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•   Glenell Johnson (Wenglar)  6/9
•   Larry Capps  6/16
•   Karen Bownds (Miller)  6/22
•   Leona Orsak (Mollnar)  6/22
•   Mary Reeves (Boysen)  6/23
•   Michael Mazoch  6/24


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•   Kenny Frels  1/31
•   Karen Bownds (Miller)  10/2
•   Herman Mauch  9/5
•   James Bures  9/4
•   Glenell Johnson (Wenglar)  9/3
•   Kay Lin Hudson (Mueller)  9/2
•   Marcia Kaltwasser (Palt)  8/18
•   Linda Osina (Burrows)  7/18
•   Norma Englund  7/18
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El Campo High School - Class of '69
Class Of 1969

Welcome to the El Campo High Class Of 1969 web site. I hope this site gives everyone a chance to connect with someone with whom they have lost contact.

** NEW ** We are also on Facebook.  Once registered on you can connect to Facebook by selecting "Class Connection" under Member Functions.


It has been reported that classmate Mark August passed away May 13, 2018.  Mark had been battling cancer for a number of years.  At the time of his death he was living in Hinesville, GA.  As more info is available it will be posted here.  According to Calvin Borak, Mark will be cremated and services will be held in San Antonio.  Correspondence may be sent to Jamie August at 642 Ogden Ave., Hinesville, GA.   31313-2127.

Condolences to Marks family.

May 22, 2018 - Memorial service for Marcus Cecil August, Jr. will be held at Shelton Chapel at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary at 2 PM on June 2, 2018.  Ther will be a redception to follow (also at the Seminary) in Stott Hall from 3 PM - 4 PM.  Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 100 E 27th St., Austin, TX.   78757


Allen Smith, husband of classmate Kathy Meek Smith, passed away May 14.  His obituary is below or can be accessed at:!/Obituary

Correspondence may be sent to Kathy & her family at P.O. Box 1424, EC.  77437.

Condolences to Kathy and her family on their loss.



Charles Allen Smith



Obituary for Charles Allen Smith

Charles Allen Smith, 69, of El Campo, passed away May 14, 2018. He was born on May 20, 1948 in El Campo to the late Oren and Bernice Morton Smith. Allen served in the National Guard and was a professional compressor mechanic in the oilfield. He loved his church, family, friends, hunting and restoring his father’s 1964 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup truck.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathryn Meek Smith of El Campo; sons, M.C. Smith and wife Amanda of El Campo and Jim Smith and wife Crystal of Inez; daughter, Amy Rosenbusch and husband Karl of El Campo; grandchildren, Kate, Annalee, Allyson, Wolfgang, Konrad and Maren; sisters, Pauline Ebel and husband Charles of La Grange, Dorothy Pentecost and husband Oliver “Buddy” of Houston and Elaine Strnadel and husband Wesley of El Campo and numerous nieces and nephews.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents and brother, M.C. Smith.

Family will receive visitors from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Triska Funeral Home. Memorial services begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Wayne Clement officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Fellow Fund by making a check out to UT Health. The address is: UT Health, Attn: Gift Processing/Multiple Sclerosis Fellow Fund, P.O. Box 1321, Houston, TX 77251-1321.

Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681

Donovan Lee Blaylock, Grandson of Classmate Ronald Kaluza, passed away March 8.  The obituary for Donovan is below.  The obituary can also be viewed at the following link -!/Obituary

Condolences go out to Ronald and his family at this difficult time.  Cards may be sent to Ronnie & Linda at 4538 FM 960 Rd., El Campo, TX.   77437-5626.


Donovan Lee Blaylock, 18 of El Campo, passed away on March 8, 2018 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born on October 20, 1999 in Wharton and was a junior at El Campo High School. He was a member of the Ricebird Marching Band, and previously a member of Huntsville High School Military Marching Band. His hobby was playing video games.

He is survived by his parents Bradley and Kristie Kaluza of El Campo, sisters Lily Ann Kaluza and Abigail Lin Kaluza of El Campo, grandparents Mike and Sandy Crowson of Hillje, Pam and Virgil Blaylock of Louise, Ronnie and Linda Kaluza of El Campo, great grandmother Annie Kaluza of El Campo.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3 PM until 7 PM at Triska Funeral Home with family receiving visitors from 5 PM to 7 PM with a service of shared memories starting at 6 PM. Funeral services will be at 2 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at St. Philip Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rother officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Triska Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.  Mailing address for memorials is Triska Funeral home, 612 Merchant St.,  El Campo, TX 77437-3440.  

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Donovan Lee Blaylock please visit our Sympathy Store.



Philip Miller announced that the "Class of 1969" awarded two scholarships for this year. The extra scholarship was made possible because the 2016 recipient never picked up their $500 award.   The two recipients are:

  • Weston Lutringer, son of Misty & Duane Lutringer
  • Kelly Peterson


These were each $500 awards.  No other details were given.  Thanks to the classmates for their donations to the scholarship fund.  Donations given at the 2017 reunion by:

  • Norma Englund
  • Kay Kin (Hudson) Mueller
  • Paul Saunders
  • Mary Jane (Swanson) & Chris Wendel

Any funds desired to be given for the scholarship fund are welcome and can be directed to Philip Miller, 1209 Meadow Creek Dr., EC.  77437 

Hello All - The photos from the reunion held September 23, 2017 are now available to view.  Go to "Class Photos" in the left hand panel.  When you click n that link a new page will open with different galleries to view.  Click the gallery you wish to view.  Click on the first photo and a slide show will open with the photo changing every 12 seconds.  If anyone has additional photos to share send them to me at and I can add them to the gallery.  Be sure and send them "full size".  Thanks.

Chris Wendel