Memories Of You

"A Tribute to Tex"  - Please click on his picture.

To see info on those whose names are in BLUE,

click on their photo.

ARRINGTON, Butch ‘60 

ARRINGTON, "Butch"  ‘60 

BONTYE , Jean (Harvey) '55

CAMERANO, Tony '60




CANNING, Jim '56

CAPERTON, Kathy '58


CHRISTIANSEN, Sandra (Memmolo) '60

DUNCAN, Pat '56


DURFEE, Rodger (Hickel) '60



(Tampke) '59

HAGERTY  Evelyn "Debbie" (Frazier) '59

HEIDER, James ‘61

HEIDER, James ‘61

HENTON, Charlene (Faherty) '57

HENTON,  Charlene (Faherty) '57

HOWARD, Robert P. '61

JANOTA, Claus '59

JURY, Joe '56

KIRK, Barbara (Bauman) '61

KULAS, Mary Lou (Persons) '58

LAIEWSKI, Cathy '57


LAMB,  Thomas M.  '57

MANFULL, Suzanne

(Hillman) '60

MCBRIDE Jr, Ellis A ‘61

MCBRIDE, Jr., Ellis A . ‘61


John J. '60

MCGUIGAN, Loretta '58

MILLER, Marilyn

(Emmons) '56

MOORE, Abe H. Jr.




MORRIS, Wayne '59


PARISI, Bill '58


PIERCE, Don '55


SCHIECK, Eric ’58

SCHIECK, Eric ’58

TAMPKE, Jim "Tex" '59

TEMPLEMAN, Nina (Collins) '59

TERRELL, Patricia '57

TERRELL,Pat  '57

TERRELL, Jim '57

TERRELL, John '58

TERRELL, John '58


Warren '57


Jessie (Gatlin) '59



Thomas M. '62 


(Carver) '54


Teachers & Staff

Dr Delrae Christiansen  Miss Margaret Atwood Mrs. Edna F Leigh
Mr. Robert E. Mader Lt.. Col. James Griffin Mr. M. Taylor Lewis Jr.
Jane Hawkins (Pulley) Mr. Jack  L. Richardson

Mr. Kenneth Nuttall


Memories of You

Waking skies - at sunrise, Every sunset too, Seems to be - bringing me,

Memories of you, Here and there - every where, Scenes that we once knew,

And they all - just recall, Memories of you, (Oh) How I wish I could forget those,

(those) happy yesteryears, That have left a rosary of tears, 

Your face beams - in my dreams, (In) Spite of all (that) I do,

(And) Everything - seems to bring, Memories of you.

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Memories Of You

Obituaries, Memorials, Notices


Pat (Caperton) Harris

Born 10/22/1942 - Died 6/10/2010


Pat as a freshman at Burtonwood 1957         and as a senior in Dallas 1960



Harris, Patricia Lynn Caperton Passed away at home in Dallas June 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents RW and Mary Caperton and her sister, Kathleen Bryant. Patty is survived by her son and daughter in law, Paul and Laurie Harris, her sisters Peggy Wingert, Linda Caperton Broder, Cynthia Finley, Deb Caperton Ballard, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. A Celebration Service is planned for July 17, at the Alexander Mansion in Garland.
                                                                    (Published in Dallas Morning News on June 17, 2010 )

Guest book entries:

July 25, 2010   by Andy Laiewski, BHS class of 1958


“Oh, Patty. I was so sad to hear of you passing, and at such an early age, I was filled with sorrow.”
    I met Patty in High School in Burtonwood Air Station, England. Her sweet coy smile and blue eyes just melted my heart. She was my “steady” in 1956 and 1957 till my Dad’s rotation came up and we came stateside. Her sister, Kathy, once told me that she wanted to be my steady, but since it became Pat, she would settle for it and not begrudge me.
    Pat had loyalty and determination written in her eyes. And such kindness!  Her beautiful, magnetic smile was disarming. Who could resist that!
    She helped me thru some awkward times and gave me a batch of self confidence. And she had her own inner strength that allowed her to easily step out of the spotlight and let you bask in the glow. To step back and let you go ahead of her in the line. Isn’t that the best kind of friend you could have?
    We faded away from each other till 1999 when the Burtonwood Alumni Group found several of us from that era in England. Pat sent me an email saying she did not like reliving that past but since I was the first one to make her heart flutter, she made an exception for me.
    We corresponded and discovered that her sister Kathy was living near Asheville, NC, only about 80 miles from me, and had been there for the last 25 years before she died of lung cancer.
    I was fortunate enough to meet Pat there on Memorial Day, 2000, and pay my respects at Kathy’s grave. Patty was the same ole same ole…..same beautiful smile and same blue eyes. If only our situations were different, I could have asked her to go steady again.
    “Patty, we miss you ….see you again on the other side.”

Andy Laiewski

Bluffton, South Carolina

July 16, 2010
The wonderful memories I have of Patti are sustaining me and I know they will with all of her family. I see her twinkling blue eyes & warm smile and what about her big laugh, coming from such a tiny lady! She had such a calm, graceful, quiet nature in anything she did. Whether it be gardening, helping with the many Master Gardeners projects, making delicious margarita's, washing our windows for us before company arrived. Hey,she had the window washing down to an art. Only Patti! I still have that one secret ingredient for Margaritas she so kindly gave me. I miss our M. nights! She was a wonderful friend & neighbor. Never boastful about her many acts of kindness. I see her in my flowers & all the butterflies. I still expect her to be in the yard when I pull up to Linda's place, but she will always be there in her sweet energy, among all of the plants & flowers.
Debbie Jolly,
Calico Rock, Arkansas

July 18, 2010
I didn't meet Patty until she moved to Arkansas, but it seemed I had known her long before. She was as easy to be with and comforting to be around as Linda, who I have known and loved for 30+ years. She provided me with rousing conversations, cold beer, good books and a new friendship that felt surprisingly like sisterhood.
It stuns me to know I won't be seeing her here again. I am so very glad I met her and had the time with her that I did. I willl miss her and be reminded of her by so many things...a black frilly cocktail dress, a frosted glass of milk, J.D.Robb books....
My deep sympathy to her family and friends. She has been a clear light in an often clouded world.
Jude Farar,
Mountain View, Arkansas

July 19, 2010
Cousin Alishia and I were talking the other day, and we both agreed that when we were small children, we really didn't like Aunt Patty very much. She was always so strict and unwilling to bend the rules at all.
But as we've grown older, we both have also come to realize that it wasn't Patty, but it was us that were the rotten little brats, and she was right in everything she said and did. And over the years, I personally have come to respect and even admire her wisdom and strength of character, and I realize also that she was a major influence in who I am today. And I will always be grateful to her for that.
Aunt Patty was feisty little fire-cracker, and she will be greatly missed.
Michael Hollenbeck,
Phoenix, Arizona

July 17, 2010
I have such wonderful memories of my friend and neighbor Pat. We spent many hours together working on business for the Indian Oaks Homeowners Association, she was such an inspiration to me. We talked for hours about our families and friends and shared much laughter with our stories. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and many friends...
Terry Colson,
West Tawakoni, Texas

July 16, 2010
So many memories of Patty. The caregiver for us “old folk”. Tom and I were always one of her first stops when she came to town. We were regulars at Olive Garden and Red Lobster – where the staff knew us on site. I would always tell her “You drive – I pay”. We shared our gardening secrets and many times she tended my tomatoes when I was not able to do it. I tried to teach her to make chow-chow but she would always say it was just too much trouble. I would just give a jar and call it “lazy folks chow-chow” and we would laugh. Dearest Patty, we love you and miss you. You are in our hearts forever.
Mary and Tom Brumfield,
Dallas, Texas

July 16, 2010
DeWayne & I will be thinking of you & the rest of your family on 10am
We love you!
Debbie & DeWayne Jolly,
Calico Rock, Arkansas

July 16, 2010
I still feel Patty's sweet, calm, graceful and intentional presence. She was lovely in every sense. She always made me smile. We here in Arkansas were so blessed to share our lives with her but for way too short a time. Our fond memories of Patty will not soon fade. Sending lots of love to you, Linda, and your family as you remember Patty this weekend.
Beverly Dunaway,
Mountain View, Arkansas

July 15, 2010
I am deeply saddened to hear Pat has passed away. I met her in the 1970s in South Africa through my very dear friend Kathy, her late sister. Two amazing women taken far too young. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Elaine (du Toit) Rouse, Singapore.

July 15, 2010
Pat was a great neighbor and friend. Indian Oaks is not the same without her.
Kerrie and David

July 15, 2010
Pat - I'm honored that I got to know you while you were in our community. I'll never forget how stunning you were in the 'little black dress' at Wit's End! Every time I drive by the Washington Street Park, I expect to see you tending the flowers - and I know you still are. Blessings and comfort to all those who knew and loved you in your lifetime.
Becki Dahlstedt,
Mountain View, Arkansas

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 Sandra ("Sandy" Christiansen) Memmolo,  BHS class of 1960,

died on May 11, 2008. Her obituary is below photos.


Sandra Lee (Christiansen) Memmolo

Sandra Lee (Christiansen) Memmolo, beloved wife of Ralph Memmolo of 19 years, and treasured mother of Lynne Pina and her husband Stephen of Medford, Laurie Leone and her husband Carlo of Middleton, and Margaret Boyle and her husband Mark of Rowley, died on Sunday, May 11, Mother’s Day.

Born in Long Beach, California, she was the cherished only child of Genie (Meeker) Christiansen and the late Darwin “Cloudy” Christiansen. She attended San Jose State College in California, high school in England at Bushy Park and Burtonwood U.S. Air Force Bases. Throughout her school years, Sandy was a straight “A” student. She loved reading classic literature, writing poems, and became an accomplished pianist. Her favorite works were Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Chopin’s Polynaise.

A gifted seamstress, Sandy handmade her daughters’ prom gowns. She made her daughter Laurie’s wedding gown, gowns for all three bridesmaids, and dresses for the two flower girls. She also made her grandchildren christening outfits, Easter suits and party dresses.

In 1970, Sandy made history as the first woman in television news in Arkansas as an on-air reporter for CBS KTHV-TV, Channel 11. She continued her television career as an announcer for Boise, Idaho’s Channel 4, KAID-ETV. An adventurous spirit, Sandy traversed the country three times with her three daughters. After moving to Beacon Hill, Sandy worked as Art Gallery Director in Copley Square, Executive Secretary for the Grand Lodge of Masons, Publications Editor for Boston University and as a legal secretary. The family lived together in Revere for several years.

Known as “Granny” to her 13 grandchildren, Sandy also leaves: Heather Twombley and her husband Tom, Jack Fields and his wife Ändrea; Jasmine and Chloe Pina; Veronica, Carl, Dante and Angelo Leone; and, Mark, Luke, John, Julia and Andrea Boyle. She also leaves her great grandchildren Nadia and Sophia Twombley and the soon-to-be-born little Jackie Fields.

A memorial service will be in the evening on Thursday, May 15, from 6 to 8pm in the CLC, Eagle Heights Church, 1075 Revere Beach Parkway in Revere, Reverend James E. Collins officiating.

Donations to HDSA, New England Office, 6 Courthouse Lane, Unit #12, Chelmsford, MA 01824, are preferred.


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Cathy (Laiewski) Charest, BHS Class of 1957, died on July 5, 2008.

Message from Andy Laiewski:

With much sadness I want to let you know that Cathy lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, July 5, only 10 days after her 70th birthday.  After initially being denied experimental treatments, she did get one doctor to recommend her for a couple of programs, but none were able to halt the onslaught of this vicious disease. 
Thanks to all of you that sent their support via heartfelt thoughts and prayers.  That seemed to help her in some small way to mitigate the depression and hopelessness she was feeling.
Our older brother, Ed, died of cancer in 1992 at the age of 55. My dad died of cancer at the age of 77.  The rest of us kids, Stan, Alex, Matt and Walt are being very vigilant now about our health and this disease and contributing whenever we can toward it's prevention and cure.


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Pat (Granger) Tampke '59   passed away on February 1, 2008




Patricia D. Tampke
Patricia Dorothy Granger Tampke, age 66, passed away Friday February 1, 2008. Patricia was born May 27, 1941 to the late Joseph Wayne Granger and the late Eugenia Henrietta Slaughter Granger in Clifton, Ohio. She is survived by two daughters and a son: Betty Berlin and husband Drew, Linda Onisiphorou, and Larry Tampke. Grandchildren Crystal Stewart and husband Jim, Justin Berlin and wife Danielle, Holly Berlin, Michele Goldhagen and Husband Aaron, Effie Onisiphorou, John Jones, Four great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, sister in law Margaret Watkins Granger of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, three nephews, two nieces. She was preceded in death by husband James Tampke of Boerne, Texas, brother Wayne Granger of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grandson Michael Tampke. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan's Funeral Home of Boerne, Texas

Tributes by BHS Alumni

From: Charlotte Hines Padilla

Pat and I went to school together many years ago at Burtonwood AFB in England. We reconnected several years ago here in San Antonio after so many lost years in between. Pat was a gentle, sweet person who left her endearing mark on us all. I will miss her presence when all the alumni gather at Louis Berger's home to reminisce on the past and catch up on the present. I pray God will comfort her family members in their grief. May they find peace in their faith.


From:  Aldah Bothmann Powell

I went to school with Pat at Burtonwood RAF Station, England. Pat is a very sweet person and I'm glad I had the opportunity to know her. We met again at several reunions stateside. Pat is now re-united with her beloved husband and both are with our Lord.


From: Louis Berger

 Pat Granger Tampke and I met at RAF Station Burtonwood in Lancashire, England, 52 years ago. What was not to love about her? From head to toe she was beautiful, but her real beauty was inside! Gorgeous redhead, pale skin with rosy cheeks, a face and body envied by all the girls. But the thing we loved most about her was that she was the sweetest person - a heart of gold, soft spoken, kind and would blush in an instant with any flattery. How lucky was I to get reacquainted with her when Jeanne and I moved to Boerne in 2001. And why was I not surprised that her good-hearted, kind, sweet, soft-spoken manner had not changed. The Alumni of Burtonwood High School who knew her, all remember her exactly the same way. George Wilson has posted a tribute to her on our website Larry Tampke helped Pat write a tribute to Tex (Jim) Tampke some years ago. It can be found by visiting our In Memoriam Page. Vicki and Larry Ahlemann, our alumni leaders, have emailed all of our members about Pat - it was a special time in our lives. Louis Berger


From: George and Lin Wilson

Pat, Jim and I (George) went to school together at Burtonwood and Sealand, England over 50 years ago. We have kept in touch over the years and spent joyful times with Pat and Jim at their home in Boerne, and later with Pat alone at get-togethers and reunions with other Burtonwood alums reminiscing about our misspent youth in England and the wonderful memories we all shared. We absolutely agree with the descriptions of Pat in previous tributes and would add that she was a loving, selfless, giving, and gracious lady who will be missed by all and never forgotten. We grieved with Pat when Jim died and we grieve alone now. It hurts our hearts to have another of our friends go home. God bless you, Pat, and God bless Betty, Linda and Larry and the rest of Pat's family as they try to go on without her. George and Lin Wilson

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Marilyn (Miller) Emmons '56   passed away on September 20, 2007



To all  Burtonwood Alums,

I would be remiss if I did not explain Marilyn's death. After 48 years of a
beautiful marriage on June 18, Marilyn had a seizure which I thought was a
stroke. She was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumor and operated on
about June 21. The Dr. removed approximately 70 %  of the tumor, but gave us the bad
news . It was a malignant tumor, one of the worst kind.  The tumor was spontaneous.
They don't know what caused it. It originated in the brain and no one but God knows why.
She was in the hospital until July 20 going through rehab. We came home and started chemo
therapy and radiation..  She received 28 out of 30 radiation treatments.
Labor Day weekend she became somewhat lethargic as the tumor was growing and
pressure was mounting. After a MRI , the Dr. said the tumor had been
resistant to all treatments . They did put a shunt in  to relieve pressure,
but since we had a living will they suggested we go to hospice where she
survived about ten days. I am sure she was in no pain in hospice . She had
nurses, etc around the clock. I even slept there several days. She died Sept
20 a day before my birthday. She fought this horrible "thing " for three
months, but God wanted her in heaven. We are all devastated with her loss.

Jim Emmons                                                                           
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Javelle (Zipperer) Carver '54


Javelle Jech Carver, 71, of Springdale, Arkansas died Tuesday August 7, 2007 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born January 18, 1936 in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Robert and Blue Belle Brinson Zipperer. She had worked as an Office Manager and was a member of Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God in Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Paul R. Jech Sr. and her twin sister, Janette.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Carver of the home; her children, Paul R. Jech Jr. of Bloomingdale, GA; LaQuitta R. Jech of Fayetteville and Melanee Javelle Jech of Bear, DE; 2-brothers, Robert D. Barlow of Otto, NC and Frank D. Barlow of Chengdu, Shichuan, China.

Her children shall rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Proverbs 31:28

In Loving Memory Of

Javelle Jech Carver  

January 18, 1936 - August 7, 2007 



February 1, 2007

Suzanne (Manfull '60) Hillman

Received  word from Richard Hillman '59 that his wife, Suzanne, passed away on Nov. 14, 2006

Abe H. Moore '61  

Abe Moore, Jr. '61 passed away on March 27, 2006.

Since leaving England, Abe graduated from Colonial High, Orlando, Fla. in 1961.He was in the Navy reserve in his senior year. After graduating, he went on active duty and spent 6 years in the Navy and went to college for Mechanical Engineering. Has lived in Arkansas for the past 13 years. He will be missed by many.

Regards,  Mary Etta (Moore) Roedell, sister.

Rodger (Hickel)  Durfee '60  

 Rodger (Hickel) Durfee  was killed tragically in an auto accident on October 4, 2005. 

Tony Camerano '60  passed away in 2004. Tony was born in 1943,  was a graduate of New Mexico State University, and served in the U.S. Army from 1965-2000.


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