Terry W Fender

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Terry W Fender
Terry W Fender

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Terry W Fender

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Terry W Fender

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Saint Jo, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Carla Orr (wife)
Occupation: Retired Bussmann Fuse, electrical sales engineer
Children: Todd - Kansas City, MO
Brian - Joshua, Texas
Heather - Gladstone, MO
Ellen (step-daughter) More…- Boise, Idaho
Address:

665 Star Mann Rd., Saint Jo, TX 76265

Phone Nos.

940-995-7237

Grandchildren:

13, ages 3 to 18 yrs.
Todd: Sean, Josh & Chasely
Heather: Rachel, Cayla, Cale
Brian & Sinead: Garrett, Clayton & Anson
Ellen & David: Christopher, Timothy, Andrew and Matthew

What's your favorite memory of CHS?

The great old building and walking the halls with friends before and between classes. The smell of new Levis when school started in September.

Who was your favorite teacher, and why?

Miss Parsley was a new teacher in english and typing and all of the guys were struck by this pretty redhead. She took control of the classroom and let everyone know she was in control. She had us all go in front of the class and act out something of our choice. I was absolutely petrified to do this but got kudos from her for acting out like I was fishing.
Once she got to know us, she was a lot of fun and an excellent teacher.

Funny School Story:

I was walking to the stadium for PE with Billy Johns as I remember and when we went by the Panther, he asked if I had ever been in there. I said no (I never even thought about it since I did not smoke and did not wear a black leather jacket and engineer boots).
Billy said, "Well don't go in there wearing your jeans like that."
(i.e.: too high in the waist)

Do you still see any classmates? If so, who?

The 75th Birthday reunion was great and looking forward to 2020 and the 60th reunion. The reunion regulars are the ones I see.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Fly RC model airplanes, photography, beekeeping, observe nature and wildlife, biking and hiking, and trying to keep up with grandkids. Got a new travel trailer in the spring 2015, looking forward to so great travel to National Parks and much more.

Oct 2017 Gave up beekeeping, too much heavy lifting in the Texas heat. My new drone with camera does beautiful aerial photography.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

Visit all of the great state parks in Texas and national parks throughout the country. Getting together in Estes Park Colorado this summer 2017 with all the kids and grandkids - it will be a blast!

Oct 2017: We had a great time in June 2017 in Estes Park with all our kids and grand kids. Many wonderful memories.

Anything else we should know:

We live in the country on 60 acres in our "dream house" that Carla, my wife designed. We enjoy small town life and watching the birds, deer and other wildlife. A great place for our grandkids to visit.

Any comments you would like to make:

We need more pictures of all of our classmates and families. Oct 2017 So put those smart phone to good use!

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January 14, 2018
July 2017 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Next Tuesday January 16 I will complete my daily treatments that began November 7. With guidance from a friend and some research, I decided on proton therapy at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Irving Texas. https://www.texascenterforprotontherapy.com/
My experience at the Proton Center was excellent with the best technology and wonderful people throughout. It was most enjoyable to visit with other men and their families undergoing treatment. The picture was taken following one of my buddies hitting the gong to celebrate completing treatment. The 3 men on the left have completed treatment and the two of us with our ID tags will finish this month.
My journey thru cancer treatment has been very positive although the daily routine was like the movie Groundhog Day.
Thanks to the staff at Holiday Inn Express in Lewisville for their kindness and care during my stay each weekday.
My family and friends have made this time very uplifting with their support and prayers. I am very fortunate to have all of you on my side.
Can hardly wait to get back home, work on some projects and plan some camping trips with Carla.

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I remember Kenny as a guy who was fairly quiet and physically fit.  It seems as though a fight was arranged for the next day with a guy nick named "Cupcake", probably one of the regulars hanging out at the Black Panther.  I never set foot in the Panther as I didn't have the uniform: black leather jacket, a pack of Camels and engineer boots.  Cupcake was sort of a pudgy guy, didn't seem too fit but evidently he was pretty good with his fists.  The following day Kenny came to school with two black eyes and he seemed to wear them prouidly.  I respected him for walking proudly following the lost fight.

So sorry for how things turned out for Kenny.  Prayers for him, may he rest in peace and may the living with mental illness get the help they need.

Wishing peace, health and happiness!

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Oct 10, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Jim - hope you had a good birthday celebration. Man, it has been a long time since our days at Weaver school and it is good to remember them fondly.

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Jul 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

The 50th plus wedding anniversaries posted 7/26/2016 were great to review. I did not realize that so many classmates married right after graduation and kept it together for 50+ years. I married Julie Barnes (Parkview class of 1963) in 1963 in Harrison Arkansas and had 3 great kids. We parted after 7 years but maintained a good relationship, always positive regarding the kids.
Carla and I married in 1988 - that's 28 years - so I am not so sure about making it to our 50th but it could happen. Happy Anniversary to us all!

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