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•   Patricia Stephens (Dimitroff)  11/26
•   Charles Hogan  8/5
•   Grady Ingle  8/3
•   Monty Williams  8/3
•   Larry Capps  6/2
•   Alfred Pustejovsky  6/1
•   Sherry Griffin (Benton)  3/22
•   Bill Englund  2/22
•   Charles Mader  1/2
•   Bobby Little  12/1
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•   Jackie Wheeless  12/12
•   Mary Jane Swanson (Wendel)  12/13
•   Carol Kincel (Wied)  12/16


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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.


Catherine Kinard Latz - the Mother of classmate Carolyn Kinard Reese passed away November 15.  The obituary is below along with a link to the online obituary.  Condolences to Carolyn and her family on their loss.  I'm sure most of us have good memories of taking ballroom dance from the Kinard School of Dance.  Correspondence may be sent ot Carolyn at 10722 N. L St., La Porte, TX.   77571-9412.  Online condolences may also be left at the Earthman Southwest Funeral Home website link.


Catherine Kinard Latz

September 21, 1924 - November 15, 2016
Catherine Kinard Latz passed away into the care of God on November 15, 2016 in Houston, Texas where she was born on September 21, 1924 to Albert and Catherine Rickert.
Catherine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. While dancing was her professional passion, God, family and her friends were the center of her life. She moved to El Campo in 1950 and opened her first dance school in the American Legion Hall. She would continue teaching dance for over fifty years in El Campo, Houston and Sugar Land. At the age of 80, she danced in the 55th annual recital of the Kinard School of Dance with her daughter Carolyn and granddaughter Cori. During her dancing career, Catherine touched the lives of thousands of students, teachers and parents as a teacher and friend.
However, Catherine's true passion was her family and friends. She consistently gave the most important things one person can give to another, her time, attention and love. She was a very kind and caring person with a strong will and impeccable character. Catherine leaves behind a legacy of showing kindness, compassion, and love to her family and friends.
Catherine is survived by her brother Colonel John T. Rickert and wife Josie, sister Mary Jane Houssiere and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rickert; children Cecil Kinard and wife Linda, Nancy Mickelson and husband Tom, Bill Kinard and wife Pam, and Carolyn Reese. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Catherine Browne Rickert, brother Albert Rickert, husbands Billy Latz, Cecil Kinard and John Latz and her lifelong friend, Betty "Miss Fitz" Fitzgerald.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Southwest Funeral Home and a viewing will be held at their location in Stafford, Texas on Sunday, November 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 with a Rosary following. A Mass and celebratory reception will be held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 21st.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Laurence Catholic Church or to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas. The hospice staff were a wonderful blessing to Catherine, as well as to her children and their spouses, during her final days on earth.

The Mother of Classmate Michael Riha passed away November 20.  The link to the obituary and the obituary is below.  Condolences to Michael and his family on their loss.  Correspondence may be sent ot Michael at County Road 201, Weimar, TX.   78962.  Online condolences may also be left at theTriska Funeral Home website link.!/Obituary

Obituary for Mrs Dorothy Alice Riha

Dorothy Alice Riha, 89 of El Campo passed away on November 20, 2016. She was born on July 1, 1927 in Shiner to the late Frank and Anastacia Berckenhoff Derrich. She was a receptionist for the El Campo Leader News for many years.
Dorothy was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, volunteered at the El Campo Library, worked at the El Campo Museum, and was one of the original Hospice volunteers.

She is survived by her daughters, Pat Hogan and partner Faith Richardson of El Campo, Lori Sablatura and husband David of El Campo; sons, Michael Riha and wife Mary of Weimer, and Glen Riha and wife Susan of El Campo; 8 grandchildren, Kassie Riha, Terry Coulston and husband Alan, Kayla Riha and Luke Navarro, Brandi Cowan and husband Chuck, Heather Stubbs and husband Kenneth, Amy Quiroga and husband Eddy, Lindsey Sablatura, and Joshua Sablatura; 12 great grandchildren, and sister Sidonia Cross of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward Riha; sisters, Hilda Machart, Mary Kresta, Celestina Stavinoha, Edna Kurtz, and Esther Kurtz, and brothers Edwin Derrich and Eloy Derrich.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Triska Funeral Home with a rosary following at 7:00PM. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:00AM at St. Philip Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rother officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to Houston Hospice-El Campo, St. Philip Catholic School, or St. Philip Catholic Church.

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Photos from the 45th class reunion have been uploaded to the website.  Thanks to Sherry Griffin Benton for taking the photos. 

Any other  photos that classmates took at the event would certainly be welcome.  Send them to me at   Again, THANKS to all involved and I guess we can look forward to the 50th!!

Chris Wendel