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2/12/2024
LORETTA GUEST PIRSON
We were sorry to learn that Loretta passed away on January 23, 2024 at the age of 83. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Jack, and her large extended family. Loretta Guest Pir . . .  Continued

12/31/2023
MARTHA LOUISE GASKIN (update)
Martha "Marty" Louise Gaskin, 82, died on December 26, 2023, after complications from COVID and related infections. She resided at Cedar Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Pilot P . . .  Continued

7/26/2023
LEONA BELLE BIGGS EVANS
We offer our deepest sympathy to the Evans family upon the death of Leona Biggs Evans. Leona Belle Evans, age 80, of Clinton Township, Michigan passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. Leona . . .  Continued

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  Judy Howell Cairnes and Family Class of '59

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Mon 11/20/2023 7:42 PM

  Congratulations to the Johnsons! Class of '59

  Diana (Nichols) and Lowell(Dub) celebrat

Wed 11/15/2023 7:45 PM

  Anniversary Wishes to the Caldwells!! Class of '59

  Betty (Wright) and Gerald celebrated 62

Tue 11/7/2023 7:55 PM

  Happy Anniversary to the Blomquists!! Class of '59

  Marvin and Judy celebrated 60 years of m

Fri 11/3/2023 8:15 PM

  Anniversary Wishes for the Pringles! Class of '59

  Margaret (Johnson) and Richard celebrate

Tue 10/10/2023 7:38 PM

  Happy Anniversary to the Johnsons! Class of '59

  Donald and Carolyn celebrated 60 years o

Sat 9/16/2023 8:58 PM

  Congratulations to the Huckabys!! Class of '59

  Lester and Linda celebrated 60 years of

Sat 9/9/2023 9:12 PM

  Anniversary Wishes for the Hoopers! Class of '59

  Doug and Mary celebrated 61 years of mar

Wed 9/6/2023 12:48 PM

  Congratulations to the Horyzas! Class of '59

  Pat and Carol celebrated 62 years of mar

Tue 8/29/2023 8:52 PM

  Happy Anniversary to the Mettkes! Class of '59

  Amelia (Hielscher) and Paul celebrated 6

Mon 8/28/2023 10:10 PM

  Anniversary Wishes for the Alberts! Class of '59

  Sara (Frensley) and Al celebrated 64 yea

Fri 8/18/2023 3:04 PM

  Congratulations to the Armentrouts! Class of '59

  Pat and Dianna celebrated 61 years of ma

Tue 8/15/2023 7:57 PM

  Patsy Morgan Combs and Family Class of '59

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Mon 8/14/2023 8:13 PM

  The Bray Family Class of '59

  Please remember Ruthann and Terry in you

Fri 8/11/2023 1:06 PM

  Happy Anniversary to the Dalleys!! Class of '59

  Jeannie (Sanders) and Virgil celebrated

Tue 7/25/2023 7:42 PM

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Dian Macry Cleve


It is pretty hard to sum up 50 years in just a few lines. I have had a great life!! Three children and three grandchildren--still hoping for more! As you know I have been living in Honolulu for most of that time. We moved here in 1973. Never meant to stay, but I came home to Austin in April of 1979, just before graduation (I went to school at the University of Hawaii), to look for a job and it was gray and wet and cold and I knew my friends in Honolulu were sailing and swimming and sunning on the beach and I said, “Maybe I will just give it a try and see if I can make a living in Honolulu.” That was thirty years ago and I have had a great time.

I own a small architectural and interior design firm with my partner, Jack Levin. Jack lives and works in Austin and commutes to Honolulu, the business in Austin, gives me an excuse to be in Austin a couple of times a year. If you want to see what we do, my website is www.cleveandlevin.com

I left Austin in 1960. In the years before Honolulu, I lived in England, The Philippines, Mississippi and southern Illinois. I was in Mississippi during the civil unrest in 1964 & 65 and I was in the Philippines during the Viet Nam war and worked in the military hospital as a volunteer. This was quite enough excitement for me. Southern Illinois was calm, but cold and icy in the winter. After being iced in for two weeks with no school busses running and three kids in the house, I said, “Can’t we please go someplace warm?” And so we did. We came to Hawaii, I enrolled in Architecture school and we raced sailboats. For many of those summers, we took the boat and sailed inter-island. I have great memories of that time in my life.

But once I started a business, there was less and less time for other activities so now I mostly work. I love the work I do and I feel very lucky to work in a field that I love and in a place that I love. I don’t have any plans to retire. Design is a field where you actually get more valuable as you get older!! So maybe the best is yet to come.

I am active in my church, particularly around homeless issues. My daughter leads the worship team for our Contemporary Service and life is good.

My oldest son, Jeff, lives in New Jersey, and is a puppeteer, and is working on a movie this year. Thank goodness he is married to an attorney so they do eat regularly. My second son, Greg, lives in Osaka, and teaches Conversational English in a private high school. He is married to a Japanese girl. So Honolulu is home for me for now. Jack and I did buy my aunt’s home over on Rabb Rd. So I do have a base in Austin and there is always a thought that that may be home some day. I have enjoyed the happy hour events that I have been able to make. It reinforces that we all have a bond that can be stretched but not broken.

(Written for the 50th Class Reunion)

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In September 1954, The American Statesman started a column called "Tri-High Scoop". A student from each high school wrote about the happenings at their school and then it was published in the Sunday paper. Each school had a "catchy" name, Austin was Maroon Musings, McCallum was 'Callum Clues and Travis was Travis Drawl. Enjoy reading about the days when you were at Travis.

Tri-High-School-4
Travis Drawl
By Carol Cotman
September 29, 1957

"King" Football is here again. These words rang clear and true to the entire student body at Travis as Janet Miles, representing the publications staff, dedicated the 1957 football programs to the Rebel Football Team. Accepting the program on behalf of the team was Mrs. M. R. Davis, wife of the head coach.

Leading the Rebels this fall semester will be the newly elected president and vice-president, Terry Bray and Neill Coble. These students were declared officers on Wednesday. Student Council officers elected for this year are: secretary, Nancy Thomas; recording secretary, Judy Bryson; sergeant-at-arms, Jimmy Rogers; clerk, Jimmy Price; treasurer, Lynelle Lesser; and historian, Judy Ingram.

"Welcome back to school" night was held last Thursday night at Travis when the P-TA had their first meeting of the year. The parents had a guided tour of the building which was conducted by the Rebelettes. On the program was a concert by the Rebel Band, under the direction of John Montgomery.

Helping the United Fund Campaign get under way are the Travis Y-Teens. These groups are telephoning people to remind them of the kick-off on Monday. Newly elected president of the 10th grade group is Peggy Hill.

A shining face seen around Travis handing out cigars is J. E. Coon. He is the proud father of a baby girl, Leah Ann, who was born Tuesday. Mr. Coon is one of Travis' new teachers and is from Taylor.

Updated 2/25/24


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