|Austin High School Class of 1962
Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin, Texas
Robert Burns died June 1, 2004, at his home in Seguin. His obituary, which appeared in the
Austin American Statesman, described Robert as "being a creative and likeable eccentric, a
man who helped make Austin weird before the expression became a cliche." Imagine the
surprise of John Kelso, who wrote the obituary, when he got home from work that afternoon
and found a card in the mail from ... Robert Burns. He wrote in a later article, "There's
something startling about getting a farewell card in the mail from a friend who has passed on.
But I find it really special, since it leaves me with a little smile every time I think of Robert
Sherry Ann Fooshee died July 29, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was an employee of Farmers Insurance Group for over 40 years. She worked hard,
played hard, and loved to travel.
Our good friend and Class of '62 organizer Charlie
Guerrero died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his home
following a lengthy illness. His obituary said that he "will
be remembered as bigger than life size, with a quick wit
and outrageous sense of humor." He was a leader and
teacher of photographers and was honored to be a
member of the first class of Leadership Austin, which
led to his participation in numerous cultural and civic
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ricky and
Charlie Guerrero Scholarship Fund at Stephen F.
Austin High School, 1715 West Cesar Chavez, Austin
TX 78703, in care of the bookkeeper. Ricky was
Charlie's younger brother who died while a senior at
Donald Ray Burkland died September 17, 2006. Don
was manager of Food Town Grocery in Baytown. His
obituary stated that he "enjoyed fishing and restoring
antique furniture, had an affinity for his birds, but most
importantly he loved spending time with his family." Don
is survived by two daughters, one son, a brother, a
sister, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were
held in Baytown.
Travis Conoley died of cancer on April 7, 1994. He earned a bronze star and a purple heart
after sustaining life threatening injuries in Vietnam. Travis received a bachelor's degree in
education from the University of Texas and a master's degree in education from Texas A&M.
He taught for many years in the Rockdale area. About a year after his death, a former student
gave the family the wings the student had just received from the Air Force, saying that Travis
was the best teacher he'd had and that he could always find a new way to capture students'
attention. Travis was a father, grandfather, and beloved husband who met his wife while
playing and singing at The Piano Bar in Rockdale shortly after his return from Vietnam.
Marilyn Anderson Gault
Gloria Francis Alton Cawlfield died Jan 24, 2015
"We must all be careful that the limits of our experience, especially in regards to friends and relations
with others will not be bound by false enclosements of social status, class, and economic or
professional condition. The most important things in this world are people: do not forget, mingle freely
with all people of every rank and class and know them. It will help you know yourself. Life is short and
the worlds we build will crumble and be replaced.
"Love and care before it is too late. In all our plan, what of man?"
From Jimmy's journal, 1969.
John East died in December 2006.
David Chapman died Sunday, January 6, 2008, at his home in Austin. David attended
Texas A&M University and graduated from Texas Tech University. He worked in the
insurance industry until his retirement. David is survived by his mother, Eloise Miller
Chapman, his sister, Nancy Weise, and his beloved dog, Magnolia.
Donations in David's honor may be made to Western Hills Baseball, one of the oldest Little
and Pony League organizations in Central Texas, www.whll.org/ or Chris Politte at
firstname.lastname@example.org; or to Golden Ribbon Rescue, a golden retriever rescue group serving
Central Texas, PO Box 956, Austin, TX 78767-0956.
Delores Browning Shelton
Pamela Jones Bodoin died May 3, 2011, after an extended battle
with cancer. Pam received a BA degree in education from Texas
Tech and a master's degree in statistics from St. Edward's
University. In addition to teaching at several schools in Texas, she
wrote curricula for Texas teachers and worked in real estate. She
travelled extensively and lived for short periods in Belgium and
South Africa. Pam died in San Jose, Costa Rica, three days after the
birth of her grandson there. Pam is survived by a son and daughter
and their families. Services will be held in Austin in July 2011.
Patricia Ann "Pat" Brown died January 22, 2012, in Austin. Her art
classes with Mrs. Jarrell led to a career as an artist and designer. Pat
earned scholarships to UT and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She lived in
Istanbul, taught art in Lahore, Pakistan, and traveled through Afghanistan,
India, and Kashmir, acquiring culinary skills of those areas that she loved
to share with others. Returning to Austin, Pat began a career in faux
finishing and became one of the nation's best artisans in that genre. Her
work can be seen in places such as the State Capitol, the Austin Women's
Club, and the Festival Concert Hall in Round Top, as well as on the Web
site created in her memory. She loved entertaining her wide circle of
friends. When she came home from the hospital, weakened by cancer, she
was able to communicate her love to the many friends who welcomed her
home. Pat is survived by her partner of thirty-two years, photographer
David Stark, and her son, Sean Massey.
Pat Cleveland died November 9, 2012, in Austin, where he had lived throughout his life.
Pat enjoyed his work and the friends he made in the security business and in the restoration
of Austin's historical and cultural properties. He also had many friends in the local music
scene and promoted Austin's live music. Pat is survived by sons Keven and Greg, their
wives, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Gary Thomas Gillespie died June 8, 2015, in Round Rock, TX. Gary was one of three Soap
Box Derby winners from the Bryker Woods neighborhood. He represented Austin in Akron OH
at the All-American Soap Box Derby Championship. Gary is survived by his wife, Marva, a
daughter, grandchildren, and his cousin, Loretta Johnson Dube.
Loma Butler died Aug 26, 2002
Patricia Ann Becker Jones (Pat Jones) of the Indian Mound Ranch in Liberty Hill, Texas, passed
away in her bed with her dog and a smile on her face. She died as she lived her life, on her own terms
in the early morning hours of July 24, 2013.
Pat was proud of her heritage being a descendant of, William B. Travis and John Butler Bonham and of
her home, Indian Mound Ranch. The Indian Mound Ranch established by her family in 1873 and will
celebrate its 140th year as a Texas family ranch on September 14, 2013. She was a Daughter of the
Republic of Texas, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and an active member of the Garden Club
in Liberty Hill, Texas. Born September 15, 1944 in Houston, Texas
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Allye B. Whitehead Becker and Francis Charles Becker, Sr.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Clarence Jones; her daughters, Terri Jones Hanley and
husband Craig and Susan Jones Anderson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aubrey Cantrell,
Savannah Anderson, Allison Cantrell, Dallas Anderson and Kenneth Alexander.