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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More People of Old Sugar Land

I want to mention first the passing of two old-time residents: Charles Laperouse (SLHS '45) and Ida Lee Pamplin.  Thank you to Betty Sue Douglas Lubajosky (SLHS '49) for letting me know about Charles.  Click here to view an obituary.

Mrs. Pamplin was not a native, but she (and husband Darrell) was a long-time resident of The Hill.  Click here to view an obituary.

My best to the Laperouses and Pamplins. 

Linda Cruse Wilson (DHS '65) mentioned that yesterday, July 29th, was Jerry Naill's birthday.  Technically speaking, Jerry isn't a Sugar Lander, but I'll stretch the point.  Here's a photo of Linda crowning Jerry king of the 1964 Dulles Prom.

In case you missed it the first time round, here are a couple of Jerry's early recordings.

I want to thank Carmen Willey for sending me photos of her husband's (Harold's) retirement from Imperial Sugar on April 30, 1981.  [A tip: If you like Carmen's drawings and watercolors, you can buy originals at the Fort Bend Museum at a very reasonable price.]

Harold on the left with Bill Krocek - Pansy Vaculik is in the background

Harold with James Boyd.

Harold addressing guests at is retirement party.

Pansy, Harold & Bill.

Harold with Al Bartolo on his left - other well-wishers unidentified.

More miscellaneous photos of old Sugar Landers.

Imperial yard crew in the 1920s?

Leo Friend on the left with Bob Boehm in Imperial refinery in 1920.

Undated Imperial Awards Banquet honorees. (I recognize W. H. Louviere, Sr., Peter Schwalbe, Jim Skiles, Julius Jochec, and Don Hoke.  If anyone can help with others, I'd be grateful.)

Rev. Bill Jones (Methodist Church) and family in the 1960s.