Palestine Texas High School - Class of 1967
Sherry Lynn Oden
Sherry Lynn Oden

deceased
 
Karen Sue Owens
Karen Sue Owens
 
Joyce Iva Pantus
Joyce Iva Pantus
 
Gleason Edward Parker
Gleason Edward Parker
 
Bennie Frank Parrish
Bennie Frank Parrish
 
Melvin Boyd Pendland

Melvin Boyd Pendland

Georgetown, Texas


I've been married for 38 wonderful years to Janet Thatcher Pendland. We have three children; Melissa Butler (37), Kevin Pendland (34), and Amy Thomas (28). They have blessed us with six beautiful grandchildren.

I attended Texas Christian University (Roger Bryant was my roomate for the first two years),and graduated in 1971. I worked for the cities of Ft. Worth, Texas and Des Moines, Iowa as a Planner and Director of Research and Development until 1973, when we moved back to Palestine to begin a 21 year career with Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads. We moved to UP headquarters in 1983, where I served in a a number of senior management positions prior to leaving UP in 1994 and moving to Georgetown, Texas.

As a partner in the Capitol City Group (a management consulting company) I consulted with clients on the privatization of the Mexican Railway System. I missed our last reunion while managing the transition of operations to new ownership in 1997.

For the past eight years, I have served as president of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Janet and I enjoy golf, travel, and community involvement. We are very active in Berry Creek Country Club and in local charities, especially the Nathan Chapman Memorial Fund,which provides scholarships for the children of members of our armed forces who are killed or totally disabled as a result of the service to our country.

We have never been happier or more grateful. Retirement is a possibility in a few years, but I enjoy my work so much that I am in no hurry to stop working.

I hope to make it to the reunion, and look forward to seeing everyone there.
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Robert Michael Pickel

Robert Michael Pickel

Brunswick, Maine

Graduate of SFASU 1971. Several years in the international airline industry, Epsicopal seminary (M.Div.) ordained 1983.

M.S. in Counseling from the University of North Texas 1994.

Moved to coastal Maine in 1996, worked in hospice care for seven years. Worked at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Retired since 2013.

Member of Maine Master Gardeners, Sons of the Republic of Texas, and Alliance Française. Hobbies include genealogy, gardening, cooking, travel and French.

Michael 2001

Maine Highland Games 2007

John Taylor Potts
John Taylor Potts
 
William Melvin Presley
William Melvin Presley

Irving, Texas
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David Glenn Raines
David Glenn Raines
 
Donald Neal Rainwater
Donald Neal Rainwater
 
Danny Joe Rampy
Danny Joe Rampy
 
Diana Louise Ricks
Diana Louise Ricks
 
Frederick John Robinson
Frederick John Robinson


Austin, Texas
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