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Coach Jack Hitchcock passes away and Jill Wortham Fabian's mother passed away this past week.
Services will be held at Laurel Land:
Thursday 6-7:15 Visitation
Friday 11:00 for a 11:30 grave side service


Gayla, I just wanted to let you know of my dad's death, Eugene E. Kribbs.  He died on Jan 24 of cancer at the age of 84.  Even though he taught at SOC, some of the guys might remember him because he was the golf coach there.  He taught at SOC for 17 years then was at the adult vocational school for 7 years. The obit was in the Abilene Reporter News,    on Jan 26th.    I thought there might be a place in the website for this info.  Thanks, Diane Kribbs Anderson '70

Many of us will remember Kimball's basketball coach Orr (there only in 67-68). Now head coach (for many years) @ Navarro College in Corsicana, he was injured seriously in van accident Monday evening driving his basketball team back from a game in Paris. Two of his players were killed and two more were Care Flighted to Dallas.

In a spare moment we might want to send good thoughts his way. Aside from his own injuries (which we certainly hope he fully recovers from) I'm sure he's devastated over the deaths of his players. - gnb

From Coach Rust: 

Yes, I was there when Lewis was coaching at Kimball........I saw that in the paper today too........It is the same Coach Orr that we all knew....what a tragedy, he was in the van that got hit--he is a lucky person not to have been injured/killed.

Linda Kaye Starnes     
Linda Williams was a year ahead of us.  I am sure that most of you remember her.
STARNES, LINDA KAYE (GRANNY). Born January 6, 1951; passed away January 20, 2004. Preceded in death by her mother, Joy Elizabeth Williams and her brother, David Williams. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend. She will be missed by all that knew her and loved her. Her memory will remain at heart. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Steven D. Starnes; son, S. Blake Starnes and wife, Casey; daughter, Britney Starnes Soladay and husband Ryan; son, Brad Gipson Starnes; grandchildren: B. Carter Starnes and Trystan E. Soladay. She is also survived by her father, David C. Williams and Sue Cates; sisters: Lisa Groso and husband Mike; and Lori West and husband Scott. Family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at Restland Funeral Home. Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, January 23, 2004 at Restland's Wildwood Chapel. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. Restland 972-238-7111
Published in the Dallas Morning News on 1/22/2004.

Ruth Leinbach Hoeffler Boschert passed away on January 14, 2004.  See Obituary

Our dear friend, Cheryl Gay Vogel McNiel (' 70) passed away on Friday, December 19.  Services will be held on Monday, December 22 at 3:30PM at:
Williams Funeral Directors
1500 S. Garland Ave.
Garland, TX  75040-6938
Burial will be Tuesday, December 23 at 1:00PM at a country cemetary outside Goldthwaite, TX.
Cheryl (Gay) is survived by her husband Jerry and daughter Meghan. 
4129 Naaman School Road
Garland, TX 75040


Julia Giddens Blatney
972-783-7080 Fax

I was just checking the web site and thought you might like to let everyone know that Elzada Yarborough Starks husband, Larry passed away Sunday, November 23, 2003.  I'm sure she would appreciate a note from some of her old classmates during this holiday season.
Sandra Oakley Sullivan

Mrs. Lera Pylant, JFK biology teacher, is in the Morning News obits today w/pic.  She passed away on 11/23/2003.

Hi.  Hope this note finds you well.  I have moved to McKinney and my computer went on the fritz.  It lost all my log ins for everything except my personal email.  I got an email from my old friend from Stockard and he told me that Jan Chesnut died last month.  I don't have all the facts on how she died or the exact date.  Could you please put it on the Kimball website so if there are any old Stockard Junior High people still around maybe they know more about her death?  I would greatly appreciate it.  I have changed my internet carrier.  My new email address will be: 
Hope to see you at one of the Rat Pack Dinners.
Linda Robinson Clark 9/17/2003

I am emailing you to ask you to remember us in your prayers.  Patty's Dad was killed in a car wreck last night.  Her mother has Alzheimer's and was injured but will probably be released from the hospital later today.  Adrian Cody was 2 days shy of his 80th birthday.  But God was good in that Patty and our friend Val, who he treated like a daughter, both talked to Adrian just a couple of hours before he died.
Arrangements are pending.  There will be an autopsy, so we don't know what the arrangements will be until his body is released.  God bless you all.
Bob Joyce-May 30, 2003

Sally Deck's "Dr. Leah Holly" brother, David Deck passed away May 26, 2003
For details
click here.

Don Pardue's father passed away on Sunday, February 23rd, 2003.  Our hearts are with him.  We would like to thank Don for the work that he does for us for our reunion and birthday events.  He has always been there when we need him.

Evelyn W. Isbell: Dallas teacher, school librarian 1/19/2003

My closest earthly friend, my brother in spirit, Stan Carroll, passed away in his sleep at 4:00 AM December 24, 2002.
His suffering is over. He will be sorely missed.
Tim Slayton

Virginia Fite, Teacher

Gayla, you might want to post this on the website for anyone who knew Marian Hutton.  Her 2 year old grandson, Hunter Barnett, fell into his parent's swimming pool and drowned.  He died on Marian's 50th birthday which was May 3rd.  The obituary is in the Dallas Morning News May 6th edition.  I know she would appreciate any cards or wishes from anyone who might have been friends with her at Kimball.  Her mailing address is Marian Wafer, 4220 Ash Crest, Mesquite TX  75150.

Karla Hood Finta

Barthene Pearce

October 17, 1927 - January 14, 2002

Coach Milton South
July 24, 1933 -- January 7, 2002

A spray of flowers were sent on behalf of the Class of 70 and the Rat Packers.  If you would like to contribute to the cost of these flowers, please send your donations to:

 Janet Taylor Fain
 3401 Manchester Dr.
 Garland 75041.

 Any overage of funds will be deposited into our "Party Account" with Don Pardue.

Betty Anderson Elder

Eleanor D. Sticelber Ott: Ex-teacher who became head of Eastfield College dies...... Click here

On Sunday, August,6 2001,  Mike Elliott passed away from a massive heart attack.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 9, 2001 at 10:00 am at David Clayton and Sons in Duncanville.

Judy Day, Jan Day's sister passed away on July 30, 2001.  Service to be held on August 2, 2001 at Laurel Land.

Some of you may remember Tommy Carnes.  He was not in our class, but several of our class members were friends with him.  He passed away on July 2, 2001.  Click here to read his obit.

Services for retired teacher Lorene Covert
Services for retired math teacher Lorene Kitto Covert were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 at Jeter & Son Funeral Home, 4830 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas.  Click Here for the article in the Dallas Morning News.

Rites held for retired teacher Louise Glidewell Nevitt, 92, April 18, 2001.  Some of you that went to Browne will remember our Study Hall Teacher.  Click here for the article in the Dallas Morning News.

Lucille Barron Averitt, former Kimball Study Hall Teacher, dies at the age of 93 on January 31, 2001.  Click here for the article in the Dallas Morning News.

1-18-2001  I read in last Sunday's paper that Adona Trent, a girl I knew and who went to Kimball, who would have graduated in '70, died suddenly at her home in Maypearl, Tx. I do not have any other details.
Kathy Norris Tucker

William P. Durrett


Mr. Durrett when he was a teacher/coach at Adamson High School
sometime in the early 40's.  This picture was given to JoAnn Ivy
by her parents when she was at Kimball. 
 Looks like he may be dancing with someone.



47-year DISD veteran was first principal at Kimball High School
Memorial services for William P. "Bill" Durrett, the first principal of Kimball High School, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.  Burial services were Friday at Laurel Land Mausoleum and Memorial Park. The 47-year veteran of the Dallas school district died Dec. 23 at a local hospital.  He was 93.


Mr. Durrett began his career in the Dallas Independent School District in 1930 as a history teacher and coach at what is now Adamson High School.  In 1941, he became one of the few people in the district to simultaneously hold the position of the principal at two schools, Margaret B. Henderson and Winnetka Elementary schools.


While he was principal of Winnetka, his son, William R. "Bob" Durrett, was a student. "He knew I was in trouble before I did," Bob Durrett said. The younger Mr. Durrett has followed in his father's educational footsteps, serving as the current principal of Richard Lagow Elementary School in the Dallas district.


In 1952, Mr. Durrett, "Papa D" to many of his students, became principal of Boude Story Middle School, working there until 1958, when he was chosen to become the first principal of Kimball High School.  He remained at Kimball until his retirement in 1974. Bob Durrett said his father was a strict but compassionate man when it came to his students. "If you worked, and you tried, and you did everything you could, he was the softest touch," he said.


He said his father especially enjoyed working in high schools because of the extracurricular activities, which he felt kept some students from dropping out of school. He said Mr. Durrett thought that students who were particularly academically inclined might find an affinity for band, choir, sports or some other school program and that to stay in the program, they'd stay in school. He said his father didn't sway from a strict no-pass, no-play policy - in effect in his schools years before it became a law.

In addition to his son, Mr. Durrett is survived by a daughter, Barbara Stidham of Sonoma Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 


From:  KIRK VOGEL 1975 (KIRK2308)  Jan-1 11:22 am 
To:  ALL

(i.e. "out of business but not forgotten"):


A&P Grocery Store (Kiest at Hampton)
A Harris Shopping Center (Kiest @ Beckley)
Aquarious IV Theatres (Polk near Camp Wisdom)
Aunt Stelle's Snow Cones (off Clarendon, Hampton)  Still in business after 41 years!
Austin's Barbecue (Hampton at Illinois)
Ben Franklin (Kiest @ Polk)
Bernie’s Hobby Shop (Jefferson) He still dines at Norma’s…I saw him a couple of months ago
Best Products (Westmoreland near the mall)
Big Daddy’s Grill (67 @ Kiest)…A spin off from Austin’s BBQ
Bi-Lo Grocery (Hampton at Illinois)
Cabell’s (Polk @ Wisdom)
Capri Theater (downtown Dallas)
Chalk Hill Drive In
Checker Auto Parts (various)
Chicken Delight (first home delivery food service)
Chief Auto Parts (various)
Chubby's (Wynnewood) 
Dairy Mart (Hampton near Joyce FLorist)
Dairy Queen (Loop 12 near Westmoreland)
Dallas Times Herald (Dallas evening newspaper)
Daugherty's Pharmacy (Kiest Polk Shopping Center)
El Chico (Davis @ Beckley)
El Fenix Cafeteria (Hampton at Illinois)
E M Kahn (Wynnewood)
Exxon / Enco (Boulder @ Kiest)
Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor (Wynnewood)
First Continental Bank (Hampton)
Fotomat (everywhere!)
Fred's Bar-B-Q in Wynnewood shopping center
Gary Studios (Kiest near Hampton)
Gibson's Discount Center (Westmoreland)
Goff's Hamburgers (Wynnewood and Lover's Lane)
Golden Triangle Theatre (Polk Street)
Grandy's (Illinois near Westmoreland Ave.)
Griff's Hamburgers (Hampton, north of Illinois)
Hatley's Pharmacy
H Salt Fish N Chips (Westmoreland near Illinois)
Hampton Drive In Theater (near Illinois)
Jay Lee’s
Jefferson Drive In
Jewel Osco (Polk Street)
Joe Pool Post Office (original location)
Joske's (formerly Titche's)
Joyce Florists (Hampton)…Still there
Ketchum & Killum on Kiest
Kip's Big Boy!  (Zangs, south of Illinois and Wynnewood)
Klink’s Hobby Shop (Davis)
Kroger (Loop 12 @ Hampton, 3 of 4 corners)
L&S Food Mart (Kiest near Hampton)
M.E. Moses Dime Store (Westcliff mall)
Majestic Theater (downtown Dallas)
Minnie Pearl Chicken and Hamburgers (Westmoreland)
Montgomery Ward (everywhere)
Mott's 5-and-10 (Hampton @ Illinois)
Naylor's Drumstick (Hampton @ Illinois)
Norma’s Cafe (Davis)
Northpark I & II; III & IV Theatres
Oak Cliff Bank & Trust
Oak Cliff Music Store (Jefferson)
Orange Julius (Westmoreland and the Red Bird Mall)
Parr's Camera (Illinois near Hampton)
Page Drugs
Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store (Kiest at Polk)
Pizza Hut (Westmoreland near Kiest)
Polar Bear / Ashburn's Ice Cream (Hampton @ Illinois)
Putt Putt (Loop 12 near Westmoreland)
Ralph's Food Mart (Westmoreland near Kiest Blvd.)
Record Shop (Remember owner Mrs. Anderson? She had many many
vinyl LP's and 45's. She would let her customers listen to
the music prior to purchase. I guess she's deceased now. She
was nice and her store was an institution to be remembered.
It was facing Kiest Blvd. in the shopping center that housed
L&S Food Store)
Rick Furniture
Rocket Skating Palace (Cockrell Hill Rd near Davis)
Safeway Grocery (Kiest at Cockrell Hill Rd.
Sammy's (Westcliff Mall)
Sanger Harris (Red Bird Mall, also Kiest Blvd area)
Sears on Jefferson Blvd.
Sears Catalog
Shakey’s Pizza (Westmoreland)
Sivil's # 35 (Fort Worth Avenue)
7-11 stores (Hampton @ Kiest, Westmoreland near Loop 12,
Westmoreland near Kiest - it was always 'round the corner')
Skaggs Alpha Beta (later Jewel Osco)
Skillerns Drug (Wynnewood)
Sound Warehouse (Polk Street)
Southern Plantation (Kiest near Hampton)
Spartan’s (Beckley S. of Kiest)
Stephen Taylor, photographer (Hampton near Illinois)
Super X Drug (Westcliff mall)
Taco Bell (Hampton near Illinois)
Taco Patio (Later Taco Plaza - Westmoreland)
Target (Loop 12 near I-35)
Texas Army and Navy (Jefferson)
Texas Theatre in beautiful downtown Oak Cliff on Jefferson
Tiche's (later Joske's) - (Red Bird Mall)
Torch Restaurant (Davis Street - Greek Food)
Treasury Department Store - Loop 12 near I-35
Treasury Drug (Westcliff Mall)
Underwood Barbecue (Hampton near 12th Street)
Village Charco (Camp Wisdom Rd in Duncanville)
Vogue Theater (Jefferson Blvd.)
Volks Bros. (Wynnewood Shopping Center)  Do you remember the live monkeys?
Ward's Cut Rate Drugs (Hampton near Illinois)
Webb's Barbecue (Oriole at Camp Wisdom in Duncanville)
Wee St. Andrews miniature golf with the choice of the carpet or sawdust  course under the shade of the big oak trees
Weiss Miniature Golf (near Charlton Methodist Hospital)
Westcliff Mall
Western Park IV Theatre (Illinois near Cockrell Hill Rd)
Westmoreland Heights Theatre (Westmoreland Heights Shopping Ctr)
Whataburger (Hansboro off Westmoreland)
Wishbone Restaurant (Kiest @ Polk)
Woolco (Red Bird Lane near Hampton)
Woolworth (Northpark Center)
Worth Food Mart (Kiest @ Polk) before Piggly Wiggly
Wyatt's Cafeteria (Hampton near Hwy 67, Red Bird Mall)
Wynnewood State Bank
Wynnewood Theater (Wynnewood shopping center)
Youngblood's Chicken (Fair Park)
Zang Bowl

*most recent contributions from Ronny Paulk, Class of  74 

feel free to suggest additional "former" businesses of Oak Cliff,etc.