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 ~
STARKVILLE - Mrs. Lori Rae Logue Roberts, 50, died unexpectedly Wednesday at her home in Starkville.
Lori was born in Columbus in 1962, attended elementary school in New Orleans, junior high at Warren Central in Vicksburg, her early high school on the island of Bahrain and graduated from London Central High School in London, England. She attended Mississippi State University.
Lori and her husband and family lived in Germany for eight years. Her husband, Marty, was a commissary manager with the DOD (Department of Defense) Commissary System. Lori and her family moved back to Mississippi nine years ago.
She was the secretary for the Starkville Church of Christ on the Mississippi State campus when she died. Currently, Lori's husband works for the DOD Commissary System in Biloxi. Her daughter, Brigitte, attends Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Her son, Brian, attends Starkville High School, where he participates in cross country; and her son Brandon, is stationed in San Diego, California, with the Navy.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Rachael Finkie; her grandfathers, Harold Logue and Cyril Andrews; and her sister-in-law, Paige Douglas Logue.
She leaves behind her husband, Marty Roberts; her three children, Brandon Roberts, Brigitte Roberts, and Brian Roberts; a grandmother, Gladys Andrews; her mother, Wanda Logue; her father, Louis Logue (Class of 1959); her brother, Layne Logue; and nephew, Forrest Logue, all of Vicksburg. Additionally, she leaves her sister, Dawn Logue Lundien and her husband, Matthew; niece, Hannah Lundien; and nephew, Josh Lundien, who live in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Visitation for Mrs. Roberts was scheduled Friday, December 21, 2012, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Welch Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.
I am truly sorry to announce that our classmate, Louis "Sonny" Logue's daughter passed away. His wife and family are in Starkville, MS, today burying their daughter, Lori, who died suddenly leaving her husband and three children. Please keep Louis and his family close in prayer and we are very sorry for his loss. Obituary will follow~
Verreen Prewitt McNamara died , December 9, 2012, at her home. She was 94.
Mrs. McNamara was a communicant of St. Michael Catholic Church. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Organization. She served as the president of the Knights of Columbus Women's Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. McNamara; a son, John Patrick McNamara; her father, Yancy Prewitt; and her mother, Fair Lena Jones Prewitt.
Survivors include her children, Sue Fowler, Mary Carol Lundberg, Thomas R. McNamara, Barbara McNamara, Albert L. McNamara and Debbie McNamara; a brother, Billy M. Prewitt; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. P. J. Curley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church.
Paulbearers will be David McNamara, Michael McNamara, Lonnie Smith, Douglas Sims, Dave Ellison and Don Whittenberg.
Memorial may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church building fund, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS 39180, or Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39183, or St. Joseph Hospice.
Our dear friend Katherine Meyer Turcotte, Class of 1959, passed away recently. In her memory, and in celebration of her wonderful basketball career at St. Francis Xavier, her sons are donating retro uniforms for the girls’ team at Vicksburg Catholic School. Once each year a scheduled game will be played in which the current girls’ team will wear the retro uniforms. The fun part for all of us who cherish our memories of great high school basketball is we are to be the invited guests at this game! The date chosen for this season is January 11th, 2013 against Natchez Cathedral, at 6:00 PM.
PLEASE, if you have phone numbers and/or email addresses for anyone – especially girls from the 50’s and 60’s who would have known Katherine – PLEASE give them the above information OR contact Myrtle Loviza Curro Alvarado at email@example.com or 601-661-0847.
We’ll have a pot-luck get together for all former players on Thursday night, January 10th in the School Cafeteria at 6:00 PM. It will be fun sharing memories with Katherine’s boys and each other. St. Francis Xavier has an enviable history of girls’ basketball – AND they have a very good team this year, so ALL FORMER SFXA and VCS GIRLS’ basketball players, managers and coaches are invited and encouraged to join us.
So sad to get news within a week that another classmate's Mother has passed away. Sue McNamara's Mother, Mrs. Verreen McNamara, died yesterday afternoon and arrangements are incomplete at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home, 1830 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS. Her obituary will follow. www.fisherfuneralhome.net
St. Aloysius Dean of Students Mike Jones, second from left, stands with children of John J. and Mabel H. Loviza at the future site of the Loviza Garden in the courtyard at St. Aloysius, where two 5-foot-tall statues they donated will be installed. Jones said the statues will be of St. Francis Xavier and St. Aloysius Gonzaga and will arrive in about three months. From left, Myrtle Loviza Curro Alvarado, Jones, Joseph Loviza and Blanche Loviza Irby. Other siblings are the late Dottie Loviza Vedros and John W. Loviza.
Elizabeth C. Melsheimer ~ Elizabeth C. "Libby" Melsheimer died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 90.
Born in Vicksburg, Mrs. Melsheimer was the daughter of the late John Ira Cronin and Harriet Katherine Metzger Cronin.
She was active in community service, including serving as chair of the Arthritis Foundation of Vicksburg, chair of the Vicksburg-Warren March of Dimes and other service organizations.
She was a longtime "Pink Lady" with the Mercy Medical Center and ParkView Medical Center Auxiliary.
Mrs. Melsheimer was a past member of the Mother's Club of St. Francis Xavier Academy and St. Aloysius. She was a member of the PAK Alpha Chapter Sorority and the Green Hills Garden Club. Mrs. Melsheimer was an avid bridge player and the last surviving member of the "Twenty Dinner Club." She as a communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church and a member of the St. Paul Altar Society.
She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline "Jackie" Melsheimer Doiron (Class of 1959) of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Julie Lizabeth Doiron Sosebee (Craig), Jacqueline "Danielle" Warnock (Brad) and Phillip L. Doiron (Kara); and six great-grandchildren, Jack Sosebee, Elizabeth Sosebee, Mary Bradley Warnock, Wes Warnock, Anna Kate Doiron and Ally Doiron.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Julius Daniel Melsheimer; and a brother, A. J. Cronin.
A funeral Mass will be at 11:00 Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Farrell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Vicksburg Convalescent Home, 1708 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 and to the Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39182.
Pallbearers will be Craig Sosebee, Jack Sosebee, Mike Jackson, Philip Doiron, Brad Warnock and Jerry Cronin.