Profile Updated: November 16, 2018
Class Year: 1968
Residing In: Fayetteville, AR USA
Spouse/Partner: Divorced
Occupation: Retired
Children: Terry (Ted) Durkee and I have two children. Tammy Dee Durkee, born 1970; Guy Ted Durkee, born 1974.

Grandchildren More…by Guy Ted and Jen: Hope, b. 8-02-04; Grace and Nolan,
b. 3-09-07; Joy, b. 10-27-08
Yes! Attending Reunion

I live in Tontitown, AR, now, but address is Fayetteville. Next-door to Guy Ted, his wife and 4 kids. My grandkids are 7-11 years of age (as of May 2016). My son, Guy Ted, is a Baptist minister of a small congregation, and of course, I attend there. My daughter, Tammy, still lives in Fort Smith and works at the University of ARkansas, Fort Smith (previously Westark Community College, where I worked).

After my two young kids entered school I became a divisional secretary at Westark College in Fort Smith, AR. Enjoyed very much with many varied responsibilities. That school is now U. of AR, Fort Smith. For several years I substituted as teacher in the Springdale Public Schools, mainly Springdale High.

I've had breast cancer 3 times, the last time, in 1990. So I feel especially blessed to still be alive. It made me sad to see how many former acquaintances are deceased.

I try to only remember the good times at Big Sandy, but I DO wonder sometimes if I had not moved away from my parents before age 17 (which I regret), how would my life be different? My experience makes me appreciate my kids and grandkids, and treasure them all the more.


School Story:

I remember the four of us in my dorm room (junior year) having a food party every Friday night. We were exhausted by Friday night so we would buy special food and drink treats. My roommates were Brenda Bryant (Deaton, now), Melva Mickelson, and Geri Johnston (Mason). Brenda and I have kept in contact all of these years, and I count her as one of my special friends in life.

I loved being in the chorale for 4 years. Put in unknown hours for the very least course credits, but got so close to many in that group. Music is still very special, inc. Blues.

Liked the hay rides, esp. if on a night with full moon; singing at Lake Loma and roasting marshmallows; once had a watermelon feast down there, ate my first piece of yellow melon.

Enjoyed working in the Feast/agriculture office for Dale Schurter. Had good friends there--Judy Porter, Mary Ann Henson (now Buckley), Geri Johnston Mason, Kay Pyle Kissee and Loren Weinbrenner. Hope I'm not leaving anyone out.

Loved, loved any dances. We even had a sock hop after a basket ball game.

Liked playing volleyball; basketball, esp. when we got to play against the Imperial girls. And learned to water ski on Lake Loma.

Two extra memorable trips were New Orleans and the Hemis-Fair in San Antonio, including a barbecued goat picnic in a park there that a church member-rancher provided.

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Happy birthday, Elaine, but so, so sorry to hear that your brother, Ben, has died. Did he still live in Longview? Prayers for you and whole family.

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Happy, happy birthday on the 18th, Sam. I am not online every day at all so am sending this wish early. I have moved back into Springdale again, into a brand new low income housing apartment. Very, very nice. Would love to see you again when you are over this way.

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Sorry I missed your big day. I bet it was a blast, knowing you. I haven't forgotten about wanting to call you. For months I have been trying to orchestrate a move back into town, and it is consuming all of my time. Now it is going to happen within next 2-3 weeks. Love you, guy.

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Betty, I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Talked with my 84-y-old sis, Gertie, in Temecula, today. Wouldn't it be fantastic if a bunch of us from our AC class (or any class!) could visit together on your birthday!

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