Corsicana High School
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


Corsicana High Classmates Index || 1965 Corsican Extract

If you have information on what ever happened to any of the CHS
Classmates of 1965, we would love to hear from you.
Student entries for this year will be posted as information is received.
Contact Edward L. Williams


Name When Attending CHS

What Ever Happened to .....

Frank Alton Allen Deceased
William Deen "Bill" Allen Jr.
Junior Classical League
Mathematics Club
Coronation Band
Jun 5, 1947 - Jul 8, 2003
Obituary | Oakwood Cemetery
Patricia Diane (Sykes) Armstrong Wedding Announcement; Has a marker at Rose Hill Cemetery
Charles M. "Lucky" Ballew Dec 13, 1946 - Oct 29, 1999
Obituary | Oakwood Cemetery
William Dale Barfield
(Sophomore in 1965)
Attended Corsicana High School in 1964-5. I was raised at the Corsicana State Home from 1960 to 1965. I married Rebecca Aline Nowell,  June 12 1965. She attended Corsicana High School in 1964-5. We have both retired and now reside in Waco, Texas.
William Barfield, Sr. 1200 Selman, Waco, Texas 7674
Teresa Nan (Taylor) Brown Deceased
Mar 3, 2003
Travis Brown Sep 18, 1946 - Dec 30, 2009
Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX
Bruce Butler Apr 17, 1947 - Oct 2, 2004
Little River-Wilson Valley Cemetery, Little River, Bell Co., TX
Link to Obituary
Neila Ann (Beets) Cantrell Apr 30, 1947 - Jul 5, 1982
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
William Charles ‘Bill’ Cordell Oct 29, 1946 - Jul 30, 2007
Obituary; Calvary Cemetery
Katie Denson Deceased
Dec 13, 2008
Patricia Dell (Jackson) Doss

Jan 3, 1947 - July 21, 2009
Obituary | Kemp Cemetery in Kemp, Kaufman Co., TX

Robert Earles Durr
Aug 21, 1947 - Nov 29, 2021
William McKowen "Bill" Elliot II Mar 26, 1947 - Jun 10, 1978
Oakwood Cemetery
Lloyd Ray Estell Mar 22, 1946 - Feb 16, 1989
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery; Korean Veteran
Larry David Ferguson Deceased
May 9, 2001
Joe Fletes Deceased
Feb 28, 2000; same as Ernest Fletes?
Mary (Percival) Hale Sep 21, 1946 - Feb 12, 2011
Obituary | Rice Cemetery
Jerry David Haynes Oct 19, 1946 - Nov 1, 1972
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Pat Hestand
Girls' Advanced Choir
National Forensic League
Creative Writing Club
Pat died in 1997 of breast cancer.  She is survived by her high school sweetheart, Eddie Poteet, and has two children, Shane and Michelle.
Submitted by Rita (Davis) Hestand

Rita (Davis) Hestand
Girls Advanced Choir
Creative Writing Club

Well, I was supposed to graduate in 1965.  But I didn’t.  I quite, due to family problems and other problems. However, I’m happy to say I’m married to Don Hestand, another Corsicana resident for the past 23 years.  I am a published writer and work for my local school in Wylie, Texas. I have two daughters and seven grand children.

Donald Lee Ivie Nov 18, 1948 - Feb 5, 2000
Resthaven Memorial Park

Jan (Green) Ivie


Vikki Jackson
Junior Class Photo - 1965
Junior Classical League
Creative Writing Club
Sister Veronica Paul Young, R.S.S.F.
(Victoria Annette Jackson)
Back in the '60s, due to some personal problems, I had to become a Junior again when my original classmates had become Seniors ('64-'65). I did graduate at the end of the summer of 1965 instead of with my original class that May. Since then I had a long (26 years) US Army career. While in the Army I met, married, and sadly lost to cancer SFC William Young. I retired as a Sergeant First Class (SFC) to become a Catholic Nun. As Sister Veronica Paul, I now live alone as a Solitary Sister in the wonderful little town of Caliente, Nevada, helping my Parish, the elderly and the poor. After years of turmoil and travel, it's a lovely and peaceful life.
Willa (Jean) Johnson Deceased
Herman Jones Deceased
Jan 15, 2005
Aretta Irene Kelly Jun 15, 1947 - Dec 17, 1998
Oakwood Cemetery
Richard Kelly
Aviation Club
Science Club

Richard married Patricia Green

Robert H. "Bob" Kent 1946 - Feb 19, 1986
Resthaven Memorial Park
Jerry Long

Sep 29, 1946 - July 24, 2009
Obituary; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery

Ann (Fortson) Marcy
National Honor Society
Junior Classical League Secretary
Future Teachers of America


George Edward Matthews

Dec 30, 1945 - May 12, 2009
Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX

Beverly Ann (Collins) McKey
Band Secretary
Coronation Band
Girl's Advanced Choir
Creative Writing Club Secretary
Ensemble Club
Jun 6, 1947 - Jan 22, 2019
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Jerry Wayne McKey
Band President
Coronation Band
Science Club
Band Club
All State Band
Married Beverly Collins (also CHS 1965)
email: [email protected]
Walter Lawrence Merrell Mar 27, 1947 - Mar 28, 1980
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery
David Wayne Mitchell Deceased
July 11, 1990
Gene Erwin Moore Deceased
Oct 15, 2011
Sharon Ann (Bates) Nevill May 19, 1946 - Dec 1, 2010
Obituary; Dresden Cemetery
Tony Norris Deceased
Aug 25, 2004
Rebecca Aline Nowell
(Sophomore in 1965)
See Entry for William Dale Barfield
Donna (Edmiaston) Mooneyhan-Parsons Feb 15, 1947 - Dec 13, 2008
Obituary - Resthaven Memorial Park
Pat Anne (Hestand) Poteet Jun 3, 1946 - Mar 8, 1997
Hopewell Cemetery
Grover Earl Raney
Dec 6, 1946 - Aug 15, 2013
Obituary | Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Linda Joyce (Brittain) Rogers Jun 11, 1947 - Jan 5, 1998
Obituary | Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Robert Nelson "Bobby" Ross Jan 18, 1947 - Feb 14, 2018
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Bascom Lynn Sanders, III
Future Teachers of America
Number Sense Club
Mathematics Club
National Thespian Society
Oct 25, 1947 - Jun 19, 2002
Obituary | Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Jerry Sheets

I graduated from CHS in 1965 and married Darelle Green (CHS’66).  We relocated to Salt Lake City, UT in 1984.  Darelle passed away in 1998 after losing a battle with Cancer.  We have two children (Michelle and Michael).
.... Jerry Sheets  [email protected]   email as of 4/22/2011

Mary Skinner Deceased
Susan Jo Skinner June 11, 1947 - Oct 14, 1964
Obituary | Dawson Cemetery

Susan Jo Skinner would of graduated with the class of 1965 had her life not been cut short in a tragic auto accident on Oct 14, 1964 following the Ennis - Corsicana Football Game.  This photo is from the 1964 Corsican.  A Memorial page was included in the 1965 El Navarro Yearbook.

Debbie (Harris) Slate Deceased
Nov 30, 2010
Eben Stover
Creative Writing Club
Band  Club
Aviation Club
Mayor of Angus, Navarro Co., TX
William Henry "Bill" Talkington, III Sep 22, 1946 - Jun 14, 1960
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Ronny Tally Deceased
Oct 2, 2004
Diane (McCain) Taylor Deceased
June 19, 1996
Serena Travis Deceased
Feb 5, 1990
Wanda Sue Walden Deceased
Feb 22, 2003
Roy Washam Deceased
Mar 5, 2001
Robert Reagan Wetsel Oct 3, 1946 - May 20, 2019
Billy Frank "Chick" Whistler
Feb 12, 1947 - May 4, 2012
Jimmy Whistler
Number Sense Club
Distributive Education Club President
Melissa Sue (Gorman) Carroll-Woehleke Dec 26, 1946 - Jan 13, 2021
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Robert Michael "Mike" Wood Nov 8, 1946 - Nov 6, 2008

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