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Saturday, June 7, 2014

More People of Old Sugar Land

My thanks to Richard Bunting (DHS '67) for posting this photo on Facebook.  It shows the 1962 Sugar Land Junior High boys 880-yd. or 1320-yd. relay team.  From left to right: Gary Thorp, Richard Bunting, Lupe de la Cruz, Randy Edwards, and Coach Bill Appelt.
Last week's post included a article in The Houston Post written by Morris Frank in 1944.  He mentioned that Leroy Starr (SLHS '32) died while on active service in the US Army.  Here is an obituary notice explaining the circumstances of his and his wife's death.
Many of you will remember Preston Means as the manager of the old ice house and then 7-11 convenience store.  You may also remember his wife Sybill ('Bill'), who worked in Imperial's General Offices.  Here is a photo of them in 1945.
I also posted a photo of Mrs. J. Q. Boyer last week, showing her in the crowd at the 1947 Imperial & Industries Awards Banquet.  Here's a photo of her 20 years earlier (1927) with her daughter Kathryn (SLHS '43).

I had never heard of Mr. Etherage until Jean McCord Babineaux (SLHS '47) let me scan her copy of the following newspaper article from the 1990s.  (Here's a photo of Mr. Etherage, who taught Jean and her classmates the 6th grade in 1940/41.  He's standing in the middle behind his students.)
I'm not certain of the date or location of this final photo.  I think it was taken at Imperial Sugar's bulk liquid depot in Arlington, Texas in the mid-to-late 1960s.  I don't know the two men on the left, but that's Ken Laird (VP Sales), Odell Wood (Traffic Manager), and Bruce Edwards, Sr. (Chief Engineer) with them.