Carol Knapp posted this on another FaceBook website:
My sister, Donna Knapp Sonnier, class of 1966, died last night from pancreatic cancer. Obituary and services are pending. In addition to me, surviving sisters are Judy Knapp Arroyo, Margie Knapp Schluter, and Merita Knapp.
Editor's Note: As soon as I locate information I will post it.
Please remember the family in your prayers and thoughts...
It is with great sadness to post our classmate, Beverly Pearson Garsee, passed on March 7, 2020. Please remember her family in your kind thoughts and prayers.
When we moved to Beaumont in 1961, George was the first person I met. He was a great guy, and a great friend. He had a heart as big as Texas and a since of humor to match. When my mother died in 1964, he and his mom, and Cathy Allen were there to support me and help me get through the hard time. I am truely sorry to see him go. Rest in peace my dear friend. You are loved!
It is with a heavy heart to inform classmates that we lost George Farrar this past week. I remember him being such a talented artist way before his time. Please remember his family and friends in your kind thoughts and prayers; click on the link below for funeral arrangements in Lumberton, TX.
I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I remember well his kindness and sense of humor. I can see him, back in HS laughing with that kind face! What a wonderful memory! My prayers for his wife and family; that sweet memories and God’s peace, love and comfort will cover you at this time.
My sincere sympathy,
Dianne Jamar Fanning, FHS ‘66.
I just received a note from the widow of Wayne Baker, our classmate, passed on March 4th in their home in Texarkana. His death was unexpected and very sudden.
I remember Wayne as a gentle soul & kind hearted. I know he will be missed by many.
Please remember Wayne's family in your kind thoughts and prayers.
It is with great sadness to inform you one of our classmates passed.
Please remember her family and friends during this difficult time.
Mary Francis Lambert
A gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday Dec 30, 2017 10:00AM @ Klein Funeral Home in Tomball Texas.
A short viewing will be held 30 minutes pryor to the service. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers as we lay George to rest.
It is with a sad heart I just discovered Robert Van Nolen passed. Below is the url to the Beaumont Enterprise with information. His funeral was today 4/14/17. Please remember his family in your kind thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for letting me know Sandy Summers Walker.
Ottie, I know we have pictures of classmates on our website that flashes our pictures, but will you see if you can post Robert's high school picture on this posting to refresh people's memories. Thanks.
David has been one of my dearest friends since we were 5 years old. I pray I never forget the wonderful times and memories we shared. May God bring comfort to his wonderful wife Sandy, the kids and grandkids. I'm so very sorry for your loss. David was a devout Christian and I am comforted he is in a better place.
The funeral for David Stephens will be on Wednesday, February 15 at 10 am at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 US 59, Kingwood, 77339.
Burial will be at 2 pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont.
Please keep our classmates family in your kind thoughts.
EDITORS NOTE: OUR CLASS OF '66 MADE A DONATION TO THE WOUNDED WARRIORS IN DAVID'S NAME. THANK YOU!
It is with a heavy heart to post we lost another classmate, Lorraine Humphrey.
Please keep her family and friends in your kind thoughts and prayers.
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Again, it is with a sad heart to post we lost another classmate so close to our upcoming 50th reunion.
Please read the obit below about our classmate and the unique award he was given for his work in his masonary talents.
Remember his family in your kind thoughts...
A GoFundMe page set up for the family on Monday has already raised half of its $100,000 goal.
'We thank everybody for their prayers, their thoughts, and everything they've done for us to make this as comfortable as we can be during this extremely difficult time,' the family said in a statement.
Reagan and Grant's grandfather, Duke Sparks, added that both his happy-go-lucky grandchildren had been sports and could always be found with big smiles on their faces.
A memorial service is being held for Reagan, 8, and Grant, 7, who attended Van Alstyne Independent School District in the worship center of First Melissa on Thursday, November 5.
Peggy Sterling Scarborough
Roger and I reconnect two day before his passing at a restaurant here in Sun City.
We chatted about the 50th reunion coming up in April and laughed about running into each other after all these years. Please remember his family in your kind thoughts.
In Memory of Roger Eric Barras
January 26, 1948 - June 1, 2015
Roger Eric Barras, 67, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015, at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was born on January 26, 1948, to Tina and Lennie J. Barras, in Beaumont, Texas. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Government Studies from Lamar State College of Technology, Roger attended the South Texas College of Law where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence on August 19, 1974. He spent 18 years working in private practice before joining the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office. As a State Attorney, he remained dedicated to practicing law until the family's big move to Georgetown, Texas on June...
Roger Eric Barras, 67, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015, at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was born on January 26, 1948, to Tina and Lennie J. Barras, in Beaumont, Texas.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Government Studies from Lamar State College of Technology, Roger attended the South Texas College of Law where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence on August 19, 1974. He spent 18 years working in private practice before joining the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office. As a State Attorney, he remained dedicated to practicing law until the family's big move to Georgetown, Texas on June 12, 2014.Although he was reluctant to give up his profession, Roger was fortunate to spend his final years taking part in his favorite hobbies: bike riding, bird watching, and Friday-night karaoke. He also enjoyed flying model planes with fellow members of the Radio Control Modelers Club, and evening golf cart rides with his beloved dog, Huxley.He is survived by son, Timothy Barras, and daughter, Lindsay Barras, both of Austin, Texas, and wife, Kathy Barras of Georgetown, Texas; his sister, Karen Barras of Houston, Texas, and extended family.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at:http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx
Please remember Sandra's family in your kind thoughts and prayers.
It is with a heavy heart to inform you we lost Sandra Dale.
It is with a heavy heart to share the news of one of our FHS Class of '66 passing. Seleta Grant Plaia.
Please remember her and the family in your kind thoughts. Below you will find the information for her services:
It is with a heavy heart to post the following information. Our classmate, Sylvia Havard Jordan, lost her husband this past Friday, Dec. 7, 2012; after learning of his death, Sylvia collapsed, was admitted to ICU where she died, Saturday, Dec. 8. Please remember Sylvia and Tommie's families in your kind thoughts and prayers.
Linda Laurine Dowell of Beaumont passed away October 7, 2014. She was born June 20, 1948 in Beaumont to Clarence Herbert Dowell and Velma Hatley Dowell. A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm.Laurine attended school in Beaumont and was a 1966 graduate of French High School. After graduating she attended Lamar University. Later she served as Safety Education Specialist for both the City of Beaumont and Lamar University. Laurine was a very creative person and at one time owned Dowell's Drapery Shop in Beaumont.She is preceded in death by her father and her brother, Glenn Hatley Dowell. She is survived by her mother, Velma Dowell Fellows; sons Jonathan Dowell and Mark Glenn Dowell; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.(Claybar Funeral Home; 1155 North Eleventh Street; Beaumont, Texas 77703 (409) 892-3456 www.claybarfuneralhome.com)
Please remember her family in your thoughts.
Please remember Coach Steve Shaver's family in your kind thoughts.
Visitation will be Monday, March 4, 2013, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Broussard's Mortuary on Major Dr. in Beaumont. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at North End Baptist Church in Beaumont.
Steve Shaver Sr. was 72.
It is with a sad heart to inform our Class of '66 that Danny Hebert passed.
*Visitation will be Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at Broussard’s, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.
Please remember Danny's family in your kind thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Please remember Jane Beatty's family in your kind thoughts.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the First Untited Methodist Church in Beaumont, TX.followed by a gathering of family and friends. Jane's wish that consideration be given to First Untited Methodist Church of Beaumont, The Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue (wimbereywagrescue.org), or your chairity of choice.
It is with a heavy heart to inform you, our classmate, Julian Galiano, passed July 27th, Sunday morning. Julian stipulated there be no memorial, but we could honor him in our own way.
To honor Julian and in lieu of flowers, the FHS Class of '66 is making a donation to the Lamar Sports Program in his name. Being Julian was a sports writer and was a Lamar fan, it was felt this would be appropriate.
Please remember Julian with a smile. He will be missed.
Please remember the family of Bobby Covington who recently passed.
Our kind thoughts are with them during this difficult time.... more information can be found on the following link...
Evelyn Duperier passed away yesterday. As most of you remember she was our registrar at FHS. I remember her as a sweet, very pretty woman who brightened up the office. I don't have any info on services. Her daughter Diane who went to BHS let Randy and I know and said she'd let us know about plans for her mom ASAP.
UPDATE: A memorial service and Celebration of the Life of Evelyn Smith Duperier will be at 1:00PM Friday October 30, 2015 at the Wesley United Methodist Church 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont with a gathering to follow her service in the church parlor.