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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

March 27, 2019

PRESENT: 43

FIRST TIME: JoAnn Higgs

LONG TIME: Carolyn Boone

Guests: Samantha Nelson (Steve), Evelyn Clovis (George), Maxie Terry (Ken)


SICKNESS:

Jim Campbell - If anyone has info to share about Jim’s health, please email me.The info from his Facebook sounds like he is dealing with cancer.

Phil Wirth Attended today’s luncheon and is doing great after his heart surgery a month ago. Way to go Phil!

Mark Jones Mark Jones had quadruple bypass surgery on March 11. His Facebook from the 19th states he is doing fine.

He wrote: “Just to let you know, time, heredity and lifestyle (polish sausage and chicken fried) finally caught up with me. I am scheduled to undergo Bypass Surgery at 5am Monday, 11 March. UT Health, Tyler (formerly ETMC).

This is strictly driven from testing, no symptoms presented. Hopefully will check in on the other side.”


Deaths

Larry Peoples

April 1, 1949 – March 4, 2019

Son of George Calvin Peoples and Carey Nell Braton. Husband of Joan.

Billy Eaton got in touch with his wife Joan, and she said it was a complication from a knee surgery he had 2 weeks prior. Something associated with the surgery caused a brain hemorrhage, which resulted in a stroke.

Larry Peoples Memorial Service Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211 MAY 3, 2019 (a Friday) at 10am. All services are held during the week and we have a 30 minute time allotted, as there are many services scheduled daily.

Robert “Bob” Arthur Schaefer

November 3, 1941 March 8, 2019

Robert "Bob" Arthur Schaefer was born on November 3, 1941 in Steubenville, Ohio and passed away on March 8, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Bob began working for Raytheon in December 1965 and retired over 42 years later as Senior Finance Manager.

Obituary: Click here

Eldon Sparkman

April 1933 - March 2019

Eldon Sparkman, age 85, passed peacefully into heaven on Thursday, March 21, surrounded by a circle of family. He was born in Bristol, Texas to Mack and Ila (Parker) Sparkman on April 13, 1933, and lived his entire life in the Bristol community he loved.

Eldon married Peggy Pratt on September 2, 1952, and began a loving marriage that lasted sixty-six years. Eldon adored and bragged about his “Peggy Sue,” and loved to tell others (especially his grandchildren) about their many years together and his hopes that all family marriages would be equally enduring.

After graduating from Ferris High School in 1952, Eldon enlisted in the Air Force. He was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi for four years and worked as a math instructor at the Air Force base. He and Peggy cherished the memories they made and the adventures they shared in Biloxi, returning often to vacation there. And all who knew Eldon well remember how much he loved talking about Biloxi. In fact, close friends and family referred to Biloxi as “the B word,” meaning, “Don’t mention ‘the B word’ unless you want to hear another long story about Biloxi.”

After military service, Eldon and Peggy returned to Bristol where they raised their three children: Ricky, Cindy, and Tim. Eldon instilled a strong work ethic in his children by example, being employed for thirty-five years at E-Systems in Garland while also raising cattle, producing hay, and briefly farming with his brother, Jack.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Historical Marker Update:

TThe process for acquiring a historical marker is quite involved and not a sure thing. Therefore, I submit another idea. Terry Gaus came up with this idea. There are three bus stops that are in front of the 1200 S. Jupiter Garland location. If there is enough interest, a shelter/bench could be installed at one of them with a short, historical narration of the site. Looks like it would cost around $2,000 and up depending on the style. The metal style bench is more expensive and a separate plaque would need to be attached. Of course, we need to find out if DART would allow this. Terry volunteered to contact the former mayor of Garland, Bob Day, who is also on the DART Board. Maybe we could get some inside pull.


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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell

Mark your calendars! The April meeting will be on the 24th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

February 27, 2019

PRESENT: 34

FIRST TIME: 0

LONG TIME: 0

Guests: 0


SICKNESS:

Phil Wirth - Had “mild” heart attack last week. We sent a card. Will be having aortic valve replacement March 5th. It is 80% blocked. No open heart surgery.

Jim Campbell - If anyone has info to share about Jim’s health, please email me.The info from his Facebook sounds like he is dealing with cancer.

Carroll Lochridge Carroll came a couple of times with Terry Parsons. Terry received this email from Carroll: “Nancy and I have been in and out of Drs offices past 6 months…..Nancy has had thyroid problems and been going thru tests to see what’s going on. I have been going thru neurology tests., heart tests, and lung tests……Main thing that’s shown up so far is back and neck problems which have been causing hand numbness and inability to walk for short periods. Trying therapy first because surgery would prevent me from doing any lifting or other activities, including driving a car, for several months.”


Deaths

Annn Bryant

April 1938 - February 2019

From Jerry, Ann’s husband and ESY-RTN retiree.


I lost my wife, Ann Bryant, this morning, Sunday, 24 February 2019, in Garland, Texas.

Ann was 80 years old and was born on a Friday, the 15th of April, 1938 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Ann and I were one of the many E-Systems marriages. In April of 1980 I was walking down the main hallway at work and Ann was walking up. She stopped me at the entrance to the Reception Area and asked if I would like to go to a departmental party that Tech Pubs was having that month to celebrate the April birthdays in the department. Hers was one of them. I made a beautiful first impression. I said, “Uh, can I let you know?” I’m sure she walked off thinking, well so much for that. You see, I was separated at the time and she thought I was divorced. After thinking it over I thought, why not. I liked her and it would be good going to a party. I called her and asked if the offer was still good and she said yes. Lucky for me. I filed for a divorce two weeks later. We have been together now for almost 39 years.

Ann had never fired a gun in her life until I took her to Target Master across from the plant. Even with hearing protection on, when she first shot a .22 cal. revolver she jumped back about a foot. We worked our way up through various larger calibers until she was shooting the .357 magnum. She was deadly accurate with it. No flinching. No jumping. I was so proud of her.

Ann was a good woman in so many ways. She was strong in so many ways. She was very good for me.

Ann started working for E-Systems in 1973 and retired from E-Systems/Raytheon in 2000. Twenty-seven years. She held several jobs, the longest being over Word Processing while in Tech Pubs. At one time she was Vice-President of the Management Club.

Ann was a very good sport as you can see from some of these pictures. Down deep she was a real ham. Even with all the pain and discomfiture she was telling stories and making others laugh up close to the end. She died from lung cancer even though she never smoked. Her father was a heavy smoker.

There will be no funeral at this time. Her cremains will be kept at home and buried at Restland in the Garden of Love at a later date. There will be a Celebration of Life at that time.

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” John Taylor, 1753-1824

Eric Lloyd Victor

April 1946 - February 2019

On February 2,2019, Eric Lloyd Victor, devoted husband to Noreen Victor, beloved father to Alison Victor and Matthew (Kendra) Victor, loving grandfather to Chase Victor, dear brother to Richard Victor, also survived by numerous relatives and wonderful friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 10,2019 at 1 p.m. at the Church on the Square, 1025 S. Potomac Street, Baltimore,MD 21224. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Maryland Food Bank

Lonza "Dick" R. Dickerson

July 23, 1936 - February 22, 2019

(U.S. Veteran) Lonza “Dick” R. Dickerson, 82, passed away February 22, 2019 at Goshen Hospital. He was born July 23, 1936 in Hodgenville, KY to Hugh & Mary (Bennett) Dickerson.

On February 20, 1969 he married Bonnie Harbaum; she survives along with 2 children, Donald (Sheila) Dickerson, 4 grandchildren, Robert Dickerson, Andrew Dickerson and Catherine (Mariah) Ferraro. Also surviving are 6 siblings, Janet, Janey, Rozelle, Hugh, Glenn, William and numerous other family members.

Dick was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in Vietnam from 1957-1969, was a member of the Goshen V.F.W, D.A.V. and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking.

There will be a private family celebration of life service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the Goshen D.A.V.

Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Announcements

Historical Marker Update:

TThe process for acquiring a historical marker is quite involved and not a sure thing. Therefore, I submit another idea. Terry Gaus came up with this idea. There are three bus stops that are in front of the 1200 S. Jupiter Garland location. If there is enough interest, a shelter/bench could be installed at one of them with a short, historical narration of the site. Looks like it would cost around $2,000 and up depending on the style. The metal style bench is more expensive and a separate plaque would need to be attached. Of course, we need to find out if DART would allow this. Terry volunteered to contact the former mayor of Garland, Bob Day, who is also on the DART Board. Maybe we could get some inside pull.


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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell

Mark your calendars! The March meeting will be on the 27th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

January 30, 2019

PRESENT: 41

FIRST TIME: Johnny Graves, Dan Corpman

LONG TIME: None

Guests: Rudy and JoAnn Mueller (Merle Mueller’s brother and Sister-n-Law)


SICKNESS:

Phil Wirth - Had “mild” heart attack last week. We sent a card. Will be having aortic valve replacement March 5th. It is 80% blocked. No open heart surgery.

Ann Bryant - Her cancer is advancing. She is on hospice care in her home. Her daughter is living with them to help Jerry. Keep her and the family in your prayers.

Jim Campbell - If anyone has info to share about Jim’s health, please email me.


Deaths

Carl (Skipper)Cox

January 1951 - December 2018

Carl “Skipper” Alexander Cox, 67, passed away peacefully at his home on December 27, 2018. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on January 27, 1951 to Cecil and Charlotte Cox. His childhood years were spent in Fort Worth, Abilene and Garland. He graduated from South Garland High School, class of 1969, and became a licensed mortician, working in the family business of a close friend.

Shortly thereafter, he met and married his wife, Marilou Baker. They were wed on July 12, 1975 and shared 43 loving years together. He worked at the family furniture store and then took a management position with a local cabinet and construction company. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in business from University of Texas at Dallas. Afterwards, he joined E-Systems, which became Raytheon, where he worked for 20 years as part of their Human Resources management team. He was responsible for labor arbitration and negotiations and helped teach and support employees at a US government facility in Alice Springs, Australia.

Throughout this time, Skipper was heavily involved in the community and was recognized with numerous awards. He served as a commissioner of the Garland Softball Association and was a member of the Board from 1982- 2014. He helped start a slow-pitch youth softball league and coached a team for many years. He also served as part of Leadership Garland and mentored students from Mari’s classes. After retirement, he continued to stay active supporting his family, friends and community. He loved building projects and smoking meat for his family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time at the family beach house, walking his dog Lexi in the waves, and playing with his grandkids.

Skipper was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, setting an example with his generous spirit. He is survived by his wife Mari; his daughter Lindsey and his son Adam; his grandchildren Ellie, Rosalie and Sam; his siblings Jackie and Bill; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.

The family wishes to express its gratitude for the loving care provided by MD Anderson as Skipper fought his battle against cancer and to the Hospice team from Kindred. The family requests memorial donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

DONATIONS
MD Anderson Mail-In Donation Form
MD Anderson Online Donation Link

Merle Mueller

December 1924 - January 2019

Merle C. Mueller, 94, of Sun City, Texas passed away on Thursday, January 3rd. After he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, he attended the University of Texas, Austin, graduating with a Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering with a Naval Reserve Commission. After his military service he was employed with Luscombe Airplane Company in Garland, then Temco (subsequently acquired by LTV). He retired from E-Systems in 1979, having served as Vice President. He met and fell in love with Wanda Stover. They married in 1949. Their son, Gary, was born in 1951 and was tragically killed in an auto accident in 1971, a devastating loss to both of them.

After retirement, he and Wanda enjoyed traveling, gardening and raising longhorn cattle on their small property in Rowlett. He and Wanda loved the hill country and finally found and moved to the location of their dreams in Sun City in 1996. They were greatly dedicated to their community through their involvement in the Nature Club, the Garland Club, COPS and volunteered many years at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock. Merle helped plan and design The Worship Place in Sun City and they were active members until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rheinhardt and Edith Vollmer Mueller of San Antonio, his wife Wanda and their son, Gary. He is survived by his brother, Rudy and his wife, JoAnn Bradley Mueller of Dallas, two nieces, one nephew and their families. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or other charity of your choice.

A celebration of life was held on Sunday January 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel in Garland, Texas with burial following at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

Obituary: Click here

Finis Grinke

January 16, 2019

GRINKE, Anthony Finis 81, a resident of Daphne Alabama and a native of Dallas Texas, passed away January 16, 2019, in Mobile Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Judith D. Grinke, stepdaughter Cameron Wilkinson (Ken) , stepson Chris Adams (April), six grandchildren; 3 nephews Glen Robinson, Richard Robinson and Steven Robinson; and dear friend Glen Smoot. Celebration of his life to be held February 2, 2019 at 11:00 am, 8254 County Road 64 Daphne Alabama.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 30, 2019

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Historical Marker Update:

The process for acquiring a historical marker is quite involved and not a sure thing. Therefore, I submit another idea. We could have a small plaque made to post wherever the new building owner would allow (if allowed) that would give a sequential history of the property’s ownership from back to the early farming days, circa 1940’s. There are several styles and materials available.


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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Dennis York
  • Daniel Corpman

Mark your calendars! The February meeting will be on the 27th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

December 26, 2018

PRESENT: 18

FIRST TIME: Kermit Lancaster

LONG TIME: None

Guests: Lisa Crowe (Eileen’s sister)


SICKNESS:

Ann Bryant - Her cancer is advancing. She is on hospice care in her home. She appreciated the card we sent.

Johnny Gardner - Had heart valve replacement on November 28th. He contracted pneumonia and the flu. He is still sick and coughing a lot.

Carol Kalenda - Update on my surgery: The dr told my sister the joint device is tracking well, which I assume is a good thing, I’ll ask him about that tomorrow when I see him. He also said my bones are hard as rocks, which is probably why I can be so hard headed and stubborn at times 😬. The pain meds are working great on my knee, but my hip is pretty sore. Thank you for all of your wonderful prayers, I truly appreciate them. Our awesome God is definitely listening to them


Deaths

Ollie Leonard Mayfield Jr

June 1938 - August 2018

Ollie Leonard Mayfield Jr., 80, of Garland, Tx. passed away on August 15 2018. He was born June 17, 1938 in Waxahachie, TX to Ollie and Eddie Mayfield. Len was an IT engineer and served in the United States Navy. He loved fishing and hunting, as well as working with his hands such as wood working and building. Len loved to play dominos as well as build computers.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Mayfield whom he married on February 14, 1969; son, Lance Mayfield and his wife Jana; daughters, Pam Slate and Kimberly Mayfield; grandchildren, Christopher, Margaret, Donald, and Nicholas and wife Nicole; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Toby; and many other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.http://www.heart.org/

Bob Pettit

Lil Abston sent me this from her church bulletin. I couldn’t locate an obituary.

James (Jim) B. Gambill

November 1932 – December 2018

James Baskin Gambill, born in San Gabriel, TX to Harry and Maida (Jones) Gambill on January 15, 1932. He Married Lovice Goodin, February 23, 1958, two sons were born to their union.

He graduated from Thorndale High School, served four years in the Air Force and worked 23 years at E-Systems. After retirement he volunteered at the Friendship House for ten years until he broke his leg in 2010 and has been in declining health since that time. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters, one nephew and niece. He is survived by his wife Lovice, two sons: Dennis and wife Tina, Terry and wife Cindy, Five Grand kids Chris, “Jennifer”, Cody, “Courtney”, Chase, Kayce and Corey. Three great grand kids: Collins, Clayton, Caylor, one sister, Mary McFadden, Sister in Law, Kay and Earl Nicholson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr.James Baskin Gambill were held Tuesday 1:00 PM on December 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church – Garland with visitation one hour prior.

Kevin Marler

May 1950 - December 2018

Kevin Morris Marler passed away Monday, December 17, 2018, at the age of 68. Kevin was born May 6, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho to Marvin Glenn Marler and Dorothy Jeanette Redd Marler. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Kay Bouchard Marler; married son Jon (Monica) Marler of Austin, Texas, and married daughter Christina (Chip) Bailey of Frisco, Texas; two grandchildren: Kayla Woods and Pierce Bailey of Frisco, Texas. Kevin retired in 2007 after a 21 year career at Raytheon E-Systems.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Even though we are all generous with leaving tips for our very own table hostess, Ms. Cindy, I presented her with a year-end gift of $50 cash from our group. Cindy is always seeing to our dining needs and makes sure our room is reserved and ready for us every month. I know she appreciates us and is happy to be our dedicated hostess.

Historical Marker Update:

The process for acquiring a historical marker is quite involved and not a sure thing. Therefore, I submit another idea. We could have a small plaque made to post wherever the new building owner would allow (if allowed) that would give a sequential history of the property’s ownership from back to the early farming days, circa 1940’s. There are several styles and materials available. Here is a sample of a few. Feedback is appreciated.

Click here for samples

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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017
  • Sharon Haught 1977-2018
  • Connie Self 1982-2013

Mark your calendars! The January 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.

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

PRESENT: 38

FIRST TIME: Paul Fontenot, Brenda Johnson

LONG TIME: Rick Lowe

Guests: 0


SICKNESS:

Ann Bryant: – From Jerry on Nov. 20th -“Hey, Eileen. Ann is doing as well as could be expected I guess. She had a catscan and it showed that the cancer has spread to her spine and breastplate. I’m concerned about her falling and maybe breaking a bone but she is an independent cuss and doesn’t like to use her walker or cane. She is very careful in moving around though. We are on our third Hospice organization. We just didn’t feel good about the first one and the second one was sort of Mickey Mouse except for their physical therapist. Ann and I both liked her. The Hospice we have now doesn’t have a physical therapist but Ann knows what exercises to do. She will now have a nurse coming twice a week and an aide will come five days a week if we want her but for right now the aide comes on Fridays only, to help Ann bathe. They do have some kind of volunteer group who will come and sit with Ann when I have to go out and keep her company. We haven’t tried that yet but it is nice to know. The new Hospice lady told us there are around 400 Hospices in the DFW area. Ann’s main problem right now is back pain. For that she takes hydrocodone, a pain medicine. It is not immediate but when it does kick in it gives her some relief. The nights and mornings are the worst times of day. Once we get up and get settled for the day it is a lot better. This caregiving is not easy. I can’t recall ever being this tired in my life. Stress has a lot to do with it. Her two daughters were coming by on Saturdays but they realized how tired I am and her youngest daughter now comes Tuesday and Thursday evenings also and is with her for a while. If fact she is here now. This gives me time to relax. Her other daughter lives next door but gets home late every day from work but she stops in a couple times each week. That is nice. I think Ann has medicine for any eventuality but it is a scary life.

Johnny Gardner Had heart valve replacement on November 28th. Johnny posted on Thursday that he was out of surgery and doing fine.


Deaths

Jeff Koch

may 1963 - November 2018

KOCH JEFFREY WESCOTT KOCH Passed away unexpectedly with his beloved wife by his side on November 3, 2018, after a courageous battle with liposarcoma. He was 55. The son of Janice Park Koch and the late Franklin Wescott Koch, Jeff was born on May 6, 1963, in Plainfield, NJ. He graduated from Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Missouri in 1981 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1985. He was an Eagle Scout and a passionate member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving in multiple positions including District Commissioner for Washington, DC. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts' Tribe of Mic-O-Say organization. In January 2017, Jeff was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management at U.S. Department of Labor. He previously held various appointed positions at the U.S. Department of Labor as well as the White House Office of Management and Budget, during which time he received a letter of commendation from President George W. Bush. Between 1998 and 2002, Jeff served as chief of staff for his friend and fellow Eagle Scout, Rep. Pete Sessions. Prior to his time in Washington D.C., Jeff worked as an engineer at RF Monolithics, Inc. and E-Systems in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Jeff is survived by his wife of seven years, Patty Stolnacker, and his expected daughter, due in January. He is also survived by his mother, Janice Koch, of Rowlett, Texas; his sister, Jennifer Leigh Davenport, with husband Mark and children Bryce and Hannah, of Rockwall, Texas; his brother, Barry Franklin Koch, with wife Claudia and children Lara and Julie, of Ingolstadt, Germany; and his loyal friend, Lincoln. Jeff was an adored husband, son and brother, a beloved friend and confidante, and a tireless volunteer. He was passionate about cycling, engineering, nature, and music. He made a lasting difference to every endeavor he pursued. Jeff brought his engineering acumen and sense of fun to everything he did, providing joy and lasting memories of Halloween haunted houses, Olympic festivities, and epic water slides to his Palisades neighborhood. Memorial services will begin on Friday, November 9, 2018 with a visitation at the Everly Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a service on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending memorial contributions in Jeff's name to Cycle for Survival's team Tour de Cure - DC: http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/JeffKoch. Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.everlywheatley.comwww.everlywheatley.com

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Historical Marker Update:

The process for acquiring a historical marker is quite involved and not a sure thing. Therefore, I submit another idea. We could have a small plaque made to post wherever the new building owner would allow (if allowed) that would give a sequential history of the property’s ownership from back to the early farming days, circa 1940’s. There are several styles and materials available. Here is a sample of a few. Feedback is appreciated.

Click here for samples

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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017
  • Sharon Haught 1977-2018
  • Connie Self 1982-2013

Mark your calendars! The December meeting will be on the 26th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

October 31, 2018

HOST: Terry Gaus, in the absence of Eileen Wahlstrom, who was out for foot surgery

PRESENT: 35

FIRST TIME: Joe Mansour

LONG TIME: Ken Linton, Dennis York

Guests: Julie Jansen, guest of Julie Gilbert


SICKNESS:

Gary Andrews: is “under the weather” - mentioned by those in attendance - no additional details provided.

Dennis York: provided a rather extensive narrative of his bout from late 2016 through late 2017 with cellulitis and sepsis, which very nearly killed him. He’s still walking with a cane, nearly 12 months after his “recovery”.

Heather Kelly: Rita Hall’s daughter has completed her chemo treatments and her prognosis looks great!

Max Lee: Scott Robinson reported that Max has been ill and taking steroids. This is affecting his organs and brain. Max messaged me on Facebook saying that he will be getting a pacemaker soon and is hopeful that most of his issues will go away.

Ann Bryant: Jerry Bryant notified me of Ann’s illness. Here is his description of her illness.

“Eileen, I would like to clarify Ann’s cancer. She has had a spot of her left lung for about nine years and it has been noticed several times. One doctor at one time told her it was nothing to worry about. In the latest checkup they determined that it was lung cancer and the x-ray showed a small spot on her spine. The oncologist at Texas Oncology (Presbyterian) prescribed chemo pills for her in the dosage of 20 mg but she was actually given 40 mg pills, double the dose the doctor said. She took 14 of the pills and had such a severe reaction to them that she had to be taken to emergency at Presbyterian. She was there for nine days and the hospital doctor told her they had done all they could for her and she was to be sent home to Home Hospice.

The thing is, Ann was perfectly o.k. until she took the pills. You would never have known anything was wrong. The pills knocked her for such a loop and made her so weak. That’s when the problems began. She firmly believes that she does not have cancer and will have further x-rays taken later this month or early next month. We will know then for sure.

The Hospice they recommended wanted to bring in everything including the kitchen sink (gouging Medicare?). Double this, double that, and the bed they brought in was disgusting. It would not raise or lower and the two sides they furnished for it were abominable. One would not fit on the bed and the other fit but wobbled and leaned inward. Plus the painting on it was peeling like crazy. It was depressing to look at. I had them pick up everything and bought a nice adjustable bed and what she needs. She stays very comfortable in the bed and a La-Z-Boy recliner. And the medicine! Good grief! Hospice’s main goal I believe is to keep the patient comfortable and they furnished prescription after prescription. The Hospice nurse was having her take pills for depression but we found out the hard way that depression medication depletes the body of sodium and that meant another trip to emergency, this time to Baylor/Dallas. She was there for six days. Sodium has to be replenished very slowly or it can be fatal.

We now have another Hospice/Healthcare outfit taking care of her and a nurse comes in once a week and a physical therapist twice a week. She has a walker and a cane and is slowly able to walk a short distance without using either of them. She is getting stronger but is really still too weak to do much. She lost a lot of weight and it is difficult putting it back on because she eats so little, which is her choice.

I guess the main thing we have learned from this is to watch the medications you take. But, how do you know, if a medical person is prescribing them?


Deaths

Donald Bowne

August 21, 1933 - October 11, 2018

Donald Bowne was born on August 21,1933 in Cisco, Texas to William Hodges Bowne and Birdie Jones Bowne. He graduated from Moran High School in 1951 and attended Tarelton Junior College, where he was in the Corp and was awarded a medal for being the neatest cadet. Don graduated in 1953 and moved on to Texas A&M University, graduating in the class of '55 with a civil engineering degree. Mr. Bowne spent 21, years working at E-Systems, followed by another 22 years at Vertex Communication Corporation before retiring to spend time enjoying his hobbies of fishing, hunting and playing golf. He was a long-time member and elder at First Christian Church of Kilgore.

Left to cherish his memory are Peggy, his wife of 62 years; brother, William Kelly Bowne of Austin; daughter and son-in-law Kevin and Gayla Baxter of Kilgore; son and daughter-in-law David and Paula Bowne of Brookfield, Massachusetts; daughter and son-in-law Michael and LaDonna Fasang of Dallas; granddaughters Maci Bowne, Blair Baxter and Madison Fasang; grandsons Mitch Fasang and Max Fasang; and several close cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and grandson, Blake Bowne.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the First Christian Church memorial fund.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Bobby Wilson Gilpin

August 2, 1940 – October 6, 2018

Born August 2nd 1940 in Teague, Texas to Fay and Woodrow Gilpin, he is a true son of the state. His Texas roots begin with settlers in the 1820s, and trace through the rich history of The Republic of Texas and its subsequent statehood. His early years were marked by life in several small towns in Texas and Oklahoma as the family moved around to follow the oil boom. After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1958, Bobby attended The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now known as Texas A&M University. Upon his graduation in 1962 as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, he began his career with LTV Electronics in Garland. Over the subsequent decades, while the company’s name and ownership would change, becoming E-Systems, Raytheon E-Systems, and finally Raytheon, Bobby worked within the same organization for his entire career.

It was at LTV that he met Gloria Cope, with whom he was united in holy matrimony on June 11, 1966. Their union was blessed with two children; Wesley in 1971, and Katherine in 1974.

After retirement from Raytheon, Bobby attended Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 2006 as a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. It was here that he fell in love with God’s Word, igniting his passion for knowing God, and making Him known. While always a servant of The Lord, this new passion would drive him the remainder of his days, through physical and emotional trials, to share the glory of God and the promise of the Gospel with all he met.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother Ronny Woodrow Gilpin, Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Gloria Gilpin, his children Wesley (Ansley) Gilpin, Katherine (Sam) Renz, and grandchildren Anna and Adalind Gilpin.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation, in memory of Bobby, to Dallas Theological Society Dallas Theological Seminary 3909 Swiss Ave Dallas, Texas 75204


Announcements

Historical Marker Update:

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. He was told that the historical group is only involved with historical buildings not locations.

Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well.

Tom White discovered this website that explains how to apply for an Historical marker. Clck Here

It appears that the marker we would apply for would be under the “Institutions” category. If anyone would be interested in teaming to develop a request for a marker please email Marv Olson or Eileen Wahlstrom. The first step would be contacting the property owner to obtain written permission to place the marker on site.

Karen Ebling responded to the group email with advice related to this project. Her husband, Chris, went through the process recently. Here are her comments.

“My husband Chris (also a RTN retiree) went through the process to apply for a historical marker through the Texas Historical Commission for a building we own. He did it under the “institutions” category too. He learned a lot on the process and said he would be glad to share his experiences and lessons learned.

Several items to note:

1. It takes a lot of time and research and writing. While you have a lot of info on the history of the Garland site, it has to be in their format and way of doing things. He spent months and months on the application process.

2. First application was turned down. They only award so many per year, and he didn’t make the cut. He applied a second year and did a few things differently (he can explain) and was awarded the marker. One thing he learned is that they limit the number per county per year. So you will compete against others in Dallas County even though the selection team is at a state level.

3. It’s expensive. You have to pay for the application every time you submit, so he had to pay a fee both years. I forget the amount but it was enough we debated whether to try the second year. THEN after award you have to pay the cost of the marker sign, which we were surprised to find out about after the award. It was $1000 just to have it bronze cast. And there is about a 1 year backlog on getting the sign done before you get it to install.

Long way to say, this is an awesome idea but first expect a lot of work, maybe some disappointment if it doesn’t get selected, a long process, and some significant cost.

Hope this helps. If you want to talk to Chris more about details, his email is caebling@gmail.com or phone is 214-912-0637.”


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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017
  • Sharon Haught 1977-2018
  • Connie Self 1982-2013

Mark your calendars! The November meeting will be on the 28th.

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

In remembrance of the beloved Santa’s Program, I’ll take any donations of non perishable food items to The Good Samaritan of Garland. You can bring donations to the October or November meetings. Thank you!

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

September26, 2018

PRESENT: 37

FIRST TIME: Sharon Haught, Connie Self

LONG TIME: Marti & Marty Kovacs

Guests: Pam Cox (Joe), Dianne Montgomery (Mark)


SICKNESS:

Heather Kelly: – Rita Hall’s daughter has completed round 10 of 12 of her chemo. Keep her in your prayers.

Kim Hartson: - SSue Hartson’s daughter is back with Sue. She went to her San Francisco home for a brief stay. She still needs our prayers.

Yvonne McGregor – Yvonne is doing well after heart surgery. She attempted an outing with the lady friends but had to return home. Maybe soon.

Max Lee

Max Lee Scott Robinson reported that Max has been ill and taking steroids. This is affecting his organs and brain. Max will have a pacemaker soon and hopefully most of his problems will be resolved.

Mark Montgomery Mark attended the luncheon and told us about his recent illness with bronchitis that turned into pneumonia. Glad he is better and was able to attend today.


Deaths

Paul Harper

- August 2018

Paul Lavon Harper passed away at his home in Boyd, Texas Friday, 31 August 2018, from Dementia and he was 81. Paul worked at E-Systems in the seventies and went to Arlington with the Postal group and retired from there. He is survived by his wife Alice, sons Ricky and Derrick, daughter Tammy. Five grand children and four great grand children.

Paul was cremated and his service was September 11, 1:00 pm, at Hilltop Family Church in Springtown, Texas.

Don Dee Divinia

October 1939 – July 2018

Don Divinia, 78, of Greenville, passed away July 17, 2018. A graveside service was held 10:00 AM Monday, July 23, 2018 at Weaver Cemetery (TX) with Brother Danny Moore officiating. Dustin Divinia, Darin Divinia, Gene Pilgrim, Paul McCormick, John Yeager and Will Beene will serve as pallbearers.

Don was born in Hutchison, Kansas on October 11, 1939 to Lowell and Alma (Diamond) Divinia. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from MIT and was a Senior Engineer Specialist for Raytheon. He is survived by his wife Margaret Goswick (Stapleton) of Greenville, Texas whom he married October 22, 2004.

Those left to cherish his memory are sister Nancy (Dan) Newland; sons, Dustin Divinia, Darin Divinia (Dawn); step-daughters, Carol Robinson, Mildred Goswick; and step-son Eddi Goswick; grandsons, Dylan Divinia, Derek Divinia; step-grandchildren Kristy Robinson, Heather Ussery, Nicole Ficher, Matt Goswick, Emily Goswick, and Rachel Goswick, and 9 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-grandson David Robinson.

Obituary: Click here

L.B. Lin

March 1947 – September 2018

L.B. Lin of Allen, Texas passed away on September 4, 2018 at the age of 71. He was born on March 7, 1947 in Taiwan to Chin-Long and Gee Shen Lin. L.B. was raised in Taiwan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University in Mechanical Engineering and is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned his Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. L.B.’s career included working for NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research), Arco, and E-Systems. He retired from Raytheon in 2004.

L.B. is survived by his wife, Shian-Lee Lin of Allen, Texas; sons, Michael C. Lin and wife, Lat of McKinney, Texas and Jason C. Lin and wife, Hanna of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Lily Lin, Kara Lin, Melody Lin, and Taylor Lin; brothers, Liang-Tsai Lin and wife, Helen of San Jose, California and Liang-Shiou Lin and wife, Jihjing of Gaithersburg, Maryland; sister, Tze-Wen Yang of Taiwan; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chin-Long and Gee Shen Lin.

A remembrance gathering was held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.


Announcements

Mark Montgomery wants us to come watch and hear his band, The Plano Community Band, perform at The Eisemann on November 11th at 2:30. Sounds like fun!


Raytheon Day at Six Flags

North Texas Raytheon employees, contractors, retirees and their families are invited to a fantastic day at Six Flags on Saturday, November 3, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm. This is semi-private event, closed to the general public but open to Raytheon and two/three other local companies.

Tickets are $39.42 (includes tax) and include parking plus a ticket to Holiday in the Park. Children 2 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased online using the following website or link. No tickets will be sold at Raytheon sites

www.sixflags.com/partnerlogin

Username: RaytheonOT (case sensitive)

Password: SixFlags9 (case sensitive

Tickets purchased using this link do not require a username or password

A few facts about ticket purchases:

  • DO NOT PUBLISH THIS LINK ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
  • The link works on mobile phones
  • You can also buy meal vouchers using this link
  • Tickets are on sale now through Friday November 2

Note: Season passes may NOT be used on this date due to it being a SEMI- PRIVATE EVENT that is CLOSED to the public.

Historical Marker Update:

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. He was told that the historical group is only involved with historical buildings not locations.

Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well.

Tom White discovered this website that explains how to apply for an Historical marker. http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers/apply-historical-marker It appears that the marker we would apply for would be under the “Institutions” category. If anyone would be interested in teaming to develop a request for a marker please email Marv Olson or Eileen Wahlstrom. The first step would be contacting the property owner to obtain written permission to place the marker on site.


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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017
  • Sharon Haught 1977-2018
  • Connie Self 1982-2013

Mark your calendars! The October meeting will be on the 31st.

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

In remembrance of the beloved Santa’s Program, I’ll take any donations of non perishable food items to The Good Samaritan of Garland. You can bring donations to the October or November meetings. Thank you!

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

August 29, 2018

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIME: 0

LONG TIME: 0

Guests: Mariann Parsons (Terry), Janet Bunch (Carrole)


SICKNESS:

Dottie Vaughn: Darrell Lancaster called to check on Larrie. His A-Fib is under control and he is finished with the “Life Vest”. I sent a card that we all signed.

Dottie was at the luncheon and said she was much better.

Heather Kelly: – Rita Hall’s daughter just completed round 7 of 12 of her chemo. Keep her in your prayers. Rita sent me a text stating Heather’s appreciation for our card. Rita hopes to be back to the monthly luncheons in October.

Kim Hartson: - Sue Hartson’s daughter is doing somewhat better and is back at Sue’s house. She has been through and continues to suffer with so much. Remember her in your prayers as well.

Gary Smith: Has anyone heard how Gary is doing from his surgery last month?

Yvonne McGregor – Yvonne had to undergo heart surgery last week. She had a valve replaced. Bertha said she went home after a brief stay at the hospital and is recovering well. We sent a card from our group


Deaths

No deaths to report. Very good news!

Announcements

Reprint from Jerry Bryant’s Facebook post:

NEW ADDITION TO OLD E-SYSTEMS SITE.

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expanding to U.S. with Significant Investment in Garland

Garland has approved a deal with Canada's Quest Window Systems to open the company's first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility early next year. Anchoring the southern end of the city's new Jupiter Miller Business Park, Quest USA, Inc. will occupy 329,000 square feet of industrial flex space currently under construction at 1720 South Jupiter Road.

Financially, Quest will invest over $12 million in machinery and equipment and the facility is anticipated to operate with a $5 million rolling inventory. Once fully staffed, the operation will employ over 320 new full-time positions with an anticipated annual payroll of approximately $12 million…..

….Quest's newest facility is a part of the 110-acre former Raytheon campus that recently underwent redevelopment. As part of that reinvestment effort, Langford Property Company demolished over 750,000 square feet of outdated vertical space and constructed three LEED-certified buildings totaling over 800,000 square feet of new industrial flex space. Quest will solely occupy the largest of the three buildings in the new Jupiter Miller Business Park. Several other companies, including Nutribiotech USA, Southeastern Freight Lines and Ricky Rockets have developed adjacent to this exciting center of industrial reinvestment in Garland


Want to work for Raytheon Again?

Provided by Elaine Pettit

Association of Raytheon Retirees
PO Box 365
Marlborough, MA 01752
www.raytheonretirees.org

August 27, 2018

Dear Elaine,

As you may have heard, Raytheon has seen an increase in their bookings and is in the process of a significant push to hire additional engineers in the current calendar year. In keeping with that, there is an increased interest in bringing back retirees to provide additional staffing.

As a returning retiree, you would actually be “hired” by a third party consulting firm so that there would be no impact to your pension.

As a first step, we will be providing Raytheon a list of interested retirees with some basic information. This list would then be sent to the various hiring managers and where there is interest, they would follow up with the retiree directly. Note that not all retirees will be contacted.

If you are interested in being considered, please send us an email (or click the button below) that includes the following:

  1. Name, address, telephone and email contact information
  2. Description of your specific interest – what type of work, locations that you are willing to work at (including preference), number of hours per week you are willing to work (on average). (Note that Raytheon has a limit of 975 hours per calendar year, which roughly corresponds to half time – however, that can be full time for 6 months or any combination)
  3. Previous position at Raytheon and summary of most recent experience there as well as other relevant experience since leaving Raytheon. Please include names of Raytheon personnel that you worked with.

For those who wish to do so, you can search existing job postings and reference these postings by requisition number. This is optional – the link to the postings is https://jobs.raytheon.com.

There is particular interest in power systems, digital signal processing, and cybersecurity.

Please provide your response (if any) soon.

Thank you,
The Association of Raytheon Retirees Board of Directors


Historical Marker Update:

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. He was told that the historical group is only involved with historical buildings not locations.

Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well.

Tom White discovered this website that explains how to apply for an Historical marker. http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers/apply-historical-marker It appears that the marker we would apply for would be under the “Institutions” category. If anyone would be interested in teaming to develop a request for a marker please email Marv Olson or Eileen Wahlstrom. The first step would be contacting the property owner to obtain written permission to place the marker on site.


The Way Back Machine:

LUSCOMBE AIRCRAFT, Garland about 1945

Luscombe Aircraft moved their aircraft manufacturing to Jupiter Road near Garland around 1945. Notice the countryside along Forest Lane at the bottom of the photo. The train track which is now DART Rail and the farm house that became the site for the E-Systems Corporate office in much later years.


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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017

Mark your calendars! The September meeting will be on the 26th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

July 25, 2018

PRESENT: 38

FIRST TIME: 0

LONG TIME: Jeff McReany

Guests: 0


SICKNESS:

Larrie Judd: Darrell Lancaster called to check on Larrie. His A-Fib is under control and he is finished with the “Life Vest”. I sent a card that we all signed.

Carrole Bunch: His wife’s dental issues are back to normal. She had a good report.

Heather Kelly: – Rita Hall’s daughter just completed round 6 of 12 of her chemo. Keep her in your prayers. I sent her a card we signed as well.

Kim Hartson: Sue Hartson’s daughter is doing somewhat better and is back at Sue’s house. She has been through and continues to suffer with so much. Remember her in your prayers as well.

Gary Smith: Recovering from surgery in the hospital


Deaths

Sharon Denton

August 1945 - July 2018

Sharon L. Denton, a resident of Rockwall, TX since 1974, passed away July 16, 2018, at the age of 72. She was born August 17, 1945 in Dallas, TX to Oscar Oliver and Willie Mae (Gilbert) Speight. Sharon worked for Raytheon for 24 years as a Procurement Specialist. She was full of life and her smile would light up a room. Encouraging and sweet, Sharon adored being a “Mommaw” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was best friends with her daughter, Christy. She was a very independent, kind-hearted, giving, and organized person and was a teacher of many things. Sharon could bake a mean chocolate pie, cherry cheese pie, and pot roast. You could guarantee that she never left the house without her makeup on and her hair fixed just right. She had the most beautiful white hair and got compliments almost every single day from at least one person. Sharon was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be tremendously missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

Sharon is survived by her loving daughter: Christy Peoples and husband Deryl; granddaughter: Ashley Gandy and husband Jake; grandson: Taylor Gheen and wife Taryn; step grandchildren: Deryl Peoples, Jr., Jeniffer Davis and Ashley Cantrell; great-grandchildren: Case Gandy, Dylan Peoples, Nicolas Peoples, Jon Jon Peoples, Reagan Thomas, Caleb Peoples, Bryce Berry, and Brody Cantrell; and brother: Gene Speight and wife Sandy; along with a host of loving relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Charlotte Hyles.

Funeral services will be held 12:00pm Friday, July 20, 2018 at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Location with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at The Gathering at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Location from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Joannie Crawford

July 19,2018

No obituary found.

From Novella Thacker:
“She had lung cancer and had been in the hospital for pneumonia but her husband said she passed from heart problem. Was getting ready to go home that day.”

Thomas “Tom” W. Hanley

April 1959 – July 2018

Thomas Wayne Thomas Wayne Hanley age 59 of Dallas, Texas passed away on July 6, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on April 29, 1959, to Joseph Hanley and Madeleine Hanley in Dallas, Texas. He was a graphical illustrator at Raytheon for thirty-two years. He was an avid aviation and space enthusiast. He was a strong supporter of the SpaceX program and a member of the NASA space flight blog. He built and flew remote control planes and was a member of the Richardson Radio Control Club. He was a marine aquarium enthusiast and a discus breeder. He was a member of The Dallas Marine Aquarium society. He was one of a kind; highly intelligent, an "Apple Wizard" funny, and kind to everyone. Thomas is survived by his sisters, Deborah Rothermel of Double Oak, Texas and Laurie Cronan of Frisco, Texas; brothers, Mike Hanley of Granbury, Texas, and Bill Hanley of Dallas, Texas.

Announcements

Senior AwarenessDay

E-systems/Raytheon Garland Site Historical Marker

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. He was told that the historical group is only involved with historical buildings not locations

Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well.

Does anyone have connections to who we would contact about placing an historical marker somewhere on the site?

The Way Back Machine:

I inherited a copy of this book from my dad. Fred Buehring wrote, compiled, and published it in 1996 (a year after Raytheon acquired E-Systems.) Does anyone else have one? Here are a few pictures. I will bring it to the August meeting.

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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017

New Order:

  • Kemp Derrick 1966-1944

Mark your calendars! The August meeting will be on the 29th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

June 27, 2018

Thank you to Terry and Marilyn Parsons for sharing the fresh produce from their garden! Vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash! YUM!

PRESENT: 47 great turn out!

FIRST TIME: Terry McNeely, Chris Berry

LONG TIME: Jim and Carolyn Stehn

Guests: Pam Cox (Joe), Marilyn Parsons (Terry)


SICKNESS:

Larrie Judd: Darrell Lancaster recently spoke with Larrie. His A-Fib is under control, however, he has been wearing a “Life Vest” off and on. This is an automatic defibrulator that treats you automatically if your heart goes into a dangerous rhythm. I will bring a card to the July meeting for attendees to sign.

Carrole Bunch: Did not attend the luncheon. Facebook says he is now having dental issues. We hope he gets better real soon.

Ken Cobb: Ken told me after the luncheon that he has been ill for about 6 months but is better now. Glad he felt good enough to join us.

Heather Kelly: Rita Hall’s daughter just completed round 4 of 12 of her chemo. Keep her in your prayers.

Kim Hartson: Sue Hartson’s daughter is dealing with multiple conditions that have her very ill. She is currently living with Sue in Rowlett. Remember her in your prayers as well.


Deaths

Nothing to report. Woo Hoo!!

Announcements

E-Systems Photo Album - from Gary Smith

From Gary Smith:

“I am scanning a "bunch" of people pictures from work and will be posting them in a photo albums on the E-Systems Retiree Facebook page. Some of these are black and white and some are more recent color photos. Most are award driven. Please announce at the luncheons in the future and on the E-Systems web page (Marv) for people to look for these posted photos if they are interested.

It will take some time and I plan to post in bunches. So tell folks there will be multiple photo albums. They can get to them by going to the E-Systems' Retirees Facebook page, then looking on the left side for the word "Photos", clicking on the word and then looking for the appropriate album. Unfortunately there is not a name associated with the album but the top photo will be shown. People should be able to figure it out.

Also I am posting photos of history on the normal area of Facebook posts on the E-Systems' Retirees Facebook page.

Have fun and please communicate these announcements.

Thanks,
Gary Smith


E-systems/Raytheon Garland Site Historical Marker

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. He was told that the historical group is only involved with historical buildings not locations

Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well.

Does anyone have connections to who we would contact about placing an historical marker somewhere on the site?

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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton

New Order:

  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017

Mark your calendars! The July meeting will be on the 25th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

May 30, 2018

PRESENT: 33

with Darrell Lancaster receiving the “stick-to-it-iveness” award for his late arrival to lunch but early arrival to the meeting! Terry Gaus chaired the meeting in the absence of Eileen Wahlstrom, who was returning from a short trip to North Carolina with her husband Mickey.

FIRST TIME: Lloyd Woods, a 26 year veteran of Space Systems and Advanced Systems. Welcome, Lloyd!

LONG TIME: Jim Lawson, Reese Ellis

Guests: none that made themselves known


SICKNESS:

Larrie Judd: Darrell reports that Larrie’s blood clots have dissolved and his A-Fib is in remission.

Carrole Bunch: According to his Facebook posts he is having digestive system problems. Has been to see the doctor several times.

Carrole was in attendance and reports he is feeling better. He also recalled the visit we had last year by USAF Col Bill Grimes (retired) and “The history of Big Safari” book that Col Grimes published (available on Amazon.com). Carrole also made mention of a Rivet Joint special program that is available on the YouTube channel. A subsequent online search found two such items; links are included below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfejDMS7vc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVJwUTdtvps

Heather Hall: Terry mentioned that Rita Hall’s daughter was recently diagnosed with cancer and that we’d attempt to gather and disseminate more information in the coming days.


Deaths

Frank Kindel

1953 - April 27, 2018

Frank W. Kindel returned to his heavenly home on April 27, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. He passed away at home in Athens Texas, in the loving arms of his wife, and his two daughters.

After 33 years, Frank retired from Raytheon Corporation, Garland Texas. He served his country proudly and honorably both in the Army and as a civilian.

Obituary: Click here

Randy Blanck

“Marv and Eileen, Randy was in Alice Springs, Australia with us back in 1972 and was there when we left. A year or so later he had a very bad motorcycle wreck over there that left him with almost no control of his body.”

Tom White

“Thanks Tom. I often think of Randy. We were good friends in the Alice. Known to his friends as “bonsi Blank”. A nickname given because of his reckless motorcycle antics.”

Jim Hester

Service

Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:00am Memorial service with a light lunch reception immediately following
Williams Funeral Directors located at 1600 S. Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040
2:15pm Military funeral honors service at DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Veterans charity, Calvary Lutheran Church of Dallas, or a charity of your choice.

Goldya Knox

May 28, 1937 - May 9, 2018

KNOX, Goldya Goldya Lee (Sharp) Knox passed away on May 9, 2018. She was born on May 28, 1937 in Lockesburg, Arkansas to Joe Orson and Mable Louise Sharp. She was married to Gwen Franklin Knox for 61 years until his passing in 2016. Goldya was a working mother, employed in the accounting departments of Kraft Foods and E-Systems (now Raytheon). She is survived by her three children: Sherri Knox Skelton and husband John of Richardson, Sharla Knox Jones of Colorado, and David Knox and wife Dana of Sachse; six grandchildren: Alisha Skelton Wood and husband Matt, Amanda Jones Stearns and husband Shawn, Abbie Skelton, Alex Jones, Shelby Knox, and Slade Knox; and two great-grandchildren: Elisabeth and John David Wood. Services will be held at Williams Funeral Home in Garland. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 14th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM followed by funeral service at 2:00. Burial will take place in Horatio, Arkansas on Tuesday, May 15th.

Obituary: Click here

Gary Don Thomas

Oct 22, 1942 – May 29, 2018 (Age 75)

From Gary Thomas' daughter's FB Post - The memorial service for my father will be on June 23, at 10:30 am in the chapel of Williams Funeral Directors in Garland Texas. There will be a reception immediately following at the adjacent hall with a light meal provided. I will post a link to the obituary once it is completed. We appreciate all the kind words and thoughts during this difficult time.

Gary was born on October 22, 1942 and passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Gary was a resident of Garland, Texas at the time of passing. He graduated from Chillicothe High School and went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 1964. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Panama. Services will be held at Williams Funeral Home in Garland, Texas on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:30 am, with a reception to follow. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Lickfork Cemetary in Gallatin, Missouri In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Richardson's James and Irene Landis Scholarship Fund. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Lickfork Cemetary in Gallatin, Missouri In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Richardson's James and Irene Landis Scholarship Fund.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

Raytheon night at the Frisco Rough Riders is June 29 and open to Retirees. See the attached flyer. Stan Sims alerted us of this offer. If you see him say thank you!



E-Systems Photo Album - from Gary Smith

From Gary Smith:

“I am scanning a "bunch" of people pictures from work and will be posting them in a photo albums on the E-Systems Retiree Facebook page. Some of these are black and white and some are more recent color photos. Most are award driven. Please announce at the luncheons in the future and on the E-Systems web page (Marv) for people to look for these posted photos if they are interested.

It will take some time and I plan to post in bunches. So tell folks there will be multiple photo albums. They can get to them by going to the E-Systems' Retirees Facebook page, then looking on the left side for the word "Photos", clicking on the word and then looking for the appropriate album. Unfortunately there is not a name associated with the album but the top photo will be shown. People should be able to figure it out.

Also I am posting photos of history on the normal area of Facebook posts on the E-Systems' Retirees Facebook page.

Have fun and please communicate these announcements.

Thanks,
Gary Smith


E-systems/Raytheon Garland Site Historical Marker

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. She is requesting historical information so she can determine if we should continue with our idea. John Talbert agreed to put his thoughts and historical knowledge in a “story” that the Chairperson can review? Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Darrell is going to contact her. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well. I think we are on the right track.

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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton

New Order:

  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017

Mark your calendars! The June meeting will be on the 27th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom


 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

April 25, 2018

PRESENT:41

FIRST TIME: Don and Shawna Schneider, Scott Verrei, Robert Clarkson (practicing)

LONG TIME: Bill Pettus

Guests: None


SICKNESS:

Larrie Judd: He is taking his recovery slow. Doctors are trying different approaches to treating his heart condition. The latest treatment is preventing him from driving so his wife is his chauffer.

Lloyd Woods: is under the weather and Scott Robinson is going to send me his address for a get well card.


Deaths

Chuck Barbour

April 2018

I don’t have any details about Chuck. He worked for ESY/RAY in Virginia. His Facebook page had comments from early April about his passing. If you know any details please let either me or Marv know for our archives.

Layne Churchman

August 1934-April 2018

Othal Layne Churchman was born August 28, 1934 in Waurika, OK to Othal Valentine Churchman & Hazel (Morris) Churchman and went to be with the Lord April 14, 2018 in Rowlett, TX. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Churchman; son, Layne Churchman & wife Marianna; daughter-in-law, Mary Alice Churchman; grandchildren: Christopher Lee Churchman, Brandon Michael Churchman, Alexander Page Churchman, Daniel Lance Churchman, Sarah Marie Churchman, Elizabeth Anne Churchman, TJ Barnes, Samantha Barnes Lopez & husband Eric; great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Grace Lopez; nephew, Mark Churchman; nieces, Morrie Lynn Phinney and Kimberly Morris. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Lance Scott Churchman. Visitation will be 6pm-8pm Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Williams Funeral Directors. Funeral service will be 10:00am Monday, April 23, 2018 at New Liberty Baptist Church, 333 W Centerville Rd, Garland, TX 75041. Interment will immediately follow at Garland Memorial Park.

Obituary: Click here

Lisa Norris

May 1963-April 2018

Lisa Anne Norris of Rowlett, TX, passed April 14, 2018, at the age of 54. She was born May 15, 1963, in Dallas to Jack and Linda (Mosshart) Henigan. Lisa was a resident of Rowlett 14 years and a faithful member of Lake Pointe Church. She worked as an accountant for Raytheon and in her free time she loved to be a soccer mom for her sons, spend girl time with her daughter, visit with family and friends, have her feet rubbed by her husband, and gather with her Westwood Shores Bunco Group. Lisa loved her family and friends very much and was loved by them. She will be dearly missed.

Lisa is survived by her husband of 16 years, David Keith Norris of Rowlett, TX; sons, Justin Price Bailey of Prosper, TX, and Bryce Regan Norris of Rowlett, TX; daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Noble and husband Brandon of Maryville, TN; parents, Jack and Linda Henigan of Garland, TX; brother, David Alan Henigan and wife Catherine, and their daughter Riley Henigan; mother-in-law, Fay Norris of Sulphur, LA; aunt and uncle, Martha and Dan Turner; sister-in-law, Deborah Doan and husband Danny; brothers-in-law, Randy Norris and wife Anne, and Daniel Norris and wife Cysi; aunts and uncle, Janie Beasley, Acie and Helen Jane Henigan; many other loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service was held 1:00pm Friday, April 20, 2018, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Location. As an alternative to flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lisa’s name to Ocular Melanoma Foundation

From Dee Ann Cummings on Facebook: I was told that she had cancer in her eye ~5 years ago and that cancer apparently struck again. She only went out on medical leave 2 weeks ago. No one I’ve talked to even knew she was sick. So apparently the cancer had spread extensively and was advanced. That’s all I’ve been able to find out. Soooo sad. Was told she was about 2 years from planning to retire

Obituary: Click here

Frank Kindel

1953 - April 27, 2018

Frank W. Kindel returned to his heavenly home on April 27, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. He passed away at home in Athens Texas, in the loving arms of his wife, and his two daughters

After 33 years, Frank retired from Raytheon Corporation, Garland Texas. He served his country proudly and honorably both in the Army and as a civilian.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

Dan Parker shared a funny memory about Leon Graham. He remembered a time when Leon was entertaining several “Govies” and when it was time to leave one of the guests gave Leon a $20 bill to pay for his drinks as per the “rule”. Leon promptly pocketed the money and afterwards reminded his colleagues that it had been happy hour and the drinks were free. At least he eased the “Govie’s” conscience about accepting a gift.

Darrell Lancaster has contacted the Chair of the Garland Preservation Inc. to investigate the creation of a Historical Marker to be placed at the former E-systems/Raytheon Garland site. She is requesting historical information so she can determine if we should continue with our idea. John Talbert agreed to put his thoughts and historical knowledge in a “story” that the Chairperson can review? Bertha Hall suggested looking at old Garland Daily News articles authored by Sue Watkins. Darrell is going to contact her. Terry Gaus reminded us that Ron Nielson researched and wrote a document on the topic as well. I think we are on the right track.

Neither Darrell or John were at the April meeting so no updates to this topic.

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.

Old Order:

  • Gene Carlton

New Order:

  • Billy Fredrick 1983-2018
  • Jimm Walser 1980-2017
  • Jim Lawson 1975-2013
  • David Terrell
  • Don Schneider 1974-2015
  • Shawna Schneider 1977-2017
  • Terry Gaus 1979-2010

The Way Back Machine:

Definition of “Old”

I’ve sure gotten old!
I have outlived my feet and my teeth,
I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement,
New knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes,
I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine,
Take 40 different medicines that make me dizzy, winded,
and subject to blackouts.
Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation.
Hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92.
Have lost a lot of my friends. But, thank God,
I still have my driver’s license!


Mark your calendars! The May meeting will be on the 30h.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

February 28, 2018

PRESENT:37

FIRST TIME: Billy Frederick, Jim Walser

LONG TIME: None

Guests: Janet Bunch (Carrol), Dianne Montgomerey (Mark)


SICKNESS:

Larrie Judd: Darrell Lancaster talked with Larrie a few days ago. He had been in Hawaii and had to fly home under medical care from some serious heart issues and possible pneumonia. He is home recuperating and seeing the doctor. Larrie told Darrell that he would love to talk with his fellow retirees. Call or email me if you need his phone number.

Scott Robinson: He had neck surgery to remove a disc and fuse others. He is in McKinney. I will get a card to him if I can find his address. Let me know if you have it please.


Deaths

Richard (Dick) Hans Jessen

September 1934 - February 2018

Richard was born on September 10, 1934 and passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Richard was a resident of Dallas, Texas at the time of passing.

Richard considered his greatest accomplishment was knowing Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and being married to Betty Jean for over 59 years. Richard retired from the USAF after 24 years, where he was the Director of Engineering during the development of the Air Force Navigation Satellite System (NAVSTAR) and later coupled with the Navy's Timation III Satellite System to form the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Funeral services were 10:30 AM Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Christ Church Plano, 4550 Legacy Dr. Plano, TX. Visitation was 6-8 PM Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Restland Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Plano for mission work in his name, 4550 Legacy Dr. Plano, TX 75024.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

From Bobby -

This was sent to me by a friend. I'm passing it on.....Brell

Subject: Medicare scam

https://oig.ssa.gov/newsroom/blog/june16-new-medicare-cards

This is pretty important to get to people with Medicare, their families and friends or adult kids who help parents with Medicare Have just gotten word about the newest Medicare scam from a division within the Better Business Bureau.

Here's what you need to know to protect yourself, family and friends throughout the US. Starting 4/1/18 Medicare will start a year long project to replace all current Medicare cards for beneficiaries to convert to alphanumeric ID numbers. Currently the ID number is your social security number. This is starting to hit the media.

Scammers are opportunistic First of all the new Medicare card will come to you in the mail. You don't need to request it or do anything. It will show up. WHAT'S THE SCAM? Somebody from "MEDICARE " will call to tell you you are getting a new Medicare card. But until it comes you will need a temporary card. Fee for the card is between $5-50 dollars. They want personal information, bank account or credit card so they can process your temporary card. THINGS TO REMEMBER Medicare will never call you unless you ask them to. Medicare does all communications by mail unless you ask them to call. Ditto for anybody saying they "work with Medicare to make sure you get everything you are entitled to" .

Scammer alert HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS ONE? First of all spread the word. Feel free to share these notes. Use your answering machine to screen calls or just don't even answer a number you don't recognize. If it has happened to you or your friends or loved ones and personal info had been given out (happens considerably more often than you think so don't feel bad or stupid ) immediately take action to protect yourself against identity theft.

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
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996
  • Clarence Ostermann 1989-2013
  • MIke Chaffee

New Order:

  • Billy Fredrick 1983-2018
  • Jimm Walser 1980-2017

The Way Back Machine:

This isn't exactly work related, but, Bobby sent it and I hope you find it as fascinating as I did.

What a Body Does in a Day:

This is interesting, fascinating and informative. The info is unbelievable. What Your Body Does in a Day:

Sometimes you may feel like your body is beginning to creak and fail you on the outside, but do you ever stop to consider the incredible work that is taking place inside of it? There is so much going on and everything fits together so well, that it's almost impossible to comprehend it. This presentation will remind you that there are miracles going on inside your body every single day.

May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare, and FRIENDS that care!

Also, Dennis York was held up in traffic and came to the luncheon as it was ending. He is looking for contact info for Bob York if anyone has that.


Mark your calendars! The March meeting will be on the 28th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

January 31, 2018

PRESENT:43

FIRST TIME: Chris Reynolds

LONG TIME: Caroll Lockridge, Scott Robinson, Don Wilson (Security

Guests: Nancy Lockridge (Caroll)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell: Carolyn took a bad fall and broke her hip. She was at HEALTH SOUTH Rehab Hospital but is home now. Doing much better.

Gary Thomas:Stacy Gore let us know about Gary Thomas's condition. He has advanced Parkinson's Disease and is not doing well. He is a published author and was very gracious to give Stacy several of his books gratis for his fellow retirees. Thank you, Gary.


Deaths

Ann Lee DeBoer

November 1938 - December 2017

DEBOER, Ann Lee Ann Lee DeBoer, age 79 of Garland, Texas passed away on December 24, 2017. She was born November 12, 1938 in Water Valley, Mississippi to Lee Russell and Mildred nee Dew Walker. She is survived by her 5 children, Debra DeBoer, Lisa Hall and husband Mark, Charles DeBoer, Kyle DeBoer and wife Dina, and Travis DeBoer, 12 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren ( two more on the way) and her Sisters Carole "Kay" Thais, Patricia "Pat" Donaldson & Linda Walker. She was preceded in death by husbands Walter Charles DeBoer and Bobby W. Barnes, her parents and her Sister Mildred "Minnie" Johnson. Ann grew up in Memphis, Tennessee attending Messick High school and graduating in 1956. She met her first husband Walter at a USO Dance. They were married in 1958 and soon thereafter started a family and some adventurous military traveling. She worked for General Electric in Huntsville, Alabama and eventually retired with Raytheon in Garland, Texas. Ann always lit up a room and would bring a smile to anyone's face. She had a wonderful sense of humor and truly was the life of the party.

Obituary: Click here

Michael Lynn Cowart

March 1948 - December 2018

Michael Lynn Cowart, age 69 of Garland, TX, passed away December 29, 2017. He was born March 12, 1948, in Houston, TX, to Colbert Lawrence Cowart and Doris (Lawhon) Cowart. He married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Schultz, on August 16, 1969, in Dallas, TX. Mr. Cowart initially worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, then as an electrical engineer for E-Systems and Hewlett Packard. He was also a part time instructor for Dallas Community College Eastfield campus in Mesquite, TX. Mr. Cowart was an extra class Amateur radio operator call sign WA5CMI.

Obituary: Click here

Dennis "Denny" Ross

December 1949 - January 2018

James Dennis "Denny" Ross of Celina, Texas passed away January 3, 2018, at the age of 68. He was born December 3, 1949, to James Edward Ross and Nancy Ann (Berry) Ross in El Dorado, Arkansas. Denny graduated from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana with the highest honors. He married Sheila Crotwell on May 29, 1971, in Calhoun, Louisiana. Denny worked for Raytheon in Garland, Texas for thirty years before his retirement. His interests included playing on the company softball team, making rocket models and being involved with the Boys Scouts of America. Denny enjoyed yard work and maintained the nicest yard on the block. He was an avid Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys Fan. Denny was a life long member of the United Methodist Church. He will be remembered as the #1 Dad and Grandpa.

Denny is survived by his wife, Sheila Ross of Celina; son, Michael Ross and wife Erin of Celina; Mandy Wilson and husband Windel of Lone Oak, Texas; grandchildren, Jacob, Isaac, Jara, Tyler and Mason; and brother, Tom Ross and wife Kim of San Diego, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Nancy Ross.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas. Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.

Obituary: Click here

Kimbry (Kim) McClure

From Erin McClure:

Hello everyone.

I have firmed up the "Life Celebration" date for my husband Kimbry Lane McClure. It will take place on February 24, 2018.

If you would like to attend please send me an email at: eringemmell@gmail.com

Park Avenue Church of Christ of Dennison Texas will be hosting our event and guests. An accurate number of guests is required in order to properly set up and estimate meal prep.

Please do not respond with only a name....I must have an email address. Once received I will add you to the "EVITE" being used to manage the event. I hope to see many of you

Thank You, Erin McClure

Andrew Scott Budz

June 1951 - January 2018

Andrew Scott Budz, age 66, went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 24, 2018. Andy was born June 20, 1951 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, the son of Robert Andrew Budz and Angeline Josephine Bavaro Budz.

Andy thoroughly loved programs and movies about the life of Christ. He was a fan of old western movies, musicals, and comedies. He loved all the Rocky movies and would watch them time and time again. Andy was a genius when it came to the New York Times Crossword Puzzles and the app Whirly Word. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family on Facebook and always spoke his mind. Andy's faith was strong, and he was never afraid to share it with others. He enjoyed playing golf, board games, cards, and dominos with family and friends. Andy loved camping, hiking through the woods, snow skiing, fishing, and gatherings with friends and family. He enjoyed soaking in the hot tub with his wife Andrea and their children and cooking his mother's spaghetti recipe. Andy also enjoyed listening to 60's music as well as music from his parents' era. He was very intelligent, witty, and had a great sense of humor. Andy never met a stranger and was very kind and compassionate to all those who knew him.

Andy served our country in the Air Force from 1971 through 1975 as a Commercial Artist Illustrator and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. He had over 30 years of experience as a successful Logistics Engineer at major defense corporations.

Andy is survived by his wife Andrea Budz and their children Sophie Borden and her husband Trey and Ryan Budz, as well as his daughters Michele Budz and her son Isaac Budz-Dyer, Lisa Bulicek and her husband Jeremy, father Robert Andrew Budz, brothers Russell, Bob, and Rick, sister Nancy Moore, and many nieces and nephews. Andy is preceded in death by his daughter Amanda, mother Angeline Josephine Bavaro Budz, and nephew Justin Budz.

The Budz family is requesting everyone to meet at Jeter & Son Funeral Home, 4830 W. Illinois Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75211, between 2:30-2:45p.m.

Please DO NO go directly to the cemetery unless you are running late. If you will be arriving late and must go directly to the cemetery, do not get into a lane until the procession has arrived. This will ensure the family's placement at the front of the line/lane.

Flowers: The DFW National Cemetery limits floral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to help cover funeral expenses by following the link: https://www.gofundme.com/3kvn9w-funeral-travel-expenses

After the service, you are invited to join the family at Spring Creek Barbecue located at 4208 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie. We anticipate being there from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The restaurant is approximately 10 minutes from the cemetery.

Family Gathering

Friday, February 09, 2018
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Jeter & Son Funeral Home
4830 W. Illinois St
Dallas, Texas 75211

Military Honors and Interment

Friday, February 09, 2018
3:15 PM
Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

We had some discussion about the idea for a bench and/or placard to be installed at the former Garland plant site. More ideas were talked about and John Talbert volunteered to contact a friend in his church who has successfully facilitated the process for getting several historical markers. Not sure where all this is going, but, updates and ideas will be shared. Any suggestions are welcome.

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
  • Rose Melton
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996
  • Clarence Ostermann 1989-2013
  • MIke Chaffee

The Way Back Machine:

In case you didn't know how the E-Systems name came about….here is an excerpt from the book "How E-Systems Came To Be E-Systems" by Fred Buehring, 1996.


Mark your calendars! The February meeting will be on the 28th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

December 27, 2017

Dottie Vaughn will be celebrating her 90th birthday on December 31st.

Please come to a celebration in her honor!

NO GIFTS

When: January 6, 2018

Where: Oakview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

1004 S. Story Rd., Irving, TX 75060

PRESENT:28

FIRST TIME: 0

LONG TIME: 0

Guests: Dianne Montgomery (Mark), Gretchen Dyer (Eileen's new granddaughter)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell Carolyn took a bad fall and broke her hip in two places. She is at HEALTHSOUTH Rehab Hospital

Room 243

2800 W 15th Street

Plano,TX 75050


Deaths

Kimbry (Kim) McClure

From Erin McClure:

Hello everyone.

I have firmed up the "Life Celebration" date for my husband Kimbry Lane McClure. It will take place on February 24, 2018.

If you would like to attend please send me an email at: eringemmell@gmail.com

Park Avenue Church of Christ of Dennison Texas will be hosting our event and guests. An accurate number of guests is required in order to properly set up and estimate meal prep.

Please do not respond with only a name....I must have an email address. Once received I will add you to the "EVITE" being used to manage the event. I hope to see many of you there. His years at E-Systems were often the topic of discussion.

Thank You, Erin McClure

James Benson (Lana Benson’s husband)

January 23, 1934 - November 30, 2017

James Lee Benson, age 83, a lifelong resident of Garland, TX, passed away November 30, 2017. He was born January 23, 1934, in Clear Lake, TX, to James Alfred and Allene (Hatfield) Benson. James served his country in the United States Army and later worked for Carolina Freight as a truck driver. He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends and was an avid bass fisherman. James also adored camping and traveling anywhere, although his favorite place was Alaska. A member of Lake Pointe Church, he loved his family dearly and will be remembered always.

James is survived by his loving wife of 55 years: Lana Benson; three children: Kevin Benson and wife Carrie of Combine, TX, Lisa Heiney and husband Ron of Lexington, KY, and Jana Lemon and fiancé Glen Owens of Garland; sister: Donna Sims and husband Charles of Ben Wheeler, TX; seven grandchildren: Jami DeVries, Lynn Benson, Brandon Heiney, Kacy Benson, Teri Benson, Brenna Heiney and Micah Lemon; four great grandchildren: Malakai DeVries, Elliana DeVries, Kevin Breedlove and Logan James Benson; and one great grandchild on the way: Paisley; and many nieces and nephews, especially: Sheri Wolf and husband Gary and Jimmy Ragsdale; along with a host of loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Marie Wilson; and granddaughter: Amy Brianne Heiney.

Obituary: Click here

Clovis Burchfield

November 8, 1935 - December 22, 2017

Clovis D. Burchfield passed from this life to meet his Lord and those loved ones who have gone before on December 22, 2017. Clovis was a loving husband, Dad, Granddad, brother, uncle and friend. Clovis was born in the community of Whitewright, Texas, on November 8, 1935, to Clifford and Megella (Stillwell) Burchfield. The fifth of the eight Burchfield children-five sons Virgil, Clifton, C.B. Clovis and Wayne; and three daughters Margie, Ellen and Barbara. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brothers-Virgil, Clifton and C.B.; and sisters Marjorie Hughes and Ellen Burns.

Clovis graduated Trenton High School in 1955 as a star athlete in basketball and baseball. He married his high school and life time sweetheart, Betty (Griffin) Burchfield October 29, 1955. God gave two sons, Cary and Cyle, to Burch and Betty, to whom he was lovingly devoted and forever proud and thankful for each of them and their families.

Clovis served in the U.S. Army for four years plus 2 years in the Reserve. He retired from Raytheon in Garland, TX in 1993 after 371/2 years of service.

His life's focus held fast to his faith, as did his love and devotion to his family and friends

Survivors include his loving and dedicated wife, Betty, sons and families: Cary and Dalia (Alaniz) Burchfield, children Paige LaShae and Kari Kathlene of Maryland; Cyle and Ellen (Trimmer) Burchfield, children Baylee and Kevin of Arlington, TX; brother Wayne Burchfield and wife Charlotte, Lake Fork, Alba, TX, sister Barbara and husband Bert Frey, Tyler, TX, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Pallbearers are Larry Burchfield, Mike Burchfield, David Burchfield, Scott Burchfield, Mike Bowen and Jeff Griffin. Honorary Pallbearers are Pete Burchfield and Dwight Cox.

The family will receive friends between 6:00 to 8:00pm on December Wednesday. December 27 ,2017, at the Moore's Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas. The "Celebration of Life" Services will begin at 2:30pm on Thursday December 28,2017, at the First United Methodist Church-Mansfield, 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield, TX, 76063. Burial will follow in the Garden of Prayer, Moore Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Stitches of Love Quilting Ministry, FUMC-M, the Wesley Mission Center of the First United Methodist Church, 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield, TX 76063, Phone (817) 477-2287, or a charity of choice.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

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
  • Rose Melton
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996
  • Clarence Ostermann 1989-2013
  • Jim Halford 1984-2006

The Way Back Machine:

In case you didn't know how the E-Systems name came about….here is an excerpt from the book "How E-Systems Came To Be E-Systems" by Fred Buehring, 1996.


Mark your calendars! The January meeting will be on the 31st.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

November 29, 2017

PRESENT:52

FIRST TIME: Mike Chaffee

Guests: Janet Bunch (Carole), Peggy Churchman (Layne)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell – Cortney is having Pilonidal Cyst surgery tomorrow so I'm unable to attend. Carolyn is decorating for Christmas so that's a big plus on how she is doing. Say hi to ALL for me.

Ronda O’Dell - Ronda is doing great. House construction is moving fast.


Deaths

Two E-Systems retired employees that have passed away include:

  • Jesse Holloway - Greenville, Texas
  • James D. Hill - Rowlett, Texas

I have not been able to locate any obituaries on these gentlemen.

Earnest Thorne

April 6, 1952 - November 12,2017

Ernest Eugene "Gene" Thorne of McKinney, Texas passed away November 12, 2017 at the age of 65. He was born April 6, 1952, to John Thorne and Patricia (McBride) Thorne in Port Arthur, Texas. Gene was a University of Texas in Austin graduate. He married Ana Maria Oviedo on April 11, 1987, in Peru. Gene received an outstanding performance award with Raytheon. He loved traveling the world. Gene had a passion for Irish music. He always had a joke to tell at any occasion. Gene was an amazing example of what a husband and father should be. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Gene is survived by his wife, Ana Maria Thorne of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Alexandra Elise Thomas and husband Mitchell of McKinney, Texas; son, Matthew Aaron Thorne of McKinney, Texas; brother, John Thorne and wife Genet of Houston, Texas; and sister, Alida Andrews of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Allen Thorne.

A funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituary: Click here

Kimbry (Kim) McClure

From Erin McClure:

Hello everyone.

I have firmed up the "Life Celebration" date for my husband Kimbry Lane McClure. It will take place on February 24, 2018.

If you would like to attend please send me an email at: eringemmell@gmail.com

Park Avenue Church of Christ of Dennison Texas will be hosting our event and guests. An accurate number of guests is required in order to properly set up and estimate meal prep.

Please do not respond with only a name....I must have an email address. Once received I will add you to the "EVITE" being used to manage the event. I hope to see many of you there. His years at E-Systems were often the topic of discussion.

Thank You, Erin McClure

James Crowley

February 1930 - November 4, 2017

E-Systems Corporate Vice President and General Counsel

James Worthington Crowley of Dallas, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the age of 87. Jim was born on February 18, 1930, in Cookeville, Tennessee and was the only child of Worth and Jessie Crowley. The family moved to the Washington DC area in the 1940"s where Jim attended Woodrow Wilson High School and later received his BA and Juris Doctor from George Washington University.

In 1952, Jim married Laura Bauserman and they had two children, Ken and Cindy. In 1965, Jim and Laura were divorced. Jim married Joyce Ann Goode, and two more children, John and Noelle, were soon added to the growing family.

In 1969, Jim, Joyce and the two younger children relocated to the Dallas area where he was VP, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for E-Systems, a major defense contractor. After 13 years of marriage, Jim and Joyce divorced, and Jim subsequently remarried for the last time to Carol Diane Golden. Carol brought along her four children, Laurie, Robert, Gary and Ginger, resulting in an immediate doubling of the Crowley-Golden clan!

Sadly, Carol passed away in 2014. Jim today is survived by his eight children, James Kenneth and wife Beatriz Crowley, Laura Cynthia Kiser, John Worthington Crowley, Noelle Virginia Crowley, Laurie Golden Dees and husband Ken Dees, Robert James and wife Amy Golden, Gary Brian and wife Carissa Golden, and Ginger Golden Tow and husband Brent Tow; thirteen grandchildren, James Jeffrey Crowley, Katherine Marie Crowley, Jacob Houston Kiser (deceased), Laura Annalise Kiser, Brent Robert Golden, Bryan Hunter Golden, Cody Taylor Golden, Chandler Golden Waite and husband Matt Waite, Conor Golden, Christen Alexandria Crowley, James Colin Dees, Preston Wayne Tow and Chase Golden Tow and one great-granddaughter Blaise Marie Baker. The latest family member will probably need a scorecard when she is old enough to read!

Jim was a devoted father, an active member of his community and church, a sympathetic listener, and a man of sound judgement. Jim's career was long and varied beginning in underwriting, cartography, and contract administration for Atlantic Research and other government aviation contractors and he was instrumental in facilitating the merger of E-Systems and Raytheon. He was a member of American Society of Corporate Secretaries, the President of the Dallas Regional Group in 1988-89, and National Director 1989-92, National Security Industrial Association, Law Counsel for Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi Sigma, Pi Sigma Kappa.

He also was an accomplished musician and played both the French horn and the piano. He also sang in and served as President of the First Baptist Church of Richardson choir for many years. We remember melodies of classical music as Jim played his piano after coming home from the office.

We remember for many years the enjoyment of watching Jim and his more musically inclined children perform in the annual church Christmas and Easter programs. We remember sleeping on the motorhome, menageries of pets (mainly cats), big family get-togethers, generosity in times of need and stability in times of stress. We remember so much.

The now silent piano reminds those of us who grew up in Jim"s household of his music, his wisdom, his love, and the father we have lost. Visitation at Restland Memorial Park on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and a memorial service will be held on November 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., also at Restland. Memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to your preferred veteran's groups or animal rescue organizations.

Obituary: Click here

Ed McCamey

August 19, 1946 - November 16, 2017

Ed McCamey, of Wills Point, passed away on the evening of November 16, 2017. Ed was born August 19, 1946 in Bethesda, MD to Clifford and Phyllis (Aldrich) McCamey, both of whom preceded him in death.

Ed grew up in the Dallas area and was a 1964 graduate of Bryan Adams High School and graduated from UT-Dallas with a degree in anthropology. He served honorably in the US Army having been stationed in Europe and achieving the rank of Captain. He was a member of the Toastmasters International for over 46 years as well as Southwest LiveSteam. Ed was a longtime and very active member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Terrell where his devotion to his Lord was evident in his service to the church serving on the Vestry as Senior Warden. He had a love of life and was known for his many and varied interests and hobbies with a special fondness for model trains. Ed also traveled abroad doing research for the National Science Foundation in places like Nepal and South America where he demonstrated and increased his knowledge of anthropology as he studied primitive cultures and their ways of life.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

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
  • Rose Melton
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996
  • Clarence Ostermann 1989-2013
  • Jim Halford 1984-2006

The Way Back Machine:

Interesting article found when searching for info about Jim Crowley. Long read, but, interesting:

THE SECRET'S OUT: COVERT E-SYSTEMS INC. COVETS COMMERCIAL SALES

By John Mintz October 24, 1994

"If Big Brother ever took control of the United States, E-Systems Inc. would surely be its prime contractor. "

For the rest of the story Click here


Mark your calendars! The December meeting will be on the 27th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

October 25, 2017

PRESENT:52

FIRST TIME: Charles Boone

LONG TIME: Janis Thompson, Richard Marks

Guests: Pam Cox (Joe Cox), Sharon Halford (Jim Halford)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell – Bobby reported that Carolyn is doing well and is behind the wheel again. He cautioned us to be on the look out and drive behind her if on the road. He said her reaction time is still a little slow (I hope he was kidding! I live very near the Gambrells!)

Ronda O’Dell - Saw Ronda at the Raytheon Ladies’ Luncheon yesterday and she looked terrific. She said she was feeling great.

Skipper Cox- Rita Hall shared that she had recently seen Skipper and that he was dealing with several tumors in his lungs. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Ritchie (Curtis Ritchie) - Janis Thompson, Curtis’s sister reported that Sharon was improving after her recent heart valve surgery. Sharon had the same surgery to replace a heart valve that Janis had only Sharon’s was the traditional surgical procedure vs. the less invasive method via the groin vein.

Sharon Carter - is doing better but walking with a cane after dealing with “Dropped Foot.”


Deaths

Kimbry (Kim) McClure

From Erin McClure Facebook post:

Amy Lynch

August 14, 1958 - October 08, 2017

Amy Elizabeth Porter Lynch 59 of Greenville, TX passed away October 8, 2017 in Greenville, TX. She was born August 14, 1958 to Joyce Marshall and Thomas E. Porter Jr. in Shreveport, LA. Amy retired after a career of 30+ years at Raytheon as a Senior Systems Integration Technologist II. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Chris and Michelle Lynch of Caddo Mills, TX; daughter and son in law, Kim and Scott Hermes of Cedar Park, TX; sister and brother in law, Nancy and Mike Long of Springtown, TX; grandchildren Daegen Hermes, Ridley Hermes, Bailey Lynch and McKinley Lynch. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Tommy.

Obituary: Click here

Dick Dirks

1929 - 2017

DIRKS, Dick Dirks (88) of Plano, Texas, died October 9, 2017 after a short illness. Dick grew up in central rural Illinois and served in the US Navy from 1946 to 1949. Dick and his wife Ruth (Upton), whom he met while attending Northwestern University, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in 2012. They had resided in the Dallas area since 1953. Ruth died in early 2013. Dick received a BS in Business Administration from SMU and an MBA from Pepperdine University, earning both degrees while working full-time and raising a family. His successful professional career spanned 36 intriguing years, beginning in 1953 as an electronics systems engineer at Chance Vought Aircraft. He retired in 1989 from its successor, E-Systems, as the Director of Business Planning of the Garland Division. Through the years, Dick was instrumental in expanding many aspects of the company's international business, especially in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dick also traveled extensively with Ruth throughout the US and Europe. Dick personally restored a dozen vintage automobiles, including a 1930 Model A Ford Coupe and two beautiful red 1965 Mustangs. He was active in the Dallas Model A Ford Club and in local Mustang car clubs. In retirement, he started a collectible toy business, specializing in original Disney and early mechanized toys. His family and friends will long remember Dick's integrity, sense of humor, and large collection of jazzy suspenders. He is survived by his children Susan Dirks (Kent Stevens) of McMinnville, OR; Carol Dirks of Frisco, TX; Mary Winter (Douglas) of Roseburg, OR; and Jean Brazil (Michael) of Mansfield, TX; and grandsons Justin (Crystal), Ryan, and Kevin Brazil. Also surviving are Dick's siblings George, Gert Ross, Dorothy DeBord (Harold), Nancy Aspeitia, Anna Witbeck, and Annetta Tillman, all residing in Illinois. Brothers Albert and Alfred preceded him in death. A memorial service and internment of ashes will be held in Emden, IL, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the charity of your choice.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY to Glen Urbach!! October 1st!!!

The Cityline Site Council and Six Flags Over Texas are partnering to provide North Texas Raytheon employees, contractors, retirees and their families a fantastic day at the park on Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Tickets are $37.26 (includes tax) and include parking plus a ticket to Holiday in the Park.  Children 2 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased online using the link that was sent via email to retirees in our database.  No tickets will be sold at Raytheon sites

A few facts about ticket purchases

  • DO NOT PUBLISH THIS LINK FROM THE EMAIL ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.
  • The link works on mobile phones
  • You can also buy meal vouchers using the link.
  • Tickets are on sale through Friday November 3.

Note: Season passes may not be used on this date due to it being a PRIVATE EVENT that is CLOSED to the public

For questions or if you need the link contact Eileen Wahlstrom at:emmawahlstrom@aol.com

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
  • Rose Melton
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996

A new order will be turned in this coming week. Please let me know ASAP if you need a name badge.

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

The Wayback Machine

Phil Wirth captured a great moment when the E-Systems flag flew one last time at the Garland site. A few days later the poles came down. Phil suggested auctioning the framed picture and Bob White opened the bidding with $25. Jim Lawson upped the bid, via email, to $50. At the luncheon Bob increased his bid to $60 but was quickly outbid by Janis Thompson with an offer of $100. John Talbert jumped in with a raise at $125, but Janis had other plans. She wanted the picture for her brother, Curtis Ritchie, and her winning bid of $150 brought on a round of applause from the group. Congratulations Janis and Curtis!


Mark your calendars! The November meeting will be on the 29th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

September 27, 2017

PRESENT: 34

FIRST TIME: Debra and Lyle Livingston, Clarence Ostermann, Greg McKinley

LONG TIME: Tom Kummer

Guests: Peggy Churchman (Layne’s wife)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell –  Carolyn is progressing but slowly. She has issues with uneven surfaces and relies on her walker to prevent a fall. We spent 4 weeks on the road and visited family in both southern and northern California. When we returned home I left for Colorado spending 3 weeks there. I strained my back in the mountains and not getting around very well. Gettin old ain't for sissies. I'll be at the luncheon in October.

Thank for asking about Carolyn

You may post this if you chose. Bobby

Ronda O’Dell Posted on Facebook September 12th - Feeling very optimistic. Met with my oncologist yesterday and he said one more test on the tissue they already have to determine if chemo is needed. He seriously doubts it will be needed, but wants to be sure. I get those results Oct 5. I have an appt. with Radiologist on Sept 20 to get that process setup when the time is right. IF chemo is needed, then chemo is done first, then 5 weeks of radiation then I'll be started on a hormone blocker. Most likely I'll start radiation mid October. My oncologist said the odds of this coming back are less that 5-10%. He was very pleased with my prognosis.


Deaths

Charley Edward Park

December 1940 - September 2017

Charley E. Park, 76, a long-time Indialantic, FL resident, passed away on September 6, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, with his wife Adele and his son Buddy by his side.

Park was born December 27, 1940, in Wister OK to the late Thaddeus Warsaw Park and Lyda Mae Jones Park. He is predeceased by his sister Mary Brown of Oklahoma and brother Houston "Lum" Park of Louisiana

Mr. Park received his BS from Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he was president of his fraternity and listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. He began his career teaching mathematics and physics in the Denison, TX school district. His career evolved into software engineering and program management in the defense electronics industry at companies including Collins Radio in Plano, TX and E-Systems in Garland, TX. He married his wife of 35 years, Adele Virginia Penney, in Dallas, TX in 1982, and in 1990 they moved from Texas to Florida where he worked and retired from the Harris Corporation. Park spent his retirement years traveling, fishing, visiting or entertaining family members, volunteering at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and metal detecting the local beaches for coins and treasures.

Charley will be remembered as a rabid "Oklahoma Sooners" football fan, a beachcombing metal detector and treasure hunter, a good friend and helpful neighbor with a warm smile and funny story to tell, and most importantly a man who dearly loved his many family members. He will be deeply missed by his wife Adele; sister Martha Alice "Palsey" Overton; children Charles "Buddy" Park, Lisa Ann (Gary) Grant, Dawn Michelle Bookout, and stepson James Penney; grandchildren Aaron Grant, Preston Sheffield, Tyler Park, Jordyn (Jacob) Martin, and Halle Bookout; great grandchild Alina Park; numerous nephews, nieces, and their families; and Rosie the family pet.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later time in Indialantic FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1401 W. Intendencia St, Pensacola, FL 32501

Obituary: Click here

Phillip Bryan McKinney

February 1951 - September 2017

Phillip Bryan McKinney, 66 of Mesquite, Texas died on September 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  He was born February 14, 1951 to Paul McKinney and Dorothy Jackson in Detroit, Michigan.

Phillip married Nancy Palmer on February 19, 1972 in Dallas, Texas.  He was an employee at Raytheon for 15 years.

Phillip is preceded in death by his sister, Kay McKinney of Knoxville, TN; and his mom Dorothy Jackson McKinney of Knoxville, TN. He is survived by his wife, Nancy McKinney of Mesquite, TX; daughters, Shannon Aguilar of Sachse, TX and Heather McKinney of Dallas, TX; sons-in-law, Aaron Aguilar of Sachse, TX and Omar Roa of Dallas, TX; granddaughter, Sydney Aguilar; and sisters, Donna Sharpe, Jeannie Steele, and Vickie Stuffle all from Knoxville, TX.

A loving father, dedicated husband, and an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Phil was a delight to be around.  He will be missed by his family in Texas and Tennessee, by countless friends, by his coworkers whom he adored, and by all those whose lives he touched.  He will be dearly missed, but his personality, sense of humor, and zest for life will live on through his two beloved daughters.

Obituary: Click here

Glenn Mann Kennedy

September 1939 – August 2017

Glenn Mann Kennedy of Plano, Texas passed away August 29, 2017, at the age of 77.  He was born September 19, 1939, to David Hiram Kennedy and Lillie (Bays) Kennedy in Cunningham, Texas.  Glenn married Charlene Casey on November 23, 1962, in Paris, Texas.  He served his country proudly in the Air Force Reserve. Glenn worked E-Systems / Raytheon for thirty years before his retirement. He was a lifetime member of The Church of Christ.

Glenn is survived by his spouse, Charlene Kennedy of Plano, Texas; sons, Charles David Kennedy and wife, Pamela of The Woodlands, Texas, Kyle Wade Kennedy and wife, Michelle of San Antonio, Texas, Kevin Lee Kennedy and wife, Candice of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah, Ian, Kaitlyn, Tessa, Lily; sister-in-law, Elaine Kennedy of Sherman, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Kenneth David Kennedy, Geral Buford Kennedy, Charles Deveral Kennedy and sister, Claris Mabel Jordan.

Obituary: Click here

Wayne Weltin (August 20, 2017) and
wife, Teresa Weltin (September 14, 2017)

Wayne Weltin by Tim Weltin.  Edited by Darrell Wilhite
The lifetime journey of my wonderful father, Wayne Weltin, ended last Sunday in Houston. My Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89 on August 20. He led a remarkable life and leaves a significant legacy. He was born in Millersville, Ohio. Wayne is survived by his wife of 52 years and partner of 57 years, Teresa Weltin, as well two daughters, my sisters Erin & Carol, and two sons including my brother Paul. He is joining his daughter Susan and son Kent in heaven. My father is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Dad was a 20-year veteran of the Air Force. He spent much of his career in military intelligence and had a top secret security clearance. Among other things, he spent many years living in Alaska, part of the time on the Aleutian Islands, monitoring Russian activity. He met my mother while he was serving in the Air Force, while stationed in San Antonio. I videotaped the story of their initial social encounter a few years ago: Click here. My Dad spent his second career in marketing, working for a defense contractor, E-Systems Inc., for 28 years.

FROM MAUREEN DIETRICH. Wayne & Teresa’s Granddaughter.
My heart is so heavy and the tears are afresh.  My lovely Irish Granny went to heaven yesterday, September 14, 2017 to join her husband, my Grandad (who passed only weeks ago).  I am so thankful for my memories of her beautiful shining eyes, I loved her laugh, and her warm hugs and kisses.  She was so proud of her family; she treasured us grandkids and let everyone know it.  Her pride for her family was written all over her beautiful face.  I already miss you immensely, Teresa, but yes this world was a better place with you in it.  I will continue to do my part to continue your legacy.

George John Slusarchyk

August 1935 – April 2017

George John Slusarchyk, 81, of Galveston, left us on Saturday April 15, 2017 to join his beloved wife, Joan, and his daughter, Mary-Alice, along with family and friends in the Kingdom of Heaven.

As the patriarch of our family, George was always ready to help us, to guide us, and to make sure we knew that he loved us. He was always there to listen to whatever we had to say and to share a story or two of his amazing life.

George was born August 17, 1935 to George and Anna Slusarchyk in Port Jefferson, New York. He achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1958.  During his career of 45 years he was mainly engaged in highly classified Intelligence Programs during the Cold War years.  During George’s time away from work, he was passionate about sailing.  He was the skipper of his Irwin J24 racing sail boat.  Later and to the conclusion of his storied career, George was involved in the installation and testing of state-of-the-art fiber-optical digital data transmission.

After his retirement in 2000, George and his wife, Joan, retired to Galveston, Texas, where they spent their remaining years exploring the Gulf Coast, getting to know the residents, and hosting many gatherings with family and friends. They loved being together and spending their time enjoying the island life.

Obituary: Click here

Announcements

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY to Glen Urbach!! October 1st!!!

The Cityline Site Council and Six Flags Over Texas are partnering to provide North Texas Raytheon employees, contractors, retirees and their families a fantastic day at the park on Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Tickets are $37.26 (includes tax) and include parking plus a ticket to Holiday in the Park.  Children 2 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased online using the link that was sent via email to retirees in our database.  No tickets will be sold at Raytheon sites

A few facts about ticket purchases

  • DO NOT PUBLISH THIS LINK FROM THE EMAIL ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.
  • The link works on mobile phones
  • You can also buy meal vouchers using the link.
  • Tickets are on sale through Friday November 3.

Note: Season passes may not be used on this date due to it being a PRIVATE EVENT that is CLOSED to the public

For questions or if you need the link contact Eileen Wahlstrom at:emmawahlstrom@aol.com

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
  • Rose Melton
  • Darlene Singleton 1984-2017
  • Janis Thompson
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996
  • Mark Montgomery 1985-2011
  • Craig Lumkins

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

The Wayback Machine

Phil Wirth captured a great moment when the E-Systems flag flew one last time at the Garland site. A few days later the poles came down. He would like to donate the framed 8x10 to our group for auction. We are open for suggestions on what to do with the money from auctioning this piece of history. So far Bob White opened the bidding with $25. If you would like to bid please send an email to emmawahlstrom@aol.com or attend the October luncheon. The bidding will close at the end of the October luncheon on the 25th.


Mark your calendars! The October meeting will be on the 25th.

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

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

August 30, 2017

PRESENT: 54

FIRST TIME: Chris Mathews

LONG TIME: None

Guests: Inez Lee (Max Lee’s wife)


SICKNESS:

Ronda Odell – “ I appreciate all prayers.. please tell them I'm in very good health and this is a plan that will optimize keeping me that way!! I'm having my lymph node biopsy tomorrow. I expect it will be just fine. Radiation to start probably after Labor Day week.”


Deaths

Blaine Keith Newman

August 16, 1963 - July 27, 2017

Blaine Keith Newman, age 53, of Garland, TX passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017. Blaine was born August 16, 1963 to Barbara Newman and Bill Newman.

He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in East Dallas in 1981, and earned an Associate's Degree in Computer Science from Eastfield Junior College.

Blaine was a member of Troop 744 in Dallas, Texas. He earned scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout. He went on numerous campouts and to summer camp, as well as a high adventure backpacking trip to Philmont in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Blaine went on many trips with his extended family including Disney World and Colorado. One memorable trip was a driving adventure to Las Vegas with his brother Bret, cousins Kyle and Jill along with his mother and great aunt. It was memorable for many reasons, but one thing that stood out, is that Blaine and Kyle did all the driving even though they were relatively new to driving. Many fun summers and weekends were spent with cousins at "Farissville" at Lake Tawakoni. Growing up, there were many hours spent with his across-the-street cousins and friends just riding bikes, playing basketball, roaming the neighborhood, and occasionally, fireworks and BB guns were involved.

Blaine is survived by his mother Barbara Newman; father Bill Newman and step-mother Lydia Newman; brother Bret Newman and sister-in-law Amy Newman; nephew Tyler Newman, nephew Matt Newman, Debbie Harbin, Bill Andelman, David Terry Andelman, Laurel Newman, aunt Vicki Newman, uncle Jim Newman, cousin Kyle Newman and wife Kelly Newman, cousin Alex Newman, cousin Collin Newman, cousin Jill Newman Richardson and husband Delbert Richardson, cousin Allison Richardson and cousin Blake Richardson.

Blaine was preceded in death by; grandfather Garland Fariss, grandmother Daisy Bernice Fariss, grandfather Jack Newman, grandmother Yuvonne Newman, and uncle Rick Fariss.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Operation Smile in Blaine's name.

Obituary: Click here

Julie Richards

August 14, 1975 - July 28, 2017

Kay Foster Eakins recently lost her daughter Julie Hidalgo Richards.

Julie Elizabeth Richards, age 40, of Rockwall, TX, was called home Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born August 14, 1976, in Ashland, KY. As a child, Julie and her two sisters were very involved in Mission Friends, Girls in Action and ACT Teens. Julie graduated from Rockwall High School, Class of ’94 and attended Eastfield Community College, where she earned an Associate’s degree. She has worked at United Health Care as a Project Manager for over 18 years, was a member of First Baptist Church of Rockwall and also attended Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.

Jackie Thomas

October 4, 1934 - August 05, 2017

Jackie Armstrong Thomas, of Terrell, passed away into the presence of her Savior on the morning of August 5, 2017 with her family at her side. Jackie was born October 4, 1934 in Corsicana, Texas to Charlie Joe and Jackie (Jennings) Armstrong, both of whom preceded her in death.

Jackie grew up in an era that emphasized family devotion, hard work ethic, respect for others and these characteristics shaped her personality to be a perfect Proverbs 31 woman. She was kind, selfless and loving to everyone that she met. Growing up on her family’s farm, Armstrong Dairy Farm, enabled her to develop into a young lady that honored commitments and valued traditions. Jackie graduated from Emhouse High School in 1953 having been voted by the student body as Senior Favorite and Good Citizen. On June 23, 1953, she married the love of her life, Bobby Thomas, and were blessed with two sons, Darrell and Danny. She loved doing for others and Jackie could be counted on to help with baby and wedding showers, birthday celebrations and any get together. She arrived not only with food but with a servant’s heart to help everyone have a great time and her very social personality made an instant friend for life to all who met her. She was a longtime and active member of College Mound UMC and friendships made there were some of her most treasured. She and Bobby enjoyed traveling to many family reunions where Jackie could “catch up” with extended family and share memories that had been made. Always one to enjoy a good visit, she would often be found at all church activities, helping and laughing, as well as going out to eat with Bobby so she could see all her other friends here in Terrell. As devoted as she was to Bobby and her sons, Jackie found a deeper love that is known only to grandmothers and when her grandchildren and then great grandchildren came along, they had her wrapped around their fingers. She supported and encouraged them in all their endeavors so that they would always have a firm foundation of knowing they were cherished by Jackie. She had a way of making everyone she met feel the true joy that she always felt and Jackie will be missed greatly.

She leaves to continue her legacy of unconditional love her husband of 64 years, Bobby Thomas of Terrell; sons: Darrell Thomas and wife, Sherry, of Royse City, Danny Thomas and wife, Karien, of McKinney; four grandchildren: Dusty Wayne Thomas, Joni Rae Duvall, Jana Lee Thomas and Taylor Dan Thomas; four great grandchildren: Chasity, Conner, Devin, Kaleb Thomas; brother, W.J. “Sonny” Armstrong; sister, Katherine Cameron as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family, church family and a host of other friends.

For those wishing and to honor Jackie's service to others, memorials may be made to College Mound United Methodist Church, PO Box 793, Terrell, Texas, 75160.

Jackie worked in Facilities at E-Systems

Obituary: Click here

James Lee Metze

July 11, 1939 - August 9, 2017

James “Jim” Lee Metze, age 78, was born on July 11, 1939 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. He passed away on August 9, 2017 in Anna, Texas. Jim was the second of four children. His parents, Clyde Marshall Metze, Jr. and Sara Smith Metze, preceded Jim in death as did his elder brother, Clyde Marshall Metze, III.

Jim grew up in various cities in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas and graduated from Levelland High School, Levelland, Texas in 1957. He graduated from… Texas Tech University earning both a bachelors and master’s degree in math and physics. Jim loved playing in the band while in high school and college.

Jim had a passion for music. He played several instruments but loved the trombone and string bass the most. Jim not only played in the marching band, but also played for Sonny West’s rock and roll band and recorded several songs including “Rock-Ola Ruby” and “Sweet Rockin’ Baby”. The band would later open for Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

After graduating from Texas Tech, Jim moved to Seattle, Washington to work for the Boeing Company. He later returned to Texas where he worked for the LTV Corporation, which became E-Systems (and later bought out by Raytheon).

Jim’s work at E-Systems was often a mystery among his family members as it involved classified government projects. Jim enjoyed an award- winning career over 30 years. In fact, Jim’s involvement with the flight-automated system used with the Federal Aviation Administration later became an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Obituary: Click here

Doug Lange

August 2017

Doug Lange passed away August 9th, 43 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A private celebration of his life was held on August 27th.

Announcements

The buildings are down at Jupiter and Miller Roads. Even the front lobby is gone. A few days before the flag poles were removed, four of our fellow (daring) retirees raised a final salute to the former E-Systems campus. Take a look…

The Cityline Campus was sold: Click here for news article

Raytheon Corp.'s new office campus in Richardson's $1.5 billion CityLine project has sold. The three-building, 500,000-square-foot office complex on Bush Turnpike east of Plano Road cost almost $100 million to develop. It's been purchased by Property Reserve Inc., a real estate and investment arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Cityline Site Council and Six Flags Over Texas are partnering to provide North Texas Raytheon employees, contractors, retirees and their families a fantastic day at the park on Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Tickets are $37.26 (includes tax) and include parking plus a ticket to Holiday in the Park.  Children 2 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased online using the link that was sent via email to retirees in our database.  No tickets will be sold at Raytheon sites

A few facts about ticket purchases

  • DO NOT PUBLISH THIS LINK FROM THE EMAIL ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.
  • The link works on mobile phones
  • You can also buy meal vouchers using the link.
  • Tickets are on sale through Friday November 3.

Note: Season passes may not be used on this date due to it being a PRIVATE EVENT that is CLOSED to the public

For questions or if you need the link contact Eileen Wahlstrom at:emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Senior Awareness Day

Early last month, the Ninth Annual Senior Awareness Day at the Richardson Civic Center was held.  There were 60 exhibitors available with resources, products, and services geared towards senior citizens as well live acts and entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes.  Hundreds of senior citizens from Richardson, Garland, Sachse, Rowlett, and surrounding communities came out to take advantage of the amazing opportunities to converse with exhibitors and learn more about local resources available.  Many also came to enjoy the entertainment and fun of the morning in the company of other seniors.  Local elected officials from Richardson, Garland, and Rowlett also stopped by the event to meet with constituents and to enjoy the festivities.  Special thanks to the City of Richardson for providing such a great venue for the event, and to all of the wonderful volunteers that made the event possible.  TheTenth Annual Senior Awareness Day will take place in August of 2018 in Garland and I hope to see you there!  

Enjoying Senior Awareness Day with the Class Act Tap Company. Is that our very own Mary Sue Thornton on the far left?

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
  • Rose Melton
  • Darlene Singleton 1984-2017
  • Janis Thompson
  • Dan Parker 1982-1996
  • Mark Montgomery 1985-2011

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

The Wayback Machine

I hope you can enlarge this article from 1984 to read the little piece of history about the original property that became the home to the legacy companies that shaped E-Systems. Very interesting! Thanks, Bertha Hall for providing this and thanks John Talbert for elaborating on the details as only he can!

Dennis York spoke to us about his early days working on projects with NASA on several Apollo space contracts. Very enlightening! Not many even knew about those contracts. Thanks for reminiscing with us!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The September meeting will be on the 27th.

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

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland.

BTW----- This is my beautiful new granddaughter, Gretchen Amy Sue! I’m just a little bit proud!

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

July 26, 2017

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIME: Mark Yarborough, Stacy Gore, Dan Parker

LONG TIME: None

Guests: Terry Yarborough (Mark), Dianne Montgomery (Mark), Pat Osborn (Ozzie)


SICKNESS:

Charlene Morris had an accident and dropped a big book on her foot. Nothing broken, but, she missed the luncheon.

Has anyone heard from Verlene Denny lately? Joe Cox thinks she is very ill.


Deaths

Mary Joan Kumpf

1934 - 2017

KUMPF, Mary Mary Joan (Blanchard) Kumpf passed away June 30. She was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin August 25, 1934 and grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Mary moved to Dallas with husband John in 1972. She is survived by son Gregory Hatch, daughter Sarah Kreiner, stepsons Stephen and Thomas Kumpf, and preceded in death by daughter Susan Deacon. Mary is also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Fri., July 7, 1100AM at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Rd.

Obituary: Click here

Robert Sy

1956 - 2017

Robert Douglas Sy was born February 29, 1956 in Dallas, Texas and passed away July 12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He married Cynthia Tutor on June 12, 1976 in Dallas, Texas. He was a Systems Engineer at Raytheon / E Systems from January 1982 to February 2014. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Sy of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Cassandra Sy of Mesquite, Texas and Teresa Sy Nelson of Garland, Texas, a son, D. Alexander Sy of Garland, Texas. and a sister, Janice Sy Alford of Austin, Texas; 6 grandchildren and parents, John Robert Sy and Frances Vernon Harrott Sy. Robert was a dedicated man. He married at 20 and remained committed to his wife and family for 41 years. He also faithfully worked for the same company for 32 years and volunteered to help users on the Ubuntu forum until he passed. As a father, he walked both his daughters down the aisle and loved his son dearly. He will be missed by his wife, sister, three children and 6 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Garden of Inspiration at Restland Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, at Restland Road, Dallas, TX 75243.


Announcements

The buildings are coming down at Jupiter and Miller Roads. If you want a last look you need to hurry!

I have name tags for the following people. Terry picked his up at the luncheon. 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.

  • Mike Donohoe
  • Max Lee 1983-2009
  • Gene Carlton

I will place an order early in August so please let me know if you need one.

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

The Wayback Machine

John Talbert shared with us some history from the days that Dave Tacke was the General Manager, giving us all insight to one of the great men who made so many significant contributions to a great company. Thanks, John.


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The August 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.

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland.

Trivia Question:

August's Trivia

Anyone heard of Klotzville? Come to the August luncheon and hear all about it!

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

June 28, 2017

PRESENT: 41

FIRST TIME: None

LONG TIME: None

Guests: It was a day for some younger guests. Sue Hartson brought her daughter Jessica Morse and granddaughter Aria. Eileen Wahlstrom brought her God-grandchildren Jazmyne and Gage. Shirley Stockwell brought her great granddaughter Cameron. We enjoyed their visit.


SICKNESS:

Charlene Morris joined us after being very sick for over a week. Glad she’s better.

Janis Thompson is recovering well after her Aortic valve replacement

Johnny Gardner joined us today. He has missed the last couple of months after having surgery and a hospital/rehab stay.

Bobby Gambrel reported that his wife Carolyn is still having health issues. The latest being a bleed in her esophagus from taking the prescribed ibuprophen.


Deaths

Brent Goodwin Robertson

March 1962 – May 2017

Condolences Brent Goodwin Robertson McKinney, TXBrent Goodwin Robertson, age 55, of McKinney Texas passed from this earth to eternal life with his precious Lord on May 18, 2017. He was born on March 24, 1962 in Memphis Tennessee and was the only son of the late Ruedell Willis Robertson and Minnie Goodwin Robertson. Brent was also predeceased by his adoptive mother Mary Robertson. In 1988, he fell in love and married Lisa Cagle Robertson. They had two children. Brent graduated from Ridgeway High School, attended Memphis State University, and received his Masters of Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He moved to Dallas and started his career with E-Systems/Raytheon. Brent has also worked at Informatics and Texas Advanced Optoelectric Solutions and concluded his career at WatchGuard Video, where he was Director of Software Engineering. He has been awarded 3 patents throughout his career.

Obituary: Click here

Leslie Graham Ray Ewing

May 1941- May 2017

Leslie Graham Ray Ewing, 76, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died May 24, 2017. He was born to Margie and Leslie Ewing in Laredo, Texas on May 6, 1941

Leslie was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 28 plus years of marriage, Jackie Ann. He has four children: Steve Ewing of Garland, Texas; Kathy Adreon of Coweta, Oklahoma; Bobby Ewing of Garland, Texas; Chris Ewing of Wylie, Texas and two step children; Tonie Rys of Plano, Texas and Mike Broberg of Richardson, Texas. He leaves behind nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Tony Ewing of Round Rock, Texas and a sister, Ginny Altheimer of Denver, Colorado

He proudly served his country; first in the U.S. Naval Reserve while in high school in Laredo, Texas and after graduating high school in 1959, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served for eight years, during the Vietnam War. Leslie was stationed on the beautiful Pacific island of Guam, where his beautiful daughter, Kathy, was born and second son, Bobby, was conceived. He was trained as a microwave equipment specialist and, upon his tour completion, returned to Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio where he completed his enlistment as an instructor of cryptographic equipment. After leaving the Air Force, Leslie worked for an electronics firms in the Dallas area (LTV Electro systems and later, E-Systems) for 30 years, during which time he served a stint as a technical representative in Vietnam (1969). He retired from Raytheon Company in 2000. Leslie and Jackie retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas in September, 2006

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 27th, at Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Arkansas. Burial will follow at Bella Vista Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Obituary: Click here

Ben Tooker

March 1960-June 201

No picture available for Mr. Tooker

TOOKER, JR., Bernard "Ben" Bernard "Ben" Tooker, Jr., age 57, of Garland, Texas, passed away June 3, 2017. Ben was born March 19, 1960, in Marietta, Georgia, to Bernard Winfield Tooker, Sr. and Kathryn Mae (Velsor) Tooker. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech, later earning Master's degrees from SMU and the University of Dallas. Ben spent most of his career as an electrical engineer with E-Systems/Raytheon in Garland and recently as a business analyst at CVS Health.

Obituary: Click here

Mike “Gert” Gerteisen

The get together to honor Mike “GERT” Gerteisen was well attended by fellow retirees and Raytheon friends. Terry Gaus commented on how nice it was to attend such an uplifting remembrance and honor Gert with so many former co-workers.

Obituary: Click here

Dee Dale James "Beetle" Whitmire

August 1959-April 2017

Dee Dale “Beetle” James Whitmire, 57 of Waxahachie, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Dallas. He was born August 21, 1959 in Las Vegas, NM.

Dale, most popularly known as Beetle, was in the Navy for 9 years working flight deck on the USS Guadalcanal and the USS Kittyhawk. During that time he was on the USS Kittyhawk Rodeo Team and rode bulls and saddle bronc. He loved fishing and camping. New Mexico was his favorite place to be. The light of his life was his grandson and he loved… taking him everywhere.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Whitmire; his daughter, Audrey Tello; his grandson (his pride and joy), Joaquin Tello of Waxahachie; his brothers, Mario Whitmire and his wife, Terry of Duncanville, Daniel Whitmire and his wife, Tamara of Plano; nieces and nephews, April White, Eric Whitmire, Shaena Whitmire, Amanda Fastle, Victoria Whitmire and Lauren Whitmire; and other numerous nieces and nephews in New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Emily Whitmire.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Obituary: Click here

John A. Milford

November 1934 – June 2017

MILFORD, John Alden Our beloved husband, father, and friend went to live with God June 22, 2017. John was born Nov. 16, 1934 in Akron, OH to Margaret and Howard Milford. He leaves his wife, Marjory, (married in 1956); two sons, John and his wife Paula in Florida, Robert and his wife Denise in Virginia; four grandchildren, Michael, Lauren, Taylor, and Connor and a great-granddaughter, Lily. John also leaves two brothers, Roger and Richard both in Ohio. He graduated from the University of Akron in 1956. In college, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, ODK, A-Key, Student Body Vice President, and distinguished Military Student of the Air Force ROTC. John served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years as an Intelligence Officer. He had remote tours in Turkey, Korea, and Vietnam as well as family assignments in Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Germany, and DC. He retired in 1980 from the Air Staff at the Pentagon in Washington DC as a Lt. Colonel. A second 21 year career followed with E-Systems-Raytheon Company, in Dallas, TX and St. Petersburg, FL. John retired in 2000 but kept very active. He served as Deacon, Head Usher, and Trustee at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church. He was Treasurer of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, a board member of the Montessori School of St. Pete Beach, a docent at the Gulf Beaches and Gulfport Museums, served on the City of Gulfport Historical Preservation Committee and was an active member of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Air Force Assoc., the Military Officer's Assoc., and the Gulfport Millennium Committee. At retirement, John was appointed by the Florida Governor to the Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board where he also served as Board Chairman. John enjoyed traveling and cruising all over the world with his family and close friends. He dearly loved all of his family, his great friends from church, from work, the Republican Party, and his local community. He will be missed so very much. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 30, at 1 pm at the Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Obituary: Click here

Lynn Murff

March 1940 – June 20

MURFF, Lynn H. Lynn Murff, beloved husband, father, and friend departed this life June 19th and is now in the presence of the Lord. Born in Coalinga, California, March 8, 1940, to Herschel and Irene Murff, Lynn was raised in Midland, Texas where he played football at Midland High School then attended Texas Tech (BSEE) and SMU (MSEE). A brilliant electrical engineer, Lynn's career was spent in top level positions within the defense industry, most notably many years at E-Systems. He enjoyed jogging with no inclement weather being too extreme, a plate of chicken sour cream enchiladas, the ocean, and of course "The ultimate driving machine." Quietly strong, Lynn was a faithful, kind, and generous husband, a caring father, grand-father and uncle. Above all, he was a man of integrity. He leaves to honor his memory and example his wife Susie, his daughters Lynette and Melanie, grandson Koby, nieces Kama, Kyna and Mae, as well as a host of extended family and friends. A private family service will be held. "A job well done good and faithful servant!" Matthew 25:23

Obituary: Click here

Virginia “Ginny” Lauderdale

May 1941-June 2017

LAUDERDALE, Virginia S. Virginia or "Ginny", beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother (Gaga), aunt, cousin, and friend passed away Sunday, June 18th in her home of almost 50 years, surrounded her family. Born May 28, 1941 to Margaret C. and James V. Schmidt. She lived in Colonial Beach, Richmond, Arlington, and Vienna, Virginia. She went to work for the CIA in 1959, leaving in 1959 after marriage and moved to Dallas in 1969 where she was a stay-at-home mom to Lloyd and Mary Margaret. Ginny also belonged to DAR, Prudence Alexander Chapter, Book Haven Book Club, and The Antique Divas. She was predeceased by parents and husband, Dr. Lloyd K. Lauderdale

Obituary: Click here

Ginny was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lloyd Lauderdale, former E-Systems Corporate Vice President of Research


Announcements

We welcomed Mr. Jim Merriman from Medicare and More as a subject matter expert to answer our questions about Medicare. Mr. Merriman has 10 years experience and almost 1,500 clients who have benefited from his Medicare knowledge. Jim was very informative and I know I gained a few tips from his brief visit. He encouraged us to attend one of his free sessions to really dig into the topic. Even (and especially) if you have been on Medicare for a while, he pointed out how the Medicare rules, providers, costs, and even our personal situations change, so revaluating our current Medicare choice is very critical. The schedule can be found on his website at www.medicareandmore.co. Currently he offers the free session twice a month in Frisco through November and once a month is Sherman. Most likely, additional sessions will be scheduled for 2018.

(That’s no typo….the “m” is intentionally not in the .com web address.)

The buildings are coming down at Jupiter and Miller Roads. If you want a last look you need to hurry!

I have name tags for the following people. Terry picked his up at the luncheon. 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.

  • Randy Case 1977-2016
  • Terry Gaus (Picked Up)
  • John Scogin
  • Dennis York
  • Mike Donohoe
  • Max Lee 1983-2009

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

The Wayback Machine

Interesting article from 1994!

THE SECRET'S OUT: COVERT E-SYSTEMS INC. COVETS COMMERCIAL SALES

By John Mintz October 24, 1994

If Big Brother ever took control of the United States, E-Systems Inc. would surely be its prime contractor. Consider:

  • E-Systems designs spy satellite gear that can snap photographs of automobile license plates from space and capture electronic communications, from phone calls to rocket telemetry.
  • E-Systems software can analyze those spy satellite photos to see if anything has changed -- a Russian tank moved or an Iraqi missile site built -- since the last shots were taken.
  • E-Systems can build "electronic fences" to police borders. It helped build one such network of sensors to monitor drug traffickers along the U.S. border with Mexico, and the company says it hopes to build a more sophisticated one for Saudi Arabia.
  • And E-Systems hardware can help federal drug enforcement agencies track cocaine planes and tap drug dealers' telephones.

In short, E-Systems' technologies, part of the central nervous system for the nation's intelligence community, are regarded as brilliant by intelligence agencies and Wall Street.

Read more at: Washington Post Article


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The July meeting will be on the 26th.

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

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland.

Trivia Question:

June's Trivia

Even though they seem like they’re around forever, a house fly lives only 14 days. A male mosquito lives about a week, but, the female can live almost two months. They have been around for over 210 million years!

The average person loses an average of 70 strands of hair a day

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

May 31, 2017

PRESENT: 39

FIRST TIME: : Randy Case

LONG TIME: Max Lee, Duane Lunday, Boyd & Judy Robinson, Wayne Tibbit

Guests: Inez Lee, Peggy Churchman, Jan Bunch, Pat Osborn


SICKNESS:

Johnny Gardner is recovering from a fall off a ladder he had early in May. He had surgery and rehab and is walking with a cane now.

Janis Thompson will be having surgery on her aortic valve on June 13th. The valve replacement is scheduled for June 13th using a fairly new procedure where they go through an artery rather than opening the chest. She is very excited that it can be done that way. The recovery is so much faster.

Dennis York was able to join us for lunch. He told me that he had a very life threatening battle with Cellulitis… a bacterial infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin. He is walking with a cane now, but, had a rough time with it and could have died if he had not gotten treatment when he did!


Deaths

Chandler Ray Evans

Passed away May 25th

Candler Ray Evans passed away at his home in Garland on May 25th at age 81 from cancer.  Ray retired from E-Systems in 1993 after 30+ years of service. Funeral arrangements will be made available when completed.

Mike Gerteisen

From Glenda Gerteisen: The date is now set for a gathering to honor Mike  – June 25th, time is 2-4pm. I will close details this weekend but wanted you to know since you asked about this

Dale Whitmire (Beatle)

Does anyone have information about Dale’s passing? He worked in 582 and was also known as “Beatle.”


Announcements

We had some lively discussion related to Medicare, prescriptions, and medical insurance in general at our May meeting. This prompted a show of hands to see if it was a topic of interest for a discussion at the June meeting. Several liked the idea and both Max Lee and Jim Lundgren suggested Jim Merriman from Medicare and More as a subject matter expert to speak following our next luncheon meeting. Mr. Merriman has 10 years experience and over 1,500 clients who have benefited from his Medicare knowledge. If you are interested in sticking around after our regular meeting on the 28th please bring your questions and Mr. Merriman will help us understand our options.

The buildings are coming down at Jupiter and Miller Roads. If you want a last look you need to hurry!

Terry Gaus told us that he had spoken to a site manager about the future of the site. He was told that the buildings east of the sky bridge between 580 and 584 were staying and everything else was to be demolished and replaced with industrial lease space. Terry volunteered to try to invite the site manager to speak at one of our upcoming luncheons.

A name tag order will be turned in by the end of this week (June 10th-ish.) If you need a magnetic name tag for the luncheons, 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. So far I have the following:

  • Randy Case 1977-2016
  • Terry Gaus
  • John Scogin
  • Dennis York
  • Mike Donohoe
  • Max Lee 1983-2009

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

The Wayback Machine

E-SYSTEMS was born! May 1972

E-Systems Begins

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The June meeting will be on the 28th.

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

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland.

Trivia Question:

May's Trivia

The oldest person to sign the US Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (26).

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' rest room during a dance.

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

April 26, 2017

PRESENT: 39

FIRST TIME: : Mike Donohoe

LONG TIME: Rick Barrett

Guests:


SICKNESS:

None to report. YAY!


Deaths

Bob Martin

1953 - 2017

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

The buildings are coming down at Jupiter and Miller Roads. If you want a last look you need to hurry!

Terry Gaus told us that he had spoken to a site manager about the future of the site. He was told that the buildings east of the sky bridge between 580 and 584 were staying and everything else was to be demolished and replaced with industrial lease space. Terry volunteered to try to invite the site manager to speak at one of our upcoming luncheons.

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

Email notifications about events and other information are now being sent through Mailchimp instead of Yahoo. This transition took place February 1st? Please let Marv know if you are having problems with the new system, but, it appears to be working fine. We had several “first timers” that said they received their first email from our group.

The Wayback Machine

Old Water Tower

The old red and white water tower…sold to the City of Mabank for $1.00.

Garland Site a long time ago

Garland Site looking north up Jupiter Road. Pre 580 buildings. Water tower is visible



Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The May meeting will be on the 31st.

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

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland.

Trivia Question:

April's Trivia

What color would a Coca Cola be without food coloring?

Answer: Green

Did you know that 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year?
Mostly by falling either off or in!

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

March 29, 2017

PRESENT: 45

FIRST TIME: Mark Yarborough(will start retirement 3/31)

LONG TIME: JD Ray, Ozzie Osborn, Joe Sladecek

Guests: Pat Osborn, Janet Bunch, Becky Boucher


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell: Saturday 03/25/2017 @ 6PM She was sitting on the side of the bed and fainted falling into the night stand and then the floor. I was in the kitchen preparing our dinner and heard the fall. I rushed into the bedroom and found her unconscious. I tried to awaken her but to no avail. Called 911 and they were here within minutes. She hit her face and forehead on the night stand and was bleeding. EMT's got her awake and off to Lake Point ER. Tests results in ER showed a very low pulse & heart pressure. From ER she was moved to ICU, one on one RN's. Cardiologist was notified and prescribed meds IV. She reacted to the IV meds about 10PM and I went home. 5:50A Sunday nurse called and said come to hospital and said her Heart Dr was on his way. Heart Dr monitored her signs for 2 hours and reported that she was in need of a pace maker and he was trying to get his team together ( Sunday AM ). He reported he wanted to try a med to see if he could get the pulse & heart rate in check, it worked.

She is on blood thinners and her heart has been over worked so he ordered a heart catheter test to see if her heart was strong enough for the pace maker operation.

Monday 03/26/2017 AM

We are waiting for the catheter test scheduled for this afternoon.

Tuesday 03/28/2017

The results from her heart catheter test showed her plumbing ( Doctors words ) is good, arteries & valves good, what the test also showed was weak muscles. More tests were performed and the decision was made to implant an ICD = Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator pace maker. This operation is to be performed Thursday, no time set. She needs prayers please.

Wednesday 03/29/2017

Bobby gave an update that the ICD will be performed on Thursday, 03/30/2017


Deaths

Brice Gregg

April 20, 1951 - March 01, 2017

Brice passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Home Place Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He was born on May 16, 1931, the son of Clyde Otto and Ethel Albright Gregg. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired as a print shop supervisor for E-Systems in Garland. He was also of the Baptist faith and deeply spiritual. He is survived by son, Rod Gregg and wife Jackie of Rockwall, brothers, Dan Gregg and wife Nina of Houston, Joe Gregg and wife Ann of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, sister, Patricia Deuhr and husband Michael of Dubuque, IA, and his longtime companion, Shirley Long Threlkeld of Como.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Demolition of the Garland buildings and parking lots began last week. These pictures make it seem surreal!

Click here for more photos.

Garland Demolition

Terry Gaus told us that he had spoken to a site manager about the future of the site. He was told that the buildings east of the sky bridge between 580 and 584 were staying and everything else was to be demolished and replaced with industrial lease space. Terry volunteered to try to invite the site manager to speak at one of our upcoming luncheons.

Dottie Vaughn has sold her house and moved to Brookdale Retirement Center in Irving. That’s why she missed the meeting…a rare thing!

Her new address is:

Dottie Vaughn
820 N. Britain Rd.
Apt # 201
Irving, TX  75061
214 415-4119 cell

Hope everyone will send her a congratulations or thinking of you card to make her feel warm and fuzzy in her new home,

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

Email notifications about events and other information are now being sent through Mailchimp instead of Yahoo. This transition took place February 1st? Please let Marv know if you are having problems with the new system, but, it appears to be working fine. We had several “first timers” that said they received their first email from our group.

The Wayback Machine

Raytheon buys ESY
Raytheon buys ESY

Wow! Interesting article from 1961! The pictures are bad, but, the article is worth a read. Here’s an enlargement!

Raytheon buys ESY

And for the guys…it’s a black tie (bow or long) over a white collared shirt with short or long sleeves depending on “Mr. Weather’s change of temperament.” Don’t forget your slide rule and pocket protector!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The April meeting will be on the 26th.

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

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland.

Trivia Question:

April's Trivia

What color would a Coca Cola be without food coloring?

Answer: ???

Did you know that 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year?

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

February 22, 2017

PRESENT: 46

FIRST TIME: Gene Carlton, Bob Bailey, Linda Ross, Larry Wigley

LONG TIME: Carol Schamberger & Husband Bob, Ken Linton

Guests: Bob Schamberger


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell: Bobby Gambrell was missing today so no report on Carolyn. Hopefully, she was not so ill he had to stay home.

Bryce Gregg Johnny Gardner told me some sad news about Bryce and I confirmed it with Bryce’s son, Rodney. “Dad is very ill and currently at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He isn't expected to live much longer. That is the correct address for his home, but I'm afraid that he won't receive it there. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I will let you know when I know more. Thanks, Rod”


Deaths

Douglas Allen West

April 20, 1951 - January 25, 2017

Douglas Allen West, age 65, of Rowlett, TX, since 1999, passed away January 25, 2017. He was born April 20, 1951, in Fairbury, IL, to Roy and Bernice (Bergstrom) West. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and later worked as a Systems Engineer for Raytheon and Rockwell Collins. Doug attended First United Methodist Church and was a loving husband, father and a great friend. He loved to cook for friends and family and was famous for his nachos and brown derby cake! Doug enjoyed fine wine and scotch and loved to entertain. He was a very organized person, maintaining detailed records of important activities in his life. His hobbies included hunting, baseball, basketball, bowling and a love for woodworking. An avid Chicago Cubs fan, who was happy to see them finally win the world series this year.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 34 years: Ann West; son: Sean West and wife Renae; grandsons: Kaleb and Kyle; niece: Kimberly Nielsen and husband Doug; longtime loving friends: Boyd and Patricia Low; mother-in-law: Virginia Espeland and husband Jack; and father-in-law: Charles G. Roy; along with a host of extended family and friends worldwide. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister: Carol Ann Whiteside.

Memorial services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 18, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Ln., Rockwall 75087 with Dr. Joe Pool and Rev. Alan Clark officiating. Memorials in Doug’s name can be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center Heart and Lung Transplant Center at Professional Office Building 2, 5939 Harry Hines Blvd., 6th Floor, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75390-9244.

Obituary: Click here

Bruce Abernethy

June 6, 1936 – January 31, 2017

Bruce C. Abernethy, a longtime resident of Allen, Texas, and formerly Dallas, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2017. Bruce C. Abernethy was the son of Bruce B. Abernethy and Jean Catlin Abernethy and was born on June 6, 1936. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC, class of 1954. Shortly after graduating, Bruce enlisted in the United States Army serving in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. It was his work with radar systems in the Signal Corps that laid the foundation for his studies at Duke University and his eventual career. Bruce graduated from Duke University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and eventually earned a Master of Arts from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1984.

Bruce had a long and extensive career working with the military industry designing advanced electronic warfare systems and missile guidance systems to working in the civilian sector on transportation control systems and highway control systems. His most recent work included communication systems for the intelligent driverless vehicles. He married Sheri Cohen in June of 1971 and together they raised two sons; Barry T. Lorberbaum and Brett D. Abernethy. During his children’s younger years; Bruce was involved with Boy Scouts, coaching and refereeing soccer, hunting, fishing, and camping. In his later years, Bruce, enjoyed travelling and developed a great interest in World War II history. Through his and Sheri’s travels, he was able to visit many famous battle sites from World War II.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce B. Abernethy and Jean Catlin Abernethy, and his sister, Dottie Petty. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sheri; son Barry T. Lorberbaum and wife Kari, son Brett D. Abernethy, wife Tantika, and their son Donovan; grandchildren, Daniel Kaster, his wife, Parul Kaster, and their son, Aditya, and granddaughter, Shailyn Coston. He was also survived by his brother, Russell Abernethy and his wife, Susan, and Bruce’s beloved dog, Autumn.

A graveside memorial was celebrated Friday morning, February 3rd, at 10 a.m. at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225. Rabbi Benjamin Sternman will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Jewish Family Services, Adat Charvim, or the Allen Police Association.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

Email notifications about events and other information are now being sent through Mailchimp instead of Yahoo. This transition took place February 1st? . Please let Marv know if you are having problems with the new system, but, it appears to be working fine. We had several “first timers” that said they received their first email from our group.

The Wayback Machine

Raytheon buys ESY Raytheon buys ESY Raytheon buys ESY

If your interested in reading the New York Times story about the buyout Click Here


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The March meeting will be on the 29th.

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

ALSO… I continue to collect non-perishable food items for The Good Samaritans of Garland. Pam, the center director, has invited our group to volunteer any time. They desperately need help sorting, shelving, bagging and boxing up food, registering recipients and general office help. They are located near downtown Garland on State Street and N. 12th St. Drop in or call ahead (972) 276-2263.

Trivia Question:

March's Question

How many people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute in the US?

Answer: 40

A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every (how many) years?

Answer: 10 years

Fun Fact about the old red and white water tower. Thank you to John Talbert…great memory.

When Luscombe Aircraft Co. relocated from Connecticut in 1945, the new location on Jupiter Road in Garland had no water service since it was on the edge or out of the city limits.  The company drilled a water well into the Trinity water sands (best I remember was about 1100 ft deep) and erected a 155' tall water tower just west of the original Building 500 and south of the future Building 549.  I don't remember the capacity in gallons.  It was painted the usual red and white pattern that is normal for airports of that time.  Water from the well was about 105F and rather warm so had to be cooled before most uses.  When the city had water available, the company entered into a contract that sold the well and the tower to City of Garland.  The contract had a clause that stated that if the well and tower were no longer used by the city for the municipal system, they had to remove the tower with the well and property reverting to the company.   As the city system grew and more towers were added, there were differences in the elevations of the other city towers and that caused problems. There were times that water would be spewing out of the top of the tower due to the pressure differentials.   The city tried to give back the tower but with the knowledge that it had no use, that offer was refused.  The city proceeded to sell the tower to the city of Mabank.  It was then dismantled and re erected in Maybank.  Facilities then removed the well pump and closed the well with concrete.  When the north parking lot was added, everything was paved over.  All visible remains of the original water system were gone.

There was a story that way back in the early Temco days, Mr. Wheeler, (Maintenance supervisor) wanted the tower repainted.  The lead painter was Major Farrar and he said that he would do it as soon as Mr.  Wheeler laid the tower on its side. It never was repainted while in Garland.

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

January 25, 2017

PRESENT: 47

FIRST TIME: 0

LONG TIME: 0

Guests: Becky Boucher (John’s wife), Mariann Parsons (Terry’s wife), Sharon Shearhar (Julie Gilbert’s friend)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell: Bobby reports she is out of the hospital from the heart problems. She’s doing better, but, has COPD on top of the broken hip and wrist.

Bill McCoy’s wife, Laura had extensive back surgery on the 16th. They fused disks C3 through T2. She also had laminectomies to give the spinal cord room. In a lot of pain. She is at Dallas Baylor Health South for rehab. Please keep her in your prayers.

John Calvert is very ill. He has diabetes and was put in the hospital for 18 days after he got pneumonia and bronchitis. His kidneys weren’t functioning well, but, they are OK now. We sent a card.


Deaths

Douglas Allen West

April 20, 1951 - January 25, 2017

Douglas Allen West, age 65, of Rowlett, TX, since 1999, passed away January 25, 2017. He was born April 20, 1951, in Fairbury, IL, to Roy and Bernice (Bergstrom) West. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and later worked as a Systems Engineer for Raytheon and Rockwell Collins. Doug attended First United Methodist Church and was a loving husband, father and a great friend. He loved to cook for friends and family and was famous for his nachos and brown derby cake! Doug enjoyed fine wine and scotch and loved to entertain. He was a very organized person, maintaining detailed records of important activities in his life. His hobbies included hunting, baseball, basketball, bowling and a love for woodworking. An avid Chicago Cubs fan, who was happy to see them finally win the world series this year.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Dottie Vaughn celebrated her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for the party on Saturday January 6th, 2018! More details to come.

Correction:

Last month I reported that Ruby Jackson was a guest from America’s Credit Union. Most of you know that Ruby actually was an inspector prior to going to work for the credit union. She is actually a Raytheon retiree! So sorry Ruby!

Contributions were made to fund our website and cards that are mailed out. No more funds are needed at this time. Thank you to all! $128.00 collected!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The February meeting will be on the 22th.

I’m still collecting eye glasses for donation to the Lion’s Club. I took a large bag of eyeglasses for donation from the November meeting. Thank you all who have donated.

ALSO… In honor of the SANTAS PROGRAM, there was $30 donated and four bags of canned goods and Ramen. These donations were taken to The Good Samaritans of Garland. They were very excited and grateful. Pam, the center director, invited our group to volunteer any time. They desperately need help sorting, shelving, bagging and boxing up food, registering recipients and general office help. They are located near downtown garland on State Street and N. 12th St. Drop in or call ahead (972) 276-2263.

Trivia Question:

January's Question

What’s the name of the now defunct organization that brought employees and their families together to share common interests?

Answer: : The Employee’s Club

Bonus: Name some of the sub-clubs and past commissioners

Answer: : Several answers were given, but, Helen Hull gets credit for knowing the most, after all, she was the treasurer for many, many years and heavily involved in keeping the Softball program going.

February's Question

None

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

December 28, 2016

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIME: Al Peterson, Edith Sanders (from the cafeteria early years), Jim Connell, Kelly Lee

LONG TIME: Gail Cook

Guests: : (Sorry, I forgot to ask. I was having technical difficulty with the microphone!)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell: Bobby reports she is progressing well.


Deaths

Kenneth Paul Vahrenkamp, Sr.

August 18, 1938 - December 8, 2016

Kenneth Paul Vahrenkamp, Sr., of Allen, Texas passed away on December 8, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born on August 18, 1938 to Herbert Henry and Bertha (Lehmann) Vahrenkamp in Waco, Texas.

From 1956-1960, Kenneth served in the United States Air Force in Alaska, New Mexico, and Minnesota. In 1961, he married Jennie Kathryn Rooks on August 30 in Waco, Texas. Kenneth then worked for RCA Service Company from 1961-1966. The couple settled in Richardson, Texas, and Kenneth went to work for E-Systems in Garland until retiring in 1997. Kenneth and Jennie moved to Allen, Texas in 1986 where they have since attended Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.

Kenneth was an active member in the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. In 1962, he was raised as a Master Mason in the Fidelis Lodge #1127, Waco, Texas. He was a member of Scottish Rite of Dallas, Texas, the Lodge of Tranquility, the Texas Lodge of Research, and was awarded the Golden Trowel. He was also a long-standing member and Past Worshipful Master of Lee Lodge #435 in Prosper, Texas and a member of the Allen Lodge #1435 in Allen, Texas.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jennie Vahrenkamp of Allen; daughter, Vicki Vahrenkamp Allen and husband, Randy of Allen; son, Kenneth Vahrenkamp, Jr. and wife, Mandy of Richardson; granddaughters, Chelsea Allen of Plano, and Courtney Allen Gray and husband, Tommie of Los Angeles, California; grandsons, Kyle Bathje and wife, Gabriella of Lewisville, and Kenneth Paul "Tripp" Vahrenkamp, III of Richardson; great-grandson, Elijah Curtiss Bathje of Lewisville; sister-in-law, Martha Gayle Vahrenkamp of Waco; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Obituary: Click here

Ed Tajchman

March 2, 1934 - December 19, 2016

Edwin Joseph Tajchman was born (March, 2, 1934) and raised on a farm near Pilsen, Kansas. His family primarily spoke Czech in the house while they were growing up, and ate many kolaches, rohlickys, and other delicious Czech foods his mother Rose always kept on hand.  The rigors of farming life produced a strong, resourceful young man.  A bad year of drought persuaded him to try college at Wichita State. After a year, he decided to enlist in the Army and joined a unit focused on advanced TV technology.  His army buddies nick named him the “Kansas Sand Hog” when he let air out of the tires on his jeep during a deployment in rough terrain, a trick honed in muddy fields back on the farm.  After his discharge, he went on to study electrical engineering at Kansas State University on the G.I. Bill and there met an amazing young woman who grew up on a farm in western Kansas.  He married Peggy Tillotson, both finished their Bachelors degrees, and they moved to Denver to start their family and a new life together.

The family quickly grew as they brought Ron, Tim, Gary, and Margi into the world and eventually to the house on Fillmore Street, where they made many life long friends.  Ed pursued his Masters degree at Denver University while employed at Denver Research Institute.  His work at DRI took him on special assignment to the South Pacific to do top secret research, which not surprisingly, he kept secret his whole life. He was recruited by a startup formed out of the DRI staff to make real the dreams of Lee Harrison to automate the laborious process of creating animation for TV and the big screen. Like any startup, Computer Image had its highs and lows, but the high points were pretty amazing. He broke new ground as one the first people to actually do computer animation.  And as he rose through the ranks, eventually becoming Chief of the Engineering department, he met many famous people who came to their startup space along the Platt River including Jim Hensen, Tommy Smothers, and Chuck Jones. He traveled around the world to such places as Luxembourg, Chile, and Japan to help meet the demand for their pioneering technology.  All while raising a family of four kids and pursuing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at DU, which he received in 1974.  In one of his proudest moments, he and Lee Harrison accepted the Emmy Award in 1973 for outstanding technical achievement for the development of the Scanimate computer animation system.  

Computer Image’s analog technology was very successful in 1970’s but digital animation techniques held the day as digital computers became more and more ubiquitous.  When they finally closed the doors he found a new job at E-Systems (now Raytheon) in Garland, Texas, in 1987.  He enjoyed a long and successful career at Raytheon, retiring in 2010 after Peggy passed away, spending the last years of his life taking care of his daughter.  He died in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family on December 19, 2016. Through all his accomplishments and successes, he was always a humble man who led by example.  Anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with him grew to adore, admire, and love him. And he was an amazing polka dancer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ed’s name to one of his favorite charities, the North Texas Food Bank, ntfb.org. A viewing will be held at Eastgate Funeral Home, 1910 Eastgate Drive, Garland, Texas from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 27, and a funeral mass will be held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 600 South Jupiter Road, Richardson, Texas on Wednesday, December 28, at 10:30 am.

Obituary: Click here

James L. Snow

January 22, 1937 – December 17, 2016

“I live in Salida, CO and so did Jim Snow. This is Jim's obituary from the local "The Mountain Mail" newspaper.”

Bob Daniel


Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:41 am

James L. Snow, 79, of Salida died Dec. 17, 2016, at his home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Guntersville, Ala., to James Everett and Verna (Hughes) Snow. Mr. Snow played football for and graduated from Marshall County High School in Guntersville. After graduating high school, he attended Auburn University and then graduated from Texas A&M University at Commerce. In January 1965 he met his future wife, Jeannie Dalaman, in Omaha, Neb. They were married Aug. 7, 1965, in St. Joseph, Mo.

Mr. Snow was a pioneer of the computer software industry until his retirement in 1997. He lived in Salida for 13 years, where he was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Monarch Mavericks Square Dance Club, Columbine Gem & Mineral Club, and the Energy Outreach Program of First Presbyterian Church. Friends and family said he loved his family, the mountains and rock hounding. Mr. Snow was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, George and Dortha Moss. Survivors include his wife; brothers, Dan (Sharon) Snow and Tom (Wilma) Snow; sister-in-law Dianna Hansen; son, Randy Snow; daughter, Debbie (Paul) Williams; grandchildren, Emma and Joshua Williams; aunts, Marie McWhirter and Ila Mae Buck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church in Salida. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry or the Love Fund and Heart of the Rockies Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.

Obituary: Click here

George Williams

Geworge had died on the 22nd of December.  George worked for E-Systems back in the 60’s. His residence was Lindale, Texas. No picture or obituary can be found.

H. C. Chancey

November 10, 1919 - December 25, 2016

CHANCEY, Hosea Cleo H. C. Chancey died at 6:45 PM on December 25, 2016. He was born in Merkel, TX on November 10, 1919, the fourth child of Callaway Chancey and Rosa Cross Chancey. He attended Warren Elementary School, Merkel High School, and graduated in 1938. He also attended Frye's Vocational school in Dallas. H. C. married his childhood sweetheart, Lyla Christine Hobbs, May 9,1941 and celebrated more than 65 years together. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lyla, both parents, three sisters, one brother, and his son, Donald Ray Chancey. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Chancey of Richardson, TX, one grandson, Jon Chancey, of Sachse, TX, two great grandchildren, Hannah Chancey and Waylon Chancey, and a host of nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 in Foreign Service in the European Theatre of Operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He retired from Raytheon E-Systems and predecessor companies of Temco and LTV after more than 35 years of service. Graveside service for Hosea Chancey will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 30, 2016 at Restland Memorial Park. Memorial service will be held at 12 Noon at Richardson East Church of Christ 1504 E. Campbell Rd. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Dottie Vaughn will celebrate her 89th birthday on December 31st and is already planning and inviting us all to her 90th next year. Mark you calendars for Saturday January 6th! More details to come.

Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. . Marv tested a few ideas and Mailchimp seems to be the best alternative. February 1st will be the launch date.

Contributions were made to fund our website and cards that are mailed out. No more funds are needed. Thank you to all! $103.00 collected!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The January meeting will be on the 25th.

I’m still collecting eye glasses for donation to the Lion’s Club. I took a large bag of eyeglasses for donation from the November meeting. Thank you all who have donated.

ALSO… In honor of the SANTAS PROGRAM, there was $30 donated and four bags of canned goods and Ramen. These donations were taken to The Good Samaritans of Garland. They were very excited and grateful. Pam, the center director, invited our group to volunteer any time. They desperately need help sorting, shelving, bagging and boxing up food, registering recipients and general office help. They are located near downtown garland on State Street and N. 12th St. Drop in or call ahead (972) 276-2263.

Trivia Question:

December's Question

What was the month/year that Grand Prairie TEMCO people moved into the Garland facility?

Answer: September 1957

January's Question

What’s the name of the now defunct organization that brought employees and their families together to share common interests?

Answer: : The Employee’s Club

Bonus: Name some of the sub-clubs and past commissioners

Answer: : Several answers were given, but, Helen Hull gets credit for knowing the most, after all, she was the treasurer for many, many years and heavily involved in keeping the Softball program going.

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

November 30, 2016

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIME: Jim Halford, Bennie Head, Mary Ellen Myers, Gwen Kelbe

LONG TIME: Gwyn Romero

Guests: Sharon Halford (Jim), Betty Head (Bennie), Pam Cox (Joe)


SICKNESS:

Carolyn Gambrell: Bobby reports she is progressing. Still has in home nurse visits and cast on wrist but hip replacement is healing quickly.

Raye Ann Farris: Has been on medical leave for approximately a year. Recently had a heart attack but is now home recovering.

Phil Bedford: Reports are that he is back to work.


Deaths

John Reeder Barkman

November 10, 1938 - November 13, 2016

John Reeder Barkman, 78, of Garland, TX. passed away on November 13, 2016 in Dallas, TX. He was born on November 10, 1938 in Hooks, TX. to Rollin J. and Clara Ouida (Reeder) Barkman. He was in The U.S. Air Force and later married Sherrie (Hudson) on September 14, 1984 in Garland, TX. He retired as a Printer for Raytheon. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Bradley Thomas Barkman and a sister; Dixie Hudspeth. John is survived by his loving wife; Sherrie Barkman, son; John Keith Barkman and Stepson; John Dowdy lV, 1 daughter; Kristen Kaye Barkman Bowling and (Brady), Chosen daughter; Wanda Dowdy, Grandchildren; Jackson Reed Bowling and John Kayden Barkman, 1 granddaughter; Landry Claire Bowling, 2 chosen grandchildren; Zach Holsclaw and (Sandra), Ashley Stephens and (Jerry). Great granddaughter; Helen Stephens.

Obituary: Click here

Sara M. Secor

November 10, 1938 - November 13, 2016

SECOR, Sara M. Dec. 4, 1930 - Oct. 27, 2016 Sara Louise Marshall Secor, of Brentwood, TN, formerly of Dallas, passed on Oct. 27th. A celebration of her life, one devoted to family, faith and friends, was held in TN on Nov. 1. Born to Edgar and Sallie Lou (Covington) Marshall on Dec. 4, 1930 and raised in Baldwyn, MS, Sara worked in Memphis, TN after graduating from NE Mississippi Jr College. (She was also the JC's first homecoming queen!) In Memphis she met a sailor, William (Bill) Secor, and married him on June 1, 1954. Sara and Bill enjoyed 58 years together, 43 of which were spent in Dallas raising their family.

Obituary: Click here

Gary Risk

May 24, 1958 - November 29, 2016

Gary Ray Risk, 58, of Waxahachie passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center with his family at his side. Gary was born in Dallas on May 24, 1958 to Kenneth W. Risk and the late Virginia Cannady Risk. Gary graduated from Bryan Adams High School then attended and graduated from Richland College in 1979 with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Science. Gary worked for Texans Can Academies as an IT Helpdesk manager since 2009. He enjoyed working on computers and playing ping pong. He also had a passion for drag and slot car racing. Gary was an avid participator in all three of his children's sports including volleyball, football, basketball and soccer.

Obituary: Click here


Announcements

Mr. H.C Chancey just celebrated his 97th birthday. Happy Birthday Chancey!

The Garland site has officially been turned over to the new owners and, word has it, will be demolished to make way for another trucking business similar to the one across from the Miller Rd. Credit Union.

Speaking of the Credit Union, their Miller Rd. location is for sale. The employees from that location have relocated to the Forest Ln. location.

The Way Back Machine

The front lobby with Ramona Litchen to greet visitors. Circa1978


How many times has this hall been travelled?


Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The December meeting will be on the 28th.

I’m still collecting eye glasses for donation to the Lion’s Club. I took a large bag of eyeglasses for donation from the November meeting. Thank you.

ALSO… In honor of the SANTAS PROGRAM, there was $30 donated and four bags of canned goods and Ramen. These donations were taken to The Good Samaritans of Garland. They were very excited and grateful. Pam, the center director, invited our group to volunteer any time. They desperately need help sorting, shelving, bagging and boxing up food, registering recipients and general office help. They are located near downtown garland on State Street and N. 12th St. Drop in or call ahead (972) 276-2263.

Trivia Question:

December's Question

What was the month/year that Grand Prairie TEMCO people moved into the Garland facility?

Answer: September 1957

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

October 26, 2016

PRESENT: 39

FIRST TIME: Ruby Jackson (from America’s Credit Union), Jim Dunn and wife Sharon

LONG TIME:

Guests: Peggy Churchwood, Janet Bunch, Marian Parsons, Sharon Shearhar


SICKNESS:

Reeder Barkman: Reeder has not been to the last four or five monthly luncheons. Bobby Gambrel spoke with him early this week and he is not doing well. He was moved to a hospice section of the VA hospital where his pain can be managed better.

Dennis York: Dennis is improving quickly. He attended the luncheon today and was getting around well after his recent back surgery

Carolyn Gambrell: Carolyn Gambrell had a bad fall about a month ago and broke her hip and wrist. She has been recovering from a hip replacement and has been in rehab. This Friday (10-28) she will return home with Homecare nurse care. She’s doing considerably well.


Deaths

David Raymond Allbritton

August 28, 1951 - October 20, 2016

David Raymond Allbritton, 65, passed away at his home on October 20, 2016. He was born on August 28, 1951 in Dallas to William Raymond (WR) and Loreta (Hamilton) Allbritton of Dallas, TX. David was a 1969 graduate of H. Grady Spruce High School. His entire working career was spent using his creativity and skills to demolish and rebuild structures whether it was a grocery store, a kitchen remodel in University Park area, a work area or his own home using carpentry and millwork. He retired from E Systems (Raytheon) after 22 years of faithful service.

Obituary: Click here

Jack Staes

a long-time employee at E- Systems, Garland Division passed away on October 18 following an extended period of illnesses.  He had been retired approximately 20 years.  During his tenure at E-Systems Jack was a digital design Project Engineer in the Electronic Warfare Department and contributed significantly to several long-term contracts for the RIVET JOINT program.

 

Services for Jack will be held at the DFW National Cemetery on Thursday, October 27, at 1:15pm. No obituary available.


Announcements

Brenda White passed away last week. Although not retired, she will be remembered as one of the Help Desk specialist who got many of us out of a computer jam. No obituary has been published.

Those who attended the meeting today heard a interesting, but, disheartening story from Terry Gaus about a tiny town near Ankorage, Alaska. Cold Bay has only one student resulting in the closing of their school. The town of 60 people is shrinking. Here is the link to the story of their plight. https://www.adn.com/rural-alaska/article/last-kid-cold-bay/2015/08/09/ Terry encouraged us all to visit their Go Fund Me page and make a donation if the story touches you like it did him. https://www.gofundme.com/coldbayschoo

On October 31st the keys to the 1200 S. Jupiter Rd. property will be handed over to the new owners. Anybody know who that is ???

The Way Back Machine

Danny at his high tech workstation in 1988.

“Hop on the Bandwagon” U.S. Savings Bond drive. Pictured L to R bottom row: Carolyn Karlovich and daughter Jennifer, Amy Wahlstrom and Terry Barr, Back row: Donna Fennell, Eileen Wahlstrom and Chelsea Cook.

Yes, that’s yours truly with the big pink nose!

Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

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

I’m still collecting eye glasses for donation to the Lion’s Club. Thank you. There were over 20 pair donated last month! In honor of the SANTAS PROGRAM please bring non-perishable food donations or monetary donations to the November meeting. The food and money will be given to The Good Samaritan in Garland. Thank you in advance..

Trivia Question:

October Question

What was the name of the mascot of the energy savings initiative? Hint: Named after a former Facilities Director.

Answer: Eddie Save-A-Watt

Eileen Wahlstrom


Don't forget to Vote November 8th

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

September 28, 2016

PRESENT: 36

FIRST TIME: Phil Evans

LONG TIME: Pat Wooldridge

Guests: Sharon Shearhar came with Julie Gilbert


SICKNESS:

Bob Martin: From Ana Martin, Bob’s wife. Bob is in stage 6, acute aggressive Alzheimer's. He is at:
Grand Brook Memory Care.
5600 N. Shiloh Rd
Garland, TX  75044

He is about 20 years ago in recalling his life, so you may very well be in luck with him recognizing you. I hope you have a good visit, he isn't very articulate any longer but be patient and maybe you will be there on a good day.

Thank you for trying to visit with him.

Dennis York: : Had back surgery at UTSW Medical Center, Zale Lipsy Hospital on Monday, August 29th. Lower back, L2, L3, L4. Pain and partial paralysis. Dennis was able to join us at the luncheon today, after just one month post-op. He is much better and doing his therapy. He thanked us for the get well card.

Jim Threadgill: While visiting his family with his wife Peggy in North Carolina, Jim had a heart attack. He was Care-flown back to Dallas and had triple by-pass surgery on Sept. 2nd. He is doing well. Frances Hawkins is keeping up with Jim’s progress and reports that he is recovering well.

John Bynum: Johnny’s wife called Dottie a few weeks ago to say that he had a stroke. Dottie thinks he is doing OK since she hasn’t heard any more from his wife and he was supposed to attend the luncheon today. He will be 92 in September. If anyone has his mailing address, please email it to Eileen or Marv. He is not in the directory. Dottie will try to follow up and let us know how Johnny is doing.


Deaths

Wendy Sue Rickman

October 10, 1953 - August 24, 2016

Wendy Sue Rickman age 62 died on August 24, 2016 at the VA North Texas Hospital. Wendy was born on October 10, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York to Elmore and Maxine Rickman. She grew up there and after high school pursued her passion of becoming a nurse. She graduated Nursing school in 1977. She immediately began work at the Brooklyn VA hospital. She worked there until 1985 when she proudly joined the Air Force. She received a Master’s Degree in counseling from Midwestern State University while on active duty. After her service as a captain in the Air Force she moved from Wichita Falls to Dallas in 1990. Wendy was currently still practicing as an RN and psychotherapist. She has helped many people in her private practice and through her Road to Recovery outpatient practice. She was passionate about her work helping others.

She presently resided in Garland Texas with Martin Trevino. She is also survived by her nephews Jeremy Rickman and Ethan Rickman whom she loved as sons, also her sisters in law Suzanne Gray and Joni Ellis. She is preceded in death by her brothers Robert Rickman and Bruce Ellis.

Wendy was a spiritual woman with a strong relationship with God. This was evident in everything she did. She is deeply loved by many. If you would like to attend her viewing it will be Saturday August 27, 2016 at 5:00 P.M and Funeral Service at 6:00 P.M. at Aria Cremation Service, 10116 E Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75238

For Obituary click here

Although Wendy was not an E-Systems/Raytheon employee, she was a long time friendly face at Garland. She helped many employees through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), so, I thought ya’ll might like to know about her passing last week.


Announcements

Bill Ersthaller’s son Paul has sent me Bill’s WW II military diary from when he was a B-24 navigator to share with the retirees. Marv has added a link to it from the website. It will be password protected with the same password as the member directory file. I have read a few of the entries already and it is very interesting. The book has also been published once and is currently in its second edition printing. If you like what you see and would like a hardcopy let me know and I’ll ask Paul if we can order. He would love to get feedback about the diary as well.

The Way Back Machine

Is that Tom (George) Wakefield?

Recognize anyone from 1982?

Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The October meeting will be on the 26th.

There were several eye glasses donated at this month’s meeting. I will continue collecting each month. I will be sure to give them to The Lion’s Club to donate to people that need them.

Trivia Question:

October Question

What was the name of the mascot of the energy savings initiative? Hint: Named after a former Facilities Director.

Answer: Eddie Save-A-Watt


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

August 31, 2016

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIME: John Boucher and wife Becky, Mike Ratcliff

LONG TIME: Terry Parsons and wife Marian (all the way from Palestine), Bob Schleifer (been 5 years).

Guests: Marian Parsons, Becky Boucher. John Talbert brought his new wife Margaret for us to meet.


SICKNESS:

Sharon Carter: Had lunch with Sharon and the E-Systems/Raytheon women’s retirees’ luncheon last Wednesday. She is doing great and going to therapy after her heart surgery from a few months ago.

George Hood: Eileen stopped by to visit with George. They are still in Garland with his mother-n-law until George is released from memory therapy. His family has been through a lot with George’s aneurism and the loss of his son-n-law. Mark McCullers remains were located last week on the banks of the Trinity River.

Dennis York: Had back surgery at UTSW Medical Center, Zale Lipsy Hospital on Monday, August 29th. Lower back, L2, L3, L4. Pain and partial paralysis. Doctor expects at least four weeks to recover.

Sue Hartson: Sue’s first day moving into her house on the 30th, she was carrying a big box and tripped on the rug. She fell and has a bruised rib.

Jim Threadgill: While visiting his family with his wife Peggy in North Carolina, Jim had a heart attack. He was Care-flown back to Dallas and had triple by-pass surgery on Sept. 2nd. He is doing well.

John Bynum: Johnny’s wife called Dottie a few weeks ago to say that he had a stroke. Dottie thinks he is doing OK since she hasn’t heard any more from his wife and he was supposed to attend the luncheon today. He will be 92 in September. If anyone has his mailing address, please email it to Eileen or Marv. He is not in the directory.

Reeder Barkman: Reeder missed the luncheon again. He must be feeling bad because he hasn’t been to the last four or five luncheons.
From Reeder himself with his permission: I miss going to the luncheon.  The Cancer has gotten into my right leg and I can’t stand very long without it hurting.  I got dehydrated and the  VA put me in the Hospital for a couple of days and while I was there I had a fall and had to stay longer.  The pain is still in my right hip and they are talking about Radiation on that hip.  Soon, I hope.  My Doctor said that might take the pain away.  Not much good going on.  My Sister is on life support now and no hope. (She actually passed away today)


Deaths

William (Bill) Ersthaler

December 26, 1924 – August 21, 2016

 

William Richard Ersthaler (Bill) passed away on August 21, 2016 at the age of 91.

Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan on the 26th of December,1924 to Gustav and Louise Ersthaler.

He graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Air Force. After graduating from Navigation School he joined the 22nd Bomber Group as a navigator and was deployed to the South Pacific. He flew 65 combat missions, was shot down and crash landed in Borneo. Bill received an Air Medal with Bronze Star, the Philippines Liberation Medal with Bronze Battle Star, American Theater Ribbon, America Theater Ribbon with Silver Battle Star, and Overseas Service Bar and Victory Metal. He was released from service in January 1946. He attended Wayne State University and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Industrial Psychology.

He married Paulina Lee Potter on April 9, 1950. Bill worked as Director of Human Resources at LTV and E-Systems, retiring as Vice President in 1990. Read more in his obituary: Click here

Wendy Sue Rickman

October 10, 1953 - August 24, 2016

Wendy Sue Rickman age 62 died on August 24, 2016 at the VA North Texas Hospital. Wendy was born on October 10, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York to Elmore and Maxine Rickman. She grew up there and after high school pursued her passion of becoming a nurse. She graduated Nursing school in 1977. She immediately began work at the Brooklyn VA hospital. She worked there until 1985 when she proudly joined the Air Force. She received a Master’s Degree in counseling from Midwestern State University while on active duty. After her service as a captain in the Air Force she moved from Wichita Falls to Dallas in 1990. Wendy was currently still practicing as an RN and psychotherapist. She has helped many people in her private practice and through her Road to Recovery outpatient practice. She was passionate about her work helping others.

She presently resided in Garland Texas with Martin Trevino. She is also survived by her nephews Jeremy Rickman and Ethan Rickman whom she loved as sons, also her sisters in law Suzanne Gray and Joni Ellis. She is preceded in death by her brothers Robert Rickman and Bruce Ellis.

Wendy was a spiritual woman with a strong relationship with God. This was evident in everything she did. She is deeply loved by many. If you would like to attend her viewing it will be Saturday August 27, 2016 at 5:00 P.M and Funeral Service at 6:00 P.M. at Aria Cremation Service, 10116 E Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75238

For Obituary click here

Although Wendy was not an E-Systems/Raytheon employee, she was a long time friendly face at Garland. She helped many employees through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), so, I thought ya’ll might like to know about her passing last week.


Announcements

Sue Hartson has moved into her newly rebuilt house in Rowlett. She made the eight month anniversary of the tornado that took the first house away. Tuesday, 8-30, was her first night to be back since the storm hit.


Dottie announced that there will be a ladies birthday luncheon on the 10th at Dos Charos in Rowlett. Be there at 12:00 for some great Mexican food and celebration!

The Way Back Machine

Anybody know these gents? From May 1984. I wonder where that award podium is now.


Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The September meeting will be on the 28th.

I forgot to mention……if you have any eye glasses that you don’t use any more, please bring them to the luncheon. I will be sure to give them to The Lion’s Club to donate to people that need them.

Trivia Question:

July's Question

What was the name of the E-Systems commercial product of massive tape storage and retrieval?

Answer: EMASS (I didn’t hear from Terry who got this answer correct)

August's Question

What does the acronym ESOP represent? How about the acronym ROSES?

Answer: ESOP - Employee Stock Ownership Program – Jim Wilson
ROSES - Recruitment Of Selected Engineering Skills – Jim Wilson

Terry Gaus reminded everyone that prior to ROSES we had “Recruit A Friend” with Charlie Brown and his buddies as the mascots.

September's Question

Question Answer
Who remembers the original name of the EDR? Executive Dining Room – John Talbert
What is the original name of the GLA organization? The Management Club – Multiple people got this one
What does that acronym stand for? Garland Leadership Association – Gail Cook
What was the interim organization’s name between Mgmt. Club and GLA? The Management Association – Terry Gaus

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Terry Gaus and Eileen Wahlstrom

July 27, 2016

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIME(Long Time): Brad Scott, Billy Eaton

Guests: None


SICKNESS:

Sharon Carter: Does anyone have news to share? Nothing to report

Carolyn Gambrell: Bobby said Carolyn is doing pretty well. He has missed a few meetings due to an extended visit to California.

Reeder Barkman: Reeder was absent so I called to check on him. He has missed the last two meetings. He said his doctor changed his chemo and it knocks him down. He doesn’t get around very well right afterwards. Eileen called to check on him and he is very limited to where he can go due to weakness in his legs.

George Hood: Eileen stopped by to visit with George. They are still in Garland with his mother-n-law until George is released from memory therapy.


Deaths

Ruby Hardin

October 1952 – July 2016

Ruby J. Hardin, 63, of San Angelo, passed away July 12, 2016.

She was born in San Angelo, Texas, on Oct. 7, 1952. Ruby graduated from Central High School. She worked in Security for Raytheon. Ruby had a passion for crafts.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Stanley Hall, Willie Mae Haynes, Larry Hardin, Barry Hardin and Elizabeth Hardin. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com"

Ruby worked in Security with Dottie, Kaye Smith and others. DoD Document Control was her department before she was laid off.


Announcements

There was a memorial for George Hood’s son-in-law, Mark McCullers, at McFarlin Auditorium on Thursday, July 28th. Mark is the SMU security officer that is still missing after his car was swept into Turtle Creek July 5th.

Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The August meeting will be on the 31st.

Trivia Question:

July's Question

What was the name of the E-Systems commercial product of massive tape storage and retrieval?

Answer: EMASS

August's Question

What does the acronym ESOP represent? How about the acronym ROSES?

Answer


Eileen Wahlstrom

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

June 29, 2016

PRESENT: 49

FIRST TIME(Long Time): Dennis York

Guests: Sharon (Julie Gilbert’s friend)


SICKNESS:

Sharon Carter: Rita Hall reported that she saw Sharon at the ladies’ luncheon last week and she was doing quite well! Carolyn Kerr told us that Sharon is getting heart therapy and is progressing as the doctors wanted. Great news!

Carolyn Gambrell: Bobby was absent. I tried to call and text Bobby, but, did not get a reply.

Joe Vulk: No word about Joe’s progress with his radiation/chemo.

Reeder Barkman: Reeder was absent so I called to check on him. He has missed the last two meetings. He said his doctor changed his chemo and it knocks him down. He doesn’t get around very well right afterwards.

George Hood: I spoke with Janet Hood about how George is doing. They are still in Garland with her mother. George is undergoing therapy for his memory loss. Long term is still fine, but, short term is not.


Deaths

Louise Douglas

March 21, 1924 – June 14, 2016

Ella Louise Pinder Douglas (Louise)was born March 21, 1924 in Greensboro, Maryland to Herb & Elsie Pinder and passed away June 14, 2016. She is survived by her daughters Marilyn Lawley & husband Larry; Tammy Douglas; son Jeff Douglas & wife Theresa; grandchildren Shelley Werner & husband Coy; Lisa McLeod; Stacey Guenther & husband Mike; Ellee Wolverton; great-grandchildren Jennifer Werner, Matthew Werner, Mitch McLeod, & Brittany Quaila, Lillie Faith Olivo, Lilian Grace Guenther; great great-grandchildren Damien Werner, Kaleb Quaila & Olivia Quaila.

SERVICES for Louise are Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM in Williams Memorial Chapel, with a visitation the night before at Williams Funeral Directors from 6:00-8:00 PM

Louise had been a Garland resident since 1954. She was an active member of First Christian Church until she was struck by Alzheimer's. It started out with confusion but steadily progressed over the past 8 years to where she no longer knew her family & friends. She was a strong-willed woman & fought to hang on until we finally convinced her to let go so she could go to be with our Lord & reunite with our dad who passed in 1979. Being the strong woman she was, she settled into widowhood. She worked for a number of years to finish raising two children who came along later in life. She retired from E-Systems & loved the Women's Club going along on their many trips.

Dottie Vaughn and Bertha Hall attended her funeral service.

Toni Lee Sumberlin

June 14, 1953 – November 14, 2015

Toni worked in the telephone office. Carolyn Boone let us know about Toni. Even though we missed a timely notification of her passing, it’s good to know.

Click here for full Obituary Toni Lee Sumberlin

Ron Ching

October 14, 1949 – July 2, 2016

Ronald Stephen Ching was born October 14, 1949 in Mobile, Alabama; and passed away on July 2, 2016 at home in Murphy, Texas. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of South Alabama and a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ron served in the United States Army as an aviator and a paratrooper. He retired from Raytheon in 2016. Ron also served as a Deacon and faithful Bible Teacher, as a member of the First Baptist Church of Murphy. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Click here for full Obituary Ron Ching


Announcements

Raytheon City Line Open House was a big success

Current employees and retired Garland Temco/E-Systems/Raytheon employees were on hand for a very nice look around and refreshments from various City Line eateries

Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The July meeting will be on the 27th.

Trivia Question:

June's Question

What was E-Systems’ first transition name after being purchased by Raytheon? Bonus: Name the others in transition order.

Answer: E-Systems a Raytheon Company (Jim Gray)

Bonus: Raytheon E-Systems (Jim Wilson), Raytheon Systems, Raytheon Company, Raytheon

July's Question

What was the name of the E-Systems commercial product of massive tape storage and retrieval?

Answer


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

May 25, 2016

PRESENT: 46

FIRST TIME(Long Time): Jim and Carolyn Stehn been over a year!

Guests: Sharon visited with Julie Gilbert again. Glad she came!


SICKNESS:

Sharon Carter: Had open heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic yesterday. Everything went well and she will be recovering there for a week or so.

Carolyn Gambrell: No Update from Bobby, but, I saw they are vacationing in California so that’s a good sign.

Joe Vulk: Diagnosed with prostate cancer. Starting radiation


Deaths

Raymond Woodland

January 5, 1928 - April 5, 2016

No photo available

Survived by his wife Gail, son Gary & family. He retired from Raytheon and the US Air Force. He was chairman of the Board of Monica Park Christian Church in Garland and President of Frontiers of Flight Museum. He was also appointed Admiral of the Texas Navy by Gov. Rick Perry. His service will be Mon, May 9, at Monica Park Christian Church in Garland at 10:30 and buried at the Dallas National Cemetery.

Click here for full Obituary Raymond Woodland Obituary

Lavoy Roach

May 14, 1929 – May 10, 2016

Lavoy Roach age 86, of Garland, Texas was born on May 14, 1929 in Gracemont, Oklahoma with his twin brother Lavon. A devoted husband and father, he passed away on May 10, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Oleta Roach. Lavoy graduated from Gracemont High School in 1948. He worked for Safeway for 3 years then moved to Texas in 1951. Lavoy served in the United States Army from 1952 - 1954. Upon his discharge he worked for Temco and E-Systems for 38 1/2 years before retiring in 1989. He was a devoted member of First at Firewheel. Oleta had a Shaklee business for 35 years and Lavoy helped her until she passed in 2009. They earned trips all over the world and a new car every 2 years during the 35 years business. Lavoy leaves behind a very special son Robert (who was born on May 14,1961) and a twin brother Lavon. He is preceded in death by his father in 1975, mother in 1995 and sister.

Visitation will be Saturday May 14 from 5 - 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 3 p.m. at

Williams Funeral Directors with a Celebration of Life Service at 3 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel.

Ray E. Melton

January 3, 1931 - May 16, 2016

Melton, Ray Emory was born January 3, 1931 in Sylvester, Georgia and passed away May 16, 2016.

He graduated from Sylvester High School in Sylvester Georgia in 1950. He was a great athlete and lettered in all sports. He was also invited to play in the 1950 All-Star Football game in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a football scholarship to Clemson University in South Carolina. In 1951 he joined the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned duty for the Atomic Bomb testing in May, 1952 at the Atomic Energy Commission Proving Grounds at Castle Desert Rock, Nevada. He served in the Korean War. On June 1, 1954 he played football for the Marine Corps in the Rice Bowl against the Air Force in Tokyo, Japan.

After being honorably discharged in 1954 he became a Civil Servant worker for the Marine Base in Albany, Georgia. Ray was then transferred to the Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1959. After leaving Hawaii he began work as an Electrician in Dallas. He and Rose settled in Garland and lived there for 20 years before retiring to Mineola, Texas.  He is retired from Southern Methodist University as a High Voltage Electrician and Communications specialist for the Mustang Football team. Ray is also retired from Wood County (Lake Hawkins) after moving to Mineola, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rose Williams Melton; Children Melanie (John) Parks of Rowlett, Texas; Danny (Merydith) Melton of Prosper, Texas; Grandchildren; Katie Parks; Peyton Parks; Emmery Melton and Landry Melton; Sisters and Brother; Patricia Sims; Christene Kilcrease and Larry Melton; Nieces; Nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by Sister and Brothers; Betty Hoover; Gerald Melton and James Melton.

Ray had a zest and love of life. People often called him the Mayor of Hainesville, the small town he and wife Rose retired too. His passion was fishing on Sundowner Lake in his boat…well any lake he could get too. He loved growing tomatoes and gardening. But mostly he loved meeting and visiting with people

A Memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Aria Memorial Chapel, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252 with Rev. Jerry Hays officiating.


SAVE THE DATE

Raytheon City Line Open House

Current employees and retired Garland Temco/E-Systems/Raytheon employees

June 4th at the new Richardson location at President George Bush Tollway/Jupiter Rd.

Time: 11:00AM until 2:00PM

The evite went out to the email addresses listed on the Retiree Master List which is linked on the http://esyray.com/ website under the "Retirees" tab. Those without email addresses on the Master List were called. Sadly, only a few were reached, and quite a few numbers were out of service. I wish there was a way to contact these folks. Their number will be removed, but, their physical address will remain.

The Open House is for current employees and the Garland Retirees only. Retirees’ family and friends are not included unless they are retirees as well. The date is Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 until 2:00. Refreshments will be provided and tours are planned. Picture ID will be required for admission and you must RSVP via the emailed evite. Please enter through the main guard gate off of City Line Dr. behind the buildings.

Currently, email notifications about events and other information are sent through the yahoo group esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. This has proven to be confusing to many especially during the invitation process for this Open House. Anyone can and has been added to the Yahoo group and we have no way to tell for sure who they are and if a retiree. Marv and I are trying to come up with a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The June meeting will be on the 29th.

Trivia Question:

May's Question

How many floors was Building 584 originally designed to have when in full use?

Answer: 584 was designed to have 4 floors when fully implemented.  A second 4 floor building 586 on the south side of the power house 585 was in the long range plan which would be full implementation of Garland division capable of handling 6000 employees on site. John Talbert

Bonus: What was the original use of the area where The Learning Center now is on the first floor of 584?

Answer: Cafeteria. Phil Zeigelbaum

June's Question

What was E-Systems’ first transition name after being purchased by Raytheon?

Bonus: Name the others in transition order.


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

April 27, 2016

PRESENT: 61

FIRST TIME(Long Time): Phil Ziegelbaum and Susan Harrison (attended a few times, but, this was his first “official” luncheon.)

Guests: Carroll Bunch introduced Lt. Colonel Barry Kibbe to speak about the Rivet Joint project. The presentation was awesome and unique coming from our customer’s perspective. Thank you so much Lt. Colonel Kibbe!


SICKNESS:

George Hood: Retired from the Print Shop last December is in outpatient therapy from experiencing a brain aneurysm in mid March. He is temporarily back in Garland, staying with family, while going to Baylor for his memory loss therapy.

Carolyn Gambrell: Wife of Bobby Gambrell, has been in and out of the hospital this month. Her diagnosis is still sketchy, but, a blood clot in her spleen may be causing her problems.

John Calvert: Dottie reported that John has injured his hand while working with his cattle. He had to be hospitalized due to infection


Deaths

No deaths to report


Announcements

Dottie mentioned the upcoming Women’s Club luncheon to be at The Taste of Italy on May 14th. It will be Betty White’s birthday, too

SAVE THE DATE

Raytheon City Line Open House

Current employees and retired Garland Temco/E-Systems/Raytheon employees

June 4th at the new Richardson location at President George Bush Tollway/Jupiter Rd.

Time: TBD

The invitation will be emailed approximately May 11th to the email addresses listed on the Retiree Master List which is linked on the esyray.com website under the "Retirees" tab. If your information needs to be added or corrected, please notify Marv Olson ASAP so you will be included. Instructions are on the website. For those on the Master List without email a hardcopy will be mailed. The Open House is for the Garland Retirees only. Family and friends are not included. The date is Saturday, June 4th and the time will be announced via the invitation. Refreshments will be provided and tours are planned. Picture ID will be required for admission and you must RSVP via the emailed evite. Parking information and a map will be included in the evite.

If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The May meeting will be on the 25th.

Trivia Question:

April's Question

What year was E-Systems acquired by Raytheon?

Bonus: What was the amount Raytheon paid to purchase E-Systems?

Answer: Jim Gray 1995

Bonus Answer: Terry Gaus - 2.3 Billion

Another trivia question for April since the answers were given at the meeting…… ;0)

How many vehicle entry gates did the plant have in the 80s? Answer: Three

Bonus: What event initiated the closing of all but one gate? Answer: The Attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. Do you remember where you were?

May's Question

How many floors was Building 584 originally designed to have when in full use?

Bonus: What was the original use of the area where The Learning Center now is on the first floor of 584?


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

March 30, 2016

PRESENT: 43 and 1/2 (JIm Gray's little grandson was a guest)

FIRST TIME(Long Time):Bill Ersthaler, Paulette Armstrong, Charlie Gros

Guests: Nick Gray (Jim’s son) and family, Julie Gilbert’s friend Sharon


SICKNESS:

George Hood: Retired from the Print Shop last December is in the hospital in Little Rock. He had a very serious brain aneurysm about two weeks ago and luckily was taken to a large hospital where they did surgery to repair the rupture. He is in ICU and will be in rehab soon. Another surgery is scheduled for Friday. A card has been sent.

Guy Schoffield: Getting better from the thyroid surgery. A card has been sent.

Sharon Carter: Waiting on word from the Mayo Clinic about her upcoming heart surgery. She is feeling better and was at the ladies’ luncheon last week.

Bill Ersthaler: reported on several E-Teamers’ past afflictions. Old news, so hopefully they have recovered from their ordeals. Bernie Malin underwent bypass surgery, Pat Baranek contracted an eye virus and is losing site in that eye, Sharon Wall had a non-cancerous tumor at the base of her skull. Bill told us that he hasn’t heard any updates for several months, but, wanted us to know. Thanks, Bill.


Deaths

Harold (Hal) W. Furlong

November 11, 1930 - March 3, 2016

Harold William Furlong, 85, of Round Rock Texas, died of natural causes on March 3, 2016, at his son's home in Round Rock, Texas.

Mr. Furlong was born on November 11, 1930, in Detroit Michigan to Calvin and Noreen Furlong.

He was married to Mary Perez until she died from cancer.

He enjoyed astronomy, football, skiing, tennis, RC planes, painting and was an accomplished piano player and guitar player.

He is survived by his 5 children, Calvin (Osun) Furlong, Jeannette (David) Havens, Jaime (Laina) Furlong, Teresa (Charles) Furlong Yost and Kathleen (Tom) Furlong Bryant and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren

He served in the National Guard, then in the U.S. Navy. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended and graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering Degree.

Hal began his career working for the CIA during the late '50s. He traveled around the world, watched the Berlin Wall go up and eventually landed in New England, working for a company doing defense work for the Navy. Yearning to get back to Texas, Hal returned to Dallas with his wife and five children in 1973. He retired in 1993 from E-Systems as Program Manager in charge of operations and maintenance for Australia, where he also lived for several years with his family.

Hal, who was bilingual, has utilized his diverse work and cultural experience in volunteering as a computer consultant for the Organization for Latin America (OLA), an agency serving recent and long-time immigrants. OLA, located in St. Mark's Catholic Church in Plano, provides many services for immigrants including job training, placement, counseling for legal matters, housing problems and English classes.

Linda Pearson Burris

August 9, 1963 - March 8, 2016

Linda worked for E-Systems as the Safety Manager. Prior to that, retired CIA. She suffered from MS for approximately 20 years fighting the terrible disease until her death.

Click here for full Obituary Linda Burris Obituary

William Alderdice

August 30, 1925 - March 18, 2016

Bill was the head of security at Garland for many years.  He died on Friday, March 18th.  Services were held March 22, at The Redeemer Bible Church, 721 Easton Road in Dallas.

Click here for full Obituary William Alderdice Obituary

Andrew “Andy” Robert McCulloch

July 30, 1932 - March 21, 2016

Andrew “Andy” Robert McCulloch died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife and six children on Monday, March 21st, in Dallas, Texas. He was 83 years of age.

Andy is survived by his wife, Paula Carter McCulloch; his children, Laura McCulloch Gibbs, Janis McCulloch Langford, Bobby McCulloch, Lisa McCulloch, Kathleen “Casey” McCulloch Niederhofer and Clint McCulloch; sisters Sheila McCulloch England and Eileen McCulloch Norman, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert McCulloch and mother, Elizabeth Kilgour McCulloch

Andy was born on July 30th, 1932 in Dundalk, Maryland. After living in Nashville and Los Angeles, the McCulloch family moved to Dallas in 1945. Andy graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1951, served in the United States Air Force for four years and earned degrees in business and law from Southern Methodist University.

Early in his career Andy worked for Temco, which later became Ling Temco Vaught (LTV) and E-Systems. After law school, he was in private practice before serving as corporate counsel for UTL Corporation until his retirement

Click here for full Obituary Andy McCulloch Obituary


Announcements

Terry Gaus told us all about his discovery of unclaimed property and asked us to check for ourselves. I believe this is the website he referenced. http://comptroller.texas.gov/up/ Check it out!

Dottie Vaughnbrought her framed “Thank You” notes from fellow retirees showing their appreciation for her leadership for 25 years. In case you missed it, here is the picture of her receiving an appreciation plaque in December

Please check your information on the Retiree Information List. The link and password are on the web site http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top.

More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at esyraywebmaster@gmail.com to make updates or to be added.

If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net.

The New Website?

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The April meeting will be on the 27th.

Trivia Question:

March's question:

What part/departments of E-Systems occupied the building that now belongs to the Garland Independent School District administration?

Bonus: What company did E-Systems purchase the building from?

Answer:Terry Gaus –“Datacom was in the annex (both floors), FSAS was on the first floor, SIVAM started there on the third floor before moving to 551.”

Bonus Answer: Oil Well

April's Question

What year was E-Systems acquired by Raytheon?

Bonus: What was the amount Raytheon paid to purchase E-Systems?

Answer: Jim Gray 1995

Bonus Answer: Terry Gaus - 2.3 Billion

Another trivia question for April since the answers were given at the meeting…… ;0)

How many vehicle entry gates did the plant have in the 80s?

Bonus: What event initiated the closing of all but one gate?


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

February 24, 2016

PRESENT: 43

FIRST TIME(Long Time):Clay Jones, Rick Lowe

Guests: Sharon (Julie Gilbert’s guest), Carl Hinman


SICKNESS:

Guy Schoffield – Reported from Karen (Sokatch) Ebling. Assume you have heard his health concerns. We tried to get together with them recently and he said check back in May or June. He had thyroid surgery and has apparently lost his voice. Apparently not getting out much until then.

Follow up on Guy from Karen. His voice is improving and comes and goes, and he has other health concerns as well.


Deaths

Edmund Refalko

1925-2016

RAFALKO, Edmund Rafalko Major General Edmund A. Rafalko, USAF ret., beloved husband and father of father of five, military leader and command pilot, accomplished athlete and sports enthusiast, devoted and loyal friend, died February 7, 2016. Service: A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Incarnation at the University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Memorials: For those wishing to do so, donations may be made in memory of Edmund A Rafalko to the athletic departments of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York (Army A Club) or the US Air Force Academy, Colorado (Falcon Pride Club). Edmund Anthony Rafalko was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on August 6, 1924. He was an athletic standout, Valedictorian of his class in 1942 and inducted into the Stoughton High School Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement in 1986. Edmund graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1945 where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football and was selected an Honorable Mention All American by the Associated Press and the Sporting News. He was the last surviving starter of the first National Champion football team of 1944. - See more at:

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Lester Leon Reagan

September 1926 – May 2015

Lester Leon Reagan, 88, a thirty year resident of Rockwall, Texas, passed from this life on May 14, 2015. He was born September 28, 1926 in Sunset, Texas to Walter Lee and Bertha Gustava Singleton Reagan. He married his soul mate, Patty Sue Lewis, on August 6, 1951. The oldest of seven children, he graduated from Boles Home High School in 1942. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 26 years, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. A Veteran of World War II, Korea, and the Berlin Crisis, he retired from the military in 1965. He subsequently received his BS & MS degrees from East Texas State University and achieved the status of ABD at North Texas State University, finally retiring from E-Systems in 1993. A faithful servant of God, he was a pulpit minister for the Lord's church for many years, sharing the Gospel with others to the very end. His devotion to his family and love of his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren was evident to all. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Milton Reagan, one sister Charlene Reagan, one granddaughter Patricia Eakes, and one great granddaughter Heaven Leigh Burleson. He is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Dr. Patty Lewis Reagan, three children, Kathleen Reagan Marquez and husband Jerry, Randy Leon Reagan and wife Barbara, Karen Reagan Mann and husband John, eleven grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Walter Donald Reagan and wife Wanda, Billy Dewayne Reagan and wife Maureen, two sisters, Juanita Reagan King and husband Edward, and Loretta Reagan Mendoza and husband Jesus, many nieces and nephews, and a host of brothers and sisters in Christ. The family will receive guests Friday, May 22, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX. A private Graveside Service is scheduled at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Medical Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, or Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Click here for full Obituary

Announcements

We collected ample funds at the January meeting for cards, postage, and website maintenance/hosting. Thank you everyone for your generosity!

Terry Gaus told us all about his discovery of unclaimed property and asked us to check for ourselves. I believe this is the website he referenced. http://comptroller.texas.gov/up/ Check it out!

Please check your information on the Retiree Information List. The link and password are on the web site http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top.

More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at esyraywebmaster@gmail.com to make updates or to be added.

If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net.

The New Website?

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

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

Trivia Question:

February’s question:

Who drove the bulldozer during the ground breaking ceremony for building 580? Bonus: Who was also in the dozer assisting the driver? What was painted on the front of the bucket?

Answer: Bennie Poarch was with John Dixon in the dozer. “The dozer was placed just outside Bldg 575 on a small stretch of median.  It had been placed there by Benny Poarch.  Mr. John Dixon climbed aboard and Benny instructed him in how to drive and lower the blade.  Mr. Dixon drove a few inches forward and lowered the blade.  I believe that the blade had ESY- A New Beginning written on it.” Don Warner, Kemp Derrick and John Talbert

March's Question

What part/departments of E-Systems occupied the building that now belongs to the Garland Independent School District administration? Where were these parts/departments of E-Systems previously located? Bonus: What company did E-Systems purchase the building from?


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

January 27, 2016

PRESENT: 59

FIRST TIME(Long Time):Sandy Genovesse, Bill Denig, Sylvia Vaughn and Milli DeWoody haven’t been with us in over a year.

Guests: Julie Gilbert brought a friend (Sharon), Pam Cox.


SICKNESS:

Sharon Carter has been in the hospital from a heart attack and was already dealing with Shingles. Sharon has a rare heart condition and is waiting on her cardiologist to decide if she needs surgery. The Mayo Clinic is where the surgery will be.

Skipper Cox - His throat cancer is getting worse. Cheryl Martin reported he has lost 70 pounds.


Deaths

I announced that the retirees had gone all month for the first time in a year without having to report a death. Probably, as I was speaking those words, Mrs. Margorie Davis was passing away. Her family reported that she died at 12:30 on the 27t

Marjorie Elizabeth Davis

Marjorie Elizabeth Davis, 91, of Wylie, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born in Parker, Texas on May 3, 1924 to the late Henry Grady Strain and Minda Lou Alice (Ford) Strain. Marjorie was a 1942 graduate of Plano High School. Marjorie along with her sister, Roberta Strain Smith were members of the Plano Wildcats State Girls Basketball Champions. After graduating Marjorie went to work for Sears-Roebuck on Ross Avenue in Dallas. Marjorie married John (Jay) P. Davis on May 15, 1943 in Rockwall, Texas. In 1948 Marjorie joined Luscombe and continued to work for the next 37 years with the company under as it changed names until she retired from E-Systems in 1985.

Click here for full Obituary

Announcements

We collected ample funds for cards, postage, and website maintenance/hosting. Thank you everyone for your generosity!

Dottie announced that the Women’s Club is celebrating first quarter birthdays on February 13th at 12:00 at Cathy’s Choice at Belt Line and Coit. Call Dottie if you want to participate or just come!

 

Please check your informationon the Retiree Information List. The link and password are on the web site http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top. More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at esyraywebmaster@gmail.com to make updates or to be added. If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net.

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The February meeting will be on the 24th.

Trivia Question:

December question:

What are the names of Raytheon Garland predecessor companies that were located at the Garland site?

ANSWER: E-Systems, LTV, TEMCO, Luscombe

January's Question

Prior to the "gorilla grinders", badge readers and ID codes, what process was used to allow cleared personnel into the closed areas?

ANSWER: You had to exchange your regular badge with the guard at the guard’s station at the door of the closed area for an inside closed area badge.  When you came out you exchanged your badge again to get your regular badge back.

Jerry Bryant

February's Question

Who drove the bulldozer during the ground breaking ceremony for building 580? Bonus: Who was also in the dozer assisting the driver? What was painted on the front of the bucket?


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

December 30, 2015

PRESENT: 37

FIRST TIME(Long Time): The Wilson’s (been a loooong time)

Guests: Al Peterson brought his wife, Ruth.


SICKNESS:

Richard Recardo. had a kidney removed, his wife is also in the hospital with a broken hip.

Thanks to Barney Barnhart, he called, about Richard, Dottie talked to Mrs Barnhart later, Barney was taking a nap. I think Richard lives in Sachse.

Sharon Carter has been in the hospital from a heart attack and was already dealing with Shingles.

Don Schools – Don has made it through rehab from his aorta aneurism and is now home in Lake Way, outside of Austin. Doing much better.

Pat Byrner – She is doing much better now.


Deaths

John D. Martin

(Archived) Al DeJohn recently discovered news of John Martin’s passing last year. Published in The Times-Picayune from Dec. 12 to Dec. 17, 2014 John D. Martin, 74, passed peacefully on December 9, 2014 in Metairie, LA after a prolonged illness. He was son of the late Helen and...

Click here for full Obituary

Henry McNair

Services for Henry McNair, 68, of Wills Point, TX, are scheduled for 10:00 am Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton, with Bro. Mark Moore officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, TX.

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Frederick Emerson Brooks

From Curtis Ritchie – “This morning's (January 3rd) DMN contains an OBIT for Dr. Emerson Brooks who worked at ESY Garland from the early 60's until retirement in 1981. I knew him primarily from my days in Special Projects. He was one of the most brilliant people I had the pleasure to work with. There will be a memorial service sometime in mid January.”

Click here for full Obituary

 

The memorial service for Emerson Brooks will be held at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Richardson on Saturday, January 16th 2016, at 2:00 PM with refreshments following.

Epiphany Episcopal Church
421 Custer Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 690-0095


Announcements

After the announcements we managed to surprise Dottie with an appreciation plaque and over $700.00 in donations from fellow retirees. There were tears of gratitude and heartfelt comments made by long time friends Becky Pacho and Bertha Hall. Upon receiving the plaque and gift Dottie said, “I’m going on a cruise! Thank you so much!” Dottie also sent a nice card in the mail thanking all the retirees saying that she is still overwhelmed! We love you, Dottie!

Also, Dottie asked me to let everyone know that we are invited to her 90th birthday party so mark it on your calendars! December 31, 2017! Location TBD!

 

Please check your informationon the Retiree Information List. The link and password are on the web site http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top. More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at esyraywebmaster@gmail.com to make updates or to be added. If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net.

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The January meeting will be on the 27th.

Trivia Question:

December question:

What are the names of Raytheon Garland predecessor companies that were located at the Garland site?

ANSWER: E-Systems, LTV, TEMCO, Luscombe

January's Question

Prior to the "gorilla grinders", badge readers and ID codes, what process was used to allow cleared personnel into the closed areas?


Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom and Dottie Vaughn

NOVEMBER 25, 2015

PRESENT: 25

FIRST TIME: John Harris

Guests: None


SICKNESS:

Richard Recardo. had a kidney removed, his wife is also in the hospital with a broken hip.

Thanks to Barney Barnhart, he called, about Richard, I talked to Mrs Barnhart later, Barney was taking a nap. I think Richard lives in Sachse.

Don Schools – Don has been in the hospital in Round Rock since November 10th dealing with an Aortic Aneurism. A previously repaired aneurisn started leaking and he lost a lot of blood before they caught it. He is improving and will be moved to rehab soon.

Mary Ellen Myers – Mary Ellen has been here recovering from foot surgery. She is doing great and will return to New Mexico possibly this week. She says it’s been a long time since she had straight toes!


Deaths

James Ervin Hyder Jr

James Ervin Hyder, Jr., a member of the Mineola Church of Christ, age 80 of Mineola, passed away November 1, 2015. He was born February 12, 1935 in Madison, TN to James Ervin Hyder, Sr. and Laura (Duke) Hyder. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Hyder's love of airplanes led him to a career in the aviation industry working for Texas Instruments and Raytheon/ E-Systems in Special Projects.

Click here for full Obituary

Ronald Leslie Oliver

Ronald Leslie Oliver was born July 10, 1929 in London, England to Douglas Clifford Oliver and Maple (Hickson) Oliver and passed away November 5, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his sons: Gerald Michael Oliver, James Douglas Oliver & wife Laura, Kevin Sean Oliver and granddaughter, Brynna Rose Oliver. Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kate Oliver; parents; brother, Gerald Oliver and sister, Marion Shattock. Funeral service were held 3:30pm Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Williams Memorial Chapel with interment to following at Garland Memorial Park. Following the burial, there was a reception at Williams Funeral Directors.

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Pat Cochran

Cochran Pat Cochran, age 76, of Sachse, Texas, passed away November 13, 2015 in Richardson, Texas. She was born March 4, 1939 in Plano, Texas. Pat’s home address is 3517 Salmon, Sachse, Tx. 75048.

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Marlené Elise (Marshall) Neathery

Marlené Elise (Marshall) Neathery, 52, wife of Charles, mother of Kyle and Trent, daughter of Gene and Pat Marshall, and sister of Michelle Crotty joined her beloved Jesus after a valiant short bout with cancer and its treatments. She served as a Worthy Advisor in The Order of Rainbows for Girls and in her pro

Click here for full Obituary

Announcements

Dottie announced the upcoming holiday event. I can’t believe Christmas is just a month away!

  • December 12 – The Women’s Club - High Tea at the AdolphuHotel downtown Dallas! Contact Dottie ASAP to reserve your spot. Cost - $45 each plus $5 parking. Here is what Dallas Magazine has to say: http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2010/03/23/tea-talk-the-adolphus/
tea cakes more good tea food

 

Please check your informationon the Retiree Information List. The link and password are on the web site http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top. More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at esyraywebmaster@gmail.com to make updates or to be added. If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net.

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The December meeting will be on the 30th….the day before New Year’s Eve! Bye-Bye 2015!.

Trivia Question:

November question

What was the unclassified name of the first program to occupy Building 583? --> Franklin

December question:

What are the names of Raytheon Garland predecessor companies that were located at the Garland site?


We missed Eileen also, hope she has a good Thanksgiving. She will be back in December.

We will see you on Wednesday Dec. 30th.

Thanks to everyone that came had more this year than last year.

Happy and SAFE Thanksgiving.

Dottie Vaughn and Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

October 28, 2015

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIME (Long Time): Ken Linton, Steve Nelson, Gary Doyle, Faye Perdew, Patsy & Harold Jones, Jerry Hougen

Guests: None


SICKNESS:

Pat Bryner has Shingles. I’ve never had this, but, know people who have. Very painful from what they say. Pat, get well soon.


Deaths

Clifford Slagle

Clifford Slagle

SLAGLE, Clifford V. Clifford V Slagle passed away September 25, 2015 due to complications from pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer’s…..He started his career at the Boeing Co., Seattle, WA. He moved to Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Co (TEMCO) in 1951 and retired over 35 years later from E-Systems in Greenville.

Click here for full Obituary

Announcements

Sue Anderson has volunteered to inherit the task of mailing out cards for deaths and illness. Please email me or Marv with any information so I can get it to her.

Dottie will be moderating the November 25th meeting. I will be camping. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Dottie announced two upcoming holiday events. I can’t believe Christmas is just 8 weeks away!

  • December 5 – Arlington Music Hall Christmas Concert. Dottie has some tickets available at group rate of $22. There are less than 6 tickets still available to the public. “Burk Collins Country – 2015 Christmas Show” is always a huge hit during the holidays
  • December 12 – The Women’s Club - High Tea at the AdolphuHotel downtown Dallas! Contact Dottie ASAP to reserve your spot. Cost - $45 each plus $5 parking. Here is what Dallas Magazine has to say: http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2010/03/23/tea-talk-the-adolphus/
tea cakes more good tea food

 

Please check your informationon the Retiree Information List. The link and password are on the web site http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top. More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at esyraywebmaster@gmail.com to make updates or to be added. If you would like to receive email notifications about events and other information you must send a separate email request to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net.

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Mark your calendars! The November meeting will be on the 25th….the day before Thanksgiving.

Trivia Question:

Last month's question"

Who won the contest to rename Company from LTV Electrosystems to E-Systems? Hint: worked in subcontracts under Jake Jacobs

Answer: Neil Ventura (Johnny Gardner knew the answer and added to the trivia by telling us that Neil also was responsible for the “NEW” E-Systems sign which replaced the LTV sign

October question:

What was the unclassified name of the first program to occupy Building 583?

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

September 23, 2015

PRESENT: 109

FIRST TIME: Lee Anschutz, Jesse Gilbert, Ken and Sarah Braswell, Judd Neff, Karen Schluese, George and Joanne Carlsness, John Pedrazza, Bobbie Storie, Paul Haydell, Rich Casey, Bill Floyd, and John McDonald

Guests: None


SICKNESS:

Ron Oliver

Ron had to have day surgery for an eating problem. He still has the nerve damage resulting from his Kidney removal surgery and can’t walk at all

Update on Al and Wanza Holley from Al himself:

Hello from Al Holley August 31:

Last day of August, Summer is over ...... In the olden days it was time to start picking cotton, pulling bolls, digging the potatoes and gathering the last of the corn crop.  The Hay crop came around the end of September. There was never an end of the work on the farm, only the beginning for winter. The lucky one's got to start to school on Sept 1, but the Farm Kids had to wait until around Oct. 1, to be able to start. Even they would sometimes be delayed until around the end of Oct. Hog killing and gathering the nut crop was the norm in October and November. People do not remember the hardships we went through during the Depression Times. Some children never got the chance to even start until after Christmas. Thankfully we are not in that situation today, but I am beginning to wonder how long we can stay away from those days. Today I feel fine and had a good night's sleep. We had our coffee around 5:15 and Wanza is feeling great as well. We will take Wanza  to the Specialist on Friday to get a fitting for her foot brace. It will take another two weeks to have it prepared. She is still undergoing her feet and leg exercises at home each day though. I am also doing my exercises for my feet and legs as well. I will contact her PCP today concerning the new medication for her  bones. That medication was stopped a couple of years ago due to the damage to her teeth. We would like to find out if there is an alternative medication.

The swelling in my legs and feet have been reduced to nearly normal. I have been wearing the Medical, tight fitting white hose, and sleeping with my feet and legs elevated. Thankfully, the lady taking care of Wanza has been a Healthcare Aid for over 20 years, and she has been a great help in this.

UPDATE September 8th:

Today I go to see the Wizard. The Wizard is the Physician that did the operation on my back. His name is Dr. Orosco, but to me he is a Wizard. I am nearly completely free of any soreness, and beginning to walk more upright each day. Who knows, I soon may be able to slap the spouse around.. She warned me right after marriage.  If I should get violent I would have to eventually go to sleep.  Then she would get even. That woman can be cruel.

At 4:50 this morning I am lying awake and thinking of my leg cramps again and there is sound in the background. Yes, it is Wanza ready for her coffee. We always do a bit of joking around at coffee time. I sing to her in a voice that is full of grunts and whistles, but my best. Somehow, she always manages to tell me to quit or just shut up. I guess a career in Music is not my calling. She is ready for the leg brace fitting again, but that is a week or so away. She is doing everything she should be doing to get back her lost abilities. I just hope the foot brace is the answer. Both of us are now as well as most people of our age, so we are not griping about anything. Wanza is just anxious to be able to walk around again, even if she has to use a walker.

Allan


Deaths

Wanda Huff

Wanda worked in Facilities, passed away recently. If anyone has details about Wanda please let me know. I cannot locate an obituary for her.

Mildred Fisher

Mildred worked in Manufacturing, from her daughter Karen Smith (1303 Sheppard Lane, Wylie 75098), a former Raytheon employee. Karen’s husband, Jay Smith, is still an employee at Garland.

“I wish there’s a better way to say/do this, but there’s not. My sweet mother lost her hard-fought battle with congestive heart failure last night. I am completely broken. Family visitation is Friday night (9-25) from 6-8 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen and her service is Saturday morning (9-26) at 10. Thank you all for your prayers.” http://www.turrentinejacksonmorrow.com/obituaries/mildred-milli-fisher-51214


Announcements

Please check your information on the Retiree informations list. The link and password are on the website http://www.esyray.com/. Click on the “Retirees” tab at the top. More and more greeting cards are being returned and emails are bouncing. Please email Marv Olson at Click Here to make updates or to be added. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list you must send an email to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

The Raytheon Luncheon was awesome! I know I thoroughly enjoyed it and seeing everyone!

Stan Scates, Program Manager of the Raytheon CityLine Project, presented us with an overview of the overall CityLine Project including the new Raytheon construction. Very interesting! Thank you to Stan! The bar-b-q spread was delicious. My apologies to those at the tail end of the line. I hope you got some sausage even though the beef ran out. “Where’s the beef?” We were visited by well over a hundred current employees which was so wonderful! Shout out to the Raytheon team who helped plan/coordinate the event for us…Stan Sims (Facilities Manager), Albert Valenzuela and Mike Farris (Security), Cindy Gamble, Jennifer Thompson, Tim Moore, and all the volunteers that gave their time to be “Escorts.” It all came together and it was nice to visit the site once more. A big thanks to Mary Ellen Myers who cheerfully greeted everyone with a badge at the entry gate! She also wins the prize for travelling the longest distance to the event…from New Mexico! I’ll be mailing her a genuine Raytheon Mouse Pad as her prize! ;o)

Be watching for pictures….Todd Carr took so many pictures that he filled his memory card! Thanks so much, Todd!

Thank you everyone for coming and for the kind words during and afterwards. It was an honor to be involved in this reunion and hopefully, maybe, possibly, we can do it again next year when the new buildings are occupied. So many great memories from 1200 S. Jupiter Rd. We didn’t even realize they were great at the time. We are fortunate to have them. So many current employees and future ones don’t know what they missed! Speaking of memories...I’m going to use the trivia questions that were submitted for a fun challenge. The answer will be in next month’s meeting notes. Look below!

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo from last January. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net

The New WebSite

Marv has added links to both of the Retiree Facebook Groups. Look in the top right corner of the home page.

Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Due to the September 23rd luncheon at the Garland Site we will not have a monthly lunch meeting on September 30th.

Trivia Question:

Who won the contest to rename Company from LTV Electrosystems to E-Systems? Hint: worked in subcontracts under Jake Jacobs

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

August 26, 2015

PRESENT: 65

FIRST TIME: George Hood, Bruce Capen, Doug Lange

Guests: Nonel


SICKNESS:

Update on Al and Wanza Holley from Al himself:

Hi to all from Tom Kummer,

My night was nothing to brag about. I think I went overboard with my walking yesterday. My back felt like there was no vertebrae in the area needed for bending over. When the back hurts, the legs feel a little pain. I had just enough pain to make me restless and I finally decided to take another Pain Pill. I only took one, but that was the first I had taken since the first day from the Hospital. I feel OK this morning, but I will utilize the wheelchair more today than yesterday. I am doing exercise routines each morning with the bicycle pedals. I will change my routines on leg exercises a bit today.

Wanza is still going along fine, but walking, even with a walker, is not showing much increase. I am hoping the leg brace will assist her in keeping her right foot in the proper position while walking. She will go for a fitting on Friday of next week, and it will take around two week to prepare the brace to improve her right foot positioning. She is not in any pain to speak of at this time. Her vital signs are still well below a level that would cause concerns. She has always been a fighter, and that is still in her actions.

Tom Kummer

Tom felt well enough to attend the luncheon today. He a report from the Surgeon who will remove his Gall Bladder in two weeks.

Art Harding

A note from Joe Shero with good news on Art Harding's health progress.

I talked with him on Monday and I'm really glad to say that is doing super. He sounds great and has only two more infusions before being listed as "cancer free"!

It was such a surprise to hear from him ....... and he was bouncing off the wall. He was, and is my best friend out there. After he had received the good news, his wife Mary kept saying ........... why don't you call Joe and I was so thrilled to hear that he was ok. He was very happy that everyone has been praying for him! He said he will be back after his last two treatments

Thank everyone for keeping Art and all of our sick and hurting co-workers from E-Systems and Raytheon in your thoughts and prayers. All of you are special to us.

Mildred Fisher

From Rita Hall and Carolyn Boone
Mildred used to work in the MIC Lab. Her daughter Karen Fisher Smith is a former E-Teamer and her son-n-law, Jay Smith, is still working at Raytheon. Mildred has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Deaths

Alex Spencer

Alex Spencer (worked in Print Services died July 15)

Obituary is at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=175340619

Joe Duer

Joe Duer (worked in Print Services died August 22)

Obituary is at: http://scogginsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=616268#/celebrationWall

Ida May Cox

Joe Cox lost his mother last week, August 18th. Ida May Cox

Obituary is at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Ida-Cox&lc=4581&pid=175539641&mid=6561620&locale=en_US


Announcements

If you need your Retiree List information added or updated please email Marv Olson at Click Here. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list you must send an email to esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Jim Gray has additional prints of the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo. You can email him at jimagray@flash.net

Retiree Lunch at Garland Site:

Yesterday we had a drawing for the additional spots that Raytheon squeezed in for the September 23rd luncheon. As you know we are limited in space and we had more people respond than they have room for. The results of the drawing are listed in order with the first seven names having a reserved spot. Beginning at number eight will be standby spots in case there are cancellations. If you have changed your mind about attending, please let me know (469-475-4884 or emmawahlstrom@aol.com) so I can fill your spot. If you are one of the first seven below, please mail your $10.00 check made out to me as soon as possible. I wish they had room for everyone to go. It's disappointing that some folks have to be declined. My address is 7714 Princeton Rd., Rowlett, TX, 75089.

1. Tom Kummer (Paid)
2. Pete Graham (Paid)
3. Betty White
4. Ronda O'dell
5. Doris Phyle
6. Joe Vulk
7. Grant Masterson

8. Helen Hull
9. Jackie Crawford
10. Bruce Capen
11. Phyllis Buchholz
12. Ken Gardner
13. Brenda Vulk
14. John Slaughter
15. Robin Brown
16. Ed Tajchman
17. Doug Lange
18. Gerry Schlak
19. Bob White
20. Henry Carney
21. Al Holley
22. Glen Urbach
23. Bill Paschtag

As a reminder, unfortunately, we will not be able to roam around, even if escorted, however, the word is already spreading and there will be time dedicated for current employees to visit with us in the Learning Center. I know this may be disappointing for some, but, 100 retirees roaming the halls could get very disruptive for all those "young uns" working to support our pensions!

VERY IMPORTANT! I asked about camera phone policy. They are allowed, BUT, no photography allowed with your phone or personal camera. I will try to get a Raytheon photographer for a little while and/or to take a picture of the group in front of the lobby.

I'll keep you all informed as I get more information about the parking location for us.

Here is the list of attendees:

Abston, Lil
Anschutz, Lee
Barkman, Reeder
Bates, Ruby
Benson, Lana
Boone, Carolyn
Boyd, Sandy
Braswell, Ken
Braswell, Sarah
Brell, Bobby
Bryant, Jerry
Bryant, Ann
Bryner, Pat
Bunch, Carroll
Carlsness, George
Carlsness, Joanne
Casey, Rich
Clovis, George
Coats, Gary
Cunningham, Delma
Dascanio, Peter
Davis, Bobby
Davis, Marcia
Denton, Sharon
Flanders, James
Flanders, Marie
Floyd, Bill
Fowler, Laura
Frye, Pris
Gangstead, Carol
Gardner, Johnny
Gilbert, Julie
Gilbert, Jesse
Gross, Charlie
Hall, Bertha
Hall, Rita
Harkins, Francis
Harrison, Susan
Hartson, Sue
Haydel, Paul
Hinman, Judy
Hinman, Karl
Jackson, Joyce
Jeffers, Jack
Johnson, Ora Jane
Jones, Phil
Kerr, Carolyn
Kramer, Jerry
Lancaster, Darrell
Lawless, Frank
Lee, Gloria
Logsdon, Johnny
Low, Boyd
Lunday, Duane
Lundren, Jim
Marlow, George
Martin, Cheryl
Mathis, Shirley
McCaskey, Mac
McDonald, John
McGregor, Yvonne
Morris, Charlene
Myers, Mary Ellen
Neff, Jud
Olson, Marvin
Osborn, Barbara
Pacho, Rebecca
Parker, John
Pedraza, John
Pennington, Connie
Peterman, TD
Puckett, John
Ray, JD
Redwine, Ed
Rieff, John
Robinson, Boyd
Robinson, Judy
Romero, Gwynn
Rowe, Robert
Schaeffer, Bobby
Schleuse, Karen
Sherman, John
Shero, Joe
Sikes, Bob
Sladecyk, Joe
Smith, Bobby
Stafford, Royce
Stafford, Linda
Stockwell, Shirley
Storie, Bobbie
Swaithes, Gene
Talbert, John
Terry, Ken
Thacker, Novella
Thornton, Mary Sue
Tinsley, Kevin
Toumbs, Minyonne
Wahlstrom, Eileen
Warner, Don
Wellborn, Judy
Wilson, James
Wilson, Don
Wirth, Phil

Thanks everyone! See you soon!

How do you like the new website?

Marv has been working on the new layout and would welcome your review and suggestions! He has received a thumbs up from many, but, suggestions are welcome. Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Due to the September 23rd luncheon at the Garland Site we will not have a monthly lunch meeting on September 30th.

Eileen Wahlstrom

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E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

July 29, 2015

PRESENT: 60

FIRST TIME: Murray Erbock and Doug Elsass

Guests: Rita Hall’s granddaughter, Kendall


SICKNESS:

Hi to all from Tom Kummer,

I recently had a mild stroke and was sent to the Presbyterian Hospital Emergency and spent two days there. After coming home, two days passed and I became very ill and ended up in the Presbyterian emergency room again. I spent twelve days in the hospital because of an infection in my gallbladder. They ran a drainage tube between my ribs and into the gallbladder where in has been for six weeks. The Surgeon and my Cardiologist are conferring on the results of my stay in the hospital to decide if my heart can withstand the major surgery. Meanwhile, I still have my drainage bag hanging by my side. I miss not going to the Luncheon but hope to make it soon.
Say Hi to all,
Tom Kummer

Don Schools is doing well after two different medical procedures. He had an endoscopic scan of his stomach to check an ulcer. It has healed up on its own. Last week he had a cardio procedure, ablation, to correct an irregular heartbeat. It was a success.


Deaths

Armando Ramirez passed away July 20. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at Grace Bible Church, 11306 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas, 75229. Interment took place at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. The family received friends during a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

he full obituary is at: Armando Ramirez Jr.'s Obituary on ValleyStar.com




Mary Jo Glasson

Obituary

My wonderful wife just moved from my house to God's house. She was one strong lady that fought this horrible disease until her frail little body finally gave out. We couldn't have made it without our countless friends and your prayers. I hope I can thank each of you personally in the days to come.
When I know more, I will let you know.
God bless you, Wayne Glasson

Wayne Glasson recently took his beautiful wife home from the hospital to be cared for by hospice. Mary Jo had fought the good fight against the ravages of cancer, but one all too often fails to win that fight in the long run. So today we are sending our condolences and prayers to our friend, Wayne. Please join me in those expressions with faith for Wayne’s strength in this time of sorrow.

Written by Billy Mata, July 20, 2015: Mary Jo Glasson - went home to be with our Lord and savior today (July 19th). If there was a definition of the perfect musician’s wife, it would be her. As far a person goes, there's not a soul out there that can say one bad thing about this woman. She was everyone's friend and if you were in need, she would be first in line to help. We're gonna miss her so and I ask for prayers for her and her family, especially Wayne. She was and always will be his everything. God bless you my brother.


Announcements

If you need your Retiree List information added or updated please email Marv Olson at Click Here. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list you must send Marv a request

Jim Gray is still taking orders for the Retirees’ Luncheon 25th Anniversary photo.

Retiree Lunch at Garland Site:

As most of you know, the Garland Site E-Systems/Raytheon retirees have been invited to conduct our September luncheon meeting at the Garland site. This invitation comes to us as our opportunity to say "Good bye" to the site before it is vacated and the legacy we all left behind becomes a memory. We each have our own remembrances and one more walk through the front lobby will be bitter-sweet.
Well...enough of that.

Please take note that the date for the luncheon meeting is the 23rd of September at 11:00 ...not the last Wednesday as is customary. The room (Learning Center) is not available on the 30th. We will be served a delicious bar-b-que lunch with all the fixins, including cobbler for desert, at a cost of $10.00 each. Raytheon is subsidizing the rest. The cafeteria is well known for making a great brisket and sausage spread! YUM! Prepayment can be by cash or check made to me (Eileen Wahlstrom) since I will be paying with my credit card.

The room's tabled seating capacity is 100 people so I will need to collect names of those attending. With this in mind, only retirees are invited. If there are special circumstances where a spouse needs to accompany a retiree for mobility reasons, etc. please let me know. The list of attendees will need to be submitted to Security beforehand so everyone is in the Visitor Registration System. More on that and where we will park to come later.

Last but not least, unfortunately, we will not be able to roam around, even if escorted, however, the word is already spreading and there will be time dedicated for current employees to visit with us in the Learning Center. I know this may be disappointing for some, but, 100 retirees roaming the halls could get very disruptive for all those "young uns" working to support our pensions!

I'll keep you all informed as I get more information. You can go ahead and RSVP via email or text now (469-475-4884.) As soon as we reach 100 I will let everyone know, but, your $10.00 will hold your spot. The signup sheet was circulated at the July meeting and will also be at the August meeting.

Thanks everyone! See you soon

How do you like the new website?

Marv has been working on the new layout and would welcome your review and suggestions! He has received a thumbs up from many, but, suggestions are welcome. Thanks Marv!


Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

See you August 26th!
Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

June 24, 2015

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIME: George Sluzarcek (visiting from Galveston), John Reif, Guy Schoffield (I hope I spelled names correctly!)

Guests: None

SICKNESS:

Ron Oliver has been in a wheelchair since his surgery early this year. He is in the hospital now

Wanza Holley:
“The Exercise people are keeping Wanza busy with exercises. It seems like a slow train, but I can see improvement each week. She has such a long road to go before she will be able to function on her own. Today, she covered 35 steps by utilizing the Walker and the Therapist holding onto the Gate belt around her waist. You may laugh at such a milestone, but consider her mental state. She is afraid she will break the leg again. They have let her know that another broken leg will probably see her in a wheelchair for the rest of her days. Her vocabulary is on the minus side. I would be bragging to say she has over 30 words in her vocabulary.”

Allan Holley:
“The back pains have returned with a vengeance. I go in for another Epidural in two more days. Most of the pain is in my right hip and leg. That is area they will concentrate on this week. I am able to walk with a walker or by bending over quite a bit, but I am limited on the distance. Several options are open and we are in the beginning stage for now.”

Dottie talked to Darla Wycoff and her husband had back surgery and is doing ok.  He went home on June 9th

Dottie asked if anyone living near H.C.Chancey in Richardson could check in on him since it has been so long since she has heard anything from him. He lives on Rorary St.

Art Harding had surgery for colon cancer about 2 months ago. Joe Shero reported that Art is starting Chemo treatments.

Sue Hartson’s daughter, Kim Hartson, had surgery on June 15 and is doing fine

DEATHS:

Eager, Donald Ray

July 23, 1939 - May 31, 2015

Donald “Don” Ray Eager, age 75, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2015 at his home in Garland, TX with his family. Don was born July 23, 1939 in Denver, Colorado to the late Leslie H. and Mary Huckaby Eager. As a child he lived in Littleton, Colorado, Amarillo, Texas, and McAllen, Texas before moving to Minden, Louisiana. Don graduated High School in Minden, Louisiana in 1957 and went on to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. During the summers in college he worked for the US Geological Survey. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1961. Upon graduation, he worked briefly for NASA before being inducted into the US Army.

In the Army he was stationed at White Sands Missile range in NM.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1964. After his discharge, Don attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM obtaining a Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965 and a Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering  in 1967.  Upon graduation, he moved to Richardson, TX to begin his career.  He worked for Texas Instruments and LTV before finding a home at E-Systems (now Raytheon)  in Garland, TX where he worked from 1972 until his retirement 1994.

After his retirement from E Systems, Don continued his love of learning by obtaining a Master of Arts from Amber University in 1994 and a Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from University of Texas at Dallas in 1999.  Don wrote and published software titles including a successful Spanish language learning program

Reading on a wide range of topics was always a favorite activity for him. Don enjoyed wide open spaces and over the years took many trips to western states, especially to Colorado. He loved his family and spoiled his dogs. He will be deeply missed.  Donald Ray Eager is survived by his wife, Eva Bowland Eager, sons, Eric and Michael, as well as his grandsons, Collin and Cameron.

Note:  I met Don while we both worked on Special Projects.  He owned some property just over into Louisiana and I went with him one weekend to clear an overgrown road going back into his place.  He used a chainsaw on small trees in the road and I used hand tools.  Hot, humid, a lot of vines.  I was going to bring some firewood back but was just too tired to mess with it when we got ready to come back.  That was a rough weekend.

Don was a good woodworker.  He built a wooden console for Walt Culver’s van and it was a work of art.  He was very meticulous.  That must have been 28-30 years ago.  Jerry Bryant

Announcements

If you need your Retiree List information added or updated please email Marv Olson at Click Here.

Jim Gray has sold all of the pictures he had. He said he can get a few more if there is still interest.

Dottie announced the Women’s Club Birthday Luncheon to be held at Cathy’s Choice Restaurant in Garland at 7889 Belt Line & Coit on July 11th at noon. $20 covers food and tip.

Retiree Lunch at Garland Site:

Plans are taking shape for a special “Farewell to the Garland Site” visit for our retirees’ September meeting. More info to follow. Raytheon is paying for some of the cost. Southern home cooking will be the cuisine.

How do you like the new website?

Marv has been working on the new layout and would welcome your review and suggestions! Thanks Marv!

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to

emmawahlstrom@aol.com

See you July 29th
Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

May 27, 2015

PRESENT: Small turn out today….36

FIRST TIME GUESTS: No newcomers

Guests: Leslie Serna attended with her father, John Talbert. Glad to see her. She’s becoming a regular now.

SICKNESS:

Al Holley is still the same…bad back issues

DEATHS

John Albert Gilbert

Born September 24, 19931 in Cleburne, Texas to Benjamin and Geneva Gilbert and passed away May 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
http://www.restlandfuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-Gilbert-11/#!/Obituary

Announcments

Dottie announced that there is an upcoming Women’s Club luncheon on June 6th. The Chocolate Angel is the venue and $20.00 will get you a yummy lunch including the tax and tip. Let Dottie know if you want to be included at 972-790-3464.

All printed contact lists (4) were again handed out at the meeting so I will bring more to the June 24th meeting. If you need your information added or updated please email Marv Olson at molson46@gmail.com.

Jim Gray has sold all of the pictures he had. He said he can get a few more if there is still interest. He gave me two pictures that are already spoken for, but, I do not know who they are for. I will bring them to the June meeting.

BIG NEWS!!

I was asked to help plan a special “Farewell to the Garland Site” visit for our retirees’ September meeting. More info to follow. Raytheon will subsidize so won’t cost much. Southern home cooking will be the cuisine.

How do you like the new website? Marv has been working on the new layout and would welcome your review and suggestions! Thanks Marv!

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to
emmawahlstrom@aol.com

See you June 24th
Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

By Eileen Wahlstrom

April 29, 2015

PRESENT: 50

FIRST TIME GUESTS:None

Guests: Not really guests, but, the Husses visited from Florida!

SICKNESS:

Allan Holley is very ill. Bobby Gambrell gave us a report. Al has severe issues with vertebrae in his lower back giving him a lot of debilitating pain. Keep him in your prayers.

Jim Gray reported that Joe Sladecek had a mild stroke the day after Christmas but has recovered.

DEATHS

John Robert Young Jr.

1932 - 2015 | Obituary


John Robert Young Jr., March 25
Obituary

John Klimko


John Klimko, April 03
Obituary

Please remember all of these in your prayers.

Announcments

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Brenda Bell told us about the INSYNC Exotics Wildlife Center in Wylie where she is a volunteer. Sounds like afascinating place to visit! They do great work to help exotic big cats! Check it out! www.insyncexotics.com

All printed contact lists (5) were handed out at the meeting so I will bring more to the May 27th meeting. If you need your information added or updated please email Marv Olson at molson46@gmail.com

Jim Gray brought group pictures from the January anniversary meeting. He has more so if you haven’t purchased yours yet you can email Jim at jimagray@flashnet.net or purchase at the next meeting if he still has some.

BIG NEWS!!

I was asked to help plan a special “Farewell to the Garland Site” visit for our retirees. I suggested the August lunch meeting as the date. To quote Karen Ebling: “Our retirees have their blood, sweat, and tears in the Garland site. It’s very appropriate that they get a chance to say goodbye.” Mark your calendars so you don’t miss it! More later!

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to
emmawahlstrom@aol.com

See you May 27th
Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

March 25, 2015

PRESENT: 52 including 3 guests: Pam Cox (Joe’s wife), Robert Bazinett (Rose Marie’s husband), and Leslie Serna (John Talbert’s daughter)

FIRST TIME GUESTS: No first timers

SICKNESS: Bob and Betty White reported that their son Robert is back to work after he had a mild stroke three weeks ago.

DEATHS

Please remember all of these in your prayers.


All printed contact lists (5) were handed out at the meeting so I will bring more to the April 29th meeting. If you need your information added or updated please email Marv Olson at molson46@gmail.com

Jim Gray brought group pictures from the January anniversary meeting. He has more so if you haven’t purchased yours yet you can email Jim at jimagray@flashnet.net or purchase at the next meeting.

Mary and Gem (James) Melton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary – March 25th. Great milestone!

Dottie has name tags for Danny Damon, Johnny Gardner, Wayne Tibbit, and Larry Stewart. She would loooove to get them to their rightful owners soon!

CONGRATULATIONS!! To Tom White and family on the birth of his first GREAT-grandchild, Elijah Jon Holland, March 17!!

Feel free to send me information for next meeting to emmawahlstrom@aol.com

See you April 29th!

Eileen Wahlstrom

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

February 25, 2015


The torch has been passed after many years, 25 so I’m told, from Queen Dottie to me...Eileen Wahlstrom. Please be patient with me as I attempt to fill her shoes by reporting the details shared at the meetings with all of you, my fellow retirees. Don’t throw too many tomatoes at me while I speak about our concerns. I will do my best to include what you are used to hearing about as well as welcoming your input. Contrary to what Reeder Barkman may tell you, I don’t know everything (or maybe he says I’m a “know it all”.) Just kidding, Reeder. Hugs! If you have something you want mentioned or asked at the meeting, send me an email at emmawahlstrom@aol.com. Also, don’t be shy. I encourage your participation at the meeting. Most of all, I know I speak for everyone by saying a huge “THANK YOU” to Dottie for her dedication to a job well done.

PRESENT: 24 - Cold weather kept several at home.

FIRST TIME GUESTS:

  • Joe and Pam Cox
  • Craig Lumpkins
SICKNESS:
  • Patsy Samford
  • Ron Oliver – Kidney removed. Trouble walking.
DEATHS
  • Cam Warren – January 30
  • Jerry Hunter – January 30
  • Dennis Smith Cleverly – February 12
  • Bob Berry (Lyons, VA) – February 14
  • Nancy Elizabeth Gardner (Johnny Gardner’s wife) – February 24

Please remember all of these in your prayers.

At the anniversary meeting last month there were several first time guests:

  • Jim Freeman
  • Joyce Spencer
  • Tom Martin
  • Harry Garrett
  • Clyde Forrester
  • Mary Sue Thornton
  • Ed Redwine
  • Johnny Gardner
  • Ed and Tincy Robinson
  • Jim Lawson from North Carolina

Jim Gray brought prints of the group picture from the anniversary meeting. If you missed getting one please contact Marvin Olson, Tom White, or come to the March meeting. If Jim can make it, I’m sure he will bring more. They are $5.00 each.

Steve Hess told the group about his and Glenda’s plans to move to Florida.

Their new address will be:
116 Hamlin T. Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

Dottie mentioned that it would be good to have a printed version of the retiree address list for those who don’t have access to a computer or prefer paper version. I will bring some with me to the March 25th meeting. See you then!

 

E-SYSTEMS/RAYTHEON RETIREES LUNCH GROUP

January 28, 2015

PRESENT

115

GUEST

Joan Poarch, Yvonne Ross

SICKNESS

  • Phylis Buchholz had thyroid surgery Jan. 13,, She is doing great. At the meeting today.
  • Ron Oliver will be having a kidney removed Monday Feb. 2, because of Cancer.
  • Reeder Barkman, is having a lot of trouble with his bones giving away because of cancer.
  • Barney Barnhart, had to have more shots in his neck is the reason he missed the meeting.
  • Had an e-mail from Allan Holley, Wanza fell again on the 28th, fractured her fight let. The fracture was just aboue where they inserted the rod in July. She is at Lake Point, but may go to Plano Hospital.
  • Had an e-mail from Darrell Wilhite, they were coming to the meeting, Mary took sick, He had to take her to the Dr.
  • Did not know Bobby Gambrell had his right shoulder repaired the 14th, repaired torn cuff, two bone spurs remove, and also Arthritis.

DEATHS

  • Jan Davis husband Rex passed away Jan. 5th
  • Ron Oliver;s wife Mary passed away Jan. 5th.

Please remember all of these in your prayers.

WOW; what a wonderful meeting. Sorry I can not remember all of those who have not been at all or hve not been there for a while. It was certainly great seeing each and everyone.

Jim Gray made a group picture of us all, he would like to know how many would like one. They will be $5.00 each, so let me know, or Marvin Olson, or Tom White.

Some one asked me how the retirees started: It was started by Charlie Tipton, Benny Poarch and Bob Ross. Held on the the last Wednesday of the month beginning in January 1990.

Benny was our first spoken, can not remember if there was one before Bob Sale. Benny had to give it up because of illness. Bob had it for several years. I remember I started the Sympathy Cards

Probably in 96 or 97 Tom White started the Web-Page, I opened my big mouth said I would do the minutes, I don't even like to take minutes.I went by what Bob gave me. Tom also took care of the address, till a few years ago, then Les Ewing took it over. He has given that up and Tom has it again for a while.Marvin Olson took over the Web-Page .We take up a collection for the web-page when it is needed. Sometimes we will have copies made, especialy for those that do not have a computer.

So all the retirees, new and old ones, you need to give your address, phone #, and e-mail too Tom. If you had a land phone and changed to cell phone that needs to be checked also.

We also need to thank Juanita the Manager at Furr;s for helping us on Wednesday, they always do a great job.

Guys don;t forget Valentine Feb. 14, thanks for putting up with me too. will see you Feb.25.

 


Summary of the December 31, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT

33

GUEST

Ron Tajchman , Ed's son, glad you came.

SICKNESS

  • Patsy Samford
  • Dolores Howle
  • German,Doug West had double lung transplant, he is doing better
  • Jerry Hunter
  • Reeder (John Barkman) tells me he had go in for blood work about once a month, they may put pins in his hips
  • Marjorie Jackson, John Jackson's wife, was in rehab, but she might have gone home with Home Health Care. Their daughter Linda takes care of her
  • Ron Oliver did not talk to him or Mr. Chancey this month
  • Al Peterson wife is in the hospital

Please remember all of these in your prayers.

DEATHS

  • Bill Bedingfield wife passed away November 24
  • Rick Underwood passed away December 8
  • Juanita Darley passed away December 26

Thanks for singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me.

John Talbert gave us a 10 minute talk of the 60's of E-Systems on Graphite building, very interesting.

Thanks to all for being so faithful and remember on January 28th,last Wednesday of the month the retirees will be meeting 25 years, We hope to have a really big crowd, Jim Gray will do a group picture for us.

Please come, and pass the word around.

Thanks for putting up with me another year.

See you in January, Dottie.

 



Summary of the November 26, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

26

ILLNESS:

  • Juanita Darley is in Garland Baylor Hospital,
  • Darla Wyckoff visited Dolores German this week

DEATHS:

  • Wanda Mueller passed away Nov. 1, Merle Mueller's Wife, had the services Nov 7th at Restland.
  • Janie Pitts, passed away Nov. 5., think she worked in Mfg.
  • Juanice Kinney passed away Nov. 10.
  • Dick Freeman VP. passed away Nov. 8, he lived in Calif.
  • Lee Houser Passed away Nov. 20
  • John Puckett's Mother passed away Nov. 14, she was 94.
  • Remember all of these that have lost love ones, and the ones that are ill.

    We want to thank Tom White for doing the web-site for years and also starting it. He has done a great job, I could send him a note on one passing or ill, he would send it right out to keep us all in touch. Marvin Olson will be doing the web-site, thank you for taking it over.

    Les Ewing is giving up the job of keeping all address and phone numbers for us, we thank you Les, great job. Tom White will do it for a while.

    Remember in January the retirees will be meeting 25 years, try to come that day January 28, 2015. Jim Gray will do a photo for us.

    Thanks for everyone that came today, we always have a small group on the day before Thanksgiving. Glad you came. In December we will be meeting New Years Eve, December 31, my Birthday, I always give myself a party. I will be there Lord willing. I hope you make it too.

    See you December 31,
    Thanks, Dottie



Summary of the October 29, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

Present:

65

Guest:

None

First Time:

Brenda Bell and Rosemarie Bazinet

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

  • Patsy Samford,
  • Dolores German,
  • Doug West had double lung transplant,
  • Norm Dixon has lung cancer

Deaths: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls

  • John Calvert's Sister passed away September 26.
  • Pat Baranek's husband passed October 03. They lived at Lemont Furnace, Pa.

I received a card from Patsy McAdam she was in California with her daughter and family, going to the boys games. Have a great time Patsy.

Had an e-mail from Helaine and Marvin Harthcock, they had a wreck in Mexico, she was in the hospital for a week, they have also moved to Round Rock, Tx, with their son and family.Their address is 2500 Louis Henna Bvd. Apt.# 3102, Round Rock, Tx. 78664 phone # 512-838-6386. I am sure they would love to hear from you.

John Gilbert was there; today, doing better, Charlie Gross has not been there since 2013, because of back; surgery, he also looks great,; So; good to see you guys, please keep coming.

John Scogin wife; Dixie; has illustrator a book which you can see on Amazon.com as an e-book; Hoot, Humm, and Paco The Friendship Begins

RENA (Raytheon Employees Networking Association, fka GLA) having the annual Holiday Party on December 12, starting at 7:P.M. until Midnight.; Cost is $50.00; each,
Located at Million air Dallas Hangar at Addison Airport, 4300 Westgrove Dr., Addison, 75001 (972-248-1600)

Denim and Diamonds so dress casual or dress up.Heavy appetizers, Casino games, Door Prizes. Parking Valet (free).
Call Sherrie Weir 972 205 6115 for any questions.

Thanks to John Talbert for doing the minutes for me last month very interesting.

We will see you November 26, the day before Thanksgiving.

Please keep all of these that are ill, and lost loved ones in your prayers, give them a call.

Don"t; forget, in January last Wednesday will be 25 years, please everyone come, We will have a group picture made.

See you; Nov. 26.;
Dottie



Summary of the September 24, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by John Talbert

PRESENT:

52
GUEST:

Leslee Talbert Serna, John Talbert’s daughter and Shawn Barnhart, Barney Barnhart’s grandson


FIRST TIME:



OJ Johnson, a recent retiree.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.
Patsy Samford, Dolores Howle German, Mr. H.C. Chancey, Wanza Holley. Dottie Vaughan will be undergoing knee surgery next week.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

We lost several stalwarts of the company this month.

Rudolph Maquis (Mark) Reid Jr. August 29

Dr. Phil H. Rogers August 29

John E. McAdam August 31

John L. Ford, September 12

Cards were sent to their families.



OTHER:

During the discussion part of the meeting, John Talbert related about how the company buildings got their numbers and it was only coincidental with the approximate year of their construction. Back in the TEMCO days, each facility ( Grand Prairie, Garland, and Greenville) was assigned a series of numbers for the buildings. The Garland buildings started with Building 500 which was constructed at the time that the predecessor company Luscombe Aircraft Co moved from the northeast to Garland in 1946. Buildings 501 502 503 up to 550 were added in short order. Construction of 551 started in approximately 1954 with 552 following immediately. The antenna test range tower building 579 was added in approximately 1968. Construction was fairly quiet until 1979 when business boomed and buildings 580, 581, 582, 583 584 and 585 were all added by 1986. Planning was all set on building 584 to be expanded from a two story structure to a four story structure. Unfortunately business cooled and that was cancelled along with the future 586. As the saying goes, the rest is history.

The hosting fee for the website will be due shortly and donations were requested to cover that. Also, Tom White would like to have a website and mailing manager trainee in place if he becomes unable to continue. If anyone would like to volunteer, it takes about an hour a month. Some additional time would be required if there are a lot of announcements (deaths, illness, etc) to go out during the month.

Don’t forget the 25 year anniversary of the Retirees Luncheon Group will be January 28.




Summary of the August 27, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

51

GUEST:

FIRST TIME:

Gail Shipley and Ronda Odell.
Thanks for coming and hope you come back.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Patsy Samford, John McAdam, Dolores Howle German, Mr. H. C. Chancey, Wanza Holley

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Like Jimmy Swagaret says, HALLELUJAH, GLORY TO GOD.
We did not have one death to report this month. What a Blessing.

OTHER:

Barmey Barnhart and his Bride Mary will be celebrating 52 years Sept. 1. Congratulations and many more years.

Don't forget January 28, 2015, to be at the meeting to celebrate 25th anniversary of this retirees luncheon group.

If you want your name, address, phone number and email address put on the Retirees Address list send your information in accordance with the instructions in the left hand column on this page under Retirees Address List.

Thanks to everyone who came, have a safe Labor Day Weekend. Will see you 24th Sept.


Dottie V


Summary of the July 30, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

47

GUEST:


FIRST TIME:

Layne Churchman, Melissa daughter of Barney Barnhart

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

We found out that Mrs. Merle Mueller is not doing well at this time.

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Kendall Calhoun passed away Thursday July 3, 2014, his services were in Mountain Grove, Mo.l

Mr. Chuck Farmer, passed away Monday July 7, 2014

OTHER:

Barney Barnhart was there today. So good to see him. Glad he could come, hoping he will be back next month.

I still have name tags for Wayne Tibbit, Grant Masterson and Larry Stewart.

Don't forget on January 28, 2015 we will have been meeting for 25 years, and Jim Gray will make a picture of us. Please pass the word around. If you live out of town and don't come to our meetings please try to come in January.

The Women's Club will have their milestone birthdays First Saturday of September 6,2014, It will be at 12:00 noon at Natalies, 5940 Royal Lane Dallas. You will receive a call.
I will have to know if you plan to attend on Monday 1th, or Tuesday 2nd..

Thanks to everyone that came , we will see you August 27th.


Dottie




Summary of the June 26, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

38

GUEST:

Bobby Gambrell 's Grand daughter Cortney and friend Dakota

FIRST TIME:

Glenda Jones

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Ron Oliver had hip surgery a couple of weeks ago, he called me after he was home, he was doing fine.

Bobby Gambrell had an e-mail from Al Holly that his wife Wanza fell last night. She is in the Plano Hospital. Their daughter and daughter in-law are staying with her, she is in a room with someone, men can not go in and stay. She is having a lot of test and surgery again.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Bobby Gambrell and John Talbert read the obit about Fred Mitchell who passed away about a week ago, they are almost sure he worked at E-Systems in the 60's.

OTHER:

Jaunice Kinney, I could not find her, so I called Polly Palmer who helped and found Juanice at Windsor Senior Living at Coit and LBJ. Also, her daughter Barbara passed away Jan. 2013.

Jim Hester visited us today, had not seen him in about 3 years. Jim had an e-mail from Mark Reid whose wife Lois is in a nursing home in Mineola, It is very nice, I have a close friend there.

Remember those that are having health issues, it is not easy sometime, they do need our prayers.

Do me a favor, call some one that has not been at our meetings in a few months, ask how they are doing. They will appreciate the call and concerns about them.

Hope all had a great Farther's Day.

Name Tags for Larry Stewart, Wayne Tibbit, Harry Boling, Grant Masterson.

Thanks for coming today, will see you July 30th.

Dottie

Summary of the May 28, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

42

GUEST:

FIRST TIME:

Carolyn Thomas, Jerry Hougen, Grant Masterson, Jim Hancock

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Pasty Samford, B. J. (Barney) Barnhart, John (Reeder) Barkman, John McAdam and Mr. H. C. Chancey


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Eugenia Gallien, wife of Ben Gallien passed away Mon. May 12.

Phyllis Ellen Ferguson passed away May 15

Henry Hutchings passed away this week Sun or Mon.


OTHER:

Sorry that is all we have today. We do appreciate the new ones coming in , and hope to see them next month.
Hope everyone had a great and safe Memorial weekend, we will see you June 25.

Thanks for coming

Dottie


Summary of the April 30, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

55

GUEST:

FIRST TIME:

Harry Bolling

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Leon Graham had a small stroke (TIA) in April around the 13th, and is recovering well.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Bill Shivers passed away April 13, with a heart Attack.

Dave Clounts passed away April 29. Dave's visitation will be Thursday May 1 at Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell from 6-8 P.M. The services will be Friday May 2 at Quinland United Methodist Church at 11:30 A.M.

OTHER:

I have talked with Mr. H. C. Chancey this last week, he is still about the same, holding his own.

Talked with Ron Oliver. His wife is quite ill, and someone needs to stay with her, their son does live with them, that helps.

John Barkman (Reeder) was there today, good to see him. He does look good, has lost some weight but that's o.k.

Remember Patsy Samford, who is in a nursing home.

Dolores Howle German she was at the Village at Lake Highlands. I did not get a chance to check on her, or Barney Barnhart but I will before our next meeting.

This is early, but in 2015 the retirees will have been meeting for 25 years, so we are looking forward to seeing everyone there in January. Jim Gray will make a picture of the group again. Pass the word around.

I have name tags for Theresa O'Brien, Wayne Tibbit and Larry Stewart.

Remember those that are ill, or home bound, and those that have lost loved ones.

Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers.

Thanks for coming, will see you May 28.

Dottie V.




Summary of the March 26, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

66

GUEST:

Linda Ross

FIRST TIME:

Dena Smith, Kevin Tinsley, Linda Colista, and Hilda Pyle

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

B. J. (Barney) Barnhart, Mr. H. C. Chancey, John McAdam. Dolores Howle German, and John Barkman (Reeder).

Betty White was not there today, she had fallen couple of months ago broke her left wrist, it is still giving her a lot of problems.

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Ross Edward Morrow passed away March 6, he retired in 1996.

OTHER:



Raytheon is planning a move of the Garland Division to a new home
. The formal announcement is at http://www.telecomcorridor.com/latest-news/raytheon-announces-new-state-of-the-art-office-complex-in-richardson

Next January 2015, our organization will be 25 years old. We will have something in the Dallas Morning News about it. There was suppose to be a Lady there today, she had another meeting, which is fine, cause we have some time. Will will also have Jim Gray to make a picture of all of us. So plan on being here in January of 2015. If you live a long way off, plan a vacation come this way so you can be part of this.

Please keep those that are having some health problems in your prayers and the Morrow Family. We really need to stay in touch with each one of us.

I have name tags for Theresa O'Brien, Larry Stewart and Wayne Tibbit.

Send your address, e-mail, phone number to Les Ewing lesewing72(at)gmail.com we need to get our retiree list up to date.

Thanks for coming, will see you April 30, so have a Happy Easter April 20th.

Dottie V.



Summary of the February 20, 2014 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

46

FIRST TIME:

Jerry Kocher

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

B. J. (Barney) Barnhart, Mr. H. C. Chancey, John McAdam

Boyd Lowe told us that Norm Dixon had surgery Feb. 6.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Lila May Poovey White passed away Jan. 29.

Terry Lee Frye, passed away Jan. 31, he worked at E-Systems
in the 60's and 70's.

LaVada Talbert, John's wife passed away Feb. 8.

Fred Grisak's widow , Patricia Ann, passed away Jan. 12.

Ronda Odell;s daughter Robin Dawn McCurly passed away Feb. 14. She wishes to say she had a lot of support from the ones she worked with, especially she would like to mention Jim McCoy, Holly McLoda, Mary Beth Schomas. She has lost all of her e-mail addresses.

Lois Black Wheeler passed away the 16 or 17 of Feb.

Was told today that Brenda Oliver passed away a couple of weeks ago.

OTHER:

Carroll Bunch was there today first time in a long time. So was Clyde Forrester, Clyde lost his wife this past year. So glad to see him and Carroll.

I don't think I mentioned Boyd Lowe last month, he was there then and again today. Thanks for coming.

Our Women's Club will have a luncheon Saturday, March 1st. at Chocolate Angle at Plano Parkway and Central Express (75), also known as the High Street Antiques. Please come and join us. That is at 11:30 A.M.

Thanks for coming today.

Will see you March 26.

Dottie V.



Summary of the January 29th Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

54

FIRST TIME:

Don Warner, Mark Lanier, Dave Bryant
Judy and Carl Hinman have not been there for several months.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mary Melton, Dolores Howl German, Patsy Samford, John McAdam, Barney Barnhart


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

John J Jackson passed away Jan. 2.

Lois Black Wheeler, her husband Robert (Bob) passed away Jan. 3.

John Hurt passed away Jan. 13.

John Nelson, moved to Aurora, Passed away this past week.

William Merle Balsley passed away November 15, 2013, we did not get the information in time for other meetings.

OTHER:

In 2013 we had a total of 616 to attend our luncheon. Making an average of 51 a month.

Our largest attendance month was June with 69, and our lowest was December with 18. With all the bad weather I think we did pretty well.

We had 32 retirees to pass away (one or two of them were still working).

We had 9 relatives to pass away which is a spouse, grandchild or father.

Sorry, I do not know why I did not get the information on Mr. Balsley, but I did get to talk to Mrs. Balsley. She appreciate our caring about her loss. Very lovely lady.

Even with it being cold and windy today, we had a very good crowd for January, so lets keep it up.

Those of you who have not sent Les Ewing your address, phone number, and e-mail address for the Retirees list, please do so. His email address is lesewing72@gmail.com. Les lives at Bella Vista, Arkansas.

We are glad to see new faces come into our group, in February of 2015, it will be 25 years. I think that is remarkable. So lets keep up the good work.

Thanks to Tom White for keeping our Web Page, Les Ewing for keeping our Retirees list, and Pete Peterman for taking care of our PA System.

See you Feb. 26th, Men don't forget Valentines Day Feb. 14th.

Dottie V.



Summary of the Dec. 26th Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

18

GUEST:

Ben and his wife Chris Janson, Julie Gilbert's son. Glad you visited with us, and good to see you.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Betty White fell December 7 on ice and broke her left wrist, it is giving her a lot of pain.



DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Rex Hand passed away December 8.

John Brasher passed away December 8.

Skip Spurlock passed away December 17
.

OTHER:

Everyone seemed to have a wonderful Christmas and a safe one.

Remember these that have lost loved ones. This time of year is especially hard. Remember those that are ill and can not come to our meetings.

Have a great New Year's and a safe one. will see you January 29, 2014.

Thanks to those that came today.


Dottie



Summary of the Nov. 26, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:
28

GUEST:

Linda Kummer, Tom's wife was there, she has been before, but a long time ago.
ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Bob Norman, Patsy Samford

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Jean Delores Crawford Wren passed away November 1

Doris Forrester, wife of Clyde Forrester passed away
November 7

Charles Franklin Turrentine passed away November 10.

OTHER:

Please check your address, phone number, e-mail at http://esyray.com/List.pdf (password is tomwhite) and be sure you have sent it or any corrections to Les Ewing at lesewing72(at)gmail.com. Replace the (at) with @. We need to get our list up to date because in January or February Jim Gray will make up some new copies to pass out, especially for those that do not have e-mail.

Women's Club, Christmas Lunch and Milestone Birthday December 14 Saturday at 12:00 noon at the Allure Restaurant, 501 Yacht Club Dr., Rockwall, Tx. 75032. You will receive a phone call from Rebecca Pacho or myself to get a head count. Hope you can come.

I still cannot drive till after the 18th of December. I am making it fine.

Thanks for coming today, remember we will meet on 26th of December.

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas and a safe one if you are traveling.

See you,

Dottie


Summary of the Oct 30, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

56

FIRST TIMERS:

Larry Stewart, Joyce Saroykan, Sharon Denton, Jim Lawson, John and Terry Bell.

Thank you for coming we hope you will be back, Jim Lawson informed me, that is his first time and last, cause in about three weeks he is moving to Franklin, North Carolina. Sorry about that.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mary Lou Carnes had surgery last week, had a clogged artery, she is home now and doing great.

Larry Stewart gave me information about Herb Koke, he called me gave me Herb's Daughter number. I spoke with her. Herb is in Memory Care in Garland. She will keep Larry informed for us.

Barney Barnhart sent word by Jack Jeffers to tell us hello and missed us.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Don Clack passed away October 10th. He was with E-Systems for 28 years as Electrical Engineer.

Wilma Jo Fields passed away October 14.


OTHER:

December 15, the Womens Club will be having their Christmas and milestone Birthday's at Allure restaurant in Rockwall at the lake. Address is 501 Yacht Club Dr. that will be 12:00 Noon. You will receive phone calls later.

I also made an announcement today that I would like for someone else to take over keeping up with the sickness and deaths and moderating the meetings. I have had it quite a few years, believe it is time for someone else. Thank you for your support. I have enjoyed it very much.

Darryl Lancaster made an announcement asking for support in finding a missing man from his church. More information will be sent out on the EsyRayRetirees Yahoo Email Group. If you do not belong to the group and would like to join, send a blank email to
esyrayretirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Our meeting in November is the day before Thanksgiving, so the ones that can come, come. Some will be out of town, or have company. Christmas, is the last Wednesday of the month, so those that can , come the next day, which is Thursday.

Hope to see you November 27, watch out for the witches tomorrow.

Thanks for coming, Dottie



Summary of the Sept 25, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

57

FIRST TIMERS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Patsy Samford, had a light stroke about two weeks ago, or more, she has been in the hospital. The Dr. put her in for rehab. She is at Garnet Hill Rehab, 1450 McCreary, Wylie, 75098, she is in room 304.

Juanita Darley. has been in the hospital. She had back surgery again, I talked to her this AM, she is home.

John McAdam has good days and bad days, one day last week he did not feel like going out to eat with his pals, He sleeps a lot, Patsy reported.

Johnie Bynum told me today that he was in the hospital again in August.

Barney Barnhart was in a meeting today for about 8 hours. Barney we miss you, but keep up the good work.

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Jacqui Hill Robinson, she was a telephone operator, A lovely person inside and out with two beautiful daughters. She passed away last week with a sudden heart attack. She was 51.

Lonnie Burt passed away Sept. 21, his visitation was Tuesday. He will be buried at the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Ms. this Friday.
Lonnie's son is moving to New Orleans and Lonnie's wife Doris will also be going to New Orleans to live.


OTHER:

Sue's stayed to hear about the program. Those that are interested will have a meeting later at their office for about sixty minutes. It was very interesting. Thank you Sue.

Julia Gilbert and I went to see Patsy today. We spent some time with her to bring her up to date on the retirees. She looks very good, and very sharp. She is in a lovely place.

Thanks to all who came. We will see you October 30.

Dottie



Summary of the Aug 28, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

61

FIRST TIMERS:

John Logsdon, Ron Ackerman , Theresa O'Brien, Pete and Kathy Graham


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mary Lou Carnes

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Rick Allen Trimble passed away Aug. 8. He lived in Fairview

Tony Ruffino passed away 22 or 23 of August. He lived close to Austin with his wife Donna.


OTHER:

I talked with Mary Lou Carnes on Tuesday, she sounded great, like her old self. She has not had the reports back from the MRI from her stroke. She has also had surgery on her right leg, between her knee and hip for cancer, this time the Dr. felt like he had gotten it all. She said tell everyone hello.

John McAdam and I had a great conservation about a week ago, he promised if he could get the other guys (a couple of them) to come to the retiree's luncheon they would. Well they did not show up today. Come on guys you can eat together at Furr's. John we hope you are doing o.k.

Barney Barnhart is still taking his treatments . Maybe he can come next month.

Sue, (sorry don't know her last name) has a web site to get discounts , but you have to have a password, she will be sending that to me. In the meantime the Raytheon Benefits Center
https://raytheon.benefitcenter.com has on their resource page the link to the Ford Company X Plan and the HP/Compaq computer discounts.

Carroll Bunch was there for the first time in quite a while, also Joe Sladecek. Glad to see you both.

Please remember those that have lost loved ones, and those that are ill.

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend , will see you 25th.

Thanks for coming.

Dottie





Summary of the July 31, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

64

GUEST:

Sharon, friend of Julie Gilbert

FIRST TIMERS:

Wayne Tibbit, Judy Hinman and husband Carl, Henry McNair and wife Brenda, Ann Ackman, Jim Wilson, Mike smith, Don Wilson, Gail Cook, and Jackie Crawford. Thanks for coming we hope you come back.


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mr. Chancey, talked with him this week, he has stage 5 Kidney disease, is stabilized, that is good.

Tom Robbins had triple by pass surgery, he was at the meeting today.

Rick Trimble was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He is home, his wife Sally and Hospice are taking care of him. No visitors please, but would appreciate cards. His address is 920 Scenic Ranch Circle, Fairview, Tx, 75069.

Still remember Patsy Samford in your prayers.

Barney Barnhart is in a research program that has just started for ALS. Keep up the good work, Barney. We missed you today.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

William (Bill) Lowery Shockley passed away July 10th.

Michael (Mike) Raymond Stricker passed away July 17.

OTHER:

Carolyn Boone was there today and last month (I forgot it last month), glad to see her.

Bertha Hall was there today. She did not have organ lessons.


I made an announcement that Rose Mary Rumbley will be speaking Sept. 28
on Jerusalem, at Oakhaven United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Irving Heights, Irving from 2-4 P.M. It will be a tea, cost is $12. I think you ladies would enjoy her very much. Please call me if you wish to attend so I can get the tickets.

August 10, at Arlington Music Hall at 7:30 P.M. on a Saturday, their regular group will be performing and they are good, plus Rudy Gatlin will be there.

We had an overflow crowd again today, there are just no other places that have a private dining room.

Please continue to come, it is nice to see the people you use to work with.

Thanks for coming , see you August 28.

Dottie V.




Summary of the June 26, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

69

GUEST:

Marijo Jones, guest of Kay Smith

FIRST TIMERS:

Gwynn Romero, George Hall, Tom Martin, Cheryl Carthures, Sally Ziesler and her husband Al.


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Sylvia Vaughn's granddaughter Sara, is having brain surgery 27th of June at M D Anderson in Houston. She and her husband have a 3 month old baby. Sara is 28. Please keep them in your prayers.

Bertha Hall's grandson Scott has been diagnosed with MS as of this week. He is married no children and he is 28. Please keep both of these in your prayers.

John McAdams has good days and bad days, he does go out to eat once in while with the guys he worked with.

Mr. H. C. Chancey had a very good report last visit with the Dr. Thank goodness for that.

Remember Patsy Samford in your prayers.

Rick Trimble has a brain tumor, understand he is home.


DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

We did not get the notice till after our last meeting, Lee N. Fitch age 73 passed away May 24.

Marvin J. Zachek of Frisco passed away June 9. He had 17 years with Raytheon.

Georgean Hill, wife of Ray Hill passed away June 12.

Grady Emerson passed away June 16. He was 103, how great. He retired in 1974 then moved to Greenville.

Rosina Theresa Hinrichs, age 47, lived in Murphy, she passed away June 21, A Memorial Service will be Thursday June 27, at 10:00 A.M. St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen.

George Haney passed away June 26.


OTHER:

Bill Shivers, Ted and Jennifer Gage (Ted looks great),
Terry and Marian Parsons, John and LaVada Talbert, have not been there for some time, good to see you guys.

Sue Martson, gave us some good information on some cruises. Thank you Sue.

Have a wonderful and safe July 4th. Thanks for coming. We appreciate you very much.

See you July 31

Dottie




Summary of the May 29, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

55

FIRST TIMERS:

Roger Freeland, Jim Bacher, Laura Fowler, Marcia Davis.

Glad to have the new comers, hope you will come back.

RETURNEES:

Several who attended that have not been there in quite a while are Alma Littlejohn, Barbara Cowgill, Minyonne Toumbs, John Ford, Ron Oliver and Glen Urbach.

Welcome back.


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Rick Trimble has brain cancer, he and his wife Sally live in Glenrose.

Jack Jeffers had his thyroid gland removed, which was cancerous. The Doctor tells him he is fine now. Thanks for a miracle.

Barney Barnhart was there today, so good to see you guys.

John McAdams, and Patsy Samford, they need our prayers too.

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Dick Woolheater passed away in April.

Sunny Adams passed away May 23, her services were today. Her son J. B. Griffin, her late husband Eaton Adams and her mother Ailene Brewer all worked at E-Systems.



OTHER:

Women's Club, we are having our milestone Birthdays on June 8th, Saturday at 12:00 Noon at Mecca Restaurant, 5815 Live Oak Street, corner of Skillman St. Rebecca Pacho, and I will start calling this week. Hope you can come.

Thanks for coming today, such a nice crowd, hope to see you June 26.

Dottie



Summary of the April 24th, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

49

FIRST TIMERS:

Marvin Olson

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

No reports were given on John McAdam, or Ron Oliver, I did call Ron and left word for him to call me.

Barney Barnhart was at the meeting glad to see him come.

DEATHS: Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Ruth Dirks, Wife of Dick Dirks passed away March 28, she was 93 years young.

Pat Lehr, passed away April 6.



OTHER:

I still have name tags for Ann Baker, Sue Hartson, and Bob Spangler. Rich 1983-2013, I need your last name, not sure how it is spelled,

The Women's Club will have a luncheon June 8th at 12:00 noon at Mecca Restaurant, 5815 Live Oak St., Dallas. You will receive a phone call later, put it on your calendar now.

Remember the ones that are ill for some time and cannot come to the meetings. Remember the families that have lost a loved one.

Our next meeting will be 29th May after Memorial Day, have a safe trip if your are going out of town.

See you May 29th.


Dottie



Summary of the March 27th, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

49

RETURNEES:

Ken Linton, Jerry and Ann Bryant, been quite a while since they were at the luncheon, glad to see all.

FIRST TIMERS:

Bob Spangler, Gary Holley, Lee Robson, Boyd Low, Phil Jones, Sue Hartson, Greg Jones , Rick Burnett

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

I talked to Mr. Chancey, he is doing pretty well, gets out for breakfast,.

John McAdam's wife Patsy said John was doing better. he goes back in next week for some tests. If the results are good the Dr will not have to see John for 4 months and that is very good news.

Talked to Kevin, Ron Oliver's son, Ron is still in rehab. His phone number is 214-221-0444. He is in Room 302 at The Villages, Northwest Highway and Plano Road (Lullwater St. 2nd bldg.) if you get a chance to go see him.

Ed Tajchman had heart surgery the 18th,

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Louise Tipton, passed away March 2.

Joe Yesconis passed away March 7.

Pat Long passed away March 14
.


OTHER:

Jack Jeffers and Barney Barnhart were there today , Glad to see you guys.

Just talked to Tom White about why he missed today. I think he just forgot to watch the clock. He is OK, that is the main thing.

Remember all of these that have some health problems and the ones that ha
ve lost a loved one.

Thanks to everyone for coming, it is a very nice group, We hope to see all of you next month.

Have a Happy Easter, see you April 24.

Dottie



Summary of the February 27th, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

50

GUEST:

Wilke Boyd, Sandy's husband, glad to have you visit with us.

FIRST TIMERS:

Skipper Cox, Mike Martin Thanks for coming, hope you visit us again.


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Patsy Samford,

Jack Jeffers had knee surgery. He is home and doing well.

Barney Barnhart, has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), he will not be able to attend any more of our meetings. He is still having the Tech Pub Reunion Luncheon March 1st so please attend that.

Sandy Boyd spoke to Ted Gage. He is doing fine and plans to attend next month. We hope so.

Tom White's son Dan is recovering from surgery well and so is Bobby Gambrell's daughter Gayle.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Barnie Sanders passed away February 15, she was 93.

Bob Johnson passed away about the middle of February. I think he worked in the Corporate office a lot. He was Congressman Sam Johnson's son.

Former employee Bill Suhr's wife Martha (Woodruff) Suhr passed away Feb. 20. She had a stroke. Bill worked there in the 70's.

Yvonne Ross (wife of Bob) called, their grandson Spencer Brown was killed this past Sunday Feb. 24, in a car accident. The driver of the car was also killed. Spencer would have graduated this year from Texas Tech.

Rita Hall's father passed away Tuesday Feb. 26, sorry I do not know his name.


OTHER:

John and Linda Calvert, Vic Vitrano, and Glen Urbach were there today for the first time in quite a while. Always glad to see everyone.

Ron Oliver had a
doctor's appointment to see if his heart is OK for hip surgery, He should find out in three days if he can schedule surgery that he has been waiting on for quite a while.

Thanks for coming, remember all of these in your prayers.


See you March 27th

Dottie



Summary of the January 30th, 2013 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

62 Wow, what a nice group!

FIRST TIMERS:

Rita Hall, retired Dec., Sherrill Martin retired in Sept., Shirley Mathis retired Aug. 1. Phyliss Buckholz, retired Jan. 1

RETURNEES:

Those that have not been there in quite a while: Carolyn Boone, Sandy Boyd, Darrell and Mary Wilhite,Wayne Welton, Ron Oliver and Yvonne McGregor.

GUESTS:

Paul Cooper, Carolyn Slaughter

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Gayle Gambrel is home, on oxygen, and has health care two or three times a week, but doing much better. So glad to hear the good news.

Ted Gage had a stroke before December, he is home and doing much better. Thank you Ginger for the nice card you sent us.

Tom and Jerry White's Son Dan had brain surgery about two weeks ago now, he is recovering very nicely.

Mary Lou Carnes had some shots in her back this week.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Hal Pettigrew son of Virgil Pettigrew passed away Dec. 13, he lived in Arlington.

Bill Secor passed away Dec. 27.

Frank Wheeler passed away Jan. 3

Jill Hammond passed away Jan. 4.

Phil Woehleke passed away Jan. 5.

Bob Kropf passed away Dec. 31

Betty Gaunt passed away latter part of Dec., some of the girls met with her and had lunch. She really enjoyed that, Her son wrote a very nice letter of how much he appreciated them coming over.

Charlie Hager passed away Jan. 14, (at first I thought it was his son in law, sorry for the mistake).

Walt Burkhalter passed away Jan.27, there will be a celebration of his life on Feb. 9, 2-5 PM, please call
972-396-9003 to get the address.

Wayne Welton told me Gerald Evans passed away in September 2012.


OTHER:

We had an average last year of 46 each month , course Dec. we did not meet because of the weather, 10 showed up. Thanks for doing that.

We had 26 retirees to pass away in 2012, 6 relatives.

Our Women's Club will meet February 16, Saturday, at 12:00 Noon, at Eastern Hills Country Club,
3000 S. Country Club, Garland 75043, This is our Milestone Birthdays for this quarter. You will receive a phone call, just in case I don't have your number and
you want to go please call me at 972 790 3464 or Rebecca Pacho at 972 270 4340. It will be a buffet, $25.00 includes everything except tip, that will be up to you.

March 1, Friday, Barney Barnhart has made reservations at Furr's at 11:00 AM-1:00 P.M. for Techpub, Print Shop and any one else that would like to attend. It is a nice gathering.
Give him a call at 972-272-9266 so he will know how many are going.

Remember all of these that are ill
and those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Remember our Country and Service people serving our Country.

Thanks for coming, see you February 27.

Dottie V.



Summary of the November 28th, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

50

FIRST TIMERS:

Mac Terry, Ken's better half. Glad you came hope you will join us again.

GUESTS:



ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Gayle Grambrell has been in the hospital for 43 days. She has now had surgery on her neck from rheumatoid arthritis. Keep her and Bobby and family in your prayers.

Bill McCoy is schedule to have knee surgery this Thursday
.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Frances Zonka Wakeham passed away Nov. 7

Col. William B. Ord passed away Nov. 9


OTHER:

LaVeda Talbert and John were there after her stay in the hospital with pneumonia

Jim Gray getting along very well after his second knee surgery.


Al Peterson and his wife were there first time in about a year.

Terry and Marion Parsons from Palestine . It is a long way, but we are glad you came.

There will be a meeting next month the 26th. day after Christmas.

I asked the Women who had the privilege of going to Coleman to see the Bluebonnets at Roberta and J.B. Smith's , to send J.B. a Birthday card, his Birthday is the 30th he will be 91, and doing great. His address is
405 W, Valencia Dr. Garlan
d, 75041 Thank you for doing that.

We will have our Quarterly Birthday meeting this Sat. Dec. 1, at Main Street Cafe, 627 W. Main St. corner of Seventh at 12:00 noon. Vicky Carlson has organized us a style show. This will be great. If you have not already said yes, calling me by Friday will get you on the list. .

Thanks to each of you who came, have a wonderful and safe Christmas, keep each of those in need in your prayers, plus our Country and Service people that are fighting for our Freedom.


Thanks,
Dottie


Summary of the October 31st, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

49

FIRST TIMERS:

Ann Baker, her husband Audie

GUESTS:


Gianna Veliz, Bob and Betty White's Grandchild


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Johnie Bynum has had another stroke, he was in rehab for about a week, he is home now with Hospice.

Pete Peterman had back surgery again, is doing better, he had a
Doctor's appointment today.

John McAdam, has had two more units of blood, and t
hey did some more tests and the Doctor found another spot on his liver.

LaVeda Talbert went home this past Saturday the 27t
h after having pneumonia.

Steve Huss was scheduled for some more tests today.

Jim Gray, I forgot to mention at the meeting he will have knee surgery Tuesday, Nov. 6.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

We had an e-mail
Oct. 5th that Jerry (Jay) Evans passed away Sept. 13th. He lived in Colorado, the Family hopes to have a Memorial the first week of December in Dallas.

OTHER:

You probably have seen the e-mail
from the Garland Leadership Association about the E-Systems/Raytheon Holiday Party. December 1 , 7:00-12:00 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas. Tickets are $50.00 each, If you are interested in attending, call Ron Blocker at 972-205-7560. There will probably be someone at our November luncheon to tell us more about it.

Thanks for coming , we will see you November 28th week after Thanksgiving, Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.

Remember our Country
and vote Nov. 6 if you have not already voted.

Thanks, Dottie



Summary of the September 26, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

57

FIRST TIMERS:

Carol Gangstea

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

John McAdam had about two treatments of iron last couple of weeks, so he , Patsy, their son and some grand children went to Padre this weekend. Glad he is feeling so much better and able to travel.

Mr. Chancey's doctor has changed some of his medication for his kidneys, and he is doing much better.

Ron Oliver, I have not heard from him, left word, hoping he is doing better, so he can have hip surgery.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Pat Scantlin passed away September 7, he lived in Hunstville. He worked for Chance Vought, LTV, and all the others in between including E-Systems. He left E-Systems in the 70's.

We had an e-mail that Ed Deloach had lost his wife, then had an e-mail from Ed himself saying that was not his wife but another Ed Deloach and that he and his wife are fine and enjoying east Texas. He said he and Jack Staes are busy on Wednesday, so maybe they will come someday. He said to tell everyone hello.

OTHER:

John and LaVeda Talbert , Al and Mary Kay Walker, J D Ray, were there today. Which they had not been in several months.

Thankful we only had one death for this month.

Keep that family and the ones that are ill in your prayers.

Barney Barnhart, made us 30 copies of our retiree list. Those were passed out to ones that do not have a computer. Also some of the others wanted copies which is fine, I will bring them next month in case some one was not there. Thanks a lot Barney, they look great. We do appreciate you doing that for us.

Thanks for coming to our luncheon, it is always good to see everyone.

See you October 31st. Which is Halloween, so don't forget to buy your candy.


Summary of the August 29, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

50

FIRST TIMERS:

Ruth McWaters just retired in July, we hope she will be back to see us.

Jim Stides, used to work at Corporate and in contracts he was here to visit his grandchildren. Glad you came to visit us.

GUEST:

RETURNEES:

Stephen Huss was back after his stay in the hospital. Norm Dixon also was there. Connie Pennington, Mary Melton and Julian Hirschburg and Mildred (Millie) Felton had not been there for quite a while.

Jim Gray was back after knee surgery looking very good.

Johnie Bynum was back today after his stroke, getting around very well.


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

John McAdam will have another treatment of iron this next week that should give him more energy.

Ron Oliver went home from the hospital Tuesday, he had two skin graphs, he will doctor them at home he told me. After they heal he can have hip surgery. Hope that will not be long so he can join us.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Clyde Carter, worked in Advanced Systems.

OTHER:

A very good meeting.

Thank you for my Get Well cards after my fall and infection. Thank goodness I did not break anything
.

John Talbert
told mehe has been busy with the bees, also his wife LaVeda was in the hospital for a week with pneumonia. They did go to the New England area for a vacation. He had planned on being at our meeting today but his daughter was having knee surgery.

The Women's Club will have their quarterly milestone Birthday's Sept. 15 at High Street Antiques. The Chocolate Angel, 11:30 A.M. They are located at Plano
Parkway and Central Express (75) . Cost will be $19.00 which will include everything. You will receive a phone call. If some of you ladies would like to come, please call me.

We took up a donation for our Web Page today, thank you very much. The donations will also pay for printing our Retirees List for those who do not have a computer and for get well and sympathy cards.

Thanks for a very good turn out today, we will see you September 26th, at Furr's at 11:00 AM.

Dottie Vaughn



Summary of the July 25, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT:

37

FIRST TIMERS:

Betty Ann Mathis

GUEST:

RETURNEES:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Shirley Stockwell was in the hospital with pneumonia, she was there today looking very good.

Johnie Bynum has had a stroke but he is home.

Stephen Huss went home last Sunday 2
2, doing much better.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

We found out after the last meeting that Arthur C. 'Sonny' Lawing passed June 25.

Al Kinard passed away July 13.

Buck Buchholz passed away July 22. His services were today in Greenville. July 6, a group went to Greenville to have dinner with him and Phylis, he and some others that live close by were planning on coming to our meeting today.

OTHER:

I had a very nice thank you card from Mary Kinard.

We had a very nice lunch at Furr's today with a private room. That is where we will continue to meet.

Dottie






Summary of the June 27, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 43

FIRST TIMERS: Ellen Succhey, Verlene Dennie

GUEST:

RETURNEES:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Dolores Howle German, will be going home July 3. She has been in rehab for some time. Send her a card.

Ozzie Osborn has Lymphoma. I had an e-mail from Barbara.

Buck Bushholz has
stage 4 cancer in his pancreas , but I understand from Barney (since the meeting) that Buck is going to take Chemo and see how that works. With Chemo he has 4 months to a year. Keep him and Phyllis both in your prayers. Their address is: 3305 FM 499, Greenville, Tx 75401. Home phone # is 903 454 7785

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Ken Eubanks passed away June 3 in Mesquite. His Services were at Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery. Ken was purchasing agent. Great Guy.,

William (Bill) McClanahan supervisor of Photo Lab, passed away June 9, 2012, his services were June 12, at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas.

Cards have been sent to the families.

OTHER:

Rick Underwood told Tom that Sonny Lawing (purchasing) has passed away lately. If anyone can give us more information please let Tom know.

Thanks again to Pete Peterman for taking care of the microphone each month. Thanks to Tom White for doing our web-page.

Thanks to each one that came today. It is hot, maybe it will be cooler in July. Knowing Texas I doubt it. Have a wonderful and safe July 4th, our Independence Day, and remember the Service People that are fighting for our FREEDOM.

Dottie



Summary of the May 30, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIMERS:

GUEST:

RETURNEES:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jerry Yearout had a knee replaced a few weeks ago and after surgery his leg and knee swelled quite a bit, he had to go to rehab, he has recovered some and expects to go home soon.

Mike Stricker has a bad case of cancer in his chest and the Doctors do not know for sure what the outcome will be.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Novella Thacker's father, Bethel Henslee of Wolfe City passed away May 3, he was 88 years old.

Richard Thackerson passed away unexpectedly May 1. He was in Australia several times.

OTHER:

We were told today that this Golden Coral would be closing July 15 and moving to a new location at LBJ and Centerville so we are checking out several places to have our Luncheon. A decision will be made in June at our meeting. I am sure we will find a place.

Thanks for coming today with the rain. We left a little early because it looked like it was going to rain again and it did. Hope everyone made it home o.k.

We will see you June 27.

Dottie



Summary of the April 24, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 55

FIRST TIMERS: Mary Jo Nielsen, thanks for coming.

GUEST:

RETURNEES:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

No reports on any one, but we need to remember Patsy Samford, John McAdam, Mr. Chancey, Ron Oliver and his wife.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Joannie Brundrett's husband Lee, passed away March 29.

Michael Leonard (Mike) Fields passed away March 29, he worked at E-Systems and Raytheon.

Bill Bowers passed away April 17, he was an Engineer at
E-Systems.

Sue Gilbert, wife of Jesse Gilbert passed away April 19
they live near Madill, Ok.

OTHER:

We had a very good meeting, good to see several that have missed a couple of months.

Our next meeting will be May 30th, on Wednesday, Memorial Day weekend is the weekend before. If you travel please be careful and safe, I am going to Arkansas for a family reunion but will be back that Monday 28th.

Thanks for coming

Dottie


Summary of the March 28, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 46

FIRST TIMERS: Beth Evans, she worked in bldg 580

GUEST: Cheryl Carathers

RETURNEES:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

John McAdam is doing better, going to the Dr. this week to check the spot on his liver.

Delores Howell German has had another light stroke, but no harm done. She had to do without her coumadin for a week.

Donna Wyckoff has also had some problems.


DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Dennie Neill passed away Jan 30, he was a former employee of E-Systems in the 70's.

Robert S. Buzard passed away March 12, he had about 30 years with with Vought and was Vice-Pres. of E-Systems Commercial Div. 1980-83.

Jack Duke passed away Jan. 17 he was 83, He had several business after he left LTV Systems, He lived in Sachse. This information was given to me by Barbara Marks, if you see any info. in the paper please call me, so I will have it. Thanks, Barbara for giving this to me.

Myrna Kiley, wife of Jim Kiley, passed away March 26, I think he is still working at Raytheon.

OTHER:

Congratulations to Mary Kay Walker for an outstanding job she has done for Flower Mound's new Hospital, starting the Gift Shop and all the Volunteers that have helped her. She has worked close to 2000
hours, I am sure Al got in there somewhere.

Thanks to Pete Peterman for taking care of the public address system.

Thanks to everyone that came today, I feel great after pacemaker surgery. Remember those that are ill and have lost loved ones.

Have a wonderful Easter, see you April 25.

Dottie



Summary of the February 29, 2012 Retirees Luncheon Group by Kay Smith

PRESENT: 67

FIRST TIMERS: Mark Montgomery, Phil Wirth

GUEST: Jo Ann Tiller

RETURNEES:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

We need to remember Patsy Samford, she can not use her leg at all, and can not see to read. She has her daughter and son-in-law living with her.

Mr. Chancey was 92 in November, he is pretty well house bound. He does get out a little for breakfast and sometimes fast food for lunch. His daughter lives with him, but she also works.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Elizabeth Hall passed away Jan 27, do not know when she retired.

Nell Taggart-Shankles passed away Jan. 27, she was 91 and lived in Mesquite.

Wilmer (Bill) Gamel passed away Jan 28.

Ed Herbert Smith passed away Jan. 29. He worked for
E-Systems quite a while.

Mr. James (Jim) Clark passed away Jan. 31, he lived in
Jacksonville, Fl. I understand he was in very ill health the last two years of his life.

Dorothy Jean Anderton-Vance passed away, her services were at Quinlan.

Carol Jean Gilbert, wife of John Gilbert passed away
Feb. 9. after battling cancer for 4 years.

Robert (Bob) Ross passed away Feb. 9, he worked at
E-Systems for 38 years, retired as Director of Facilities.

James (Jim) Mansolo passed away Feb. 22, he would
have been 90 this past Monday. He retired from E-Systems in 1989.


OTHER:

Please remember the families of those who have passed away. It is sad to name this many at one meeting. Remember those that are ill.

Kay Smith

Thanks to Kay Smith for hosting the meeting and doing the minutes for us. I will see you March 28.

Dottie



Summary of the January 25th Retirees Luncheon Group by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 43

FIRST TIMERS:

RETURNEES:

Selby Johnson, Kemp Derrick , Ken Whaley and Ron Oliver thanks for coming on such a rainy day. Ron had to leave early to take his Sister in law to the Doctor.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Patsy Samford, and Mr. H C Chancey are both home-bound.

Betty White was not there today she was having trouble with her knees.

John Gilbert was late getting there, he had to take his wife Carol to get some treatments for Cancer, which she has had a couple of years.

Had an e-mail from Phyliss Buchholz about Dave Kendrick who worked in Security, he is with his Sister Mavis in Tennessee. He has three brain tumors, since they are scattered he is not a candidate for surgery.

Myself, I will be going into the hospital Monday the 30 to see if they can get my heart back in rhythm should be home Wednesday.

Tom Kummer has had Aneurysm surgery since our last meeting.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Rosemarie DeJohn, Al DeJohn's wife passed away Jan. 2

Anne Ventura passed away Jan. 13

Mr. Dave Tacke passed away Jan. 19

Ben Hauser, passed away Jan. 20, he did not work at Raytheon but was in and out a lot and also he was in Alice Springs. I am sure some of you might remember him. If you missed Tom's e-mail you can send a card to his wife , Josie Hauser 393 Back Cove Dr. Moneta, Va. 24121.



OTHER:

I forgot to mention last month that Phyliss Buchholz visited us for the first time. Glad you came.

Last year we had a total of 717 to attend our luncheon meetings, average of 60 per month. There were 32 deaths of retirees, one or two may have still been working. There were 7 deaths of retirees'
relatives.

This is starting our 22nd year. That is great that we still meet and have a good attendance. Thanks to Tom for our web site, Pete Peterman taking care of our microphone, and John McAdam for keeping our Retirees List.

The Women's Club will be having Birthday Luncheon at Eden's, 4416 W. Lovers Lane between Inwood Rd and Lemmon Ave. Cost is $19.00 including everything but desert.
This is February 11, Saturday at 12.00 Noon. You will receive a call but you may call me by Sunday Feb. 5, to let me know if you can go. If you sign up and something comes up and you cannot go, you still have to pay. Sorry. I think you will enjoy the luncheon very much.

Barney Barnhart will be getting a group together March 2, Friday 12:00 till 2:00 P.M. Tech Pub and any others will meet at Golden Corral in honor of James Dugger. Dugger started this get together several years ago. Barney will have pictures and a book from the meeting if you wish, just let him know and he will give you the price.

Thanks for coming on a rainy day, will see you February 29th, don't forget Valentine;s Day.




Summary of the December 28, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 53

FIRST TIMERS:

Al and Ruth Peterson, actually they were there last month. Al is still working.

Phil Ziegelbaum (Ziggy) works in 575

Doug Olsen retired a few months ago, worked in Bldg. 580.

Two that have been before but not for a while, Dick Jessen, and Kay Smith. Glad to have both.

GUESTS:

Scott Robinson, from Raytheon in Colorado, Glad to have you.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mr. Chancey had some test done Tuesday, they did not find any blockage, but he still has some problems. He turned 92 last November, Hang in there Mr. Chancey

Bob Ross is about the same (uncommunicative), all the family was there for Thanksgiving and Christmas, they got their Chocolate pie, too.

Norm Dixon told me that David Terrell called him that Mike Stricker is in stage 4 with lung cancer, Keep him and his family in your prayers. He is listed on the retirement list. You can send him a card.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Brice Gregg's Mother passed away Dec. 11, Service was in Sulphur Springs Dec 16. She was 97, a good long life.

Andy Crossley lived in Georgetown, passed away Dec. 13, Service was Dec. 15.

Raymond Barton Drake passed away Dec. 18, had a long career with E-Systems /Raytheon, he did work at the Garland Plant for a while then went to Greenville.

We had a E-Mail from Johnny Gardner reporting that Chris Holmes , an E-Systems Engineer. killed his
son who was extremely physically and mentally ill and immediate committed suicide. Johnny got this information from the neighborhood. Sorry to put this in the minutes, but the family does need our prayers. I am sure there are quite a few out there that knew Chris.


OTHER:

Thanks for coming on a beautiful day, and have a Great New Year and a Healthy one.

Thanks for singing Happy Birthday to me. (Dec. 31)

Hope to see you January 25, 2012.

Dottie



Summary of the November 30, 2011 Luncheon by Rebecca Pacho

PRESENT: 60

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:

A group from Raytheon GLA came to the luncheon to give us an opportunity to buy tickets to the Holiday Party on December 3 at The Granada Theatre and to take up donations for the company's Santa program.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Dottie Vaughn took a fall a few days ago while going to the mailbox. Has a few scrapes and bruises, but no broken bones.

Bob Ross' wife reported that he spoke a few words.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Ken Word died Nov. 6

Luther McPherson died Nov. 15

James Dugger died Nov. 25 (Thansgiving day)


OTHER:


Rebecca Pacho for Dottie

Summary of the October 26, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 55

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Bob Ross is about the same.

Pete Peterman, had back surgery about three weeks ago, he was in rehab, he ended up getting a staff infection, so he went back to the hospital for a few days, then back to rehab, He is at Northgate Plaza, Story and Rochelle Road in Irving. Room 403, his phone number is 972 894 3834. He will be there till the 23 of Nov. I went to visit him a few minutes today after the luncheon.

John Gilbert's wife had surgery today.

John McAdam will be going in for an MRI the 7th of Nov. and some more tests.

Dolores Howle German after having gall bladder surgery she had a light stroke and is in rehab.

Carolyn Boone had gall bladder surgery before our last
months meeting and had 28 stones removed. She had to go back in a couple weeks later, there were two more hidden.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that has lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

John Adams (not McAdam) passed away October 7.

Donald W. French passed away September 29, he lived in Georgetown.

James Ferguson "Buck" Buchanan passed away October 22.

Ken Eubank's wife Cardelle passed away the early part of September.

OTHER:

Helen Hull is a walker with several different organization, there is going to be a walk in Garland, October 29. Starting at the Generator Coffee Shop, 107 N 6th St., Garland, Start time 8:30 -11:30, finish time 2:30. The walk will be on the city sidewalks. If you are interested, her e-mail is helenthehun(at)yahoo.com . Have Fun.

Mark your calendar now for Dec. 17th for the Women's Club Christmas Lunch in The European Tea Room at the Alexander Mansion,
4607 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75204. $45.00 for a four course tea plus tea and Champagne. There is a tour for $5.00 each that will be at 10:00 A.M. if you are interested in the tour let me know. Our tea will start at 11:00 A.M. Course you will received a phone call before .

Thanks to everyone that came today. Will see you November 30th, after Thanksgiving. Hope you have a healthy and safe one.

Dottie V.


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Summary of the September 28, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 60

FIRST TIMERS: Issac Bailey and Jim Lundgren

GUESTS:


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Dolores German, Gall Bladder surgery, Carolyn Boone also, Carolyn was in the hospital for about 3 days, she is home now and doing better.

There is not any change in Bob Ross, John Talbert called me this A.M.

DEATHS:
Remember the ones that has lost a loved one in your prayers, cards, and calls.

Merv Gangstead passed away Sept. 14, he worked at Science and Technology Group. Carol his wife also worked at E-Systems/raytheon.

Dick Sutton passed away September 19, Dick was Industrial Relations Manager

Howard E. Lehr passed away September 22, his Celebration of Life Sunday Sept. 25.

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OTHER:

The Women's Club will have their Christmas Luncheon at European Tea Room at the Alexander Mansion
December 17, 11:00 A.M. Cost will be $45.00 including everything. This will be a four course tea. If you want a tour of the Mansion, that will be $5.00 and I will need to know several days before. For the tour it will be at 10:00 A.M. before the tea. This is located at 4607 Ross Ave.Dallas, 75204.

Thanks for coming , thanks for the two new ones, we are glad you came and hope you come back

Friday the Fair starts, have fun, will see you October 26th.

Dottie V.



Summary of the August 31th, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 60

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Charlene Morris, has been in the hospital, they did find out she has gout, and she is taking meditation but something is not right, so yesterday she did more tests but I have not heard the results .

Carolyn Boone also has been in the hospital for tests. She was doing more tests today, the reason she could not come.

Bob Ross is about the same, they do have nurses with him so that helps Yvonne.

Steve Huss has a virus so they were not able to be there.

Marilyn Wink called me about two weeks ago, Ed Smith is not well at all. Couple of the men have called him and talked to him .

DEATHS:

Pat Cochran's Grandson Taylor Skinner passed away around the 15th of August.

Mr. W. L. Sansing passed away August 21, his service was in Cooper and interment was in Wolfe City.

Mr. H. C. Chancey called me after the last meeting, Ralph Hernandez passed away in May or June.

OTHER:

If anyone knows of a death or sees an obituary of one of our retired co-workers, please let Tom or me know. Or if you know someone that is ill or in the hospital let us know.

Please keep all of these in your prayers.

This is Labor Day Weekend, hope you do not have to labor, have a great one, be safe.

Thanks for coming, will see you the 28th of Sept.

Dottie V.






Summary of the July 27th, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 66

FIRST TIMERS:

Donna Hanna worked in Bldg 582,
Bob Sawyer Bldg 571, 584,
Terry Gaus,
John Parker ( he was late getting there, retired July 1.)
Thanks for coming, hope you will come back.

GUESTS:


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Charlene Morris has stomach problems, she will see her Dr. Friday,

Ron Oliver had to take his wife Mary Kate to the hospital today, she had been there twice in the last two weeks.

Luke Mannis, Al Walker saw him at Medical Center in Lewisville, he was having some tests made.

Ken Terry had a replacement on his left shoulder.

Had an e-mail from Carolyn Boone, she was having tests made today, plus more Aug 5. She plans on seeing us in August.

Had an e-mail from Yvonne Ross, Bob is about the same, trying to keep him comfortably. She appreciates all the prayers and misses the luncheons.

Ron Oliver sent me an e-mail that Mike Humphrey had an operation to remove a cancerous growth below his eye. The surgeon feels he got it all.
He is to have some more surgery. Mike was there today. Glad to see him.

Had an e-mail from Clyde Forrester, his wife Doris had a very damaging stroke in 2005, He spends his time with her, plus he discovered he had Prostate Cancer this year, had Xray therapy and was declared cured.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

We have had news that Bob Dove passed away, we do not know for sure, so if anyone knows about him please let us know.

Also had an e-mail from Les Ewing, that Dottie Hutka had passed away, she was George Spiva's Secretary. If anyone knows about her please let us know.

We were saddened about the news of Roberta Smith passing away, July 13. Mr and Mrs Merle Mueller came to her services from Georgetown, It was very nice seeing them, even under those circumstances.


OTHER:

John Talbert saw Bob Collins this past Saturday, Bob is raising organic herbs on his farm close to Farmsville, He said Bob looked great.

Terry and Marion Parsons were there from Tyler, they should car pool with the ones that live in East Texas like Hugh French in Tyler, Ed Robinson in Chandler. There are more out that way.

Glad to see everyone today in this hot weather, try to stay cool.

Remember, if you want a print of the group picture that Jim Gray made for us in April, which is very good, he still has a few extras, which are $5.00 each. Just get in touch with him.

See you August 31.

Dottie




Summary of the June 29th, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 69

FIRST TIMERS:

Barbara Marks, (Greenville), Virgel Horn, Glen Urbach, Bill Hulse

GUESTS:


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

John McAdam was there today. He is having to have another MRI and a bone marrow test . He has to go in about every three weeks for an upper GI and is taking meds for Lukelimia.

Roberta Smith was back in the hospital this past week, she was sent home with hospice. I got in touch with Bertha Hall, last Sunday she took flowers over from the Women's Club. Today Kay Smith and I visited Roberta. We had cards to sign for different ones today, she was one of them. She appreciated that so much. Take time to send a card.

John Talbert called last evening to give info on Bob Ross. The doctors have changed some of his meds, and now he takes one pill under his tongue and has started talking some, almost a complete sentence.
Bob and Yvonne Ross celebrated their 62nd anniversary on July 3.

Andy Crossley had a kidney removed about two weeks ago, The Doctor believes he removed all the cancer, Andy is still on Dialasis. Good Luck

Jim Flanders had a pace maker put in last week, looks very good, Glad they were able to make the meeting.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Kenneth Lee Clyden passed away May 26

Kenneth (Ken) Mitchell passed away June 21

John Edwards Hawkins passed away June 14

Harold W. Hemstreet Jr. passed away June 22

Gaylen Lambert passed away June 6


John Talbert's Dad and Sister-in-law passed away, services were today in Waco,

OTHER:

Several there today that had not been for quite a while: Hugh French, John Calvert, Pat Woolridge, Ramona Litchen, Carolyn Boone, Dick Jessen and Rick Underwood. We are glad you came and hope you don't put off coming again for too long.

Thanks to Jim Gray we had a group picture made in April, they were delivered today, plus he is going to make some extra ones in case you might want one. They are $5.00 and very good picture. Nice bunch of good looking retirees.

We were also informed that A. B. Godwin has married, congratulations to you both .

John Scogin's Mother was 100 years old June 5, had a big Birthday Party, 108 attended. HOW GREAT


Oh by the way I am getting my roof on next week. Thank the Lord for that.

If you travel over the July 4 weekend please be careful have a great trip, and everyone have a good weekend.
Remember our Service people that are fighting for our freedom.

See you July 27.




Summary of the May 25th Luncheon by Bertha Hall

PRESENT: 49

FIRST TIMERS:

Ken Whaley


GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Luther McPhearson was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in addition to his kidney problems. He is on oxygen.

John Jackson fell on May 12 and is in Kindred Rehab on Greenville Ave,

John McAdams is having a MRI next week on his liver.

John Talbert gave us a report on Bob Ross. He understands that Bob is back in his home and is responsive. Yvonne sends thanks for the prayers, cards and calls.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Karen Linscott passed away April 27, she was a Marketing Communications Administrator in Richardson for 21 years (Electrospace & Raytheon).

Rick Butler Passed away May 5, he was with the company 25 years.

Jo Helen Pybus passed away May 20, she was with the company for 20 years.

Bert Macken, Garland Cashier when she retired, passed away May 19. A memorial will be June 11. She would have been 95 June 11.

Carrie Yarborough’s son David passed away May 13.

OTHER:

The storm last night hit Dottie’s neighborhood and she lost some trees, and one went through the roof of her house. She is without power but friends brought her a generator and she is ok.

The Retirees group pictures taken at the April meeting are available for purchase as 8x10's for $5 each. There are two shots available.

Proofs are at ESY.jpg and TADA.jpg . The red shot identifiers (ESY and TADA) will not appear in the actual prints.

If you would like to purchase one or both, send an email to Jim Gray at jimagray@flash.net or call him at 214-564-6684 and place your order.

If you signed up at the luncheon today for a picture, you do not need to contact him again.

The pictures that you order will be available for pickup at the June and July Retirees Luncheons.


Minutes by Bertha Hall for Dottie Vaughn

Additions from Dottie.

Sorry about not being there Wednesday, we had a tornado in this area about 9:00 P.M. First we had rain, then golf ball size hail. I did not have a lot of hail but some, certainly had the wind. Lights went out as I was going to my front bathroom, I think it is the best place. Wham, I got my flashlight and started looking, a limb from the free went though the roof into the ceiling, my carpet got wet. I had to get my neighbor to help me move my bed over so it would not get wet. My neighbor had already been over to see if I was safe. They do not speak English but are so caring. No lights or radio, we were having lighting and rolling thunder light everything. I called my daughter, they were watching the weather channel, Ron said just rain, put buckets or what ever so I could catch the rain.

The City of Irving has been fantastic. A close friend from Church brought their generator up Wednesday about 7:00 P.M. so I had fans going and lights. My power came back on Thursday afternoon about 3:00. I am well blessed that I don't have any more damage and am not hurt. No one was hurt in the area. Just
lost a large tree in front yard, and a crepe Myrtle in Parkway, or part of it.

SICKNESS;

Luther McPherson is very ill, but in good spirits.

John McAdam, will be having MRI next week on his liver.

Mr. Chancey called me Thursday to tell me Gaylen Lambert has cancer of the throat and is not operable.

DEATHS:

Karen Sue Linscott, passed away April 27, She worked for E-Systems Raytheon in Richardson I think.

Charles Richard "RicK" Butler passed away May 5. He recently celebrated 25 years of service with E-Systems/Raytheon.

Jo Helen Pybus passed May 20, she worked for Raytheon 20 years.

Alberti (Bert) Macken passed away May 19, her Memorial service will be June 11, at 1:00 P.M. First Baptist Church, Farmers Branch. She had 25 years of service. She worked in accounting.

Other:

The 10th of May, ten of us Ladies went to Schulenburg to see the Painted Churches. Take a tour, they are great to see. Lots of History.

The Women's Club Christmas this year will be December 17th, 11:00 A.M. at the European Tea Room on Ross Ave., Alexandria Mansion. Will give you more information later on.

Don't forget to be at the meeting in June to get your group picture, Tom has sent out an e-mail about them so get in touch with Jim Gray they will be $5.00 each.

I still have name tags, Buck Buchholz, Edna Davis, Selby Johnson, Dick Pitts, Richard Plumb,Tom Robbins, Bart Smith and Rick Underwood.

Sorry, If I have missed something, will make it up next month, if you travel this weekend have a safe trip.

Remember those that have lost loved ones, and ones that are ill.

Remember our Service People that are serving our Country for our Freedom, it is not cheap. Lot of the Cemeteries will be having Memorial Service Monday. Those are great to see.

Thanks for coming to our meetings, will see you June 29th.

Dottie

Summary of the April 27th Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 72

FIRST TIMERS:

Ed Diesto, Gary Smith, Shelby Johnson, Buck Buchholz

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Had a phone call from John Talbert, Bob Ross will be coming home May 4th. Will get more detail and send it to Tom to put on the web-page.

John Talbert also had knee surgery today, not a replacement, will find out more when I talk to him.

Had an e-mail from Mr. Jim Clark, he had a six month check up from having lung surgery, his Oncologist said there was no cancer , but he will have another check up in six months. Praying everything will still be great.

Lana Benson had seen Lonnie Sansing at church, he has been diagnosed with early stage Esophageal Cancer, he will undergo chemo and radiation.

Elmyra Bynum will be having hip surgery in May.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Jim Atchley, worked in the Machine Shop passed away early part of April.

Josiah F. Hall Passed away 16 of April, he worked in facilities spent 35 years at E-Systems/Raytheon.


OTHER:

Ed and Tincy Robinson also visited us today, had not seen them in a couple of years.

There were several that had not been there in several months, we are always glad to have you visit us.

Jim and Charlene Rose celebrated 55 years of marriage April 21. Congratulations and Best Wishes for more good years. It was also glad to have them with us today.

We were having our group picture made today, kinda windy and cool, but we made it, Thanks to Jim Gray. He will have the pictures next month for us to look at, decide which one we want, so don't forget to return next month. They will be about $5.00 each.

Had everyone to sign up so we would know who was there.

The Women's Club will be having Birthdays May 21, Saturday 12:00 Noon, at Eastern Hills Country Club.
3000 Country Club Rd. You will be receiving a phone call later. Hope you can come.

Remember all of those that are ill and have lost a love one in your prayers.

Again I want to thank you for coming, we enjoy seeing each of you.

See you May 25.

Dottie




Summary of the March 30th Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 62

FIRST TIMERS:

John Lively

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Carol Azcue, our nurse at work had a heart attack, about the first week in March, when she called me she also had a cold, She was doing fine, they put a stint in.

Yvonne McGregor's daughter Rebecca that lives just north of Colorado Springs, has cancer she is taking treatment for that. Yvonne is there to help with the two girls 7 and 9.

Bob Lively , Vicki Haus Husband, he worked in Engr. Dept. and is now with LW. He is having heart surgery sometimes next week, They have not set the date or time.

John Talbert had an e-mail from Yvonne Ross, Bob is about the same.

Pat Lehr was going back to her Dr. on a Thursday for a scanning have not heard the results.



DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Coleman L. Phillips passed away March 15, he worked at E-Systems 35 years.

Mildred Sue Farmer, Mr. Chuck Farmer's wife and Eileen Wahlstrom 's Mother passed away March 17.

OTHER:

Millie Felton, has a Granddaughter living in Japan North of Tokyo, Her husband is in the service there, they have three boys. Keep these in your prayers also.

Frank Wheeler celebrated his 89th birthday at his Daughters congratulations, keep going.

If you saw the e-mail that Bobby Grambell and Tom White sent , about NASA International Space Station. The pictures were awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Jimmy and Charlene Rose were there today, first time in quite a while, Jimmy has not been able to come.

Evelyn Kubrich and Arlene Copeland were also there, they have been busy with their family illness and Evelyn has been working. Glad to see you both.

Had a very nice e-mail from Hugh French he has moved back to Tyler almost settled in. He and Jerry Kramer did have lunch together one day last week. Maybe he will be able to come to our meetings. His address will soon be updated on the retirees list (password is tomwhite). Send him a note.

We are having a group picture made in April, so please try to be there, Thanks to Jim Gray for doing this.

We want to thank Pete Peterman for taking care of our microphone system each month.

Thanks to each of you for coming, quite a few stayed around and visited , that is good.

See you April 27th.

Thanks, Dottie V.



Summary of the February 23 Luncheon by Bertha Hall

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIMERS:

Jim Wheatley (worked in 580) and Jim Freeman

GUESTS:

Jim Mansolo's daughter Eileen, son-in-law, and twin granddaughters Katie & Angelia

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jean Barnett fell factored her hip, She is in Winters Park Rehab on N. Garland Avenue.

John Talbert was not there, so we don't have anything new about Bob Ross.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Roy Nicely passed away about February 8, in Owensboro, Kentucky. His wife Phyllis has Alzheimer's. Their daughter lives in Colorado. This was an e-mail from Gerald Taliaferro

OTHER:

Hugh French sent a e-mail that he has completed his move from Florida to Tyler. Maybe he will be able to attend a luncheon soon.

Six of us Ladies went over to Roberta and J.B. Smith's and took lunch. She said tell everyone hello, I am sending her a copy of the minutes since she is not able to come now.

Patsy Samford is home now because she could not stay in rehab any longer.

Al Gondran is retiring after 52 years with E-Systems and Raytheon they are giving him an retirement party this afternoon from 12:00 till 2:00 P.M. It will be in the Employee Dining Room, Refreshments served.

Had called Carolyn Boone several times, when she finally called me back she has been in the hospital. She had some dizzy spells.

Talked to Patsy McAdam around the 15th. John was doing pretty well, still sleeps a lot. He has to go back to his Dr. around the first week in March.

It was Jim Mansolo's birthday so we sang Happy Birthday to him.

Bertha filling in for Dottie who had a head cold today.




Summary of the January 26, 2011 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 64

FIRST TIMERS:

Julie Gilbert, Brenda Vulk, Duane Powers

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Had an e-mail from Jan Davis her husband Rex has been cleared of cancer does not have to take chem. Prayers were answered.

Jim Rose has been very ill , he was in a nursing home, it was his medications, he is home now and doing well. Again Prayers were answered.

Bob Ross is doing a little better, he is sleeping on a schedule more, and still at his daughters.

Juanita Darley was in the hospital again last week, went home Monday Jan. 24.

Roberta Smith is homebound and in a wheelchair. Several of us are taking lunch this Monday the 31st and visit with her for a couple hours.

Patsy Samford is being transferred to another nursing care, when I get the address I will get Tom to send it out.

John McAdam (the keeper of our Retiress List) has a spot on his liver and it is cancer. He is having surgery the First of Feb.

Doris Parker Pettigrew was in the hospital about the middle of Jan with a TIA, she was there for a couple of days, I saw her Jan. 16, had lunch with her we got to visit for about two hours. She looks great as always.

Pat Lehr had her last chemo Jan. 12, she was feeling much better. Howard is still taking re-heb.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Warren "Tom" Tomlinson passed away January 18, he was 67, suffered several years with cancer. He worked at E-Systems, and L-3 Communications in Greenville.

Andy Anderson lived in Arlington passed away January 20.

Vicki Hill reported that Nelson "Duke" Thurman, Jr. who worked at E-Systems Garland in the Electronics Warfare department passed away on 19 December, 2003.


OTHER:

Now some good news: Hugh French sent a e-mail his family is moving back to Texas probably on or about February 15. Check the retirees list for his address. Maybe he will visit us soon. Hope so.

Richard and June Marks are celebrating 50 years of marriage January 28. Congratulations and best wishes for more years.

Our Women's Club will be having Birthdays Feb. 12, at El Fenix, downtown Dallas on McKinney at 12:00 Noon. You will be receiving a phone call.

Last year we had total attendance of 573, 26 deaths in our retirees, and 14 relatives passed away. We are starting our 21st year lets keep it up ,

Thanks to Tom White for the Web-Site and John McAdam for our Retirees list so everyone can hear from us.

Remember your love one Valentine's Day Feb. 14 Monday.

Thanks for coming, keep those in your prayers that are ill and those who have lost loved ones.

See you February 23.

Dottie V.




Summary of the December 29, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 40

FIRST TIMERS:

Phil (sorry don't know his last name) he is still working

Ed Tajachman, Systems Engr. retired in August.

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Patsy Samford is in rehab in Richardson

Jan Davis' husband Rex has lung cancer ,

Howard and Pat Lehr,

Johnie Bynum and his wife have been ill, she was in the hospital, but home now.

Kay Smith had a Christmas Card from Lois Black Wheeler, she is having some health problems.

Juanita Darley was in the hospital, but home now.

Mr. Chancey is home bound.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Jim Gray informed us today that Tony Llorente passed away Sept. 24, he worked in Photo Lab.

Gerri Crowder's husband Jack passed away Nov. 29.

Mr. Charles Turrentine lost his daughter Dec. 11

Nell Dupree Roper passed Dec. 18

Sue Burris passed away Dec. 18

OTHER:

Talked with Roberta Smith after I came home from the luncheon, she is unable to attend our meetings, she also needs our prayers, She had a Christmas Card from Mr. & Mrs. Merle Mueller, she called them. He has had blood clots this year but they have dissolved. Wanda's cancer has returned after 24 years.

She also talked to Barbara Herrin, O. C. is not doing well, Barbara is having to stay with him.

Daisy Patterson's husband Pat not doing well.

The Recreation Center that was built in honor of Harris Hollabough is now open, it is located at 3925 W. Walnut St. , Garland.

Bob Taylor of the Credit Union retired today, Congratulations you will enjoy.

Everyone signed a Birthday Card for me, the girls gave me some flowers, then they sang Happy Birthday. Thank you so very much, B/d (Dec. 31)

Steve and Glenda Huss will celebrate 40 years of marriage in Feb. they will not be at our meeting in Jan. they will be cruising around Hawaii. Congratulations.

Had an e-mail from Helaine and Marvin Harthcock from Mexico, they were having Christmas Dinner with some friends, wishing all of us here a Merry Chritmas. Probably most of you got the e-mail.

We took up a collection last month and this month for our web site, printing of retirees list, and cards. In all we have 80. dollars thank you very much.

Thanks for coming today,have a safety and Happy New Year, will see you January 26, 2011.

Dottie V.


Summary of the November 24, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 18

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Howard Lehr fell November 4, broke his hip, he is in rehad close to where they live. I talked to Pat on the 15, she was doing good.

Juanice Kinney has had breast surgery she is on radiation but so far doing o.k.

Nell Dupree, sorry do not know her new married name, she is on hospice.

Jerri Crowder's husband Jack has had brain surgery is in Kindred Care at Dr's Hospital.

Bob Ross was in hospital last week with pneumonia but is now back at his daughters in Lone Oak.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Darween McPeak 's husband passed away.

Willie Findlay passed away November 5, they will have a Memorial Service later on in Scotland with the Family.

Charles Ashmore passed away latter part of October.


OTHER:

The Raytheon Holiday Party will be December 4. If you would like information on that please call Eileen Wahlstrom at Raytheon or send her an e-mail at emmawahlstrom (at) aol.com. Replace the (at) with @.

A collection was taken up today for our Web-site hosting, I have also received some contributions in the mail. If you would like to make a contribution, you may send it to Tom White at his address. Also, I was given some money for cards, Thank you very much.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, have a great one and a safe trip if you are traveling.

Please remember these that are ill or have lost a love one in your prayers. Remember our Service people that are serving our Country for our Freedom.

Thanks for coming, will see you December 29th.

Dottie

Summary of the October 27, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 38

FIRST TIMERS:

Edna Davis,. retired in January. She has been traveling

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Howard Lehr has Pat on a CaringBridge you can get that on internet. She has bought her a wig or two and caps and scarfs. Her hair is coming back. She called me on a Thursday night, sounded wonderfully and in high spirits, that is good.Send her a card she would like that, and they also want to make the meetings so maybe soon they can.

Yvonne Ross sent John Talbert an e-mail last week, Bob has been discharged from rehab, they moved him by ambulance to their daughter that is a nurse and she lives in Lone Oak. Just east of Sulphur Springs. That address is: 202 E. Cedar St., Lone Oak, Tx. 75473, Yvonne, will be up there most of the time.
They would also appreciate a card.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Kay Smith, Mother in-law Fodie Smith passed away Oct 1, they had a Memorial Service Oct. 9.

Jaro A. Pavlik passed away Oct. 15, Memorial Service was held at Woodcreek Church in Rickardson, Oct. 23., he was 77.


OTHER:

It was very good to see John Calvert, It has been quite a while.

Charlene Morris and I found out this week that we only have $500. a year for our dental insurance. If you are planning on any dental work, you might want to check your insurance.

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, there will be a Parade downtown Dallas. Applebee's Resturant will give a Veteran a free meal that day.

The Women's Club will be having a Birthday Luncheon November 20th, at The Taste of Italy in Garland, at 12:00. You will receive a call . Hope you can make it.

Our Christmas Dinner will be December 11 at Hilton Bella Harbor in Rockwall, just across the lake,I passed out information today, and will also pass out information November 20th.

If you would like to go to Johnnie High's Chrtismas Show this year, it will be Sunday Afternoon at 3:00 P.M.
December 13.

Raytheon Holiday Party will be December 4. If you would like information on that please call Eileen Wahlstrom or send her an e-mail emmawahlstrom@aol.com

Don't forget to VOTE.

I still have quite a few name tags that has not been picked up.

We will have a luncheon November 24 day before Thanksgiving.

Thanks to everyone that came,

See you , Dottie




Summary of the September 29 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 50

FIRST TIMERS:

Edna Davis,. retired in January. She has been traveling

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Al Holley had a defibrillator put in his shoulder around Sept. 1st., He was home in a day or so, Very sore, he appreciates all the prayers, and I am sure he would appreciate a card.

Mr. Jim Clark, he had lung surgery Friday Sept. 10, It was to remove a non-small cell cancer .They also removed a wedge of his lung. He went home on the 15th.

Pat Lehr had hysterectomy around the first of Sept. and there was cancer cells, The Dr. thinks he got 99.9 % of the cancer cells she is taking treatments.

Bill Johnson has been transferred to rehab and is gaining strength on his left side. This came from Dick Cudlipp, Bill's son Steven sent him a note, his phone # is 425-836-1026, if you wish to call his son.

Cards has been sent , please remember each of these in your prayers.

An employee Kendall Calhoun had a heart transplant , sorry do not know exactly when.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Sylvia Vaughn's brother, who lived in Arkansas and took care of her place there, passed away this past Thursday or Friday, 23rd, or 24th of Sept.

Jean Lemons (active employee) past away August 28.She worked in 580 in the S&T Group.

Walter
(Duke) Windsor passed away September 3, he was 88.

Rick Barrett (employee), lost his wife Nancy, Saturday 11 of Sept. they had just returned from a vacation in Europe. no prior indications of any problems.

Dennis Lee New, passed away Sept. 7. He worked in contracts.

Joe McCurdy passed away Sept. 24, he had cancer.

We were told that Mr. James Kump passed away about two weeks ago. This was originally wrongly reported as Mr . John Kump, James' twin brother.


OTHER:

Tom sent an e-mail 12 pages on INSIGHTS INTO NEW HEALTH CARE LAW. from NRLN PRESIDENT.
Think it would be wise if you read that.

Thanks for a great attendance, the weather has been great much cooler, hope to see everyone
next month October 27.

Remember I still have some name tags that has not been picked up.

See You

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the August 25th, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 39

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mr. Chuck Farmer, is home from the hospital, as of Monday the 23rd. He is doing better. He has a therapist to help him swallow. We had a card that all signed it was mailed today. Keep up the good works, we all hope you are feeling better soon.

Mr. Bob Ross, is also improving. He is still at Healthcare Center on White Rock trail. Yvonne, thinks he is ready to have visitors. If you can go by to see him.

Mr. Bill Johnson (Poppy) has suffered from a stroke August 18, he was driving in Dallas, a Dallas Policeman was behind him and realized something was wrong and within 45 minutes he was at the Presbyterian Hospital. You can send him at e-mail at HowisPoppyBill@glmail.com his son will take it too him.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Randy Martin, Bob Martin's son who was 46 years old had a massive Heart attack Saturday 14th.

OTHER:

Please remember all of these in your prayers, send them a card that will perk them up.

Bob Schleifer was there, don't think he has been there in several months glad to have you.

Had an e-mail from Ron Oliver, Thanks Ron, Willie Finley is now 30 miles from Bartesville, Ok., he has no phone he has been moved to get better medical attention He is now 80.

Frank Wheeler, is doing fine, he had a visitor but he can't find out who he was, about 6ft. 6, very nice. Frank is 88,

Ron Oliver is still hobbling around, he has an ulcer in the same leg that was broken about 46 years ago. If he can get that taken care of, then he can have hip surgery. Ron we do miss you, thanks for the news.

Bobby Gambrell and Tom White talked by e-mail the first of August, several are unhappy with Gloden Coral. I agree it is not the best food. Furr's did not want us when they moved, and also we heard, the private room was for corporate.

Anyway, I read their e-mail, and mine that I sent to them. I was afraid if we went to Furr's then they decided they did not want us Golden Coral would not take us back.

I went over there today, before our meeting they are set up just like Golden Coral, their private room will only hold 50. the table of 4 next to the door I could use.

I asked those at the lunchen to think about it, and vote next month, John McAdam suggested we vote today. We did. I would say 38 voted to stay. I did not vote.

I do not want to hurt anyone feelings over this, there are very few places that can hold a group without paying . Which we do not have the money.

It is nice to see everyone each month, so please come so we can enjoy the social.

See you September 29th. if you travel on Labor Day weekend, please be careful.

Remember to keep our SERVICE PEOPLE and our COUNTRY in your prayers.

Thanks, Dottie




Summary of the July 28, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 54

FIRST TIMERS:

Robert Rowe, Bruce White, Bart Smith

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Bob Ross has been moved to C.C.Young Skill Nursing Center, Lawther Dr. near White Rock Lake.

LaVeda Talbert had eye surgery Tuesday 27th, had to go back today for check up.

Bill Alderdice is having trouble with his eyes.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Bill McCubbin passed away June 30, He and his wife lived at Sun City, close to Georgetown. He had worked at Garland for 42 years.

OTHER:

Max Shepherd and his wife Carroll were there today, first time at Golden Coral. Glad you came.

We had name tags made which are magnetic, just the name is $3.50, with the year you worked (1962-1990) is $.4.50. If you want one and have not signed up for one, you may call me at 972-790-3464. Several signed up today. They will be ready at the next meeting.

The Women's Club will have milestone birthdays August 21, Antique Land, Central Express (75), and Plano Parkway. Meeting at 12:00 noon. You will receive a phone call next week.

Last month we sent a card to Pat and Howard Lehr, with everyone signing their names. Pat called and said it really made Howard's day. Glad we sent a card.

Remember ones that are ill and the ones that has lost a loved one.

Remember our Country and the Service People serving our Country for our Freedom .

We will see you August 25.


Thanks, Dottie





Summary of the July 28, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 54

FIRST TIMERS:

Robert Rowe, Bruce White, Bart Smith

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Bob Ross has been moved to C.C.Young Skill Nursing Center, Lawther Dr. near White Rock Lake.

LaVeda Talbert had eye surgery Tuesday 27th, had to go back today for check up.

Bill Alderdice is having trouble with his eyes.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Bill McCubbin passed away June 30, He and his wife lived at Sun City, close to Georgetown. He had worked at Garland for 42 years.

OTHER:

Max Shepherd and his wife Carroll were there today, first time at Golden Coral. Glad you came.

We had name tags made which are magnetic, just the name is $3.50, with the year you worked (1962-1990) is $.4.50. If you want one and have not signed up for one, you may call me at 972-790-3464. Several signed up today. They will be ready at the next meeting.

The Women's Club will have milestone birthdays August 21, Antique Land, Central Express (75), and Plano Parkway. Meeting at 12:00 noon. You will receive a phone call next week.

Last month we sent a card to Pat and Howard Lehr, with everyone signing their names. Pat called and said it really made Howard's day. Glad we sent a card.

Remember ones that are ill and the ones that has lost a loved one.

Remember our Country and the Service People serving our Country for our Freedom .

We will see you August 25.


Thanks, Dottie



Summary of the June 30, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 52

FIRST TIMERS:

John Scogin, Ann Kruse, Sue Harrison

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Bob Ross fell the 9th of June and broke his hip, he is in rehab, location at Forest and Greenville Ave.

Norm Dixon is home from surgery they put a port in last week for chemo.

Ron Oliver has an ulcer that has to be taken care of before he can have hip surgery, hoping he can do it soon. He was there today.

Mr. H. C. Chancey is doing better but has to use a walker and stay close to home.

Patsy Samford is not able to attend the retirees or our Women's club activities. On July 17th
five of us ladies took lunch to her and visited for about three hours. Lots of fun.

James B. Rose, has Alzheimer's, we are sorry to hear that.



DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Mr. Chancey called me last week that W. C. Rainwater 's wife passed away this past week, Mr. Rainwater passed away about 5 years ago. They lived in Grand Prairie, he work in Grand Prairie and Garland.

Ernest Duncan passed away May 26, I attended his services in Garland. He retired from E-Systems.

Becky Pacho's Brother Joe Macios passed away 20 of June, they will have his Memorial Service in August when his son returns from working in China.


OTHER:

Charlene Morris fell in her yard a couple of weeks ago on unlevel stepping stones, she did finally go to the doctor. Every thing was OK but her legs are black and blue. It will take a while for them to clear up.

I talked with Doris Parker Pettigrew this morning, she is doing o.k. after a fall
outside of her complex about two weeks ago, She bruised the left side of her face and still has a black eye. X-rays showed everything was OK.

Ladies be careful where you walk and take a phone with you so you can call for help.

I think there were several that had not been here for a while, one was Carl Gilliland glad to have all of you. Thanks for coming.

Have a wonderful and safe July 4, remember our Service Men and Women Serving our Country for our Freedom.

If you have moved or changed phone #'s or e-mail please let John McAdam or Tom White know so John can up date our roster.

See you July 28

Dottie V.


Summary of the May 26, 2010 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 43

FIRST TIMERS:

Joe Vulk, Ed Redwine, Norm Dixon

GUESTS:

Susan Dixon, Norm Dixon's Daughter,

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Norm Dixon is having Pancreas surgery tomorrow (the 27th) at Baylor Dallas.

Marlene Sikes , Bob Sikes wife is having surgery
tomorrow (the 27th) at Presbyterian Hospital.

Pete Peterman had back surgery about three weeks ago. He is doing great and walking with his pals at the mall.

Talked with John and Patsy McAdam, she has had cataract surgery on both eyes and doing great. John goes to the Dr. the 8th, hoping he can stop taking his medication and the Dr. will tell him his lukemia is in remission.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Frank Wheeler lost a daughter Bobby Griffin on May 8.

Dale Hughes passed away May 5.

Paul Thayer LTV passed away May 1, he was 90.

Chris Hollis passed away May 18. He worked in Tactical Systems.

Herb Koke's wife passed away sometime last week.


OTHER:

Had an e-mail from Tom Szalay, he lives in Colorado Springs and loves it. Good to hear from him.

Had an e-mail from George and Ann Collier who live close to Nashville. They survived the flood, however it was only 100 yards away and 6 feet below their house. They did lose two elderly neighbors who decided to leave and got into a raging torrent. Remember these also in your prayers.

Mary Kay and Al Walker live in Flower Mound. A new hospital is being built there. Mary Kay has started a Flower Mound Hospital Auxiliary Inc. She is working to open a gift shop and work with the patients there. Good for Mary Kay.

If you travel this Memorial Day weekend, please be careful.

Remember our service people that have served our country and lost their lives as well as the men and women that are serving now to keep our country safe.

See you June 30th.

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the April 28 Luncheon by Dottie

PRESENT: 52

FIRST TIMERS:

Linda Westbrook, J. D. Ray, Ron Walker, Tom Robbins

GUESTS:

Jim Flanders, Marie's husband, Brenda Spurlock, Skip" s wife

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Just talked with Ron Oliver, he is having trouble with his hip, trying to have surgery. His Dr. is ill, so he will know in a couple of days,

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Al Slover passed away last week,

Boyd Robinson's Mother passed away April 24th.

A card was sent to both.

OTHER:

Tom White had an e-mail from Bill and Sue Ersthaler. They are fine and enjoy reading the Luncheon minutes. They are sorry to hear that we have lost some retirees.

I personally want to thank Bertha Hall for doing the minutes in March when I had my left knee redone what they call a revision. Thanks for all the autographs on the card she sent. Also want to thank Kay Smith and Sylvia Vaughn for staying with me the first week I was home. Thanks to each of you for your prayers and cards and calls. I missed not being there.

Sorry the Luncheon minutes are late, Kay and I went to Branson Wednesday afternoon returned Monday P.M. Had a great time, shopped till we dropped, and ate too much.

Don't forget Mother's Day May 9th. I will see you 26th, if you go out of town over Memorial Day please drive careful.

Remember our Veterans and our Service People serving our Country now for our Freedom.

Thanks, Dottie


Summary of the March 31st Luncheon by Bertha Hall for Dottie

PRESENT: 52

FIRST TIMERS:

Dan & Brenda McCurdy, Finis Grinke, James & Jerry Thompson, and Sharon Carter

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Dottie Vaughn had a partial knee replacement yesterday. This was a knee that was replaced several years ago. They only replaced the part that was worn out.
She is in Baylor Irving.

Barney Sanders fell and broke her shoulder that had been broken before. She is still at Monticello West near McKinney.

J. B. Smith, Roberta’s husband, is improving but still in the hospital.

Mr. Chancey has been falling a lot lately. His doctor wants him to use a walker.

Mary Kay Walker is home after having knee replacement.

John Calvert will have stint surgery in April.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Tom Johnson passed away March 3, his wife Carolyn let us know.

Fred Grisak passed away March 10; there was a private service at Restland.

Richard Thurman passed away March 24; funeral arrangements were made by Golden Gate.

Nona Mullett passed away March 24; her service was at Allen Funeral Home in Wylie.


Otha Combest passed away March 25.


Richard Landis’ son Bo was killed in an accident March 29.


OTHER:

Eilene Walstrom brought a Birthday card for all of us to sign for her dad's (Chuck Farmer) 80th birthday.

Bobby Gambrell talked to Bob Pettit about Rex Hand. Rex’s Parkinson is worse and he can no longer drive.

Eldon Sparkman does not make the drive in as often for our lunches.

Darrell Wilhite has taken another series of Electro Convulsive Therapy and was feeling much better. Dottie sent him a card and told him to keep up the good work. Dottie talked to Mary but she didn’t say one way or the other.

Richard Woolheater lives in the Georgetown area as well as several other retirees. He was looking for Bobby Gilpin and Richard Landis’ son, I don’t know if this is the son that was killed in the accident or not. He talked with several and they are trying to help locate them. Merle Mueller, Charlie Swearingen, Mark Fielder and Tom Skinner’s widow all live in the area.

Just a note on the Women’s Club activities: Dottie took 12 of us on a mystery trip. A few of the highlights were: To Gladewater to Mrs. Lee‘s Daffodil Garden, then to New London School Museum, the Kilgore Oil Museum and Rangeretts Museum, the Mayor spoke to us there. As usual lots of fun, fellowship and good food.

Please keep coming so we can continue our retiree’s luncheon.

Thanks to Dottie and all of you for helping to keep us informed on what is going on with our fellow retiree’s

Dottie will be back next meeting on April 28.

Bertha Hall


Summary of the February 24th Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 47

FIRST TIMERS:

Don McDevitt , he retired in November glad you came, come back next month.

GUESTS:

Jim Melton , Mary's husband

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Carol Gilbert, wife of John is taking chemo, their Daughter also had surgery, but was hoping to go home today.

Terry Parson, wife has been in the hospital for ten weeks.

Patsy McAdam has been taking shots for her back and also
starting therapy.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Hazel Weaver passed away January 25, 2010. She worked in Mfg.

Virginia Green passed away February 6, 2010. She worked for LTV/E-SYS, for 36 years.

John Atchley passed away February 21, 2010. Visitation will be Friday 26th at Restland from 6-9 PM. Memorial Services will be
2 PM, Saturday 27th, at Arapaho United Methodist Church, 1400 W. Arapaho, Dallas. Burial will be at Restland. John was 78.

OTHER:

Ron Oliver visited Willie Findley in Bartesville, Okla. He is doing pretty well, but misses his friends, wanted Ron to tell everyone hello for him.

Dales Hughes was with us today first time at Golden Coral so it has been a while, we were glad to have him even if he did drive 70 miles.

Terry O'Steen also there, Carol Peter and Kemp Derrick glad to see you guys.

Received the following email from Marvin Hathcock's wife Helaine. They live in Mexico.

Hi all,

Yesterday( Feb.6), at a ceremony, Marvin was appointed to serve as a director on the board of education for the municipality of Chapala. The term is for three years. Of course, he's the only Gringo on the board. We're told that he's the first non-Mexican citizen to ever serve on the board.

What an honor!!

Helaine



Please keep coming so we can continue our retirees luncheon.

Will see you March 31.

Dottie


Summary of the January 27th Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 88

We had a total attendance of 444 in 2009. Average of 37, Largest month April 52, lowest was January. I think we had ice then.

FIRST TIMERS:

Carol Schamberger, and her husband Bob,
Howard Laquey,

GUESTS:

Barbara Morris, Joan Poarch

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

None

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Charlie Hager's wife Gladys known as Pat, passed away January 12. They were married 62 years.

Tony Aycock, Material dept. passed away in late December of 09. Burial in Ennis.

Jim Forteith passed away on Christmas eve.

We had 31 known deaths of retirees during 09, that includes two or three that passed away in 07 and 08 that we did not know about at the time.

ANNIVERSARIES OF 09

Bob and Yvonne Ross 60 years,
Mr. and Mrs Hugh Tomlinson 60 years,
John and LaVeda Talbert 50 years.


OTHER:

This was the 20th anniversary of the Retirees Luncheon, started in 1990 by Charlie Tipton, Bennie Poarch and Bob Ross. We had a cake that said "Thank you Charlie, Bennie , Bob for 20 great years from the retirees."

A hardy hand clap for Bob Ross for starting this. A thank you to : Tom White for the Web Page, John McAdam for maintaining the list of retirees and getting them printed, Ron Oliver for keeping our speaker system and bringing it each month, John Talbert and Bertha Hall for filling in for me when I am not there.

A hardy thanks to each, and every one that comes.

We had an e-mail from Jim and Marilyn Clark, they live in Jacksonville, Florida, they wanted us to know they appreciate the news and they were with us in spirits.

Boyd Pepper also sent an e-mail, hoping he could be there but he wasn't, hope you can come next month. Thanks for your e-mails.

Thanks to every one for making this 20th year a great day.

See you February 24th.

Dottie



Some pictures of the Anniversary Cake are here.

A list of the attendees is here



Summary of the December 30, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 27

FIRST TIMERS:
none

GUESTS:

Dale Graham, Delores Graham husband

Max Lee been there before, but has retired now, glad to have you.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Verle Wade's son Kent will have Gall Bladder surgery Dec 11, hoping this help with some of his medical problems.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Ben Hudson passed away this fall his cancer came back. Mark Jones left word at the Church for his Wife Ann to call, Mark could not get him on e-mail, Her address is 701 N. Applewood , Burnet, Tx 78611 if you would like to send her a card.

Ken Collins worked in Tech Pubs. Ken sent Boyd Robinson an e-mail Dec. 21, that his wife Arden had passed away February 13, 2009. They had moved back to Abilene, Kansas, where they grew up together, They got to celebrate 50 Years wonderful life together June 15, 2008.

Verle Wade's son Ken passed away with a heart attack on November 28.

Claude Moultrie worked in Space, he passed away December 19.

Paul Dulong passed away Dec. 21, he retired from E-Systems 1986. For Obituary, click HERE

Please keep those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

OTHER:

Johnny Gardner was inquiring about a home on Winding Oak in Garland, that Archie Tefend used to own. Come to find out Archie is living in Florida with his son Bill. Archie has Alzheimer's.

It is nice to keep up with each other, next January 27 2010, we will be celebrating 20 years of our retiree luncheon. Thanks to Bob Ross, Charlie Tipton and Bennie Poarch for starting it back then.

I think it would be great if everyone could attend that day, it may be a little crowded, but wouldn't it be nice to see everyone. Tell everyone you know or see that has not been there for a while or offer a ride for them.

Have a wonderful New Year and a safe one. See you January 27, 2010.

Thanks to each one that came today.

Dottie



Summary of the November 25, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 23

FIRST TIMERS:
none

GUESTS:
none

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Verle Wade's son Kent will have Gall Bladder surgery Dec 11, hoping this help with some of his medical problems.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

I called Benard A. Shelby in Wills Point, about a week ago, talked to Mrs Shelby, found out he had passed away November 29, 2008, he worked in Facilities and he was the one that got his back broken on the job.

He had fallen out of his wheelchair about 4 years before he passed away and damaged his leg such that they could not save it. About one year before he passed away his son was in an accident and passed away. She said she was doing fine, her daughter lives next door to her.


OTHER:

We sent some cards out to the ones that can not come to the meeting, One to Al Holley, had a very nice E-Mail from him. He is taking care of his wife, plus he himself has had a couple of heart attacks since he retired. He planned to come today, Tom White told us, but had car trouble. Maybe he can come in December or January which will be our 20th year.

Had a Thanksgiving card from Jim Mansolo, thanking us for the card, he is coming on his 88th birthday, when ever that is. Jim you better make it.

Bob White said in ran into Wayne MCGilvray a few days ago, he was doing great. He worked in 580.

Several were out of town, and will be for the December meeting, and some were cooking for tomorrow.

Want to thank Ron Oliver for always being there and setting up the speaker. Thanks Ron.

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas to each, if you are traveling please be careful.

We will see you December 30th.

Thanks to each one that made an effort to come today.

Dottie V.



Summary of the October 28, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 46

FIRST TIMERS:
Bob Davis, worked in Bldg. 575.

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Nona Mullet is on chemo again.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Bob Loveland, passed away around the first week of October, sorry I do not have exact date.

Cornelius, Ted Cornelius wife passed away September 6.

Catherine W. Parlin, passed away October 13, she and her husband , Robert F. Parlin, Jr. (he passed away in 1984) both worked in Australia and Garland.

Gene Grimes passed away October 15, age 83, he retired from E-Systems in 1981 after 31 years of employment.


OTHER:

Talked with Doris Parker Pettigrew this week, after her fall in the summer and breaking her wrist, she is feeling fine and doing well, wanted to tell everyone hello.

Also talked with Juanice Kinney, she was trying to help a Lady at the nursing home who was in a wheel chair, well she did not want any help, but ended up falling and fell on Juanice, broke her left wrist. She is doing better.

Several there today that have not been for a while, Jim Jackson, Carolyn Boone, Marcie Wiskur Earl , Juanita Darley, Verle Wade, Hi Kimsey and Yvonne McGregor. It was very nice to see each of these.

We will have a meeting in November, even though it falls on the day before Thanksgiving. So mark your calendars.

Jeanne Reinkemeyer was there today to give us the below information about the Christmas Party.

Jeanne also took up a collection for the Santa's Food Drive, $93 collected.

Will see you November 25. Thanks for coming.

Dottie V.




DENIM AND DIAMONDS BALL AT SOUTHFORK RANCH

Saturday, December 12, 2009

6:00 PM Tour of Southfork Ranch available
6:30 Event begins
7:00 Buffet-styled dinner
7:30 Sundown band takes the stage
DJ between sets and karaoke to finish the evening
Casino night and photography available


Non-GLA (Garland Leadership Association) Members Ticket Prices (Per Person)
Early Bird Special $60.00 (before Nov. 20th)
Regular Price $70.00


GLA Members Ticket Prices (Per Person) Their tickets partially covered by membership dues.
Early Bird Special $45.00 (before Nov. 20th)
Regular Price $55.00

Each person can purchase 4 (four) tickets, allowing you to bring family/friends if you wish.

No children under 18 years old please.

Tickets on sale in the Raytheon cafeteria, November 17-19th.

BOBBY'S BARBECUE BUFFET
Mesquite Smoked Beef and Barbecued Chicken Breasts
Dinner Salad
Potato Dish
Ranch Style Beans
Cornbread
Cherry Cobber
Tea/Water included

Cash Bar
$3.00 Soft Drinks
$4.00 Beer
$5.00 Wine
$6.00 Mixed Drinks

Southfork Ranch is located at 3700 Houge Drive (same as Murphy Road) in Parker, Texas.

Parking is free with drop off at the Ballroom door possible.

Country glamorous to evening/cocktail wear.


Later Info on the GLA Holiday event. 11-3-09

From: Kelly W Adams <Kelly_W_Adams@raytheon.com>
Date: November 3, 2009 9:27:29 AM CST
To: tom.white@mac.com
Cc: Eileen F Wahlstrom <Eileen_F_Wahlstrom@raytheon.com>, Gail N Cook <Gail_N_Cook@raytheon.com>
Subject: GLA Holiday Event: Denim and Diamonds Ball

Good Morning Tom,

The 2009 RSVP Hotline for the retirees is ready to go with lots of information available. Retirees will need to call and leave a message to rsvp their tickets. All retirees will receive the "GLA Ticket" pricing of $45 per person (early bird special) and $55 per person after November 20th. Gail Cook will be checking the hotline each day, will call back all reservations, have the retirees mail in funds, and then mail out their tickets. There will not be any need to pick up tickets at the plant.

All Retiree tickets sales will be handled through the Hotline.

972-205-5777

Please don't hesitate to call me with ANY questions! Thank you for updating the website and sharing this information with the Retirees.


Kelly Adams
COTS/Asset Management
Raytheon
(972) 205-7822


Summary of the Sept 30, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 45

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

John Gilbert, trouble with his back, walking with crutches.

Matt Thomas, still an employee, was in hospital, surgery of the kidney, but doing better.

We hope each of you recover with good health.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Gerald Cowan (Jerry), passed away September 15 at 75 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer. He retired from the Air Force and Army he worked in Garland. After he retired there, he had his own company COWCO Enterprises. Our prayers go to his wife Judith Hewitt Cowan and family.

Neil Wooldridge husband of Pat Wooldridge passed away Monday September 21, he retired from TI. Neil was 78 . He had a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Our prayers go to Pat and the family. Neil was a special person.

Gibb Rogers passed away about two weeks ago. Our prayers go to Mrs Rogers and family.

OTHER:

Darrell Wilhite visited us today, He has not been able to come in over a year, It was so nice to see him, and Wayne Weltin.

There are a couple more that were there, Novella Thacker, Connie Pennington Rougge. I may have the last name spelled wrong. It was nice to see both.

Raytheon Credit Union is looking for Barbara M. Reed, she has money in the Credit Union, if she is not found soon, the money will be turned over to the Government. If any one know how to reach her, please get in touch with Don Wilson at 972-205-8788.


I understand Raytheon is not sponsoring Christmas for the Children this year, but , Helen Hall and Jeanne Reinkemeyer will be working on it, also will be helping with families that are in need. If you want to donate you could send it to Helen or come to the next meeting in October. or November.

Also, we took up a collection today for the EsyRayRetirees Web Page and printing of the Retirees list, if you would like to donate to that please send your donations to Tom White. Any donation is appreciated. I also send cards out to families when they have lost a loved one, and sometimes just send a card to let them know we are thinking of them.

That is it for today, thanks for coming, see you October 28th.

Dottie


Summary of the August 26, 2009 Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 30

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Doris Parker Pettigrew fell and broke her right wrist, The cast was to be removed August 20.

Matt Thomas is home from the hospital after having kidney surgery. He appreciated those that called or came by to see him.

No report on Jerry Cowan's condition.

Darrell Wilhite was quite pleased to receive the card we all signed and sent him. It boosted his day.

Mr. Chancey is doing better.

Al Holley has been occupied with caring for his wife and unable to attend our luncheons. Would like to hear from others.

Dick Pitts is recovering from a knee replacement.

Millie DeWoody had new batteries installed in her pacemaker Friday at Lake Pointe Hospital.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

We lost three of our fellow workers this past month.

Jack Templin passed away around the first of August and services were held in Lewisville August 8. He was helping a friend in Oklahoma and had a heart attack.

William (Bill) Miegel, passed away Aug. 5, Services were August 8, He was VP of Postal Systems Engr.

Mr. John Goggin passed away July 29. He had retired from Raytheon-E-Systems in 1998.

ANNIVERSARIES:

BIRTHDAYS:


OTHER:

In the absence of Dottie Vaughan, John Talbert led the luncheon briefing session.

The attendance would have been greater had not Dottie taken several ladies on her trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Thanks to Bobby Gambrell and Ron Oliver for supplementing the information furnished by Dottie.

John Talbert



Summary of the July 29th, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIMERS:

Carolyn Kerr, glad to have you.

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Pat Cochran had 4 stints put in around the 13 of July she is doing great.

Sylvia Vaughn had surgery on her right wrist, doing fine, will be another week before before she can drive.

Bertha Hall injured her eye this week working in the yard, but ok. has to have drops every hour.

John McAdam and Patsy are on the coast with the Grand Children, he is doing better, but still takes it pretty easy.

Darrell Wilhite is back in rehab. We all signed a card for him, hope he will be able to come back to visit with us soon.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Becky Pacho and her Brother Joe lost their Mother Celeste Macias June 26, she was 90 years of age.

ANNIVERSARIES:

We missed Mr and Mrs Hugh Tomlinson's anniversary, 60 years June 9.

Bob and Yvonne Ross celebrated 60 years, July 10.

BIRTHDAYS:

Ron Oliver, who also takes care of our sound system, celebrated his 80th birthday July 10.

OTHER:

The Garland Paper, June 4, had an article about a Harris Hollabaugh Park and Recreation Center being built. This is great, we are very proud to have had the honor to work with him.

Julian Hirshburg, was there to visit with us, first time in about three years, his wife had been ill and passed away. Glad you came, hope you come each month.

Thanks to everyone for coming , nice to visit with the ones we worked with for quite a few years.

I will see you in September, John Talbert will do the meeting for us in August.


Dottie V.




Summary of the June 24th, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 40

FIRST TIMERS:

Sandie Gros Wife of Charlie Gros

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Carol Lawson passed away Saturday May 30. She was the wife of Lowell, they were married for 47 years. They lived in Greenville.

Ross Smith 79, passed away June 13. He worked in aerospace engineering at Garland for 27 years.

I am sorry I forgot Franklin D. Crawley of Hawkins last month. He passed away May 17 and was 76 years old.

Cards have been sent to the families.

Please keep all of these in your prayers and send a card they would be glad to hear from you.

OTHER:

NOTE TO THE WOMEN'S CLUB

We are working on a new address books. If you want your e-mail listed please send it to Glenda Huss.

Thanks to Bertha for doing the minutes, Brenda & I are in Las Vegas to see Terry Fator.

I will see you July 29. Have a safe 4th of July.

Dottie
by Bertha




Summary of the May 27th, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 40

FIRST TIMERS:

Ron Oliver made a few calls, it worked, Vern Goldberg, and John Wallace were there.

Gene Swaithes first time he has been where we meet now.

We are glad you came and hope you come back.

GUESTS:

Terri Casillas, Mary's daughter

Joan Garrett wife of Harry Garrett

Grandson of John and LaVeda Talbert Robert of Ft. Polk, La,

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Ross Smith has had a stroke and now he is in the Winter Park Nursing Home in Garland.

Bob White's son Robert was in a car accident and was in Dallas Baylor, Bob was absent because he was getting to go home. Bob took him to Canton or close by where he lives.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.
Marion Smith Jr., passed away May 9, retired as Director of Manufacturing.

Charles G. Luedtke, 82 passed away May 22 2009

Lynn Schriner passed away May 13, 2009 His obit www.qrz.com/w5fo.

Jim Crawford, 65, passed away the first part of May before the 8th.

Don Clinkscales passed away May 5.

Please keep all of these in your prayers and send a card they would be glad to hear from you.


OTHER:

I do not have copies of all the obits will try to get them I have sent out some cards and will send some to the Funeral Homes because they will give them to the Families.

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day, I did, Had a Family reunion on my Mothers side of the Family, and Yvonne Ross went to school with my first cousin in Paragould, Ar. Small world.

Will see you June 24 thanks for coming.

Dottie Vaughn




Summary of the April 29th, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 52

FIRST TIMERS:

Sue Anderson, Laura McCoy and Barbara Osborn

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Don Clack is in the Mesquite Specialty Hospital and doing much better.

Jerry Cowan is doing much better and has gained a little more weight; overall his cancer has shrunk 34%.

Ron Oliver has a very bad sore throat.

Bob White’s brother, Ron is not doing well, he has cancer.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Marjorie York, 88 yrs old passed away March 27. They only had a visitation for her at Rest Haven in Rockwall.

Martha Cox, Wife of Howard, passed away April 13.

Harley Peter passed away April 1, they did not have a service. His son & daughter will have a memorial service after she moves here. Carol will let us know. Harley had a heart attack after he was in the hospital plus other complications.

Please keep all of these in your prayers and send a card they would be glad to hear from you.

OTHER:

John & Lavada Talbert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday May 2.

It was good to see John McAdams here today after being ill for some time.

The Women’s Club will meet at 12:00 noon, Saturday May 2, at Sugar Hill Tea Room in Farmersville for lunch. Each one is on their own shopping and farmers market if interested. Lunch will be around $8.00 plus drink and gratuity.

See you next month.

Dottie




Summary of the March 25th, 2009 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn


PRESENT: 42
FIRST TIMERS:

Marie Flanders and Bob Schleifer

GUESTS:

Joe , Beckys Pacho's Brother

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Don Clack who worked in Quality, is in Baylor Garland. He had colon surgery, and subsequent heart problems. He will be out of ICU the afternoon of the 26th. He is still groggy, but getting better. He will be in Room 269.

John McAdam, I had permission from him last evening to say this, some of us knew, John found out a few months ago he had Leukemia. He has been on medication, some of it has had some side effects, he thought sure he would be at the meeting today, he will be there in April.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.
We did not know this until this month, Hugh French's wife Millie passed away in December of 08. in Florida. They had a Memorial Service in Dallas February 28 .

Walter J. Hesse passed away February 22, 2009, he was VP of the Energy Technology Center 1977-1983

Rosemary Causey, she was the wife of Max , passed away March 4, 2009.

Royse Edward Hall, Sr. passed away March 7, he retired from E-Systems to take over his family business T.C. Hall Sporting Goods.

William K. Lasher passed away Friday, March 6,

Glenn Shahan's Grandson, that was in the Marines passed away March 16, he was in the States.

Hugh Doyle Thomas passed away March 20, he retired from E-Systems
May 1993 as Manager of Engineering.

Oliver Rae Kirby passed away March 17, he and his wife had just celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He went to work at LTV Electrosystems (E-Sys.) in 1968.

Ken Anders passed away March 22, he had a massive heart attack he was in Dallas Baylor, He worked in Cal Lab .

Mary Casillas Brother passed away this month, Robert Bass.

Please keep all of these in your prayers and send a card they would be glad to hear from you.


OTHER:

The Women's Club. Some of us went to Okla. City for 3 days, had a great trip, really think we could have stayed one more day as there is just a lot to see. However it does take a lot of energy to keep walking.

Thanks for coming, pass the word to get others to come.

Keep me in your prayers, my daughter Brenda and I are leaving the 7 of April for New Zealand, for two weeks. We will visit some friends in Auckland. I have been before, I am going with her. Her husband Ron is going on a hunting trip on the South Island, he will catch up with us the weekend before we come home. I am looking forward to the trip such beautifully country.

See you April 29th.

Dottie



Summary of the February 25th, 2009 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 48

FIRST TIMERS:

Max Lee, Charles Gross, Richard Marks, George Clovis

GUESTS:

Joe Macias, Becky Pacho’s brother; Jim Melton, Mary Melton’s husband

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jerry Cowan has gained a little weight and feeling better.

Bobby Gambrill had cataract surgery.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Susan Hatch-Deacon passed away October 14, 2008. She lived in Flower Mound and worked in reservations.

Betty White’s sister passed away two weeks ago.

Oleta Nell Roach, wife of Lavoy, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009.

Ira Gene Crouse passed away February 15, 2009, he worked in Space Systems.

Sandy Blake, wife of Don Blake, passed away February 10, 2009. Don worked in materials and Sandy worked for Dave Clounts.

OTHER:

We had 40 present at our Women’s Club luncheon at the Taste of Home in Wylie. Four had milestone birthdays. Our next outing will be Saturday, May 2. We will travel to Farmersville for lunch and shop.

Nona Mullett just happened to be here eating with friends. She looks great. She is having chemo again.

Mr. Clancy was here today, he has missed several meetings.

It was so good to see everyone.

Thanks for coming. See you March 25.

Dottie



Summary of the January 31, 2009 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 7

FIRST TIMERS:


GUESTS:

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jerry Cowan is improving a little, and Judy's son Gregg Hewitt is doing great after a stem cell transplant.

Sylvia Vaughn had cataract surgery.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Nannette Slaughter, Gene's wife passed away Jan. 8.

Fran Jeffreys passed away Jan. 17

I have been told that Susan Hatch has passed away, I will follow up on that.

Charlene Morris' brother Don passed away Jan. 24.

OTHER:

The seven that were there today; Ron Oliver, Tom Kummer, Harley and Carol Peter, Helen Hull, Pete Peterman and myself. We had a good time visiting.

In 2008 we had a total attendence of 598. The smallest attendence was 26 in November the day before Thanksgiving. We had an monthly average of 49.

24 people who retired from or worked at E-Systems passed away in 08.

Doris Parker Pettigrew visited with me Friday 23 - Sat. 24. We had a wonderful visit. She is thoroughly enjoying the retirement center in Austin.

Women's Club will have a luncheon Feb. 14 at 12:00 noon at the Taste of Home in Wylie. You will receive a call later.

Thanks for coming today. Will see you February 25.

Hey guys, don't forget Valentines Day,
February 14.


Dottie V.





Summary of the December 31, 2008 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 30

FIRST TIMERS:

Bob Schaefer

GUESTS:


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jerry Cowam,
Darrell Wilhite, Johnny Smotherman


Charlene Morris' Brother Don Knight is not expected to live.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Had a Christmas card from Jackie Adcock, her husband Willis who was an Electrican with facilities passed away in 2007, Oct. I think.

Joe Marchbanks passed away Dec. 18, he was 60 and had 28 years with the company

Norman Bittle passed away December 23, 83 years old, he had 36 years with the company.

OTHER:

Since today was my Birthday and I like to celebrate I took a cake in for everyone,. Pattie Powers lead the group in singing Happy Birthday to me, Thank you.

The Ladies that went to Old Warsaw for our Women's Club Christmas Dinner had a very good time. 21 were present.

The ones that went to Arlington for Johnnie High Christmas Program enjoyed that very much. We will also go next year on December 4th in the afternoon.

Thanks for coming to our luncheon today, especially with it being on New Year's Eve.

Have a wonderful New Year, and a very safe one.

Will see you January 28, 2009.

Dottie V.




Summary of the November 26, 2008 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 26

FIRST TIMERS:

Jim Gray

GUESTS:


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jerry Cowan,

Tom Krummer had a heart attack in July, which he told me today, he looks great so keep up the good work.

Had several e-mails, one from Art Harding telling us about Ken Word , Ken worked for Jim Hester in Tech Pub. In November of 07 Ken had a heart attack, broke some ribs. After that he had esophagus cancer, as of now he is at Treemont Rehab. He will be there over the holidays, His phone number is 972-980-9646. The address for Ken is Treemont Rehab, 5550 Harvest Hill Rd., Dallas, Tx, 75230 Rm.# 1133.

Remember all of these in your prayers, give them a call or send a card.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

E-mail from Carroll Bunch, he let us know Bob Westervelt passed away in mid-October , Bob lived in Arizona.

E-mail from Boyd Pepper, Joe Newsom worked in the Test Lab for Lonnie Sansing, he left E-Systems went to work for TI. He passed away Thursday November 20.

I will get cards out to these people.

Keep these and others that are not able to come to our meetings in your prayers.

I appreciate you sending the e-mail news to Tom White, which he forwards to me.


OTHER:

Ken Terry found a new discount coupon book that was left at the October Luncheon at the Golden Corral, if you are missing one call him. Ken's phone number 972 442 3417.

Women's Club,
Saturday, December 13 we are going to Old Warsaw for our Christmas Dinner. You will be getting phone calls. Hope you can go. Meet at 5:00 P.M..

December 20th, 3:00 P.M. Saturday we will be going to Johnnie High Country Music Show in Arlington which is their Christmas program. We will have lunch before we go. Will let you know where later. Everyone is invited .

I had the pleasure of seeing Terry Fator (Al Walker's son-in-law) at the Bass Performance Hall last evening, Tuesday the 25th. This guy is so good. He will be in Las Vegas starting February 09, at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. If you go to Las Vegas please go see him.

Have a safe and wonderfully
Thanksgiving, also a safe and wonderfully Christmas,

Our next Retirees meeting will be December 31 on Wednesday. New Year's Eve. Hope you will be there, I will.

Dottie


Summary of the October 29, 2008 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 70

FIRST TIMERS:

John Hidgins, Joe Slattercheck


GUESTS:

Jeanne Reinkemeyer

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

John Calvert has been in the hospital, home now,

Jerry Cowan is doing the Clinical
trial, and he seems to be doing better.

Judy Hewitt Cowan's son Gregg has had a stem cell transplant from his Brother Jim, that seems to be working Gregg was hoping to go home today,

Patsy Samford has had some skin cancer removed from her legs,

Juanita Darley has also been in the hospital, but home now.

Hi Kimsey will be having surgery Thursday the 30th, she will be at Dallas Baylor.

Delores Germany was having trouble with her pace maker,

I talked to J.J. Jackson today, he was doing much better walking with a cane, hoping to be at the next meeting.

Also talked to Mary Wilhite, Darrell seems to have good days and bad ones.

Bill Secor is into his fourth week of rehab after a by-pass surgery and is doing well.

Remember all of these in your prayers, give them a call or send a card.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Ruth Holland, passed away October 7, she had 30 yrs of service, she was the widow of Glen Holland who also worked at E-Systems.

Richard Alen (Dick) Sanborn passed away Oct. 12, he worked at E-systems 82-92, he lived in Mesquite.

Haskell (Gene) Bullard passed away September 29. He worked in the Photo Dept. in the 60's and early 70's.


OTHER:

Jeanne Reinkemeyer gave us some information on the Raytheon's Holiday Party. December 6, 2008 at Hilton Bella Harbor, Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas/Rockwall (214-771-3700)

Retirees wishing to attend please call 972 205 5777 for an invitation, leave your name and number they will return your call. Price is $35.00 per person or $70.00 couple.

Joe Slattercheck talked about helping the needy in Garland during the holiday's, a collection was taken.

November 8, Women's Club will be having their birthday luncheon at Antique Land that is located at Central Express and Plano Parkway. Meet at 11:00 A.M. this is a Saturday.

Our meeting in November is the 26th, day before Thanksgiving. Please try to come, we had a great group today. Thanks to all of you who came, some had not been there for a while. So good to see each of you.

Thanks,

Dottie V.


Summary of the September 24, 2008 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 47

FIRST TIMERS:
Richard Plumb


GUESTS:
Glenda (Doris Parker Pettigrew neighbor), Becky Main, Barbara Morris

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Jerry Cowan ( he is not on our list). His address is 2416 Richview Ct. Garland, 75044-7530 . Send him a card I am sure he would love to hear from you.

Minyonne Toumbs' Grandson Randall Caplinger was in an accident, a drunk driver ran into him, Randall is in the Baylor Rehab Dallas, for at least another couple of weeks, then will be moved to another rehab for 12 to 18 months. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Millie DeWoody has also been in the hospital with high blood pressure, doing a lot better, unable to make the meeting today.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Arthur Teasdale passed away August 27, He and Mrs. Teasdale had been married 66 years.

Jess H. Lamb Jr. passed away August 30, 2008

Margie Davis' Grandson Eric Shane Smith was killed in a motorcycle accident September 1, 2008. His father had passed away a couple of days before.


OTHER:

Tom White had an e-mail from Bill Secor, after back surgery and triple bypass he is doing fine, wanted to thank the retirees group for their cards and good wishes.

Doris Parker Pettigrew was visiting us today, very nice to see her, looks wonderful as always, as you know she now lives in Austin.

We had several there today that have missed quiet a few meetings. Bob Warren, John Calvert, Fred Grisak,
and Carolyn Boone, I have probably missed someone, sorry.

We sang Happy Birthday to John Gilbert, a young 77. Happy Birthday John.

Thanks to every one for coming to our meetings, always glad to see you. If you don't make a point to come we would not have a retiree group.

Next meeting we will take up a collection to pay for hosting our WEB PAGE. Thanks to Tom White for maintaining it.

Next meeting October 29, 11:00 AM we will see you then.


Dottie


Summary of the August 27, 2008 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 43

FIRST TIMERS:
None


GUESTS:
None

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Patsy Samford, remember her in your prayers, cards and phone calls, she is almost confined to her home.

Darrell Wilhite is still in a nursing home in Mesquite, remember him and Mary. Send mail to their home address.

Roy Evanczyk was in Houston today at MD Anderson Hospital doing test.

We have not heard from J.J. Jackson or Bill Secor keep them in your prayers.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Harrell David White, husband of Lila White passed away August 12.

Rolater passed away August 14.

Kay Smith's, Uncle Ray passed away this past week.

We had an e-mail from Ed Deloach that Dan Wildfong passed away July 27, 2008. There will be Committal Services with Military Honors Friday August 29, at Dallas/Ft.Worth National Cemetery.

Jim Connell called me late this afternoon that Robert (Bob) Teasdale passed away this morning August 27. Tentatively the Services will be Wednesday Sept. 3, at Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church at 6000 Bentwood Trail, Dallas.

OTHER:

Thanks to Barney Barnhart for the info on Roy Evanczyk, and Ron Morrison for a copy of Dan Wildfong obituary.

Women's Club, don't forget Sept. 6, at 12:00 Noon at the Eastern Hills Country Club, Garland.

Thanks for each of you coming to keep our group going.

Thanks to John McAdam for doing our retirement list.

See you September 24 so mark your calendar.

Dottie V.


Summary of the July 30, 2008 Luncheon by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 49

FIRST TIMERS:
None


GUESTS:

Sylvia Kollman's sister Valerie from North Carolina

Harley Peter's daughter Kathy also from North Carolina


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Howard Cox (deceased), his wife Martha has been in the hospital with pneumonia, then to Winters Park in Garland for rehab. Should be home by now, hope she is doing better.

Eddi Hoeser had surgery in June, she expects to be back in August.

Harvey Litchen, Ramona's husband will be having surgery Tuesday. He fell while trimming trees and broke a bone in his leg.

Neil Wooldridge, lost his brother John and his wife within a week of each other in June or early July. Also remember Neil with this hot weather.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Gary Hill, Pete Peterman's nephew passed away July 16.

Earl Ross passed away July 14, he had more than 30 years with E-Systems.

Allen Coker's wife passed away at least a month ago, sorry we did not know.

Ann Dromgoole passed away June 18.

Remember all of these in your prayers.

OTHER:

Speaking of Prayers, thank each of you again for Prayers, calls, and cards while I was out after heart surgery in May. It was nice to be back again and see everyone.

Women's Club -- we will be having Birthday's September 6, Saturday 12:00 noon at the Eastern Hills Country Club. Price is $17.37 includes tax and
gratuity.

Also add these dates to your list:

November 8th, Antique Land, N.Central and Plano Pkwy. 11:00 A.M. Birthdays

Our Christmas Dinner will be December 13, Saturday, 5:30 P.M. at Old Warsaw.
Four course dinner, $49 plus Tax and Gratuity.

Johnnie High Christmas Program in Arlington December 20, Saturday 3:00 P.M. This way you don't have to drive at night.

Thanks to everyone that came we will see you August 27.

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the June 28, 2008 Luncheon by Bertha Hall

PRESENT: 54
FIRST TIMERS

Eddie Houser & Norma White

GUEST:

None

ANNIVERSARY:

John and Patsy McAdam, 50 Years.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Dottie still didn’t feel strong enough to make it to the meeting today. She is driving herself to physical therapy now but still has to gain her strength back.

Howard and Pat Lehr were here today. It is the first time he has been here since his heart attacks.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Bobby Gambrel’s mother passed away May 30


OTHER:

Our new meeting place is the Golden Corral, 11917 E. NW Hwy, Dallas,
214-341-2672. The price will be $6.69 which includes a drink.

We were at our new meeting place today, it worked quite well and the food was tasty and a good variety.

We hope to see all of you next month. Be sure and spread the word where we are meeting.

By Bertha for Dottie




Summary of the May 27, 2008 Luncheon by Bertha Hall

PRESENT: 62

FIRST TIMERS

Terry O'Steen

GUEST:

None


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

I talked with Dottie this morning, she is out of ICU and in room 303 monitored care for 2 or 3 days and then to rehab. She will have her rehab there in the same hospital. (Baylor-Irving on McArthur). She received a unit of blood yesterday and said she is getting stronger each day. She received sad news that her great nephew Michael and his girlfriend were killed in a motorcycle accident near Greenville over the weekend. He was like a grandchild to her.

Howard Lehr came home from the hospital 2 weeks ago and is gaining strength. He has home health and rehab. They are thankful he had his attacks while in the hospital.

J. J. (John) Jackson is still in rehab and is slowly gaining strength. He would welcome a visit. Reliant Rehab on Waterview Pky in Richardson.

Shelly Jay, Wyvonne Blackburn’s daughter is still taking chemo.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Neal Ventura Passed away May 18 and services were May 23, 2008

Freda Nix sister Margurite Kirkley passed away Sunday

Leo Clendennen of Mineral Wells passed away Saturday May 3, graveside services were in Graford.


OTHER:

This is our last meeting at Furr's as they will be closing. After research by John Talbert, Bob Ross & Ron Oliver, we will meet in June at The Golden Corral, 11917 E. NW Hwy, 214-341-2672. The price will be $6.69. We will still meet at 11 AM

Women’s club will celebrate birthdays on June 14 at 12:00 noon at The Taste of Italy on Buckingham in Garland.

By Bertha for Dottie





Summary of the April 30, 2008 Luncheon by Bertha Hall

PRESENT: 63

FIRST TIMERS:

Arlene Coplin
Kenneth Linton


GUEST:

None


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Dottie Vaughn is in Baylor Hospital, Irving. They are giving her medication to get her heart rhythm corrected.

Dwayne Powers had major stomach surgery. He went home last Friday.

Shelly Jay, daughter of Wyvonne Blackburn, has cancer and needs our prayers.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Bill Ford (3-29-08) of Quinlan. Retired in 1993

Bea Manley-Salisbury (4-22-08) Jerry Bryant’s daughter. At one time she worked in Accounting for E-Systems.

Charlene Morris’ brother-in-law Landon Moses 4-26-08. The services were in Little Elm.



OTHER:


Doris Parker-Pettigrew is doing well and is getting settled into her new apartment at the Retirement Center, “The Heritage” in Austin. You can get her address and phone number from the retirees list.

We have been notified by Furr's that May will be our last month to meet at the East Gate location. Furr's will be relocating around the corner when Wal-Mart is completed. John Talbert, Ron Oliver & Bob Ross will be looking for a place for us to continue to meet. If anyone knows of a good meeting place, please contact one of them.


By Bertha Hall for Dottie



Summary of the March 26, 2008 Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 51

FIRST TIMERS:

Linda Cioe


GUEST:

None


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mary Lou Carnes has the flu.

Steve Rhodes will be having heart surgery April 7, Baylor Irving.

Roberta Smith has been having tests done, but received a call from her she was fine.

Doris Parker is moving to Austin close to her daughter Darla, she has an apartment in a Retirement Center. Looking forward to getting settled there.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Jackie Ewing, an Executive secretary for Raytheon, she and Les moved to Bella Vista, Ark, Jan. of 2007. She passed away March 1, 2008. She will certainly be missed.

Gregg Montgomery on the Australian program passed away in Feb. He had just retired and was 57 in January.

Christine Mansolo, wife of Jim Mansolo passed away Sunday March 23. The visitation will be today the 26th 6-8 PM at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas. The services will be Thursday 27th at 12:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. They were married 59 years.


OTHER:


Our attendance record for last year total was 561.

20 employees passed away, 5 spouses passed away, 3 relatives of the retirees passed away.

Two couples had 50 year Anniversaries.

Click here for picture of those that attended the dedication of the bench in my honor on January 13, that was in the Irving paper. This Friday the 28th, there will be an article in the Metro Section of the Dallas Morning News, in the Irving section.

I feel very honored to have this. It is very awesome. Will try not to mention it anymore

We were happy to see Ed and Tincey Robinson from Chandler, Nell and A. G. Roper, Stan Shuts, they have not been there for almost a year. Please don't stay away so long.

Thanks to John Talbert for doing the program in February.

Our cruise was great.

Will see you April 30. Thanks for coming.


Dottie


Summary of the February 27, 2008 Luncheon.
by
John Talbert who presided while Dottie traveled to the Panama Canal

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIMERS:

Darrell Lancaster, retired1/31/08.

James Powell, retired about 10 years ago.


GUEST:

None


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Roberta Smith has been in the Hospital for various tests. Was to meet with the Dr. this week.

Doris Pettigrew is doing really well. She is in Austin with her daughter Darla for a couple of months and will be moving there.

Andy Crossley is in the hospital in Austin. He is on dialysis and in serious condition.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Joe Langford, widower of Johnnie Langford, passed away Feb 20.

Bernie B. Evans passed away Feb 4.


OTHER:



John Talbert reported on his bee hives that have been to California to pollinate the Blue Diamond almond groves.

Thanks for coming,
Dottie will be back next month.

John Talbert


Summary of the January 30, 2008 Luncheon.
by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 59

FIRST TIMERS:

Carolyn Boone, retired in August, finally made it.

GUEST:

Barbara and Duke Wyatt, Barbara is Mary Melton’s Sister, Mary's husband
Jim Melton.

Barbara Morris and Pattie Powers were also guests.


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

J. J Jackson is in rehab at Kindred Hospital , Jackson Bldg, Presbyterian Hospital in room 429 on Walnut Hill Lane, in Dallas. His phone number is 214 345 5429.

Doris Parker-Pettigrew in also in rehab at Walnut Hill. The address is 5515 Glenn Lakes, Dallas, or you can send her a card at her home address.

Dottie Vaughn, Kay Smith and Barbara Morris went to see Doris after our meeting, she is doing really great. Doris did have a heart attack but it did not do any damage. Hopefully she will be out of rehab by next week.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

David Dennis , passed away Jan. 13, he was the Union rep in Manufacturing.

Helen Tweedie, x-wife of Eric Tweedie sent John McAdam an e-mail to let him know that Eric passed away in Torreon, Mexico December 20, 2007.

Ronnie Long passed away January 21, 2008, he lived in Dallas. He worked at E-Systems in the late 60’s to the 80’s.

Barbara Cowgill lost two daughters , she received the news on Dec. 26, her daughter Melessie that lived In Springfield, Mo, and her youngest daughter Jerrie lived in Dallas area .

Charlie Tipton was shot by his stepdaughter Terry at his home Jan. 29. He passed away at the Baylor Garland Hospital.

Please remember all of these in your prayers, each and everyone need our prayers.


OTHER:

Dottie also announced her big 80th birthday she had Dec, 29, (b/d Dec 31), The Women’s Club donated a bench that was dedicated January 13 at the Irving Art Center. At the dedication there were 28 to attend, over 150 at the birthday party, (I am still celebrating).

The Women’s Club will have a birthday luncheon February 16, at Zizikii, Royal and Preston, you will receive calls on this.

Several were there that has not been for quite a while, Millie Felton DeWoody. Pat Bryner, she is home for a while. Mac McCaskey was there after having back surgery. Lonnie Burt, not sure but this may have been his first time. I probably have missed some.

It was nice having a large group, especially after the Holidays.

John Talbert gave a 5 minute talk on bees, that he is sending to California. John will also do the meeting February 27.

Thanks for coming, I will see you in March.

Dottie


Summary of the December 26th Luncheon.
by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 22

FIRST TIMERS:

GUEST

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Keep Patsy Samford in your prayers, she is homebound except for the Dr's and grocery stores.

Not sure about J.J Jackson, I called but no answer.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Floyd Phipps had a heart attack November 30 and passed away. They had visitation at Allen;s Funeral Home in Wylie on Tues. Dec. 4, His burial was in Virgina.

Rose Fontana passed awy Dec. 6, She worked on several projects at
E-Systems, then later to Greenville with L3.

Elsie Barrios wife of A F Barrios passed away. The family will receive friends Thursday Dec. 27, from 6 until 8 P.M. at Dannel Funeral Home, 302 S.Walnut in Sherman. Services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday Dec. 28 in the East Chapel Maulsoleum at Sparkman-Hillcrest , 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas.

OTHER:

Mr. Chancey visited us today for lunch first time he has been there in several months. Glad to have everyone, the day after Christmas. Hopefully everyone had a lovely Christmas and a safe one .

I have to BRAG a little: The Women's Club gave me a plaque, stating:
To Honor me on my 80th Birthday (which I will be Dec. 31,) in Love and Gratitude, They have purchased a bench to be dedicated at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, January 13th, 2008
. I am so proud, and most thankful. So get ready, I will bring the plaque back in January for you to see that were not there today.

Thanks to everyone who came today. We will see you Jan. 30th. the last
Wednesday of the month.

Have a safe and Happy New Year.

Dottie Vaughn

Summary of the November 28th Luncheon.
by
Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 46

FIRST TIMERS:

Joe Godwin

GUEST

Jeanne Rienkemeyer


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

J.J. Jackson with pneumonia.

Mary Lou Carnes corporal tunnel surgery on her left hand.



DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Thomas Wesley Aven Jr. worked 30 yrs at E-Systems, passed away Nov. 10.

Joseph P. Still passed away Nov. 16, had 35 yrs with E-Systems.

George Franklin had 20 yrs with E-Systems, passed away Nov. 15.

OTHER:

Gene and Nannette Slaughter have moved to Kaufman from New Mexico.
Glad to see you.

Thanks to John Talbert and Ron Oliver for doing the meeting in September
and October while I was having fun.

The Women's Club will be going to Three Forks for Christmas dinner Saturday 15, at 5:00 P.M. Give me a call if you can go.

We will meet the last Wednesday of December the 26th, 11:00 A.M.

Thanks for coming today, nice to see each of you.

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Dottie Vaughn



Summary of the October 31st Luncheon.
by
Ron Oliver


PRESENT: 59

GUESTS:

None

FIRST TIMERS:

Jim Car



ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card.

Mac McCaskey had a back operation for a slipped disk. After some tough times, he is impoving and can walk around now.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Nicky Nimmo passed away September 29, 2007.

Steve Provines father passed away October 1, 2007.

Virgil Pettigrew passed October 2, 2007.

Cards have been sent to each family.


ANNIVERSARIES:

none

BIRTHDAYS:

none


OTHER:

Ronald Oliver opened the meeting and told about a work related experience from the LTV days. Though funny, it was an embarrassing situation that happened in Venezuela.

Prior to the meeting Dotty was asked how we can get new members. Dotty quipped “if we could just stop the dying we would have no problems”. John Talbert suggested that we all bring a new member to the meeting.


John Talbert gave us all an insight into the problem of bee keeping and explained about "Disappearing Bees". He told us that honey from China has been found to contain antibiotics in it. Ron said “Unlike gasoline John’s honey price does not increase”.

Bob Taylor, president of First Garland Credit Union and Don Green, Vice President, gave us information on why the merger with American Credit Union is good for the members.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Summary of the September 26th, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by John Talbert

PRESENT: 45

GUESTS:

FIRST TIMERS:

Stan Shutts and Tommy House

ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card .

Mac McCaskey has an acute herniated disk and is making some improvement.


Virgil Pettigrew is home from the hospital and is being treated for cancer.

Doris Parker Pettigrew has had knee surgery and is dong fine.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

George DeWoody (husband of Millie Felton DeWoody) passed away September 10

John Franklin Duffey passed away Friday Sept 14 and was buried at DFW National Cemetery. Heworked in Grand Prairie and moved to the Greenville plant when it was set up. He was with the company for 40 years.


ANNIVERSARIES:

none

BIRTHDAYS:


none


OTHER:

It was noted that Raytheon had a layoff at the first of September and several had taken retirement. Attendees were encouraged to contact the new retirees and urge them to attend our monthly luncheons. Jerry Yearout has retired and sends hello to all. He will attend the luncheon soon.

Retirees were encouraged to make sure that John McAdam had their correct email and physical address for the records.

John T

Summary of the July 25th, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 36

GUESTS:

FIRST TIMERS:

Steve Huss, Ken Terry


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers. If you can, send them a card .

Bill Ford has been in the hospital at Lake Pointe, Rowlett, he is home now. Had a rare lung inflamation without infection.

Mr. H. C. Chancey fell and broke his left wrist, doing better.

Brice Gregg had a mild stroke, he will set a date in August to have a Pace Maker put in, this will be in Tyler.

Mary Casillas, has the shingles, gradually doing better.

We found Mr. Jim Forteith, his wife had fallen this last year and broke a hip, but doing a lot better.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers and cards.

Brad Barkman, Reeder Barkman son 21 years of age passed away with a heart attack July 3.

Willie Findlay's wife Isobel passed away
July 19 in Scotland where they were living. Those who knew her said she was "Quite a Lady".


ANNIVERSARIES:

none

BIRTHDAYS:


none


OTHER:

The Raytheon Christmas Party will be December 8th this year at Gaylord Glass Catcus Night Club on the grounds of the Gaylord Hotel on Grapevine Lake, this building is out over the water. There will be something mailed to you in August.

We were glad to have our two new retirees join us today. Hope you come back to see us.

Kemp Derrick said bye, he is going to the mountains where it is cooler, he will be back in November.

Bob Sykes and wife are taking a trip to Moscow, he will tell us about his trip in October.

Thanks to John McAdam for making a new retirement list for us.

Thanks to all of you that came.

Will see you August 29 at 11:00 A.M. at Furr's Cafteria, Northwest Highway and Saturn Road, Garland.


Dottie Vaughn

Summary of the June 27th, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 45

GUESTS:

Bob and Yvonne Ross's daughter Debbie and grandson Spencer. Glad you came and come back to visit with us.

FIRST TIMERS:

Carol Davies


ILLNESS:
Keep these people in your prayers, if you can, send them a card .

Bertha Hall had surgery last Friday 22nd on her left hand, doing great,

John Talbert has Pneumonia.

Jim Mansolo is still in rehab.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Louise (Lou) Eldridge passed away June 9th the services were at Whitewright, the 13th. She worked in Print Shop.


ANNIVERSARIES:

Bob and Yvonne Ross will be celebrating 58 years July 2nd. Congratulations and Best Wishes


BIRTHDAYS:


none


OTHER:

Bill Ersthaler sent an email from Green Valley, Ariz. He and Bernie Malin are taking guitar lessons. Mr. E. is on the homeowners board so sounds as if he is staying pretty busy like the rest of us. Good to hear from you.

Last month the rain kept some away, we are still having rain, it was nice to us today. Glad everyone came, please come back it is always good to see you if only for an hour.

Have a wonderful July 4th. Remember our service people who are fighting for our freedom.

See you July 25th. (This is a correction from the pervious version which said July 31st, thanks to the sharp eye of Darrell Wilhite).


Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the May 30, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 26

GUESTS:

none

FIRST TIMERS:

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers, if you can, send them a card .

Janie Pitts, fell backwards and broke several bones in her back, had surgery then rehab.

Jimmie Teams broke her ankle

Joan Garrett, wife of Harry Garret, fell in the garage over Memorial Day Weekend from wet concrete and broke her right wrist.

Betty Gant has been in hospital and now in rehab.

Al Karnard has been in hospital the last month, doing much better.

Gregg Hewitt, son of Judy Hewitt Kowan still in critical condition in Calif.

Jim Mansolo is in Baylor downtown Dallas with blood clots in his lungs, I talked to him this a.m. he said he was improving. He did sound like his old self. His address is Baylor Hospital, 3500 Gaston Ave., Dallas, 75246, Johnson Bldg., rm 308, Home: 2416 Trophy Dr., Plano, 75025

Luther McPherson had Quad bypass, in Tyler he probably went home today. His address is PO Box 23, Troup, 75789

Lou Eldridge is in critical condition.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Brian Thomas White, Grandson of Tom and Jerry White passed away May 6, 2007. His service was May 14 in Garland.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Bob and Marlene Sikes celebrated 50 Golden years of marriage. After the meeting he was telling John McAdam and myself that he and Marlene took their children on a trip to Italy and Turkey and Greece. It set them back a little but well worth it. Congratulations and may you have many more happy years.

BIRTHDAYS:


none


OTHER:

Otis and Pat Osborn were there today been quite a while since they had been to a meeting.

It not only rained today, it poured, all the way from Irving to Garland. So I think we were lucky to have 26. The Osborns came from Van Alstyne in the rain.

Thanks to each of you that came, we will see you June 27. Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend and a safe one.

Dottie



Summary of the Apr 25, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 54

GUESTS:

none

FIRST TIMERS:

Carolyn Gambrell, wife of Bobby, glad to have you.


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers, if you can send them a card .

Judy Hewitt Kowan son Greg is in the hospital in Califonia with Limphoma, Judy is in Calif. with him, he also worked at E-Systems.

Remember Lou Etheridge in your prayers she worked in the Print Shop.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Aubrey J. Belew, passed away March 31, he worked in Space back in the late 60's early 70's.

Charlene Morris' brother-in-law Dale Morris passed away April 16. His wife Barbara attends a lot of the Women's Club activities.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Lil and Bill Abston celebrated their 50th on April 22. CONGRATULATIONS.

BIRTHDAYS:


none


OTHER:

Bill and Marilyn Balsley, Bob Pettit, Chuck Hoehn attended our meeting almost new comers. Reeder Barkman also had not been for a while, A very nice group, glad to see everyone.

John Talbert told us a quick bee story, one thing I remember, cell phones will not bother the bees. Sure bothers me when I see people driving and talking on one.

No one mentioned having problems with all the storms we had this week, so glad everyone was blessed.

Remember the Women's Club is having a luncheon at Taste of Italy in Garland, 12:00 Noon, Saturday June 2. No Birthdays, just lunch, except we are honored to have Mary Wilhite play the keyboard for us and sing. We appreciate her doing this. She will receive a "thank you" phone call later,

Thanks for a good meeting and turnout.

Don't forget Mother's Day, May 13th.

See you May 30th


Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the Mar 28, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 54

GUESTS:


FIRST TIMERS:

Barbara Cowgill, Bob Harmon


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers, if you can send them a card .

Nona Mullett, Barney Sanders, Patsy Samford and Lou Eldridge.

Floyd Ennis had surgery, had a cist on his galdbladder which was cancer, they removed it and he is doing fine.

Marion Smith and his wife are not doing very well.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Preston Lively, passed away in February. He worked in the model shop.

Myron "Mike" Eugene Cribbet passed away March 20, he worken in Data Com as Engr. Tech.

Dorothy Harris, worked in Manufacturing passed away in March.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

John Talbert will be 69 April 2, Happy Birthday John.
We appreciate Laviate coming without him.

OTHER:

The Women's Club will be meeting June 2, Saturday, at 12 noon for lunch, and Mary Wilhite will entertain us with her keyboard. This will be held at Taste of Italy, Garland, Buckingham Street.
We will have Debbie to be our server.
I will need reservations no later than May 31st. Bring a guest if you wish. Most of you will receive a phone call later.

Easter is coming up, April 8. Have a nice one, enjoy hunting Easter Eggs.

Thanks for coming today, see you April 25th,

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the Feb 28, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 63

GUESTS:


FIRST TIMERS:

Pat Bryner, Retired Dec. 2006

Marcia Adams and Ann Dromgoole they have been retired for a while. Glad to see them. Also, Ann's Son Kemp,

Delma Cunningham's husband Leeman


ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers, if you can send them a card .

Nona Mullet taking chemo again remember her and Patsy Samford in your prayers.

Mr. Chancey has been in the hospital again since our last meeting

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Inez Sparks, worked in Document Control passed away February 18

Clifton Alvin McMullen passed away February 19, he worked in Space Systems and lived in Emory.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

OTHER:

Harley Peter announced an Antique, Science and Retro-Tech show and swap to be held March 10, Clarion Hotel in Irving on Highway 183 (Airport Freeway). Time is from 10:A.M. -- 4:00 P.M. Cost is $5.00 to get in.

Mr. Chancey called after the meeting , he had been to Yantis close to Sulphur Spring to visit with Marian Smith and his wife. They are not doing very well.

Not very much news this time, but was certainly nice to see 63 there maybe with Spring coming up we will have more.

Thanks to everyone that make an effort to be there.

Terry Parsons also gave me some money to give to Tom White for our Web Site which we will have to collect for in October. Thanks Terry.

Will see you March 28,

Dottie V.





Summary of the Jan. 31, 2007 Retirees Luncheon.

by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 48

GUESTS:

Genevie Cornelius (Ted's wife)

FIRST TIMERS:

Janis Robertson

ABSENT FOR A WHILE:

Charlie Tipton, Shorty Carroll, Frank Wheeler, Ron Oliver, H. C. Chancy, Darla Wyckoff and Margaret Templeton. Glad you were able to visit with us today even if we did have sleet, snow and rain, a little that is.

ILLNESS: Keep these people in your prayers, if you can send them a card .

Lou Eldredge, her address is 1001 Lawson, Garland 75042

Nona Mullett, Patsy Samford, Barney Sanders, Neil Woolridge, and Millie Felton DeWoody, Husband George and Sister Evelyn.

Mrs. Wayne Welton had backsurgery, than after that had quadtriple bypass.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Eugene Wilkins, passed away Dec. 27, he lived in Richardson, he worked at LTV, the Consultant Meterologist for E-Systems.

George Lewis Cramer, lived at Weatherford, passed away Jan 12.

Jack Zielan, lived in McKinney, passed away Jan. 20, Design Engr. E-Sys.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

OTHER:

Had an e-mail from Rick Underwood, his wife Sarah is in Baylor Garland with Breathing Problems.

Did you know that out there in wide open space is a free number to call for information. 1-800-373-3411, certainly is better than paying each time to have to call for a telephone number.

Had e-mail from Nannette and Gene Slaughter, their daughter Gena won her Judge position in Dallas, plus giving them their first Granddaughter. Congratulation to you both.

Leslie and Jackie Ewing have moved to Bella Vista, Ark. We will miss you, try to visit us.

We averaged 52 last year for attendance, think that is very good.

During the year, we lost 20 employees, 5 spouses, and 3 others of next of kin.

Thanks for coming today, hope we have a very good turn out February 28, and John Talbert will be there, I will see you in March.

Dottie Vaughn






Summary of the Dec. 27th, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

GUESTS:

Kay Smith

FIRST TIMERS:

P.J. Trahan, who lives in Rochester, N.Y. was visiting during the Holidays.

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Roberta Smith had a Christmas card from Mr. Merle Mueller. He had a heart attack in the summer, but was doing fine now.

Marjorie Davis, has fallen again.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Mr. Bill C Hooker passed away November 29.

James L. McBroom passed away December 7.

Peggy Thurman, worked in Manufacturing, passed away a few weeks ago, do not know the exact date.


ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

OTHER:

Bob and Yvonne Ross were there today, they had missed a couple of months.

Tom White had an e-mail from Ruby Peacock Bates, she wanted to say Hello to everyone and wished us a Happy New Year.

This is the lowest attendance
we have every had. I am sure some are traveling and etc. with the Christmas Season and New Years.

We will meet again January 31, 2007.

Have a wonderful New Year, travel safe. Will see you then.

Dottie



Summary of the Nov. 29th, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn


PRESENT: 41

FIRST TIMERS:

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Bill Hooker is in very bad health with Alzheimers and Parkinsons, he and Mrs Hooker need our prayers, send them a "thinking of you" card.

Ron Oliver's wife, Mary has been ill, but much better at this time, she has had a pace maker put in. Take care Mary.

Yvonne Ross, Bob's better half is having eye surgery tomorrow in Greenville, where their daughter lives and works with the Dr.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Paul Dulong's wife Jean Elizabeth passed away November 9th.

Paul George Cassady II, passed away October 30, while on a camping trip. He was still working at Raytheon.

Donna Ruth Young passed away October 31, 2006.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

OTHER:

Ron Oliver, Kemp Derrick , John Calvert and Bill Secor were there for the first time in a while.

December 9th, the Women's Club will be going to the Dallas Arboretum meeting at 12:00 noon, tour the home, and have tea (Sandwiches, etc.) at 1 PM. Afterwards, if weather permits we will walk through the gardens. Total price $30.95, plus tip, pay in the tea room.


John Talbert told us that he had a call from Neiman-Marcus and they wanted him to bring some of his bees where they were doing some photographs with a Model. This Model flew in from Florida, they were making photos of Jewelry that she was wearing. They also used dead bees. Took about 6 hours for all the photos. Found out that dead bees sting as well as live ones.

It was a very interesting story, John does a great job. Thanks John.

If you have changed your e-mail. mail address, or phone number, let John McAdam know .

Hope you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving, and A Happy Merry Christmas, will see you December 27th.

Dottie Vaughn




Summary of the Oct 25th, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 58

FIRST TIMERS: Jim and Pat Whisker

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Millie Felton DeWoody, her husband is ill and her Sister 89 yrs of age, had cancer surgey last week, and is doing well. We need to keep Millie in our prayers as a care giver.

Darla Wyckoff, had hip surgery and is doing great.

Remember Patsy Samford and Nona Mullet in your prayers.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Jim Estes, lived in Van Alstyn, he passed away probably the second week of Oct. There was not a notice of it in the Dallas Paper.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

OTHER:

Nice to see Ann and Jerry Bryant, they have not been there for a while. Mr. Chancey was there. He has missed a couple of meetings.

We want to thank Skipper Cox for getting the o.k. for our flu shots today. The Company that gets the flu shots had changed Doctors, they were not going to give us the shots today. Skipper went to battle for us, thanks to him we did receive them. We do appreciate it very much. Next year we will have to get them somewhere else.

There will be a make up date for those that did not get to get them today because of medical reasons, Terry will call me and give me the date.

Raytheon Christmas Party is being held December 2, 2006 at the Marriott Plano Hotel. Price for the tickets are $35 each or $70 per couple. You will have to call 972-205-5777 to ask for a registration card . For Hotel reservations call 972-473-6444 and request the special Raytheon rate. Room rates apply to both Friday and Saturday night. $79.00 per night + Tax.

If you have signed up with YAHOO to get the Retirees email news, you still need to let John McAdam know your address and phone number plus your e-mail. Only people on the retirees list will be allowed to receive the email news. This is to prevent our email addresses from falling into the hands of spammers.

Thanks for coming. It was a nice rainy day, see you Nov. 29th, and have a Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Dottie




Summary of the Sept. 27th, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 54

FIRST TIMERS: Jerry Seagroves, Don Wilson

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Lois Monk having MRI today, Darla Wycoff went home today from having her left hip replaced on the 21st. Nona Mullett, Patsy Samford, Barney Sanders.

Jerry Cowan was there today after
having surgery last month, he will have
an MRI the 1st of Dec. Judy has to do the driving until at least after the MRI.

Ken Kincannon.and his wife are in a rest home near Brownville. Ken has had three strokes and is confined to a wheel chair.

So remember these in your prayers, if you have their address it would be nice to send a hello card. Let them know you are thinking of them.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Nona Mullett's Mother passed away around the 21st of Sept.

Andy McCulloch passed away Thursday Sept 14. He was the nephew of Bob McCulloch who was a co-founder of Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Company, later called TEMCO AIRCRAFT CORP.

Connie McGee and her twin Sister Vonnie lost their Father, he was 95. The Services will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. Sjparkman/Hillcrest, and visitation is Thursday evening from 5-7 P.M.. at the Funeral Home.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

WOMEN'S CLUB NEWS:

Oct 28 we are going to Farmersville to see the Antiques and have lunch at the Sugar Hill Resturant, We will meet at the Resturant in Farmersville at 12:00 Noon, I need to know how many are coming in advance to make the reservations for lunch. From there we will go to John and Lavada Talbert's Farm to see the Bee Farm, everyone is invited to the farm.

Nov. 10th Friday 11:30 AM. we will meet at the Cafe Cipriani. 220 East Las Colinas Blvd. Will need reservations no later than Wed. the 8th.

Dec. 8, Friday Will be going to Johnnie High Christmas Show, if we have 20 or more will be $17. otherwise $18.00 each. Please let me know if you are interested.

Talked with Terry the Nurse at the Office, They have plenty of Flu shots this year, and are expecting to give the retirees their flu shots on October 25th. Will inform you later for sure. This is where the web page comes in.

OTHER:

We owe Tom White and John McAdam a lot for keeping us informed with all the news of our meetings. We did take up another collecting today for our web page, and for John who prints out the retirement list every three months for those that do not have a computer. That is over 10.00 dollars each time. Plus the time they spend doing all this. So I think you people out there that get the news only by computers should be thankful and donate. This is the only way you can keep up with who and what. We do our best to bring to you when someone is ill or passes away. I know you enjoy the news I have seen some letters and heard from some.

Bobby Smith give us some insight information about Plan D in the donut hole, what for you to do if you have reached that point. He will be glad to help you with it if you need help.
Thanks, Bobby for the information.


Thanks for coming today, will see you October 25.

Dottie


Summary of the August 30, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 63

FIRST TIMERS: none

GUEST: none

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Nona Mullett, is still taking Chemo and will be until the middle of November.

Millie Felton Dewoody is taking care of a Sister and Millie's husband is not in the best of health.

Pat Wooldridge had shoulder surgery August 21, she is home and doing well.

Charles Tipton fell in his garage on a pipe and broke his hip and had to have it replaced. That was two weeks ago. It is still quite painful. He has four more weeks to go on crutches until he can go to a cane.

Mr. H. C. Chancey had a bloodclot in his right arm. He was in the hospital almost a week.

Jerry Cowan is having surgery on Sept. 1 at Zales Lipshy.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Jack Buddington's wife Alta Lois passed away July 30th.

Earl W. "Pete" Page passed away August 14.

Clif C. McClure passed away July 27.


ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

WOMEN'S CLUB NEWS:


Our Women's Club will still be going to Farmersville
on Saturday, Oct. 28 .

Each one will do their own transportation, we will meet at the SUGAR HILL COUNTRY KITCHENS, at 12:00 noon for lunch. Bring a friend, take time to visit the antique shops before lunch.

After lunch we will go to Josephine to see John Talbert's Bees. If any of you gentlemen want to meet us there, please do. John is giving us a tour, probably around 2:30 or 3:00 PM. Maps to John's place will be available at the September Retirees meeting.

OTHER:

These we haven't seen for a while, glad they came: Bill Shomette, Charlene Morris, Bill Secor, Mary Kay Walker (she has retired), Howard and Pat Lehr.

We took up a collection so Tom White can pay for the hosting of the Retirees Web Page and so John McAdam can pay for making hand out copies of the Retirees list with home addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. John does this about every three months.

The total amount collected was $52.

The hosting of the web page is $80 a year and the cost of printing the lists is around $10 every three months. If anyone outside the area that cannot come to the meetings wants to make a donation, it will be appreciated. Tom and John both do a great job.

Thanks for coming today, we had a good visit, see you September 27.

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend.

Dottie


Summary of the July 26, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 55

FIRST TIMERS:

GUEST: Alex, Granddaughter of Lois Monk

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Patsy Samford.

Nona Mullet was in the hospital one day this week to get a port put in for her chemo, which she is taking tomorrow, Thursday. Her Mother is still in rehab and doing well.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

R. L. (Cotton) Conder, passed away July 11. He retired in 1972. He was 90 years of age.

Wadie Thomas passed away July 21, she was 78.
Her services will be Saturday 29th at 2:00 PM at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rowlett Chapel. Visitation will be Friday 28th 6-8 PM at the Funeral Home.


ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

WOMEN'S CLUB NEWS:

Our Women's Club had a great day in Weatherford in June. July 15 we went to Corsicana to the College for tours and movies. It was a very good day.

On October 28th, we are going to Farmersville to have lunch, visit the antique stores, then go to John and Laveta Talbot's so John can show us the bees.
Everyone will need to provide their own transportation.

We will meet in Farmersville and have lunch at 12 noon at the Sugar Hill Country Kitchens. I will need to know how many are going so I can make reservations for lunch. Minyonne has an Antique place there, so we can visit her shop plus all the others.

OTHER:

Thanks for coming today, nice to see some that have not been there in a while. Carroll and Janet Bunch, Ron and Betty Brown, Frances Zonkia, Betty Gant, Jerry and Judy Cowan.

Don't forget next month August 30.

Thanks, Dottie Vaughn




Summary of the June 28, 2006 Retirees Luncheon.
by Barney Barnhart

PRESENT: 44

FIRST TIMERS: Dee Choate who lives in Garland

GUEST: None

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

None reported

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Milford Jim Mays passed away May 31, he had 23 years with E-Systems, Inc.

Jerry Gore passed away June 6, he worked in contracts.

Harrom Faye Moore (HV) a guard passed away June 9. He was 83 years of age and had retired in 1982.

Mr. H.C. Chancey’s wife Lyla passed away June 11.


ANNIVERSARIES:

None

BIRTHDAYS:

None

OTHER:

The meeting began with Barney letting everyone know that since his first attendance he looks over the attendees and says a silent prayer thanking God for the fact he had the opportunity to work with such a great group of people while he was at E-Systems for 42 years. He made the comment that the workplace will never see another group of employees that worked together as well as those that worked at E-Systems, Inc.

Barney then read an e-mail from Tom White stating that there are two options we
can each utilize in order to get the latest time critical information such as deaths and funerals that John McAdam has been sending out. The reason for the change is due to John changing Internet Service Providers and they will not allow him to send email directly to multiple (400) recipients. More info to the left under NEW.

Each one that wants to recieve the emails needs to subscribe to the EsyRayRetirees Yahoo Group. The easiest way to subscribe is to utililize the subscription block to the left below. Just enter you email address and click the purple Yahoo block.

The other way to subscribe to the email group is to send a blank email to EsyRayRetirees-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and then follow the directions you will receive by return email.

Barney Barnhart



Minyonne Toumbs made the following Women's Club announcements:

July 15th. Trip to Corsicana is first come basis, 12 people limit, meet at north parking lot at 9:00am. Navarra College at 12:00 noon. Tour two museums with 15 minute films. 2:00pm see the film Bugs. 3:00pm film More Than Meets the Eye. Dinner before we return to Garland. Dottie needs to know how many are going by July 10th. The cost is $6.00 per person plus rental on van. $160.50 is the cost of the van.

October 28th. We will car pool to Farmersville and meet at 10:30am. Visit 5 antique stores and have lunch.


Summary of the May 31, 2006 Retirees Luncheon
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 47

FIRST TIMERS: Skip Spurlock

GUEST: None

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Nona Mullett will have surgery Friday June 2, 7:15 A.M. at Baylor Dallas. Afterwards she will have chemo. Her
Mohter 90+ fell and broke her hip she is in rehad now.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Carole Pendergrass passed away May 14, 2006

Leon Graham's Mother passed away May 9, she was 91,

Larry Tinnin passed away May 14 he had 33 years of Service with E-Systems.

Bonnie Davis passed away May 28, her services will be tomorrow, Thursday at 10:30 AM at Williams Funeral Home in Garland. She worked in the Microlab.


ANNIVERSARIES:

John and Lavita Talbert celebrated 47 years May 1.

Pat and Neil Wooldridge celebrated 50 years May 27.

Congratulations to you.

BIRTHDAYS:

OTHER:

WOMEN'S CLUB- We are traveling to Weatherford on June 10th, will leave from the North Parking lot at Raytheon at 8:00 A.M. Barbara Cowgill will be driving one van, if we have enough I will drive the other. All ladies are invited. The cost will be around $40 to $50. We are seeing the home that Mary Martin lived in till she was 13. Then we go to Chandor Home and Garden. Have lunch at the Whistle Tea Room. We will drive about 10 miles toward
Mineral Wells and see the Clark Garden. If we have time on the way back we will see some of the beautiful homes in Weatherford. So Ladies invite your friends. We always have a great time.

Delma Cunningham, Pat and Howard Lehr, have not seen them for a while. Glad you were there.

Dottie Skelly and her Daughter came in and had lunch, they had other
things to do. Dottie, glad you came in.

Thanks for coming today, hope we have more next month.

Will see you June 28.

Dottie



Summary of the April 26, 2006 Retirees Luncheon

by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 64

FIRST TIMERS: Phil Woehleke and Al Stover

GUEST: None

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Jim McGuffy passed away March 29th.

Ron Oliver's Sister Marion Shattock of England passed away 9th of April

Frederick M. (Fred) Pannek passed away April 4, he
worked in Cruise Missile and Chance Vought.

Margaret Templeton Sister Nell Stone Passed away March 21.

ANNIVERSARIES:

BIRTHDAYS:

Al Walker celebrated a birthday today. I think he was 21. :-)

OTHER:

Several were there that had not been for several months,if I forget someone please forgive. Jerry Kramer, Jim and Carolyn Stehn, Jerry and
Judy Cowan, Herb Stringer came all the way from Glen Rose.

Louise Douglas Daughter, Jackie visited with us.

John McAdam has changed Internet Provider and is limited by them in the number of people he can send email to. We have nearly 400 members. John needs help to form a distribution tree so he can send out pertinent information, and meeting reminders.
John also makes copies of the retirees list every three months for those that do not have a computer.

I asked for volunteers today, but no one volunteered.
So come on you guys or gals that can work on a computer please call John at 972-238-7134 and say you will help. We are all in this together. We all like to keep up with each other, sure it takes a little time, so does doing the minutes and sending out cards but I think the families appreciate being thought off.

Thanks to everyone that came today. It is always good to see you.

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the March 29, 2006 Retirees Luncheon
by John Talbert

PRESENT: 63

FIRST TIMERS: Austin Cleveland

GUEST: None

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Becky Pacho will be having surgery Thursday.

James McGuffyis at home in Hospice care with his family.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Roy Sikes, a long time employee of TEMCO and LTV, passed away last week.

Lester Taggert passed away this week.

Jan Yesconis, wife of Joe passed away March 19.

Helen, a dear friend of Charlene Morris passed away on Tuesday.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Mary Melton and her husband celebrated their 41st anniversary.

BIRTHDAYS:

Nobody admitted to having a birthday lately although my mother didgive birth to a little boy on April 2 many years ago.

OTHER:

We shared some of the fun things that go on in the life of a beekeeper this time of the year. The sex life of the Queen Bee and case of the bees that did not make it to the Ark during the great flood two weeks ago.

Don't forget the meeting on April 26 at the same place.

John Talbert



Summary of the February 22, 2006 Retirees Luncheon
by John Talbert

PRESENT: The attendance at the luncheon was a little down with only 44 present.

FIRST TIMERS: Donald Clinkscales

GUEST: None

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Jim McGuffey is still having a difficult time with his cancer treatment.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Mary Ann Pleasant funeral services were last Sunday in First United Methodist Church in Pickton.

ANNIVERSARIES: None

BIRTHDAYS: None

OTHER:

Discussion Time-B.J.Barnhart reada letter he received in response to the letters signed at the December Meeting concerning the legislation in progress on the pension board. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson responded with a summary of the status of the legislation in the current cycle without any indication of support or opposition to the issues raised by the original letter.

Every one is encouraged to attend the March 29 meeting.

John Talbert


Summary of the January 25th, 2006 Retirees Luncheon
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 65

FIRST TIMERS: Edward Brucks

GUEST:

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Mary Lou Carnes had eye surgery today.

Eldon Sparkman should be home from having hip surgery.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Bill R Shaver, passed away Jan. 5, retired from Raytheon. He was buried in Muskogee, Ok.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Ralph Herring and his wife Bette celebrated their 50th Anniversary November 23, 2005, I did not know until today. All of their family were together at Pappadeaux. Congratulations and Best Wishes for many more years.


BIRTHDAYS:

OTHER:

Bobby Smith sent John McAdam an e-mail saying if anyone is still having trouble with the Plan Plus D, feel free to call him, he will be glad to help.

The Retirees Luncheon statistics for 2005 were:

Total Attendance 821 average 68 per month

Retirees Deaths 28

Relatives Deaths 11

Anniversaries 5

Several were there today that have not been for a while, glad to see you.

In January of 1990 Bob Ross, Charlie Tiption and Bennie Poarch started our Retiree lunch group. A GREAT BIG THANKS TO THEM, we all enjoy getting together and visiting each month.

John Talbert will be there next month to tell you about the bees.

Thanks again for coming , next meeting is February 22.


Dottie V.




Summary of the December 28th , 2005 Retirees Luncheon
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 54

FIRST TIMERS: Gene and Nannette Slaughter and their daughter Gena

Willie Finlay

GUEST: Max Lee

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Bertha Hall, Barnie Sanders, and Patsy Samford home from Rehad

Gene Slaughter and his family had to leave just as the meeting started. They received a call that his Dad had an heart attack had been taken him to Baylor Dallas.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Mike Wright passed away December 14, 83 yrs of age, worked at Temco, LTV and E-Systems.

ANNIVERSARIES:

BIRTHDAYS:

OTHER:

Barney Barnhart had written two letters based on notification from the National Retiree Legislative Network, NRLN . This has been in the papers lately, which you have probably read. One letter each to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Senator John Cornyn on Senate Bill 1783 Pension Security and Transparency Act.. He read the letter to us. We each signed the letters for him to send to the Senators. The more we let the Senators know how we feel about taking our retirement from us, the more I think it will help us.

Thanks for a very good turn out, after Christmas we usually have around 30-40.

Put on your calendars. Jan. 25, 2006 will be our next meeting.

Have a wonderful and safe New Years.

Remember those that are ill and have lost love ones, and remember our Military especially during the Holidays.

Dottie

John McAdam took some pictures of the attendees. Click Here to see them.




Summary of the November 30th , 2005 Retirees Luncheon
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 105

FIRST TIMERS: Mel Grayson

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Patsy Samford, Presbyterian Hospital, Plano, Rm 524 she is suppose to have surgery Thursday, Dec. 1.

Margie Davis fell about two weeks ago and broke her right wrist in four places.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

John and Terry Bell lost their daughter Kristy Lynn Barr in an Automobile Accident in Florida November 18.

ANNIVERSARIES:
Curtis and Sharon Ritchie, 50 years November 25, 1955. Congratulations!

BIRTHDAYS: Shorty Tunnell today. Won't say how old. Happy Birthday!

OTHER:

I was wondering where Tom White was today. I found out that Jerry his wife, was at Texas Retina Associates on Tuesday checking her eye, which had a membrane growing on the retina. They did surgery today at 10 AM . The Doctor said the operation went fine and Jerry should have a full recovery. I did not find this out until tonight when I started to do the minutes, Jerry, hope everything goes well.

Keep Patsy, Jerry, Margie Davis and the Bell Family in your prayers.

We had several guests today, to also hear our speaker Ken Benson from Medicare Today Coalition. Plus there were several attended that have not been for some time, too many to mention, I would leave someone out. We are always glad you came.

Mr. Benson brought quite a message for us, very informative. I think everyone enjoyed hearing what he had to say.

You have probably seen what Bobby Smith sent John McAdam to put on E-Mail. We thanked Bobby for his work.

Helen Hull is still working with the Santa Clause Program at the Plant, to help families during this time of the year. We passed an envelope around and collected $66.00 for the cause. Thank you.

Thanks for a very good turnout.

Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a safe one.

Remember our Country and Service People in your Prayers. Will see you December 28.

Dottie

Summary of the October 26th, 2005 Retirees Luncheon
by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 111

FIRST TIMERS: John Synifer (sp?)

GUESTS:

NEW RETIREES:

ILLNESS: Remember each of these that are ill in your prayers .

Claiborne Rolater is in Assisted living. He is on a walker or wheel chair most of the time, but he can still drive his car which is great. Remember him, send him a card or call. His address
and phone number are the same .

Had an email from Duane Lunday. He had seen Lee Houser, Lee is recovering from Chemo and radiation,.

Had thank you cards from Vicki Hill, Juanita Darley, and the family of Harold Yoder.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

John Calvert lost his Mother in April.
Loys Brede passed away Sept. 27.
Lee Melton Crutchfield Sr., passed away October 16.
Thomas R. Kennedy passed away October 21.


ANNIVERSARIES:

OTHER:

Ed Smith came to our rescue by inviting his friend Daniel F. DuPre' and Dominick Madonna to explain the Medicare Plan D. Which was great that we could get someone. It was very informative, and some are still confused.(me) I think we may still have to wait till we get our forms to fill out in Nov.

Several had asked if we could have these two gentlemen back in November, they will talk to individuals after the meeting. I am sure that they will return.

We do need to get the cost of medication that we take a year. That can be done by calling Medco if you receive it by mail, or your Druggist. Medco was very helpful to me.

John McAdam asked Dominick to send him some information on the Plan D, he will put it on the web page.

Sorry about the flu shots, but Carol and Terry are doing all they can do for us. Terry will call me when the medicine comes in, they will set up a day for the retirees, but if you can you need to go ahead and get your flu shots.Terry will also call the ones that have called her.

Our next meeting will be November 30th after Thanksgiving, so if you travel have a safe trip, remember to pray for our Service Men and Women and our Country.

See you November 30th Happy Halloween and Thanksgiving

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the September 28, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Tom White

PRESENT: 54

FIRST TIMERS:

GUESTS:

NEW RETIREES:

ILLNESS:

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

P.F. "Curley" Young passed away last week. He was a former General Supervisor in the machine shop in Garland and in later years was Manufacturing Mgr. at E-Systems in Greenville.

ANNIVERSARIES:

OTHER:

Dottie was out of town this week and John Talbert was busy working at the fair so there was no program, just eating and visiting.

Dottie said she was going to check to see if we were going to be able to get flu shots at the plant and would report at next months meeting.

Next months meeting will be October 26th.


Summary of the August 31, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 57

FIRST TIMERS: Lana and James Benson

GUESTS: none

NEW RETIREES:

Diane Hart retired and moved to Georgia August 1st. "We are having a wonderful time. New house, new jobs and after living in Texas all my life, Georgia is beautiful. Our mid life correction has proved better than we hoped. Give my best to everybody. Diane

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Pat Woolridge had knee replacement surgery on August 2 and is doing her rehab at home.

Lee Houser is recovering from Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments. Prognosis looks good.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

We lost several of our friends this past month.

Billy Ray Fowler, an 18 year Maintenance employee passed away August 15.

Dan Hill passed away August 16. Services were August 22 in Alba.

Jerry Wagnon Passed away August 12. Services were August 14 in Tyler. Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to:
Greater Hawkins Veterans Memorial
188 PaloBuro Pass
Holly Lake Ranch, TX 75765
Attn: Jim Armstrong

Roy Van Pelt passed away August 14.

Lincoln Hayes (ESY Corporate) passed away in the middle of the month.

Carroll Herriottpassedawaylast week.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Dick and Midge Pitts celebrated their Golden AnniversaryAugust 3.

OTHER:

It is time to renew the web page. The annual cost is $99. Donations were collected at the meeting. The web page was covered but if you were not able to attend and donate, you can remember at the September meeting or send it to Dottie. The overage will be used to help cover the cost of maintaining and printing the membership list.

It was good to see all that attended.

John Talbert


Summary of the July 27, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 67

FIRST TIMERS: Paul Phillips and Ray Guerra

GUESTS:

Tammy, daughter of Louise Douglas.

Gary Deners, Jerry Kramer's son-in-law, just back from one year in Kuwait on reserves, looking for a full time in the Army.

NEW RETIREES: none

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Brice Gregg's son Rodney is still in ICU in the Presbyterian Hospital.

Gene Slaughter, still having heart problems, will have to have a pacemaker soon to keep his heart beating.

Pat Wooldridge is having knee replacement Aug. 2. Baylor Dallas.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Juanita Darley's Brother, last name Redmond passed away about two weeks ago.

Terry Hal Anderson passed away June 30, an Electronic Engineer retired after 26 years.

Dianne Johnson Harper, passed away July 5, She had worked for E-Sys. for 27 years.


ANNIVERSARIES:

WEDDINGS.

OTHER:

Jim and Joe Jackson, Boyd and Judy Robinson, Kemp Derrick, Duanne Lunday, Dennis York, and Charlie Tipton were there. Glad to see you guys. Don't be gone
so long.

It was great having the rain, don't think it kept too many away. Glad to see each of you.

John Talbert will be in charge in August. I will see you in September Have a safe month. Be back August 31.

Dottie

Thanks for coming, always



Summary of the June 29, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 65

FIRST TIMERS: Charlie Mayfield

NEW RETIREES: Ned Abbott and Jerry Gooding retiring June 30, he and his wife Linda were at the Luncheon

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Brice Gregg's son Rodney is in the Presbyterian Hospital.

Mr. H. C. Chancey fell about a month ago, fractured his elbow, black eye, and skinned knees. He said he was o.k. taking the cast off today.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Gerald R. Albright, Subcontracts Manager at Raytheon, passed away June 2

Preston Crysel, passed away June 13, he had 27 years at E-Systems

Yvonne McGregor’s Father-in-law passed away June 19, he was 97.

Jerry Gore’s daughter Cheryl Lynn passed away June 20.

Homer Gilkeyson's wife
Mary Kathryn passed away June 27.

Duane Lunday's son 44 yrs of age passed away June 22.

Brigadier General Galer worked at LTV passed away June 27.

ANNIVERSARIES:

I forgot to mention that John and Patsy McAdam were married 47years June 28. Congratulations.

WEDDINGS. Congratulations and best wishes to these couples.

Doris Parker and Virgil Pettigrew were married June 18.

Bobby Gambrell announced that he and Carolyn Krum were getting married July 9 in Las Vegas, everyone is invited.

OTHER:

Gladys Davis is in a retirement home in Allen and wanted to say hello to everyone. Her phone number is 214-383- 1707. Give her a call.

Thanks for coming on such a hot day,. Several were there that have not been for a while. Glad to see you. Dugger was one of them.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July. Remember our SERVICE MEN AND OUR COUNTRY ON THIS DAY.

See you July 27.

Dottie



Summary of the May 25, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 63

FIRST TIMERS: Bill Ersthaler from Arizona, Helen Hull

GUESTS: Vicki Brown friend of Pat Cochran

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Bill Hooker has Alzheimer's Disease. Please keep them in your prayers.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Louise Jackson Nall, passed away April 29, she retired with 25 yrs. service in 1976,

Harold Yoder passed away May 4.

OTHER:

Several attended that have not come in quite a while, so glad to see you. Larry Tinnin was there and looked very good, Jerry and Judy Cowan , John Puckett, and I am forgetting some but we are always glad you take time to visit us once a month.

We were glad (Mr. E.) Bill Ersthaler visited us, while he was in the area.

Raytheon is having a Spring-Fling June 4th on the South Ball Park, starting at 11:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. There will be hot-dogs and hamburgers, it is like a carnival. Try to come if you can. It sounds like fun.

Our next meeting will be June 29, 11:00 A.M. at Furr's, same place.

If you travel this holiday, be careful and have fun.

Dottie




Summary of the April 27th, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 71

FIRST TIMERS: Marty and Marti Kovacs newly retired. Jeff Waguestack also retired.

GUESTS: Jim Melton husband of Mary Melton and her Brother in-law Duke Wyatt.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

John Calvert’s Mother who is 91 years of old is seriously ill.

Gibb Rogers, having shoulder surgery today, 27th.

Chris Monk, Lois husband has had surgery but doing well.

Roy Van Pelt, is hoping to go home in a few days, I talked to him after the luncheon. He is still on a soft diet. The mass in his abdominal was benign and when they removed his kidney (which was cancerous) was not attached . This is very good news.

Henry Muse and Merv Gangsted both are having health problems.

Rick Underwood had an operation for an occluded colon and hernia. He is home and doing well, up and around some.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Eddie Danahy, Jr, passed away in March.

Mark McSpadden’s Brother James passed away March 30th.

Angelis Shaddos, worked in engineering and accounting passed away in March.

Gloria Garrison who was still working passed away April 10. Gloria had cancer.

ANNIVERSARIES: None

NEWLY WEDS: None

GRANDKIDS:
Congratulations to Carroll Bunch and wife on their first granddaughter

OTHER:

Women's Club, May 21, Saturday, 12:00 Noon at Southfork. We will go there for lunch and have a tour of the house and museum. . We will have a choice of two selections for lunch. The price will be $21.00 each. We need 25 to get this price, so please try to come, We will have to give a head count, so please call me at 972-790-3464 no later than May 16 to make reservations.

July 15, on a Friday we will be going to Brenham and take a tour of the Blue Bell Creamery, plus other things. We will leave the plant at noon on Friday and have two nights in Brenham. We always have a very good time, so let me know if you can go. (Dottie)

Thanks for a great turnout it is always good to see you, I know some that had other things that had to be taken care of.

Next meeting is May 25, same time and same place see you there.

Dottie


Summary of the March 30th, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 47

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: None

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Helen Pierron, wife of Tom, is recovering from a triple by-pass at Baylor/Plano.

Larry Tinnin after a kidney problem in Baylor/Garland.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Linda Foster passed away on March 5 with memorial services on March 7.

Kurt Harms, an emplyee at the Alice Springs Facility was killed in an auto accident March 16. Additional information can be found at http://www.kurtharms.com


ANNIVERSARIES: None

NEWLY WEDS: Bill Ford and Elva married on March 5.

NEW RETIREES: None

OTHER:

Dottie has been in Colorado much of March. She should return to the April meeting.

John Talbert






Summary of the February 23rd, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 55

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: None

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Clyde Forrester's wife Doris is very ill, she had a massive bleeding stroke, is in ICU at Presbyterian Hospital since the 3rd of Feb. No visitors please. Since the first report we have not had any more news. Please keep Clyde and family in your prayers.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Leona Hamilton passed away Feb. 2, wife of the late Weldon Hamilton who worked at Chance Vought.

Lillian (Lil) Hart passed away February 19, she retired l979. She will be missed a very sweet lady

Billie Flowers had worked at E-Systems Garland, she passed away in February.

Floyd Kelly passed away in February. He worked at E-Systems for 38 years.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom and Jerry White celebrated 50 years the 12th of February. Congratulations.

NEWLEY WEDS: Bob Harrington and Kathy married in October, 2004. Congratulations to Bob and Kathy

NEW RETIREES: None

OTHER:

Thanks to everyone who came to the luncheon, we have several out with the flu, maybe next month will be better.

Thanks to John McAdam for installing the speakers for the microphone. It helped.

We will see you March 30 at Furr's at Saturn and Northwest Highway. Food is very good. Hope everyone will try to come.


Dottie




Summary of the January 26th, 2005 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 72

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: Janis Thompson, Shirley Hand, and Tom Webber

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Lois Monk husband, Chris has had surgery, during fine.

After the meeting Larry Tinnin, told me the Dr.s had found an Aneurysm in his back, please keep him in your prayers


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Joan Lambert wife of Galen L. Lambert passed away December 29, 2004, they were married 54 years.

James Strain, a Brother of Roberta Smith and Margie Davis passed away January 11, 05.

Mary Lou Carnes' sister Bernice from La. passed away the second week in January.

Ruby Johnson, worked in Manufacturing passed away last week.

Maracine McKay, Secretary to Marion Smith passed away November 11, 2004.

Ross and Gretchen Smith lost their Grandson-In-Law, Jaysen Underhill. He was killed when the single-engine plane he was in with a friend went down near Eagle Pass just across the Mexican border. Carbon monoxide leaked into the plane, they went to sleep and the plane flew on autopilot until it ran out of gas. Jaysen's wife is expecting their second child in June. A fund for his surviving children has been set up at Texas Credit union Account #63777590-000.
For more information, click here.

Please keep all of these in your prayers.


ANNIVERSARIES: None

NEW RETIREES: None

OTHER:

Last year's total attendance was 727, with an average of 60, not bad.

There were 22 deaths of our retirees.

John Talbert is President of The Texas BeeKeepers Association, He and Laveta work with the youth. This year Sarah Kornfield of Plano 19 years old was nominated American Honey Queen. She also is a student at Wheaton College in Illinois. Congratulation to Sarah, and to John and Laveta for their hard work.

I really don't think there is another place that has a private dining room for us, John McAdam and one of the Managers are going to put up speakers by the next meeting. We have reservations at Furr's through June. Everyone there
today, voted to meet there, unless something better shows up.

Thanks to everyone who came today, some had not been in a while, glad to see each and everyone of you.

Will see you February 23 at 11:00 A.M.


Dottie


Summary of the December 29th, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 36

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: Julie Garner, Jan Bunch, Debbie (daughter of Bob & Yvonne Ross), Kay Smith and
Pattie Powers.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Millie Felton DeWoody had a pacemaker put in Dec. 20, she is going great. Not 100 Percent but almost.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Rita Ann Geter,
daughter of Roberta and J. B. Smith, passed away Nov. 25.

C. P. (Charlie) Smith passed away Dec. 1,
he worked in Facilities and lived in Meridian, Ms. .

James J. Ling founder of LTV passed away Dec. 17.

Jack Lane, worked in Contracts in the 60's passed away the later part of Dec.

Charlie Voss passed away in Dec.

Sorry do not have the dates for the last two.

ANNIVERSARIES: None

NEW RETIREES: None

OTHER:

Jim Hester and Kay Carol Alexander were married on the 12th of December in Georgetown, Texas. They are at home at 107 Six Flags Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628. Jim was in Tech Pub.

No other news, but nice to have the ones that came, and always glad to have guests.

Have a great New Years, if you travel please be careful. We will meet January 26, at Furr's at Saturn and Northwest Highway.

So far everyone is pleased with Furrs as a meeting place. The food was very good today. We have reservations also in February.

Hope we have a larger group in January.

Happy New Year,

Dottie




Summary of the November 24th, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 32

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: None

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Roberta Smith's daughter Rita Ann is in ICU at Parkland, and also her Brother in a nursing home in Wylie or Allen is not doing well.

Bob Sales' son Kieth's wife had brain surgery. She is in Baylor Roberts Building room 1605, and she should be able to go home next week.


DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Nellie Saucier passed away Oct. 27, she was 93, I remember what a very sweet person she was, always with a smile.

Bob Sales passed away Nov. 6. Bob always kept us laughing by telling us jokes. Bob is really going to be missed as he was missed when he was not able to attend our luncheon. Bob's son Kieth, called to thank the retirees for our support, visitation, cards and flowers.

Robert Donald (Don) Lampkin passed away Nov. 18. He lived in Temple.

Pete Shockey passed away since our last meeting in October.

Frances Keck wife of Bill Keck also passed away after our last meeting. Bill passed away a few years ago.

ANNIVERSARIES: None

NEW RETIREES: Norma Rider, Bobby Gilpin, Paul Pedford.

OTHER:

As you know Ryan's has closed, we met at Furr's Cafeteria at Saturn and Northwest Highway. We had a private room there. Really more closed off than at Ryan's. Everyone agreed it was o.k. but we will wait until after the New Year to decide if it is permanent. I have made reservations for January and February. We will see about getting the speaker system installed.

The Women's Club had lunch at the Gaylord Texan Saturday the 20th. It is beautiful out there, you can drive through for a tour of the Christmas Lights. It would be worth a trip for that. Hope you go.

Thanks for coming today. I missed the last two months, glad to see the ones that did attend. Thanks again to John Talbert for doing a great job while I was gone.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe one, Christmas will be over before our next meeting which is December 29. Have A Wonderful Holiday, but please be safe.

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the October 25th, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 52

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: Gretchen Carter

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Don't know of any.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Mrs. Marie Yarborough, wife of Red Yarborough, passed away Oct 7. She was 88.

Joe Acosta passed away last week. He worked in Facilities.

A card was received from the George Caldwell family thanking the retirees for cards and other support.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Mr. and Mrs. Luther (Luke) Manies celebrated their 50th on Oct 2.

OTHER:

Vote!!!

Ladies, don't forget to call Dottie at 972-790-3464 to sign up for the November 20 Christmas Luncheon at Gaylord's Texan Resort in Grapevine. The 12:00 noon luncheon will be in the RiverWalk Cafe. The price will be $24.50 cash. Please do not use credit cards. Please car pool if possible. The hotel will be decorated for Christmas.

Dottie will have the tickets for the December 10 Johnnie High performance at the November meeting. They are $14.00.

Gretchen Carter passed out cards for the Raytheon "Viva Las Vegas!" Holiday party. It will be December 11 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel. Retirees must call the Holiday Party hotline at 972-205-5777 to request an invitation. Leave your name, address, and phone number so thatthe invitation can be mailed to you.

The next meeting will be November 24th (the day before Thanksgiving). Ladies, please work this into your busy Thanksgiving preparation schedule.

Don't forget to Vote!

Hope that I did not forget anything.

John T




Summary of the Sept. 29th, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 69

FIRST TIMERS: None

GUESTS: None

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Bob Sale, Chuck Farmer, Patsy Samford

Ben Hudson had some heart surgery to correct a problem with his pacemaker and is doing well now.

Remember H.C. Chancey's wife. She has MS and is not doing well.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

George Caldwell passed away Monday September 27. Services were held in Farmersville Wednesday September 29 at the Hurst Fielder-Baker Funeral Home. George was Electrical Supervisor in the Facilities Maintenance Department.

Barry Ryan passed away in Australia on Sept. 29th. He worked at the base in Alice Springs.

ANNIVERSARIES:

None

OTHER:

The Women's Club Christmas at the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine has been rescheduled to November 20. The hotel will be decorated for Christmas.

The Raytheon Garland Leadership Association Christmas event is scheduled for December 11, 2004 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel. Additional information will be presented at the next luncheon.

The October 27th Retirees luncheon will be held at the Garland plant. Everyone should meet in the lobby at 11 AM. Flu shots will be available after the luncheon. A signup list was passed around at the meeting for those wishing to attend this meeting. Anyone else who wants to attend must get their name to Dottie before Oct 27 so that Security can get badges made. If you did not sign the list and want to attend, call Dottie at 972-790-3464.

John Talbert

Summary of the August 25, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 64

FIRST TIMERS: Steve Provines

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Bob Sale, Chuck Farmer, Virginia Green, Millie and George DeWoody

Patsy Samford, she is having hip surgery in September.

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Alvis Ken Norris passed away August 14th, he was 71 years of age and worked for E-Systems for 33 years. His wife Virginia passed away in November, 2002.

Claude Laun 92, passed away August 19th in Las Vegas. He worked for North American Aircraft in Dallas adn TemcomAircraft and Intercontinental Mfg. Co. in Garland.


ANNIVERSARIES:

None

OTHER:

We had a good group today, several were there that have not been for a while, Bill Miegel, Margie Davis, and Mary Melton and Darla Wyckoff after having surgery.

It is possible that we might go the Garland office in October for lunch and also get our Flu shots, Will let you know in September.

We took up a collection for to pay for the $100 hosting cost
of the EsyRayRetirees Web-site for next year and received $124. The extra $24 goes to John McAdam to pay for the print outs of the retirees list. Thanks to Tom White and John both for doing this for us. Thanks to everyone for their generous donations.

November 13, the Women's Club will be going to the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine for our Christmas, guest and spouse's are invited. Hope you come, it will be a
nice affair.

Have a nice Labor Day weekend and a safe one. We will see you in September 29 at Ryan's Steak House in Garland.

Thanks for a good turn out today.

Dottie Vaughn
972-790-3464



Summary of the July 28, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 57

FIRST TIMERS: Mike Humphrey

GUESTS:

Barbara Morris, Charlene's Sister-in-law,

Opal Watkins, Friend of Millie DeWoody.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

None

DEATHS: Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Paul Johnson passed away July 19th. He retired in 1993

Eunice Barbara Cothran, Sister of Lois Monk
passed away June 28th.


ANNIVERSARIES:

None

OTHER:

Had a thank you card from Bob Sales, thanking us for the birthday card we sent him, it almost reached us by the time he received his card. Bob is on the ball.

November 13th on Saturday, the Women's Club will be going to the Gaylord Hotel at Grapevine for our Christmas Luncheon. All spouses are invited, we can also take a tour of the hotel on our own. We have reservations at the Riverwalk Cafe, it will be a buffet, the cost is $24.38. This will be a fun day.

December 10th, I have made reservations for 30 to see the Christmas Show at Johnnie High Country Review Theatre in Arlington. The tickets are $14.00 each. Anyone is welcome to come. We always enjoys his Christmas Shows.

We sang Happy Birthday to Norman Bittle, he was 79, Larry Tinnin brought him to our luncheon, he had a card we all signed. Norman has been in the hospital a couple of times, which we did not know. It was good to see him. Many more happy Birthdays.

Last month we had 57 present, and again this time, I know this is vacation time, but please come to our meetings it is a fun time to see everyone.

I know everyone is busy, you can not attend everything, but we hope you save the last Wednesday of the month for us.

Take care, G0D BLESS EACH OF YOU

Dottie Vaughn
972-790-3464



Summary of the June 30, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 57

FIRST TIMERS: Horace Wilson, Bobby Smith, Mac McCaskey, Mrs Patty Newman; Mother and Mother in law of Terry and Marion Parsons.

GUESTS: Ryan Dell, Grandson of Ralph Herring

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Darla Wyckoff, she had surgery May 14, doing much better.

Bertha Hall, Facial surgery, cancer, she is doing better.

Carroll Herriott, cancer surgery on face, several times since Jan. and a broken hip. Hi Kimsey reports that they are able to go to church now.

Chuck Barbour is doing much better after heart surgery.

Paul Johnson, Bob Sales and Patsy Samford


DEATHS:
Remember all of those that have lost loved ones in your prayers.

Pete Peterman’s Brother, Donald Ray passed away May 29.

Becky Pancho's husband
Julio passed away May 27. Julio worked in Facilities

Katie Wood, Chief Operator in the 60’s and 70’s passed away June 23. Her Son Gregg worked at E-Systems.

Bell Pauline Johnson, worked in assembly. She passed away June 11.

Ramona Litchen, lost her Mother June 19th.

B. T. Ford’s wife passed away, do not know the date.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Mr and Mrs Bill Secor celebrated 50th years June 1.

OTHER:

Our attendance was down quite a bit, hopefully it was because of the rain.

The Women’s Club will be going to Galveston for Dicken’s on the Square December 3rd, return the 6th on Monday. Only one van going, 12 can go comfortably. I will need a deposit of $100. at the next meeting. It will be a fun trip, if interested please call me 972 790 3464.

December 10th, I have made reservations for 30 to attend the Christmas Show at Johnnie High Country Music Review in Arlington. The tickets are $14.00 each if there are as many as 20. We will also eat before the show, same place as last year. This is a very good family show, anyone may come along.

July 4th is Bob Sales Birthday, remember him by cards or call and wish him a happy Birthday.

Mary Melton was at our meeting, she looked very well after having heart surgery. Keep up the good work Mary.

It was good to see those at the meeting that have not been for a while.

I have received a couple of request for the name bars, I will bring them to the July meeting, but I will also mail them to you if you will let me know.

Thanks for coming to our monthly meeting even though it was raining some.

Have a safe holiday remember our armed forces and our Country.

See you July 28 at 11:00 AM at Ryans Steak House in Garland

Dottie Vaughn


Summary of the May 26, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 72

FIRST TIMERS: Bruce Berglund, Ruby Peacock Bates

GUESTS: Ryan Dell, Grandson of Ralph Herring

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Mary Melton, triple by-pass, she is home and doing great

Chuck Barbour had double by-pass today, possible triple.

Bob Sales wanted to come to the meeting, he had a Doctor's appointment for a heart monitor.

Christine Mansolo still having trouble with her feet.

Paul Johnson still ill with brain tumor.
His physicians are optimistic that the chemo therapy they are administering and the other meds will control the brain edema (swelling) and the other symptoms.

DEATHS: Pete Thomas passed awayMay 24, visitation today the 26th at RestlandinDallas from 6-8 P.M. The services will be Thursday at 1:30 P.M. Wildwood Chapel.

ANNIVERSARIES: None


OTHER:

John Talbert, thank you very much for doing the announcements in March and April, you did a great job.

I still have some group pictures that have not been picked up, I will have them at the next meeting.

I also still have a bunch of names plaques that were on the board in the Lobby. If you will let me know the years you served and let me know you want these, I will send them to you. By the end of the year they will be gone, I am cleaning out the garage.

Thanks for a good turn out for today, nice seeing everyone, since I was on a trip in March andknee replacement in April. Seems I have been gone more than two months, nice to see everyone. Thanks you so much for the cards, calls and prayers.

Will see you June 30th.

If you are traveling on Memorial weekend, please drive safely have a great holiday.


Dottie Vaughn



Summary of the April 28th, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 78

FIRST TIMERS: Jim and Carolyn Stehn, Jim Donovan, and Gerri Crowder.

GUESTS: Liz Lamb (friend of Ed Robinson) and Bob White.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Paul Johnson is recovering at home from brain tumor surgery. He expects to be up and about in a couple of months.

Dottie Vaughan had knee surgery after her trip to Spain. She is presently in Baylor Medical Center in Irving. Surgery went well. Don't know if there is any connection but Spain pulled their troops out of Iraq after Dottie's trip.

DEATHS: Please keep all of these in your prayers.

John Robert Wheelock (ESY 74-98) and Edward Tacke (brother of David R. Tacke)

ANNIVERSARIES:


OTHER:

Ladies should remember the Women's Club excursion to Galveston December 1 for the "Dickens on the Strand" festival. More info will be out at the next meeting. Your deposit will be needed by July 1.

Remember Paul and Dottie in your prayers for their recovery and the Wheelock and Tacke families for their loss.

John T





Summary of the March 31, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by John Talbert

PRESENT: 56

FIRST TIMERS: Sarah Garner and Bob Wonderlich

GUESTS:

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

None reported.

DEATHS: Please keep all of these in your prayers.

B.J.Pinter March 1

Claude Housewright -LTV March 4

R.J. Young March 29


ANNIVERSARIES:

Amos and Elsie Barrios 60 yrs Ret 1986 after 38 yrs

OTHER:

Dottie Vaughan is traveling in Spain.

Minyonne announced the Ladies Club trip to Galveston in December for "Dickens on the Strand" Early registrations are needed.

Mary Sue Thornton announced about the Credit Union Annual Meeting April 8 at 5 PM. Refreshments and Cash door Prizes.

Retirees should be sure to read the information sent out by John McAdam about the health benefits and the upcoming benefit selections in May.

Take care, will see you April 28th.

John




Summary of the February 25, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 55

FIRST TIMERS: Carol Carlgren and Hilda York, Dennis York's better half.

GUESTS: Rick Garretson, Roberta Smith Grandson.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers. Send cards if you can, they are always appreciated.

Patsy Samford still having somesurgery.

Margie Davis fell Sunday and broke her left knee cap. She is in Medical Center of Plano, 3901 W.15th St. Plano, 75075. She had surgery Tuesday.

Darla Wyckoff just called, her husband Bill, will have surgery 9th of March, he has a herniated cervical disk in his back, he will be at Baylor Dallas.

DEATHS: Please keep all of these in your prayers.

Walter (W.C.) Rainwater passed away Feb. 22, he worked at Vaught and Garland in the early days, retired from Vaught.

John Calvert lost his Brother about the second week of February


ANNIVERSARIES:

Clyde Forrester and wife celebrated 50 years of marriage January 31. (I forgot) that is the reason he was absent in January.

OTHER:

I want to thank Jerry and Bette Wagnon, Ed and Tincy Robinson for driving quite a distance to come to our meetings.

Our attendance was down some today, the weather had a lot to do with it.

There are still some that have not picked up their group picture, I will have them at the luncheon again in April.

Take care, will see you March 31.

Dottie




Summary of the January 28th, 2004 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: Well, we started with a bang for 2004, 99 present.

FIRST TIMERS: Rick Ellison, Bill McCoy, Gloria Lee, Les Flanery, Bill Migel, Henry Gindratt, and Jerry Kocherretired from Raytheon, with L3 now.

GUESTS: Wendell and Edith Fitch from Wells, Vt., Kay Smith, Don Wilson and Peter Dascanio.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Paul Johnson hasbeen in and out of the hospital since and before Christmas with tumor surgery, doingbetter, hopes to be at the February meeting. Keepup the good work Paul.

Mr. Chancey called me and reported J D Pierce was free of cancer, glad to hear that, we are always glad to hear good news.

DEATHS:

Roy Hamm, passed away Dec. 5, retired from Raytheon.

Dan Miller,of Garland , Dec. 7, Prog. Mgr. for E-Sys, Greenville

Harold Simmons of Garland , Dec. 21, retired from Vought Aircraft, Planning Mgr.

Mabel Mary Blaylock, Dec. 24, her late husband Raymond C. Blaylock work in Garland in the 60's

Paul Gray Tipton, son of Charlie Tipton, passed away Jan. 6.

Robert Anthony Arrington, worked at E-Systems, passed away Jan. 22.

Sherman Hickey 58 yrs old, passed away Jan. 25, he retiredin 99, as Senior Liaison in Mfg. labor negotiator. His Service at Sparkman Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas, Thursday Jan. 29 at 2:ooP.M.

Jo Gann, passed away in Dec, her late husband Joe Gann workedat E-Systems.

AlmaLittlejohn's daughter Laura's husband Dickson Ayers, passed away Jan. 20th. they live in Wolfe City, he was a Minister, he left 5 boys from age 2-11.

Mr. Chancey reported tome, that Jack Melton passed away end of Nov, he work in Greenville.

Ralph Hernadnez's son Carmen passed away,Ralph worked in Garland.

Shirley Dillon passed away this month.

Please keep all of these in your prayers.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Claude and Beverly Hall of Rockwall, 50 years, Dec. 21, Claude retired E-Systems as Mgr. of Aircraft Design.

Bill and Sue Bowers of Round Rock, 50 yrs. Dec. 23, Bill retired from E-Systems.

OTHER:

Don Wilson brought a presentation on how to protect yourself from terrorist in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Click here to read it. Be more careful where you sit on airlines, and don't get caught up in crowds. Quite interesting, several things you need to make copies of to take on a trip.This will be put on the web-site. Thank you Don and Peter for coming and doing this for us, it was very enjoyable.

I still have some group pictures, they are $5.00 each, at the February meeting I will call out the names that signed up for one .

Had a note from Bob Sale at Christmas with a poem, have not talked to him lately, but will and get Tom to add to the up date. Here is a little poem he wrote,

I made myself a snowball
as perfectas could be.
I though I'd keep it as a pet,
and let it sleep with me
I made it some pajamas
and a pillow for it's head
Then last night it ran away
but first----it wet the bed.

Bob we miss you, and you always keep us laughing.

Thanks for a wonderful turn out, there were several there that have not been for awhile, If I name some I will forget the others. It is always good to see you.

Our meeting in February will be the 25th at Ryans.

Guys, don't forget your Valentine, February 14.

Dottie.




Summary of the November 26th, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 40

FIRST TIMERS: None

RETURNEES: We were glad to have Bob Zacny, Mary Kay Walker, and Carol Bunch with us today.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Tom White had an e-mail from Gene Slaughter's wife Nannette. Gene had a stroke about a year ago, and the Doctor in Tyler thought he would never walk or talk. Gene is doing much, much better, with about 80% physical recovery. He is still taking speech therapy, he has about 50% of that back.

Frank Wheeler, had a car accident this past Monday, but is OK and at home.

DEATHS:

George C. Lazich passed away November 8. He retired from E Systems Garland in 1986.

Stanley Prachyl passed away November 17. He retired in 1969 from LTV in Garland then had his own business, Alp Machine & Tool Co. for 30 years, retired from it in 1999.

OTHER:

The Women's Club and spouses are invited to go to the Johnnie High annual Christmas Theatre show Dec. 12 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $17.00. I will give you the tickets at the door. Harrington's is closed , so I have made reservations for us at Birra Poretti's, which is located in Lincoln Square just west of Harrington's off Collins or Highway 157. South of I30. about one block. Call me at 972-790-3464 if you want to go or have any questions.

The Women's Club is having their Christmas Brunch at Lawry's Prime Rib,
on Sunday, December 14th at 12:00 Noon. Call me at 972-790-3464 if you want to go or have any questions.

Thanksgiving and Christmas we are always low on attendances, but 40 was not too bad. Wevoted not to meet in December since it falls on New Years Eve.

We will see you on January the 28th. Remember that Don Wilson from Raytheon Security is suppose to be our speaker.

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Dottie Vaughn





Summary of the October 29th, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 105

FIRST TIMERS: Roy and Carole Evanxzyk, Becky and Julio Pacho, Jerry and Jeanette Brooks, Norm Dixon, Harry Garrett, Linda and Carl Colista

RETURNEES: Vern Goldberg, Judy and Boyd Robinson, Tom Wakefield, Louise Tipton, Ron Morrison.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Floyd Ennis had by-pass surgery after a heart attack on Oct. 5, doing great, wanted to say hello to everyone.

Paul Johnson was at the Luncheon and seems to be recovering well from brain surgery.

DEATHS:

Jerry and Ann Bryant lost a Granddaughter this week.

Floyd Joubert passed away October the 9th.

OTHER:

Thanks to Isbella and Terry at the Office for doing our flu shots. 112 got shots today. Thanks to Mr. Tim Harris for helping us get them another year.

Jeanne Reinkemeyer andGretchen Carter gave us information on the Christmas Party which will be held December 6th, 2003. Location Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Towne Center. Time will be from 6:30 PM-1:30 AM. Retirees wishing to attend that did not get an invitation, you may call 972 205 5777 and leave a message. Price is $20.00 per person or $40 per couple. The registration card must be in by November 20, 2003.

I still have name bars and years for those that have not received them. Call me or e-mail me and I will mail them to you. These are the ones that were on the board in the lobby.

The Women's club will be attending the Johnnie High Christmas Program Friday Dec. 12th.
Most of us will eat at Harrington"s in Arlington by the Ball Park, before the show. The show starts at 7:30, let me know if you are going, I will have the tickets the November meeting. The tickets are $17.00 each. ----- Also, we are having our Christmas outing on Sunday, December 14th at Lawry's Prime Rib in Dallas located on the Toll Way. The price is $26.30 including tax and tip, coffee and tea. If dessert is ordered the price is $34.43. Please bring cash. Everyone is invited, would like to see more spouse's wives attend. Give me a call .
972-790-3464

Thanks to Jim Gray for doing our group picture, it has been a couple of years since the last one was made. If you did not sign up for a group picture today and want one, they will be $5.00 each. Just give me a call. 972-790-3464

Thanks and thanks again to everyone who made a donation today for me for stamps and cards, It is much appreciated, You gave $116.28. I try to send cards to those that are ill or have deaths in the family. I think it helps to let others know we care about them.

Thanks to everyone for coming, so nice to see several that have not been there in quite a while.

Our meetingin November will be 26th, last Wednesday of the month, and the day before Thanksgiving. Put your turkey on, and just come and join us.

Take care till next month see you the 26th.

Dottie


Summary of the September 24th , 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 65

FIRST TIMERS: Dottie Skelly

RETURNEES: Several were there that have not been for a while, so glad to see Jaunice Kinney, Nona Mullett, they both looked great. Also Fran Jeffries and Glen Shahan, glad to have them visit with us today.

ILLNESS: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Bill Ford’s wife Jeanette is home from the hospital after 5 weeks, she is on a feeding tube and also has home health care.

Janis Robinson had both knees replaced this last week, she should be home.

Eldon Sparkman looks great after his knee replacements, glad to see you there Eldon.

Paul Johnson had surgery for a brain tumor and later was back in the hospital for a blocked intestine. He is home and says he is doing well.

DEATHS:

After the meeting, I found out that Henry “Hank” Cutaia passed away Sept. 7, 2003. He worked at LTV, Arlington and Garland Plant.

OTHER:

I talked with Mr. Tim Harris this AM before meeting, we are getting the flu shots this year, which will be the 29th of October, the day of our meeting. Mr. Harris will e-mail Tom White with the times and they will be posted on the web page. It will be in building 582, We will try to get the information as soon as possible.

Rick Butler, gave me some handouts which included some reflections and maps for the Christmas Party. Reflections were given to those that are planning to go. Jeannie Richmeyer will be at our next meeting to get names for the Christmas Party. The Party is schedule December 6th at the Marriott Hotel (formerly the Doubletree Hotel) at Legacy Park in Plano. It will go from 6:30 PM til 1:30 AM.

The Women’s Club will have a group for Johnnie High in Arlington on December 12, Friday. Anyone is welcome. Please let me know if you wish to go.

The Women’s Club will have their Christmas Dinner at Lowry’s on Sunday December 14, at Noon. Please let me know if you can attend.

Chris Sanders from Richland College called and wanted to know if anyone over 55 would be interested in attending classes or volunteering at the college. Fred Grisak and his wife are taking computer classes there. He said it was so nice, and a very friendly place. I have the number if you are interested.

The $100 yearly fee is due for hosting of the Retirees Web site. We had a $26 surplus from last year, and two people generously donated $20 each during the year so we only needed $34.00. A donation was taken at the meeting and more than the required $34 was collected. The surplus will be used by John McAdam to buy paper and ink for printing the retirement list. Thank you very much to the ones that donated during the year and to each of you donating at the luncheon. It is much appreciated.

We missed the ones that were not there, maybe you can make the October meeting, Have a great month, see you Wednesday October 29.

Dottie


Summary of the August 27th
, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 70

FIRST TIMERS:Delma Cunningham, Ray Guerra, Gary Mull

GUESTS:

Illness: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Sylvia Vaughn, emergency gallbladder surgery Friday, Aug. 22, she is with her daughter Kay and doing great.

Eldon Sparkman called left a message, he is in therapy three times a week, driving, and using a walking cane some. His left knee is still giving him problems, as soon as he finishes therapy he will be at the meetings.

Bob Sales also called me Monday evening, he thought he would be able to come to the luncheon, he is doing better.

H. C Chancey has talked with J. D. Pierce he is doing great after colon surgery last year.

Vittie Corthron had suffered a badly damaged knee (don't know how) late last year, he is doing well.

John McAdam had an e-mail from Bill Ford, his wife Jeanette was taken to the Presbyterian Hospital early part of August, I just talked to Bill, she will be there at least another week, she is in room 649.

After the meeting found out that Al Kenard will have foot surgery Sept, 5, and Dugger is having some problems.

DEATHS:

Bertha Hall found out that Gerturde Mc Daniel passed away in March, she worked in accounting, she was in her 90's.

Tage Ockerstrom passed away around the end of July or first of August he was an electrical and mechanical engineer.

J M (Rusty) Hollarn, Jr. passed away August 1, his wife Mary passed away June 26, 1998. He had 25 years of service with Vought/LTV in Security retired in 1983

Pat Lehr's Sister Susie passed away August 15, Howard and Pat returned from vacation and another sister had called to report the news, Susie was in her Aunt's house that caught fire, there was so much smoke the Fireman's did not see the closed door at first where Susie was, they did get her to the hospital and she passed away there.

Homer Gilkeyson passed away August 14, he retired in 1983 after 30 years of service.

Richard (Dick) Lee passed away August 15, He was Sr. Program Administrator with Raytheon. Gloria his wife also worked at E-Systems and Raytheon.

Sallie Gamel wife of Bill Gamel passed away August 21.

Don Coleman, passed away Thursday August 21, he was Director of Reliability/Quality Assurance. Don and his wife Barbara lived in Quitman. The Memorial Services will be Saturday August 30 at 2:00 PM, at Hughes Spring Cemetery. From Quitman at the Court House take Highway 154 East for 5 miles and Hughes Spring is on the left.

It is sad anytime we loose a retiree or spouse or someone in our family, this month we had several, so please remember these in your prayers and maybe send a card for an uplifting.

Other:

Don Wilson of Raytheon Security has a new updated presentation on "How to Survive in a Hostile World" as applies to Terrorism and Criminal Activity, we will try to get Don to come to the Sept. or Oct. meeting and give the presentation.

Thank you for your attendance, have a great and safe Labor Day will see you September 24.




Summary of the July 30th, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 72

FIRST TIMERS:Glenda Jones

GUESTS:

DEATHS:

Stu Hodge passed away June 25, the day of the last Retirees Luncheon.

Teddye Hester, Wife of Jim passed away July 5th.

Lee Davis Webster, passed away July 19, he worked for Jim Ling, Ling Temco in 1961.

Jo Ann Speight passed away June 23, she worked in the Library

Horace Bowen, Manufacturing, passed away July 25

Roy Dale Wheat, passed away July 25, he worked as an Engineer for Mr. Merle Mueller.

Laurence Rohde passed away July 24, he was the son of Walter Rohde who was from Chile, he worked as a contract administrator at Temco.

Illness: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Eldon Sparkman, is doing fair withboth his knee replacements. Left one is still giving him a lot of trouble.

Bob Sales, I talked with him, he sounds great, he has a walker andelectric wheel chair, he does go on his own to get gas, and other short places.

Other:

Hubert and Beryl Jackson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 21, he retired from E-Systems.

There were several present that had not been for a couple of months: Luke Manis, John Calvert, Jerry and Ann Bryant, Mr & Mrs Herb Stringer, I left out some, sorry.

Jim Hester from Georgetown, was there, glad to see you. We know it is a distance, but always glad to have these out of towners.

John McAdam has a new grandson, he and Patsy visited in California recently.

John McAdam made copies of the Raytheon Retiree Newsletter about the insurance, if you did not get it on your computer, send him an e-mail he will send you another one.

John McAdam is reponsible for our new public address system bought with attendee donations at a previous meeting. It is a big improvement in the ability of everyone to hear what is going on.

I have forgotten this several times. Remember the board in the Lobby with names and years of service, I still have those, if you will send me your name and year of service, I will get these to you

Thanks to everyone for being so faithful, will see you August 27th.

Dottie,


Summary of the June 25th, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 65

FIRST TIMERS:Linda Stafford, Mary Sue Thornton-Redwine, Jerry Thompson

GUESTS: Joe Crimshaw, Shorty Carroll's grandson

DEATHS:

Arnold Horack, sometimes in June

Bill Keck worked in timekeeping passed away, May 27

Henry Winn, worked in accounting passed away June 17

Stu Hodge passed around 11:30 AM on June 25th.

Illness: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Don Coleman, lives in Quitman, has lung cancer and it has spread to his liver and bones.

Elden Sparkman, is having both knees replaced on Wednesday, July 2, at Baylor, downtown Dallas, Good luck Elden

Virgil Pettigrew has been in the hospital.

Bob Ross has alsocarotid artery surgery on left side of his neck, doing well, glad to see him.

Jim Hester, visited us today, glad to see him, his wife is in the nursing home.

John Cipher had surgery this month but doing well.

Other:

Harry Garrett, retired from Greenville, in May.

Anniversary Congratulations to Mr & Mrs H. C. Chancey celebrated 62 years in May

Thanks to everyone who supported me in raffle tickets for the X-POW State Convention.

Ed Robinson won the condo in Branson for three nights. An X-POW won the tickets on Southwest Airlinesfrom San Antonio.

Thanks to John McAdam and Tom White, for the micophone and speakers, very nice, worked very well, when I learn to use it correctly.

I had the pleasure of traveling with my Daughter, Brenda and her husband Ron Prachyl to Sourth Africa on a Safari, it was very enjoyable, beautiful country, I gave Tom White some pictures to put on the web hope you enjoy them. Double Click here to see them.

Thanks for your attendances today, nice to see those that has not been there for a while, will see you July 30.

Happy July 4th, remembers these in your prayers.

Dottie,


Summary of the May 21st, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 100

FIRST TIMERS:Gretchan Smith, Martha Jean Hamelman,Billy and Betty Head, Gladys Davis, Julie Garner (Ken's wife), Neil Wooldridge and Tincy Robinson, (Ed;s wife)

GUESTS:

DEATHS:

Mary Sue Thornton's Mother Passed away May 1, 2003

Clyde Willaims passed away May 12, 2003, he worked for Temco and LTV as Financial Controller.

Glenn Grant passed away in May 2003, he was 63 years old, he lived in the Ft. Worth area.

Illness: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Ruby Johnson (worked in mfg) fell and broke her hip, she is in re-hab in Arlington Medical Center, on Matlock Rd.

Hilda York, Dennis York's wife is in the Baylor hospital in Dallas.

Other:

Lois Monk and her husband celebrated 60 years of marriage April 24. Congratulations.

Congratulations also goes to Ed Robinson and his wife Tincy, they were married May 7, they will live in Chandler.

We were glad to have John Bell as support for Anesha Solomon and Skipper Cox to answer questions on our insurance. We appreciate them coming, Thanks to each of you. We realize it is not easy to answer each ones question in a large group. The retirees can call the insurance number, and your pin number is on your enrollment papers. If you wish you can e-mail me the questions, I will send them to Anesha. She is very gracious to do this.

Eileen Wahlstrom and her sisters are giving their parents (Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Farmer) a "Card Shower" for their 50th anniversary. Those interested please send cards to Eileen by 31st of May. Her address: Eileen Wahlstrom, 7714 Princeton Rd., Rowlett, Tx. 75089. I think Mr. & Mrs Farmer would be more than pleased to receive cards from you retirees out there.

We were so glad to see Nona Mullett, she is doing great, so is Pat Wooldridge, and Mr.. H. C. Chancey, he has missed lately. If I have missed anyone, sorry.

John McAdam is looking into purchasing some sort of sound amplification devise to help the hearing problem at the Luncheon meetings. We took up a collection, so we will see what can be done.

Thanks to everyone for coming, nice to see so many.

Remember our June meeting is the 25th. last Wednesday of the month.

Have a safe Memorial Holiday..

Dottie V.


Summary of the April 30th, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 75

FIRST TIMERS:John Puckett, Tom and Sue Rejmaniak, Dean Schaefer, Max Shepherd and Carol Woods-Shepherd

GUESTS:

DEATHS:

Millard Minter passed away March 31, tool and die Maker, retired from E-Systems.

Howard Cox passed away April 21, he worked for Temco and LTV.

Frank Wheeler's wife, Lois passed away April 23, Frank worked in Facilities.

Duane and Patti Powers lost a newborn Granddaughter in April.

A. B. Godwin's son passed away April 29. A.B. worked in Security.

Illness: Remember all of these in your thoughts and prayers.

Bob Sale reports that he is doing better, Keith his son keeps a close watch on him.

Pat Wooldridge is doing much better.

After the meeting I talked to Bob Ross. They were suppose to be at the meeting but he had a Doctor's appointment, as did several others. Bob will have a carotid artery done on the left side of his neck in the middle of May.

A week ago I had the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Shelby. Remember Shelby had an accident at the plant in August of 1976. He still has a smile and is very joyful. He wanted to tell everyone "Hello."

Other:

John Montgomery of Security gave us the new organization update on Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems.

Mike Keebaugh is President
Al Gaydos is Garland Site Executive

John Montgomery also asked if any of the retirees would spend 1-2 hours a week of volunteer opportunity with Partners in Education as tutors, substitute teachers, project advisers, etc. Call him if you are interested.

Skipper Cox and Anesha Solomon spoke to us about our insurance packages. If you have any questions please call me at 972-790-3464 or email me at dottiemv@msn.com with your questions no later than Thursday May 15 and I will get them to Anesha. They will be at our next meeting which is moved up one week to May 21st at Ryan's Steak House. We will have a chance to ask questions.

Thanks to Mr. Tim Harris for arranging for us to meet at the plant. We got to visit with some of our former fellow employees. Very Nice!

Our thanks go to John Montgomery and his group for getting our badges and escorting us around.

Thanks to the retirees for leaving before or at 2:00 PM.

The minutes were late getting posted because Tom was on vacation.

We were glad to see Mr. Chuck Farmer. Hope he comes again.

Happy Mothers Day to the Mothers.

Thanks for being such a great group of people.

Dottie Vaughn

Remember we will meet the 3rd Wednesday of May, which will be the 21st at Ryan's Steak House at 11 A.M.


Summary of the March 26th, 2003 Retirees Luncheon by Dottie Vaughn

PRESENT: 75

FIRST TIMERS:Bob Martin and Minyonne Toumbs

GUESTS: Darlene Sutton, Heather Luker

DEATHS:

John Davis, Margie Davis', husband, passed away March 3.

Darrell Ard's son, Stephen Franklin passed away March 9.

Darrell Lancaster's Father passed away.

Henryand Fred Christner 's Father passed away. Do not have the dates but withinthe last month.

T. C. Heard, passed away last year, 2002, his wife Lucille passed away about two weeks ago.

Lana Benson and her husband James lost thieir Granddaughter Amy, she was 16. She and two of her friends were killed in a car wreck in Longmont, Colorado on March 21. Lana is retired from E-Systems. Amy's Dad, Ron Heiney worked in the IBM Dept.

Illness:

Had a report on Juanice Kinney, she is suppose togo home Thursday, March 27. Will do rehad at home. She was hurt in a car wreck.

Keep all of these in your prayers, and remember our country and service men and women fighting for our FREEDOM.

Next Meeting:

We will meet at the Raytheon Garland Plant In April 30th at 11 A.M. for lunch in the Executive Dining room. We need to be out of the plant by 2:00 P.M.

If you wish to go and were not at the meeting today to sign up, please call me at 972 790 3464 so I can put you on the list to have a badge made.

Other:

So good to see everyone, had a few that had not been there for a while.

Hope you have a great Easter, will see you the 30th of April at the Plant.

Thanks

Dottie Vaughn


Email from Dottie in place of the February Summary dtd. 3-4-03. The February meeting was called off because of sleet on the streets.

Pat Wooldridge is at the Baylor Hospital , Dallas, Truett Bldg. rm 665, she had a right knee replacement Fri. 28th. I talked to her Sat. she was doing fine, have not had a chance to talk to her since.

Margie Davis husband, J.P. passed away Monday March 3, visitation will be Tuesday, the 4th at Alllen Funeral Home, 508 Masters, in Wylie. Services will be Wed. 2:00 P.M. at Allen Funeral Home, interment will be at Restland.

Last evening, found out Juanice Kinney fell and broke her neck, she is in Plano Medical Hospital, 15th and Coit, room 602. Her daughter said she would have to wear a neck brack for a while after she got out. do not know when or how this happened.

Since we did not have a luncheon in feb. because of the ice, I should have done this earlier, here are the deaths :

Gordon Arthur Stokes, Sr. passed away Feb. 1, worked at LTV Military Elec.

Glen Havey passed away Feb. 2, with cancer. He worked in EW in the 80's then with DOD in the DCAS office in Dallas.

Lonnie Griffin, husband of Karen (she worked in tech pub) , he passed away Feb. 8, with lung cancer.

Jack Terrell passed away Feb. 19, he was Sr. Design Engr.

Martha Lawing wife of "Sonny" Lawing passed away Feb. 19, they lived in Arl. and he worked there and Garland

Joan Walker passed away Feb. 20 she worked in the early 50's

Nada Cade passed away Feb. 22, she worked in Manufacturing, I think.

Remember each one of these in your prayers

Hope to see everyone March 26 at Ryan's Steak House at 11:00 A.M.

Dottie Vaughn


I lost the January 2003 Summary, Sorry about that.

Tom


December 18th, 2002 Meeting Summary by Dottie Vaughn

Attendance:

58


Guests

Norm Dixon,

Edith Sanders Fitch and her husband Wendell from Wells, Vt.


First Time and Returned Attendees:

Jerry White (Tom's better half),

Kathy Minyard (friend of Bob Harrington),

Betty Brown (Ron's wife,she had been here before, a long time ago.)

Hugh French was here all the way from Florida. It was good to see him looking so well.


Anniversaries:

Mr. & Mrs. Harold B. Ridgley celebrated 60 years Nov. 20.


Deaths:

Roberta Smith had a Christmas card from Mrs. Connie Miller. Her husband passed away in November.

John Myers passed away. He had 50 years with the company.

Margaret Webb passed away December 12.

I forgot to put this in the m