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Classes of 1924-1959

Name: Ralph Beltran email
Class of: 1957
Now living in: Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Date: March 20, 2012
Comments: After GHS I served 3yrs with the USMC in the Far East. Attended aviation school and worked for Delta Airlines as a licensed aircraft mechanic. Upon retiring in 1991 I attended collage receiving a BS degree at Florida Atlantic. Still have a passion for travel but am running out of places to run to! Unfortunately at 73 my past is catching up with me and some of it I love but some of it saddens me.

Name: Ralph Beltran
Class of: 1957
Now living in: Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Date: March 16, 2012
Comments: Live and travel alone now. Health OK and I’m still hanging in there trying to raise hell. Mind willing but the body’s weak! Would love to hear from the precious few that still remember me. Maybe we can plan one hell of a friend cruise.

Ralph

Name: Barbara Preston DeVincent
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Hudson, Fl
Date: Mar. 29, 2009
Comments: This is an update. Anyone from the class of 1959 Aida is trying very hard to contact people for our reunion this year. If you have her e-mail add. please contact her. My phone no is 727-868-1450
Babs

Name: Jack Bates
Class of: 1950
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Oct. 13, 2008
Comments: Retired from the USAF in 1970, was stationed in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii. Married Tina Prevost in 1951 and had 49 great years before she passed away in 2000 have a Daughter and Son, 4 Grand Children, two of which are also Gulf High Alumni, and numerous great grand children.

Name: Faye (Whitney) Herman
Class of: 1958
Now living in: McKinney, Texas
Date: Aug. 8, 2008
Comments: I so enjoyed our 50th year class re-union in May ’08, and THANKS TO ALL who worked on the project!! It was a trip to see all your faces again and have an opportunity to talk with at least a few. The only other re-union I had attended was the first one in 1973 (15 years). Please email me if you so desire. I would love to hear from you. Life is good.

Name: BARBARA COOPER KINDELSPIRE
Class of: 1958
Now living in: Largo, Fl.
Date: May 26, 2008
Comments: We just had our 50th reunion and a great time was had by all. Where have all those years gone! It was nice seeing some of the classmates I hadn’t seen in almost 50 years. The reunion committee did a super job in planning the event. Many thanks to all of those responsible.

Name: Kendall G. Lorch
Class of: 1948
Now living in: Leesburg, Fl
Date: Oct 17, 2007
Comments: Wife Dorothy and I attended the reunion in May and had a great time. Our class also had mini-reunions in 2005 and 2006 at Lucy’s home in NPR. For some of you who don’t remember me, I was Phil Capdevielle’s brother-in-law. I have a list, with addresses, of our class except for a few we can’t find. If you know the whereabout of Virginia Smith, Pat Perry or Phil Bruce, I would like to make contact. We were a small school with small classes back in 1948 but Gulf Hi made it possible for me to successfully compete with the rest of the world. It was a wonderful time to be a teenager and I cherish those fond memories.

Name: Harley McCabe
Class of: 1957
Now living in: Bowling Green, KY
Date: Jun 25, 2007
Comments: Hi all, still playing with cars, and still have home in NPR, play a lot of bridge and travel to car show all over the country. Still healthy, married Carol Gnad class of 1964, I think, but divorced in 1968, one son, let me hear from you, thanks

Name: Sandra Lee Blankenship
Class of: 1957
Now living in: New Port Richey, Florida
Date: Aug 15, 2006
Comments: Please note the change of email address.

Name: Bill Mason
Class of: 1955
Now living in: Angel Fire, New Mexico
Date: Saturday, April 02, 2005
Comments: In NPR from 1947 until we moved away in 1953. I don’t see others from the class of ’55 on the list. Is there a 50-year reunion planned this summer?

Name: CONNIE OBENREDER SMITH
Class of: 1956
Now living in: NEW PORT RICHEY FL
Date: Monday, February 28, 2005
Comments: I CAME ACROSS THIS WHILE LOOKING FOR YEAR BOOKS. HI MURLIE, IT WAS NICE TO SEE YOUR NAME. EVERY ONE THAT KNOWS ME KNOWS I MARRIED FRANK SMITH, MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEET HEART. HE WENT TO BE WITH JESUS IN 1996. I AM IN NPR AND HELPING MY SON IN HIS BODY SHOP. ON SOUTH RD. MARTY SMITH COLLISION SERVICE. WE HAVE 9 CHILDREN, ALL MARRIED AND 35 GRAND CHILDREN, 22 GREAT GRAND BABIES. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS COMMENTBYC@AOL.COM. (PLEASE PUT A SUBJECT OR I WILL NOT OPEN IT) WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY “OLD TIMERS” I GUESS THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE BECOME. MY MOTHER JULIA OBENREDER IS STILL WITH US. SHE WAS 92 IN JAN 2005. SO I GUESS WE WILL NOT BE OLD TIMERS TILL WE ARE PAST 92.

Name: Sandra Lee Blankenship
Class of: 1957
Now living in: New Port Richey, Florida
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Comments: Hope more 1957 graduates will list their e-mail addresses so we can keep in touch for our next reunion.

Name: Carol Taylor Buhler
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Tifton, Ga
Date: Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Comments: Hello all you classmates of 1959. As you can see I am now living in Tifton, Ga.; moved here last year and I love it here. I live next to my oldest son Mike and his family. My daughter Cindy lives in Columbus, Ga. and my other son Dale still lives in Port Richey. I am semi retired now; working only part time. Would like to hear from any of you. God Bless and keep you all safe and healthy.

Name: Linda
Class of: 1959
Now living in: New Port Richey, Florida
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Comments: Hello to all my ’59 classmates,
I came across this website by accident and am so glad I did. It’s great seeing what some of my friends have been doing for the past (almost) 45 years. I am married to Gene Little and have three children and six grandchildren. We will probably never leave this place because of family, but the changes are incredible since we graduated. Hello to Babe, Benny, Jerry, Gladys, Tudy, Tommy, Devon, Babs and anyone else I missed. Take care and God bless you all until we meet again. Linda

Name: Frank “BUD” Morgan
Class of: 1945
Now living in: was in npr
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Comments: I’m sorry to say that Frank “BUD” Morgan past away on Thursday October 9, 2003 in his home wife Marie Watson Class of 62 He was a great leader and Im proud to say that i was his grandaughter Malissa Brooks GHS Class of 2002 I LOVE YOU GRANDPA If anyone wanst to get in touch with my grandmother that is her e-mail Budstig@aol.com
RIP GRANDPA FLY HIGH

Name: FranK “BUD” Morgan
Class of: 1945
Now living in: was living in NPR
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2003
Comments: This is Bud Morgans granddaughter I just wanted to let all his classmates know that he past away on October 9, 2003 at his home if you want to send your prayers or sympathey please use the e-mail address above!! Thank you Grandmother also gulf high graduate 1961 I think.. My grand pa was very honor to play for the football team at that time
Thank YOU
Bud morgan grandaughter Malissa GHS GRAD 2002

Name: Gloria Hatcher/Yancho
Class of: 1954 (did not graduate from Gulf High)
Now living in: California
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Left N.P.R. in about 1950.

Name: Joan Hicks Holmes
Class of: 1953
Now living in: Thomasville, Georgia
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2003
Comments: I married my senior year at Florida State. Jack and I are retired. We built a home on land that has been in Mother’s family since the original land grants. Only family lives on our road. We have a son and 3 grandchildren in Plantation, FL and a daughter and 3 grandchildren living in Tallahassee. Two of the grandchildren are Seminoles!!!!

Name: Kathryn (kitty) Raymond
Class of: 1946
Now living in: Atlanta, GA
Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Comments: I would love to hear from any classmates…e-mail me!

Name: Moyer Devon Zimpelman
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Mesquite, Texas
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2003
Comments: Hello to all the Class of 59 that have responed to this site. mdz1941@sbcglobal.net is my new email address.All of the other information still the same.

Name: James B. (Benny) Harper
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Clermont, Fl.
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Comments: Good to see this page and some old familiar names. I taught for 32 years in Orlando, retired, moved to Clermont, and went back to work as Principal of a Christian school for a couple of years. Am now retired a second time. Marg and I had 4 boys and now have 8 grands. Life has been very good. I still get to the Elfers Oldtimers Reunion most years in October and see some of the old gang. The problem is “we” are now the oldtimers. Sure hope some of us 1959 grads are around for our “50th” in 2009.

Name: Eleanor Hatcher Pratt
Class of: 1954
Now living in: Crystal River, Fl
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002
Comments: Where is all my classmates of class of 1954?????? Would love to hear from all of you….Looking for Richard Merritt, where are you Richard????

Name: Charles E. Sawyer
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Knoxville, TN
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Comments: Informed about this site by my cousin Arthur. Happy to have found it. Nice to see all the familiar names from long ago. Left New Port Richey for college in 1959. Spent 2 years at the University of Florida and then went to work in the aerospace industry in West Palm Beach. Spent 4 years with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, got married, moved to Seattle, Washington. After spending 4 years working for Boeing and attending the University of Washington at night, took leave of absence and returned to University of Florida. Received BSME in 1970. Spent 16 years with Orlando Utilities Commission and 12 years with Blue Diamond Coal Company, Knoxville, TN. Currently self employed with Genesis Consulting Company; Energy Procurement, Sales & Transportation with a specialty in coal. Wife: Chris & Son: Sean, who will graduate in December 2002 in Computer Science from the University of Georgia. That’s my life history. Would love to hear from some of you guys.

Name: james cardnell [no email address]
Class of: 1946
Now living in: homosassa springs fl.
Date: Sunday, September 01, 2002
Comments: can the class 1946 be obtained

Name: MURIEL HERNDON-GREEN
Class of: 1956
Now living in: LAKE CITY, FL
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Comments:

Name: Michael Maloy
Class of: 1953
Now living in: live oak, florida
Date: Friday, February 15, 2002
Comments: Retired; riding a motorcycle or flying a plane. Looking for a “biker babe”.

Name: Jerry Pope (Poker)
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Port Richey, FL
Date: Monday, November 05, 2001
Comments: What a surprise when I ran across this site. Brings back some old and fond memories. After discharge from the Army in 1962, I married the former Cookie Fraddosio, class of 1960. We have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. Retired from NSA/CIA after 33 years and moved back to the old area in 1996. Look forward to hearing from some of the old gang. Cookie would like to hear from some of the 1960 crowd.

Name: MURIEL HERNDON-GREENE
Class of: 1956
Now living in: LAKE CITY, FLORIDA
Date: Friday, August 17, 2001
Comments: TIME MOVES QUICKLY DOESN’T IT? IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE ALL THESE YEARS HAVE GONE BY. I HAVE 4 CHILDREN, 3 GIRLS AND A BOY. I HAVE 10 GRANDCHILDREN, 2 GRANDSONS AND 8 GRANDAUGHTERS. THE ONLY PEOPLE I SEE FROM GULF HIGH NOW ARE MY SISTER MARILYN FRADDOSIO AND MY BROTHER AUBREY HERNDON.

Name: George Filar
Class of: 1951
Now living in: Monticello, Fl
Date: Friday, July 27, 2001
Comments: Just discovered the Gulf Hi web page recently thanks to Sam Casson. I have been intrigued by the variety of information and history. Keep up the good work.

Name: Walter “Sam” Casson
Class of: 1951
Now living in: New Port Richey, Florida
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2001
Comments: After 35 years, I sold the operating assets of Casson Engineering Company and retired. I married Lauzanne Sims on Christas day 1955. We have one son, Leonard. Leonard married Susan Standard of Pittsburg and they have a son, Andrew (1991) and a daughter, Emily (1995). Leonard is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Civil/Environmental Department.

Name: Marilyn (Eveland) Brady
Class of: 1959
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, July 02, 2001
Comments: Just wanted all of you to know that I never left the BIG city. Let’s hear some comments from other classmates of 1959.

Name: Patrick Palmer
Class of: 1958
Now living in: Miami Springs
Date: Friday, May 04, 2001
Comments: Even though I didn’t graduate at Gulf High (transferred to Hernando High in Brooksville during Junior year), I attended Pierce Grammar from second grade on and consider myself a member of the class of 58. Many fond memories of Gulf High. Working as a computer programmer at the VA Medical Center in Miami and adjunct professor, Decision Sciences dept. of Florida International University. Love to hear from any of my former classmates.

Name: Agnes Aline Black Marrs
Class of: approx. 1929-30
Now living in: Yorba Linda, CA
Date: Saturday, April 07, 2001
Comments: Does anyone remember the Black family (Audie Clarence and Lillian Rebecca) with 5 daughters (Aline, Alma, Juanita, Melba, Audree) or the Marrs family (Elmer N. and Clara) with 3 sons (Stanley, George, Charles)? Would love to hear from you.

Name: John Manuel
Class of: 1956
Now living in: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
Date: Monday, March 26, 2001
Comments: I lived in Aripeka like my friend Wayne Norfleet while attending GHS. Went to Georgia Tech, Navy submarines, Ocean technology company, then aerospace company, from which we retired in ’98. Lived in California and Wash DC a lot, but had to come back to Florida weather, fishing and taxes. Wife of 32 years, two kids, one grandkid.

Name: Wayne Norfleet
Class of: 1956
Now living in: Aripeka, Fla.
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2001
Comments: Retired, naturally at MY age… any old classmates, please contact me…(727) 868-5786

Name: Marie Lysek Williams
Class of: 1944
Now living in: St Petersburg, Fl
Date: Jan. 17, 2001
Comments: Would love to hear from anyone of the old classmates

Name: Frances V. Russ (Wise) [new e-mail address 3/24/2001]
Class of: 1951
Now living in: Jacksonville Beach Fl
Date: Nov. 28, 2000
Comments: Howard and I are retired living in Jax Bch Fl, travel
around this great country alot. We have three grown girls with five grandchildren four boys and one girl, and one great grand child on the way. Our phone nr is 904-246-1687 would like to hear from classmates…..

Name: Gladys Burney
Class of: 1959
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Nov. 20, 2000
Comments:s It’s interesting reading about the old classmates. We just had a nice reunion. I hope everyone will keep in touch. The pictures brought back a lot of memories. Hi, Naomi, Tom, Devon, Freddie, and Babs. I will check in periodically.

Name: Naomi “Tudy” Smith Boyd
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Blue Ridge Ga.
Date: Oct. 28, 2000
Comments: Well here we are on this life trip it has been wonderful, we give God the Glory for preserveing us this long. Tom is not as old as he used to be, he’s older! Ha! Love to ya’ll
Tudy

Name: Tommy Boyd
Class of: 1958
Now living in: Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513
Date: Oct. 28, 2000
Comments: Well what a wonderful supprise! Seeing the names of old friends and class mates. Tudy & I would love to hear from you. We live in the mtns. of north Georgia 90mi. N. of Atlanta in what is called the tri-state area [Ga.-Tenn.-NC.] we have built log cabins for the last 20yrs. and have a wonderful outlook on life. Our health is good, can see, smell, & feel. [tomboyd@tds.net] tom boyd 511 meadow creek way Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513 Ph#706-632-5386 anytime. Thanks to Babs Preston DeVincent for telling us about the site.

Name: Barbara Preston De Vincent
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Hudson, Fl
Date: Oct. 27, 2000
Comments: Heard about this site from Devon. I moved back here In 1900 after 20 years in Louisiana. Now I’m here for the duration. I’m saddened to report one of our class mates Nancy Knecht Clark passed away on 10-16-2000, she had just turned 59 on the 13th. Hope the rest of you old geezers are healthy & happy. We will be having a school reunion in a few years. If you want to be on the mailing list please contact: Aida Thomas Register at: a-register@juno.com or me & I will see that she or Beva gets your e-mail add. or home address. Babs

Name: Jean Smith Gillingham
Class of: 1952
Now living in: Panama City, FL
Date: Oct. 24, 2000
Comments: I think your web site is the greatest. I keep in touch with Shirley Burney Delk and would love to hear from any of our class mates from 1952.

Name: Freddie Sullivan
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Date: Oct. 23, 2000
Comments: I’ve checked the list of class graduates and have seen several familiar names. It brings back many memories mostly good. A lot of fine people walked the halls of Gulf High. I left Elfers in 1961 and have returned only for visits. I see some old friends from time to time. I hope to see many more in the future. I wonder how many read the alumni pages and are lost somewhere in the digital world.

Name: susan mccray
Class of: 1958-1959
Now living in: n.p.r
Date: Oct. 19, 2000
Comments:
(comments) no i didnt graduate in 58-59 but my inlaws did allan mccray and shirley mccarty. just checking to see if they came here. i know more about their school days than i do my own! ha
susan mccray

Name: Shirley Burney Delk
Class of: 1952
Now living in: Ladson, SC
Date: Oct. 18, 2000
Comments: I have been sending an alumni newsletter to my classmates but if anyone would be interested to send news and receive news of classmates, I would be glad to hear from you. I am always happy to hear from former classmates and I remember a good many from the 50’s. So if you remember me, please send a message or write: 100 Henrietta Dr., Ladson, SC 29456-5410 or call at 1-843-873-7637. Thanks for this web site also. Shirley

Name: Moyer Devon Zimpelman
Name: Moyer Devon Zimpelman [second e-mail address]
Class of: 1959
Now living in: Mesquite, Texas
Date: Oct. 8, 2000
Comments: Howdy,
Graduated 1959, joined army with Mike Beijar in April of 1960. He and I both went to Korea together 61-62. I got out of military 1963, worked in a factory for one year, then went to work for Southern Bell, in Columbus, Georgia April 1964, Married Jackie Sprouse from Jasper, Alabama, July 11,1964. Transfered to Dallas, Texas September 1968, with Southwestern Bell and retired Feb. 26,1998. Now I do what I want to do. We have two sons Daniel and Michael. Daniel was born 1966 and died in a construction accident in 1991. Michael was born in 1972, graduated from Texas A&M university, 1997. My hobby is the Confederate Air Force. We Maintain and fly WWII aircraft. www.startext.net/homes/cafdfw , look under staff, scroll down to hangar deck officer. Thats me. I am one of the crew chiefs on the R4D. Flying in these old birds is so much fun. Let me hear from some of you CLASS of 59, you all know 59 was the best class GHS ever had.

Name: Ron (Ronnie) Cooper
Class of: 52 / left for Military 51
Now living in: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Aug. 28, 2000
Comments: Greeting to all ole friends especially classes 50 thru 53. I miss NPR and my friends there. I just lost my wife of 37 years on Fri. 20 Aug 00. Would love to hear from any of you ole GHS friends. Bless you all and GO BUCS.

Name: Udell Hatcher
Class of: 1958
Now living in: Hudson
Date: Aug. 9, 2000
Comments: Where are all you classmates of 1958? Look forward to hearing from you…..

Name: Udell Hatcher
Class of: 1958
Now living in: Hudson, Fl
Date: July 25, 2000
Comments: Where are you CLASS OF 1958???? Would like to see ya’ll sign up on this thing…..Let me hear from you….

Name: Betty Jean (Norfleet) Millard
Class of: 1953
Now living in: Aripeka Fl 34679
Date: July 24, 2000
Comments: The entry I previously made in the guest book had the wrong graduation year. It is 1953, not 1956….see senility is already setting in. I still would like to hear from some of the other old fogies.

Name: Jackie (Fussell) Mathison
From: Elfers, Fl
Date: 2000-07-04 16:51:26
Comments: Have been checking the GuestBook. Didnt see anyone from the old days. The oldest I saw was 1956, I’m from the class of 1949.If anyone out there remembers me let me hear from you. We just had our 50year reunion, all had a great time.

Name: BETTY (NORFLEET) MILLARD
From: ARIPEKA FL
Date: 2000-02-05 00:42:14
Comments: HEY! HOW COME I DON’T SEE ANY OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS CHECKING IN…FOR INSTANCE THE 1956 CLASS. iF ANY OF YOU CAN STILL SEE TO READ THIS, GIVE ME A HOLLER.