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Mark your calendars! The November meeting will be on November 20, 11AM at Furr's Cafeteria in Garland Note: this is a week early because of Thanksgiving

Richardson Community Band 2020 Concert Series

Richardson Community Band has annoucned this Season's Concert Schedule starting with a concert at the Eisemann Center on November 6. Click here for the Season's full schedule


By Eileen Wahlstrom

October 30, 2019

Present: 29

First Time: Ann Mendoza

Long Time: 0

Guest: 0


Carol Bunch Cataract Surgery on 10-23 went well.

Kathy Chesnut: Kathy is still improving with her radiation treatments continuing.

Sue Hartson: Was hospitalized several weeks ago with pneumonia. She is at home now and taking it easy. Doctor said the pneumonia is still there but better

Jan Bunch Will have her cataract surgery.

Chris Williamson MRI update; went fine today - even had to go head first into the thing for the lumbar/spinal MRI. Hip MRI with injection was nice because there's a numbing agent in there so gives some pain relief for a bit. For some reason, the "tube" doesn't bother me because I know I'm not really trapped in there so claustrophobia doesn't set in and my eyes are closed anyway. It's trying to be still and the weird noises that cause more issues for me. Made appointment with surgeon for follow-up and MRI results and whether I'm a candidate for the tendon repair - first available appointment is DECEMBER FREAKING 30TH!!! Going to try and talk to his PA and/or see if I can get a referral to another doctor - that is totally outrageous to wait another two and a half months to even find out what the plan is or if I can be "fixed" and live a normal life again. Really feeling very, very annoyed! I've never had any major health issues so having to deal with this nonsense is a whole new experience for me


Allen Holley

March 31, 1930 - October 3, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of my father Allan Holley,

Services will be held on Tuesday October 8, 2019 at Williams Memorial Chapel in Garland, Tx. Visitation is scheduled for noon, with services to begin at 1:00pm. Interment will immediately follow at Restland Memorial Park – there will be a motorcycle escort to Restland.

The address for services is:
Williams Memorial Chapel
1600 South Garland Ave
Garland, Tx

Please let me know if you need additional information.

Connie Tietz (Allan’s daughter)

Obituary: Click here

Pat Low (Boyd Low’s wife)

October 23, 2019

Boyd Low called me yesterday to say that his wife, Pat, had died on Oct 23. Pat had battled cancer for a number of years and been doing well. Recently, the cancer returned and had gone to her brain.

Her obit is listed at Restland under Patricia Mary Low. A celebration of life is scheduled for Sat, Nov 16 at Buckingham Methodist Church in Garland at 10:00.

Helen Hull

Obituary: Click here

Sally Hammond (Duke Hammond’s wife)

Sally was born on October 14, 1953 and passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Sally graduated from Casa Roble High School in Citrus Heights, California. When Duke served in the Navy, Sally stayed home to take care of the kids while he was deployed.


Raytheon/United Technologies Merger

You can find a searchable version of the Raytheon/United Technologies merger document (9/10/19) at investor.raytheon.com!

Historical Marker Update:

Jim Gray told me he has made a connection, Mitch Bates – Asst. City Manager, that could open doors for our marker. Stay tuned for more info!

I have name tags for the following people. One line tags are $4.00 and two line tags are $5.00. If anyone needs a name tag, please send your name (as you would like it on the name tag) to me, emmawahlstrom@aol.com or text it to me at 469-475-4884. A second line is optional if you want to include your service dates.

  • Gene Carlton
  • Sam Wilson
  • Chris Berry
  • Rick Lowe
  • Andd Mendoza

Here's the participants from the October “Wear something Halloweenish” luncheon. These good sports received first pick of a Raytheon logo item then everyone in attendance got to pick an item. Jim Gray won the “People’s Choice” honor and blew his whistle and threw a penalty flag!

Mark your calendars! The November meeting will be on the 20th. This is the week before Thanksgiving.

I’m still collecting eye glasses for donation to the Lion’s Club. Thank you all who have donated.

Eileen Wahlstrom

Note: We are an independent group of Garland E-Systems/Raytheon retirees and not affiliated with the Raytheon Corporation in any way.