Angels Among Us
Several classmates advocated a proposal for our web site.
 
Once we walked off the stage after graduation, parted, and started our lives, many of us lost track of people we had come to know throughout our years of elementary, junior high and high school. After attending several class reunions, we discovered friends who passed without us ever knowing what they respectively accomplished after our departure from FHS. Did they join in the work force, go to college, join the military, get married, have children, move to foreign lands, move across the USA?
Like you, I was astonished at some of those I was unaware had passed and wondered  how they faired after high school graduation.
 
Classmates requested how nice it would be to fill in the gap between high school graduation and the passing of each classmate.
 
Those of us who know survivors of our deceased classmates and/or would like to write up a little information as to let us know about their 'life after high school', respectively submit your write-up to me. rowdygurl@aol.com
Don't be shy about composing the information. The composition doesn't have to be lengthy, wordy, or fancy smancy. Keep in mind the question:
What would our friends want us to know about their lives after high school?
 
We invite you to help us proceed further with what may be a puzzlement to those wondering about the classmates gone before us. Let me know which classmate you can give us information. By chance, there may be countless contributors who can draft information about the same classmate, I'll edit, combine, post, and give you credit as authors. 
 
Thanking you in advance and encouragement with this favor.
 
Peggy Sterling Scarborough
FHS Class of '66
 
 
 
Beverly Cheek Frazier 1948-2003

After graduation, Beverly attended Lamar University for two years before marrying Ron Frazier (FHS ’66 grad), whom she met as a junior in history class. After two years of college, Beverly took a job at the Beaumont Enterprise. She and Ron had their first baby girl in 1975. Ron’s job took them to Houston where they had two more children, another girl and a boy. Beverly was a stay-at-home Mom helping out at our church’s Mothers-Day-Out program where she could take the kids with her when they were young. Later, she became Director of the Mother’s Day Out; 1995, she began part-time work as Clinic Aide at our local elementary school.

Four months after Ron retired from his job, Beverly was diagnosed with cancer and endured major surgery, radiation, and Chemo. She fought courageously for two years before succumbing in 2003.

Beverly’s 3 children, Amy (the first born in Beaumont), Abby, Andrew,
and 2 grandchildren still live in the Houston area. Sadly, she never got to see her grandchildren. Ron eventually remarried and moved to Anderson, TX in 2007.

Submitted by: Ron Frazier

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ron Frazier for being one of the first to suggest and encourage us to develop the 'Angels Among Us' section of our web site. We thought his idea was a good one and decided to honor Beverly Cheek Frazier with the first entry. Our sincere thanks Ron!

 

 

Tommy Chesser 1948-2011
Thomas (Tom) Chesser, 63, of Conroe, TX passed away, January 28, 2011 in St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, from complications of kidney failure.
He and Katherine were married for 41 years. They had two daughters Tiffani, Joy, and two granddaughters Leia and Lexi. A son, Thomas Matthew, preceded him in death.
 
After high school graduation, Tom attended Lamar University graduating with a degree in Marketing. His career began with Fox Photo where his love for photography bloomed. He became an account manager with Proctor and Gamble retiring in 2007 after 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, grilling, entertaining family and friends, fishing, hunting, golfing, photography, camping, and being in involved in his church community.
 
After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Tom became involved with Mended Hearts and The Heart Exchange. He walked many heart walks to raise money to fight cardiovascular disease. Mended Hearts is a nonprofit patient support organization that offers compassion, hope and encouragement to heart patients, their families and caregivers. It provides educational information, individual and group support to recovering patients and their families.

The Tommy Chesser Fund was set in place to help heart patients and their families with any needs they may have (ie) paying for parking or a hotel if needed in the medical center.

Edited from: Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
Billy David Marshall 1948-2010
Billy David Marshall, 62, passed away with a heart attack, Jan. 20, 2010.
A graduate of French High School in 1966, David pursued his college education at Lamar University. Graduating from Lamar in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in business, he was married to Debra, for 28 years and had two sons, Lance, College Station, TX, and Chase, Huntsville, TX.
 
David's career was in the oil and gas pipeline manufacturing field from 1976 until his death. His career was with Coffer Corporation, as an inside sales representative, working his way up to president.
 
David spent his time riding horses. He particularly enjoyed competing in cutting horse competitions. In later years, David took a simpler approach and was often found riding with his buddies from Wagon Seven on the Salt Grass Trail Ride. He took up the games of squash and golf.
 
In 1990, David moved his family to Huntsville.

Edited from: Cashner Funeral Home, Conroe, TX

Sheila Hartman Collins 1948-2011
Sheila Marie Hartman Collins, 63, died on Monday, May 30 2011, in Houston, Texas.
 
After graduation, Sheila received an Associate Degree in Business from Lamar University then went to work at Mobil Oil.
 
Her passion was dancing. She taught dance for over thirty years to children and adults alike as the Director of Spring Branch Independent School District Dance Program. She was an extremely hard worker as she also had a full time job in property management.
Sheila had two sons, John and Christopher.

Growing up in Beaumont,  she spent the rest of her life in Houston and was an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church.
 
Edited from: Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX
and Geneva Farris Dixon (FHS Class of '66)
 
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