| Come back often for news and other information of interest. Go to
Contact Us to send news to use on this page.
We want to share short items that will be of interest to exes, important dates,
marriages, deaths, celebrations. This site belongs to the Odem Exes.
Help us make it interesting - Send News, Send Pictures!
If you're thinking about organizing a class reunion in 2010
(or some other year),We can post it here and help get the word out!
For some of us, it was a very long time ago, but put on
your thinking caps and see if you can help. Ask your
parents, grandparents, classmates and check in those
old memory boxes...... We need the names of the
Valedictorians/Salutatorians for the following years:
1922, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36,38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58,
71 and 79. We need the name of the Salutatorian only for
1962. If you can help with this information, please
contact Claudina Perez email@example.com
|The Odem High School Library is in need of some
Yearbooks to completethe Library collection.
Anything before 1948. 1952 No Yearbook Published
1959 1960 1961 1966 1968 1970 1971 1973 1976 1982
If you have a yearbook from one of these years that
you're willing to donate, please contact Frances Sipes
|Jim Walker, Class of '60 writes, "Joined Air Force and left prior to
graduation. Finished high school in Air Force." We can share Jim's
|Can you help locate Veterans'
For many years, a plaque bearing the names of
Odem Exes who had served in the U.S. Armed
Forces hung in the hall of the old Odem High
School. This plaque was removed for
safekeeping during Hurricane Celia in 1970 and
hasn't been seen since. Does anyone have any
idea where it might be? Use the Contact Us
page to provide information, please.
|Jean Austin Curtiss and
Billie Jo Tennill at
|Deborah Buentello Carriles, Class of '88, writes......
"Hi all. I am so looking forward to the big '20' reunion. Feel free to get
my info from the Exes committee to keep me informed. Oh, and I would
love to help out in searching for people or getting the reunion together.
Just let me know and I will come down from SA." Deborah gave
permission to share her information and she can be emailed at
|Homecoming 2007 was the weekend of
the Class of 1977 30 year reunion, and it
was a great weekend of food, fun, and
catching up with old friends. Classmates
came from as far as New Jersey (Boyd
Smith), Nebraska (Jo Lynne Barber
Lehan), and San Antonio (Joe Thornton) to
participate in the event. The weekend
included attending the homecoming
football game, a reception at Dalia's Cafe
in Odem after the game, and a party at the
home of Steve and Joan (Atkinson)
McKaughan. (See Photo at right)
|Darrell Wayne Phelps,
Classof '57, writes that
he's retired from the
Air Force, married and
living in Seguin.
We can share Darryl's
contact info. The photo
shows retirement at its best!
Duncan Robertson looking for old
classmates... We received this email from Duncan
Robertson who is looking for old classmates. His email is
listed. If you knew Duncan, let him hear from you.
" I'm not a graduate of Odem HS, however, I did spend a
good portion of my "formative" years at that school and
would like to have the chance to look up some old
classmates. Would have been in the graduating class of
1990. Thank you!" Email Duncan at
Class of '59
with his grandson,
Anyone remember being
in Band with Tom????
|(L Top) Jo Ann Rouse Hanstrom,
Class of '61, Hilda Robertson
West, Class of '55, Theresa
Robertson, Class of' 59, (Bottom
R) Celia Kay West Catnach, Class
of '90 and friend, Anne Jordan, all
gathered at Theresa's new
Skidmore home in April 2007.
|WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR A
COPY OF "HISTORY OF SAN
PATRICIO COUNTY" Please
take a look at the book that
Cervado Castro is holding
(Left). It's an out-of-print
History of San Patricio County
and the Homecoming
Committee is hoping someone
will have an extra copy that
they will donate for auction or
raffle for fund raising. You can
offer it through the Contact Us
|Click on Photo to Enlarge
|Click & enlarge this picture
(left) & you'll see that it says
Est. 1956. Any of you guys
remember playing (or
coaching) in the first Odem
Little League? (Girls couldn't
play in 1956) If you played or
coached that first year, send
us a note about it.
|JAN REED VICKERS, Homecoming Committee
Historian, is asking for pictures, preferably
earlier years with the names identifyng each
individual. Mail to PO Box 642 Odem TX 78370
JAN GREENWOOD WOODSON, Decorations
Committee Chair is asking for recommendations
or suggestions for decorations by mail or email.
Decorations for reception and General
Assembly. Some of the decorations may be
moved for dance.)
710 Bunker Hill Drive Arlington, TX 76011
|Willard Lynn Bosworth, Class of '75 writes that he
married his wife Judy in 1985, then moved to Tulsa, OK
that same year to attend Spartan School of
Aeronautics. He graduated in 1987 and went to work in
1987 for American Airlines in Tulsa as an A & P Tech.
He's been with American ever since and is now living
in Broken Arrow, which is right next door to Tulsa.
We can share his email address to contact him.
Bill & Jo Ann
Odem in June with
their youngest son
and his family.
Shown at "old"
Welder Park in
Sinton is (l-r) Jeff
Hanstrom, 15 yr. old
Jana Hanstrom, Jo
(class of '61) w/10
yr. old Anna in front
and Bill Hanstrom
(class of '60). Bill &
Jo Ann showed the
family Odem &
Sinton & had lunch
with old friends.
|(l-r) Patsy Robertson Petrus, Ina Ruth Maxwell Rouse,
Joyce & Frank Rhoden (Jo Ann's cousin), Hilda Robertson
West, Bill Hanstrom, Jo Ann Hanstrom, Billie Jo Tennill &
|Steve Garcia, class of '77, writes that he didn't graduate with his
class. He joined the U.S. Army in his senior year, but regrets not
being able to be there with all his brothers and sisters that he
knew through elementary up to high school. He received his GED
through the armed forces training. Steve lives in Odem and we
can share his information. You can email Steve at
|For all you gear-heads that
were around in the late '50's,
early '60's, take a look at the
picture on the left. Anyone have
any memories of the Pacers Hot
Rod Club that you can share?
This Pacers plaque belongs to
Bill Hanstrom, Email
|The Homecoming Committee is taking some important
information from yearbooks, so if you have one of these
years and can't donate it, but you're willing to loan it or
work with the committee and provide names that they
need, please let us know through the Contact Us page.