Rachel Davis, Charlotte - 6255 Sand Hill Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71107
Ragan, Shirley - Missing Soul
Raley Pittman, Diana (spouse Gary) - Deceased
In 2004 Diana wrote: "I retired from the Caddo Parish School Board in 1999 and stayed at home for three years until I got totally bored and went back to work at the Chiropractic Health Center here in Shreveport for Dr. Diane L. Sino. I really enjoy this job a lot - working only 3-1/2 days a week is great. I've been married to Gary Pittman for 37 years and we have one son, Lee Brett Pittman. He is our life. For over ten years he's been a Shreveport policeman and we're so proud of him! My father was a Shreveport policeman, Gary's father was a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputy and Gary was a Shreveport policeman, so I guess Brett has it in his blood. I am a typical mother who wants her son to have a 'safe' occupation, but I'd rather him be happy doing his job than being miserable in a job he would hate. He loves it and that's what is important."
Diana passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer.
Raley, Larry - Missing Soul
Ramsey, John R. (spouse Patricia Nolan) - 330 Candelaria, Helotes, TX 78023; 210/595-1514 or (cell)
In 2004 John wrote: "Received BS and MS degrees in mathematics from Northwestern State University and PhD in mathematics from Louisiana State University. 1968-1980 taught mathematics at NSU, LSU and Millsaps College in Jackson, MS 1970-80 in active U.S. Army Reserves, leaving with the rank of Captain. 1980-2000 was with Texaco, Inc., retiring in 2000 as general manager of the Southwest Retail Region, located in Scottsdale, AZ. 2000 until the present - Vice-President, Retail Marketng for Tesoro Petroleum. Very special joys in life include socializing with friends and family which includes my wife of 37 years, Patricia Nolan, and our two West Highland white terriers; stamp collecting, classical music, spectator sports and the opportunity to live in the Pacific Northwest."
2009 - "In July 2005, Patricia and I, along with our two Westies, moved to the San Antonio area where I will complete my carrer with Tesoro Corporation. We had hoped to permanently remain in the Pacific Northwest, but now we will need to decide what to do when the time comes."
2014 Update: After receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics at LSU, I was a college professor for two years before deciding to work in IT at Texaco. I had the opportunity there to get into marketing and have been in marketing management since. On July 8, 2014, I retired as Vice President of Retail Marketing for Tesoro Corporation after 34 years in the oil industry, 20 at Texaco and 14 at Tesoro. In retirement, I look forward to continuing to enjoy being with Patricia, stamp collecting, classical music and our Westie dogs.
2019 Update: Only in different ways than when we were younger, but these last 5 years have been just as eventful for the Ramsey family. The big news for 2017 was our 50th wedding anniversary; the celebration was not what we had planned, but neither was our honeymoon 50 years earlier. In both cases we had planned to celebrate in Houston; financial reality stopped us on our honeymoon and Hurricane Harvey stopped us on our anniversary. John retired in 2014, both of our mothers have passed away, our travel is no longer to such distant places as before, and we have become more intimately involved with the community of physicians in San Antonio. Patricia has added enough hardware to her back so that she sets off all bells and whistles when going through airports; she has 3 cervical discs, 5 lumbar discs, 5 sacral discs, and 4 coccyx discs, as well as her SI joints between her sacrum and ilium bones all fused. She is also a six-year breast cancer survivor. All of these surgeries, recoveries, and physical therapy consumed large chunks of time as well as pressed John into service as “house boy” as he refers to himself. John has continued to have excellent health, for which we are very thankful. During the last few years our fun travel has centered around concerts in the U. S. of famous opera singers, The Three Tenors, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, and Andrea Bocelli. It has given us the opportunity to revisit cities where we have lived as well as to explore new ones; we currently have two Bocelli concerts booked in two different cities. Music has always been a large part of our lives so we have taken, and continue to take, these opportunities to hear and see some of the best musicians in the world. The centers of joy for our lives continue to be our Westie Girls; we have lost our first two, Heather and Katie, but are now thoroughly enjoying Annie and Lily. After retirement, John has become more seriously involved with his stamp collection and the American Philatelic Society. In 2016, he attended the International Philatelic Exhibition in New York City where he was thrilled to meet many of the dealers with whom he has done business. Even though our life together has given us many opportunities and experiences that we could never have dreamed of, some of the very best memories are of our years at W.H.S.and with you, the Class of 1964.
Ramsey Kromis, Marian E. - Missing Soul
Ramsey, Robert Wayne - Deceased 2016
Ravenna, Bert - Missing Soul
Ravenna, Jr., Jack T. - 5877 FM 995, Atlanta, TX 75551
Reaves Ojeda, Jan (spouse Ralph) - 803 Weaver Lane, Concord, CA 94518; cell 925/586-9439; firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2004 Jan wrote: "Can't believe I've been a court reporter for nearly 28 years - may go another 28. It's been an interesting and rewarding career. NO plans to stop. My 26 year-old daughter Rebecca (named after Becky Gulledge) is finally going to make me a grandma sometime in February with some help, I suppose, from my fantastic son-in-law Ean, a high school teacher/soccer coach. My 21 year-old daughter Morgan lives and works in Tucson. My husband of almost seven years, Ralph, and I LOVE being empty-nesters and grandparents and while still not retired, we're enjoying life immensely. We live in Concord, CA, about 35 miles NE of San Francisco. It's a beautiful area, great weather. Y'all come!"
2014 Update: Still working as a court reporter, almost 38 years now, trying to keep up with the technology! We (husband Ralph) and I have been volunteers for about 18+ years now at a convalescent home on Sunday mornings. Very rewarding!
Grandchildren: We have 12, some local, some far away. Love to spoil them and send them home...that's my job and I'm good at it.
Reed, Sherry - Missing Soul
Reeves Camp, Elba Ann - 228 Saint Marlowe Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Reid Summerlin, Pam (spouse Jerry "Butch") - Permanent mailing address but does not live here: 110 E. Center, #757, Madison, SD 57042; For "snail" mail, use daughter's address: 2320 Ashdown Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111; (cell) 970/443-4700;
In 2004 Pam wrote: "Following my 2000 retirement as a Customs Analyst in the world trade environment for Lucent Technologies, I became active in the community as a master gardener and photographer for the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener Association, a volunteer group associated with the LSU Ag Center's Extension Service. Last year, I moved to Arizona and work with my daughter and parents remodeling, furnishing, and decorating homes to be sold by the family real estate business. Most recently, my time is divided between Arizona and Colorado, where I get a good taste of both hot and cold climates, and find that I do NOT miss the humidity of my lovely home state of Louisiana! I do, however, miss the smell of pines and real DIRT! I've recenty reconnected with several classmates, some from as far back as elementary school, and am discovering how important old friends can be to each other and how much support they can offer, if only through email! I have two sons, Randy Harvill and Cade Harvill, who both work with their father in Bossier, and a daughter, Mindy, in Arizona. Cade has provided me with a 'chosen' (step) grandson, Dillon, and a lovely little granddaughter, Rylee Paige."
Update from Pam in April, 2006: "I married Butch Summerlin (Fair Park '64) in September, so my name needs to be upated, AGAIN and for the last time! We live in Windsor, near Fort Collins, in northern Colorado, but will be moving to Phoenix, AZ in September when Butch retires from United Airlines."
Reynaud Rosa, Patsy - 3021 Manson, Shreveport, LA 71108
Reynolds, Roy - Missing Soul
Rhymes Carter, Joann - 321 Columbia, Shreveport, LA 71104; 318/222-6687
Richie Miller, Peggy Sue - 10839 Cherri Lane, Keithville, LA 71047
Rigsby Cameron, Doris - 2212 Betty St., Shreveport, LA 71108; 318/560-2982 or 318/686-6646
Rimmer, David M. (spouse Mary) - 9431 Stonebriar Circle, Shreveport, LA 71115; (cell) 318/272-5342;
Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren - 3 Sons – Surgeon, Head Nurse and Marketing guru.
Hobbies, activities, how you're spending your retirement or if you're still working, what you are doing - Still working. Hobbies are fishing, scuba diving and golf.
Trips/travels/major events or changes (remarried, relocated, etc) in the last 5 years - Living in Acadiana Place for 12 years; Married to only wife for 48 years; This year 2 grandchildren graduating from college; Sarah from Millsaps and on to Med school at LSU New Orleans; Bennet from Mississippi College School of Law; 2 others in college; 1 graduating from High School in Bay St. Louis, MS
Ringey, Larry - Missing Soul
Ritchey Giddings, Bonnie - 2859 Alvin Lane, Shreveport, LA 71104; 318/868-8115
Roach, Philip - 2018 Vivian, Shreveport, LA 71108; 318/635-7450 or (cell) 318/230-4031
In 2004 Philip wrote: "Work for Horseshoe Casino as a Security Training Officer. I have three daughters, one stepson and three grandchildren. My biggest accomplishment is stll being married to the same wife for 31 years."
Robbins Mellen, Pauline - Deceased
Rogers, Kenneth Mack - Deceased
Rogers Welch, Sharon - 9770 Monticello, Shreveport, LA 71118; 318/688-5087
Ross, Bobby Wayne - Missing Soul
Ross, James - 487 Dixon, Shreveport, LA 71106; 318/683-0380
Row, Ronald C. - 8302 Spring Lake Dr., Shreveport, LA 71106; 318/423-2358; email@example.com
Rust, Alan Brent - 40497 Hwy 42, Prairieville, LA 70769; 225/622-2728
Rust, James Edward (spouse Susie) - 177 Bent Tree Lane, Montgomery, TX 77356; 936/449-9723; firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2004 Jimmy wrote: "My wife, Susie, and I are living in the country just outside Durango CO (4-Corners area) in the San Juan mountains. I am retired from Shell Oil Co. Susie and I have four grown kids - two boys and two girls. Unfortunately we also have two year old lab puppies. I keep busy playing golf and when it rains or snows, I work as the President of the Board of our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and President of our Homeowners Association."
In 2016 Jimmy wrote: Would like to update my last email. Susie and I moved from Durango Co. to Montgomery, TX (a northern suburb of Houston) in '05 to be nearer our children. Our oldest son was married and living in Houston. He now is the father of two beautiful girls (Anna 7, Alice 4). About 5 years ago our oldest daughter and her husband plus our two grandsons (Noah 7 , Simon 5) moved from Virginia to Houston to start new careers. They now live with us. Shortly after that our youngest son moved in with us from Chicago. He is part of a software startup company. Then just last December, our youngest daughter quit her job as a teacher in CA and moved in with us to work as author and playwright. There is being closer to your kids and there is being CLOSER to your kids. Nanni and Poppi (me) take care of the grandsons during the day while their parents work. I have picked up my clarinet after many years and enjoy playing a little jazz at our community music nights.
What I did after graduation: I received a BS degree in Geology from LSU and then a Master's in Geophysics from the Univ. of Michigan. Later I went to night school and acquired an MBA at what is now called Louisiana Univ. in Lafayette. I worked in Exploration in the Petroleum Ind. all of my career, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico offshore, but the last 10 yrs were in Cartagena Colombia and then in London, England. I retired in '99.
Life Lesson: Get out of your comfort zone even with little steps because that is where all the fun is.