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Mark your calendars! The October meeting will be on October 30, 11AM at Furr's Cafeteria in Garland

Raytheon Engineer wins a Grammy for his take on the Spiderman Theme (October 09)

By day, Justin Wilson puts on his lab coat and carefully tests components like semiconductors used in advanced space systems. But by night, after he puts his kids to sleep, Wilson sits down in his home studio to arrange and create music. Click Here to read more.


By Eileen Wahlstrom

September 25, 2019



Kathy Chesnut: Kathy has started her radiation treatments and is doing great!

Sue Hartson daughter Kim: Kim’s has been recuperating at Sue’s house and is getting better slowly. She will be there a while longer as she completes physical therapy.

Carol Kalenda Rotator Cuff surgery. Slow recovery.

Jan Bunch Dental problems. Pancreas issues still not a diagnosis

Chris Williamson Update on my hip issues for those interested. Saw the PA for the hip specialist this morning; my tendon tear is more complicated than normal due to the amount of retraction (assume this has been doing on for a long time, but finally started having the really painful symptoms). Also have some hip abnormalities that will make surgery more complicated if even possible - long and painful rehab. I'm going on October 7 for a very detailed MRI of the hip with the dye injection and also an MRI of my lumbar area. Once those are done, I will see the specialist and see what options are available. PA said it may be a right hip replacement will give me more mobility and physical therapy to try and improve the left hip with the tendon tear if surgery is not an option. I just want my life back :(.


Mary Lou Carnes

Mary Lou Carnes passed away March 18 2019, Natural Causes. Passed away at home with her daughter Kathryn by her side. No obituary.

John Wallace

January 1936 – September 3rd, 2019

John Wallace, age 83, passed away on September 3, 2019, in San Diego, CA. He was born January 2, 1936, in Rush Township, Pennsylvania and raised in Osceola Mills, PA. He served in the USAF at Chanute AFB in Urbana, Illinois where he met his wife of 50 years, Colleen Peckham Wallace. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Upon graduating and working in a number of different fields and consulting positions, most of his career was spent working in the field of Satellite Communications, at E-Systems in Dallas, TX and Radiation Systems in Richardson, TX. During his 52 year career, it took him to over 50 countries spread across six continents. He played significant roles in several amazing feats of technology, including VLA in New Mexico, Green Bank Telescope, and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which are all still very relevant today.

John was preceded in death by his parents John Victor Wallace and Mary Verbka, his wife Colleen Wallace, and grandson Andrew Vileta.

John is survived by his children (spouse): Greg Wallace (Anna), Julie Wallace (Andrea), Joan Wallace, and Michael Wallace; nine grandchildren Cristina Huff (Mitchell), Kate Bowers (Paul), Andrea Wallace, Sydney and Addison Galante, John Jay Vileta and Ryan Rheudasil, and Peyton and Torrey Wallace. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Wallace Bowers and Marie Huff.

He will also be missed by his dearest friend, Monica Evans. We want to thank his caretaker, Jeff Jones, for his support in maximizing John’s quality of life over the last couple of years.

Gladys Davis

1931 – September 19, 2019

DAVIS, Gladys Marie Age 88, of Mesquite, TX, died on September 19, 2019. I was told she worked in Manufacturing.


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
  • Lenny Holt
  • Don Sivley
  • Rick Lowe

Mark your calendars! The October meeting will be on the 30th.

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.