Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~

Friday, March 14, 2008

SFXA Class of 1959~Katherine

~Katherine Ann Meyer~
After graduation Katherine attended Frondren School of Cosmetology in Jackson, MS and went to work for a short period of time at Lydia's Beauty Shop in Vicksburg and then at Ruth's Beauty Salon in Flint, Michigan. She attended college at West Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, NE. She married Roy Turcotte (Class of 1959) on December 31, 1960. With this union they had four sons - Jeff (Albuquerque, NM), Greg (Seminary, MS) Tim (Lexington, KY), and Steve (Los Lunas, NM)
She is the proud grandparent of 15 grandchildren are they are: Anthony, Brittany, Ashley, Tessa, Brittany (step-grandchild), Brandi (step), Bridgett (step), BJ (step), Leyvin (step), Tyler, Eric, Elizabeth, Kati Jane, Shane (step) and Phillip (step). Three great grandchildren and they are: Alexis (step), Abagail (Abby) and Nancy Gail (step)
Over the years she has worked for Great Western Sugar Factory, Gering, NE; Nebraska Western General Hospital, Scottsbluff, NE; Lovelace-Baaton Hospital, Albuquerque, NM; Bill Sullivan, Attorney at Law, Laurel, MS; Pine Grove Recovery Center, Hattiesburg, MS;
Marian Hill Chemical Dependency Center, Vicksburg, MS and St. Dominic Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
She retired from Marian Hill in 2004 - accepted a position at St. Dominic and returned from St. Dominic in 2006. She has recently returned to work part time at Marian Hill.
Her favorite teacher was Sister Mary John because she was such a motivator and encourage here to be creative and to believe in herself.
Some of her favorite school memories are - Jr. High School Graduation when we did a May Pole Dance, playing basketball as a Blue Streak and being County Champs (one year going to South State), being on the school tennis team (experienced state competition) and attending school dances and dating "Skeeter" throughout High School.
A few things about her and her life - It has been a marvelous ride - being a Navy wife, a Corporate wife, a mother of four fantastic sons, a grandmother (and now a great grandmother); having a professional career, as a Certified Addiction Professional, that I love, having long time friends from school and other friends from all over the USA, with whom I stay in touch; and the fact the Skeeter and I have been married 48 years (this Dec) and we have been able to accept the challenges and rewards God has presented them. She and her husbnd Roy, reside in Vicksburg, MS.

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