since 1968, he has taught at Columbia University, where he is now Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences and Chairman of the Department of History. His most recent publication is "The Encyclopedia of New York City" published by Yale University Press. He received the University of Memphis' Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989. He is married to the former Barbara Ann Bruce, a 1957 graduate of South Side in Memphis. They now reside in New York, with an apartment in Manhattan and a house in Westchester County. Their e-mail address is:



Footnote

* Entries with the "reported deceased" designation indicate a reunion committee or other person(s) believed closely associated with the class has indicated they have information they believe quite reliable about the death of the individual so designated. The East High Alumni Page has not received any documentation and does not confirm the death. Such reports without confirmation should be taken with a degree of skepticism. Anyone with documentation to confirm the report or with information to refute the report is strongly encouraged to contact the editor of The East High Alumni Page at editor@EastHigh.org promptly.

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