Midland High School Class of ’64 celebrates 50 years

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Seated from left, Dolores Abshire Matthews, Chester Lacombe, Dalton Newman, Eugene LeBlanc, Carroll Guidry, Sandra LeBlanc Broussard; first row standing, Mary Jeanelle Chaisson Duhon, Elaine Vincent Olivier, Louise Gary Beer, Brenda Hanks Thibodeaux, Betty Inman LeBlanc, Lorraine Deshotel LeGros, Margaret Hanks Richard, Janice Hanks Leger; second row standing, June LeJeune Hupp, Linda Broussard Cormier, Susan Thibodeaux Gondron, Janie Fruge Perry, Barbara Hargrave LeJeune; third row standing, Gerald Godeaux, Ronnie Doucet and Van Hoffpauir. Also present, but not pictured, were Linda Hulin Landry, Steve Landry and Reynold Thibodeaux.


Members of the Midland High School Class of 1964 gathered for their 50-year reunion at the home of Dolores and Norris Matthews just south of Crowley on Saturday, April 26.

The event was well attended, with approximately 40 guests present, including some who had traveled from Texas.

Decorations included a blown-up class composite framed with red draperies, gold tassels and red wooden mortar boards, along with red wooden mortar boards and red carnations that served as table toppers.

There was no shortage of excellent food, as the group enjoyed steaks donated by Van Hoffpauir, along with covered dishes brought by the individual class members.

Awards were given out to several of the classmates, including Brenda Inman LeBlanc - longest married - 50 years; Susan Thibodeaux Gondron, most grandchildren; and Susan Thibodeaux Gondron and Lorraine Deshotel LeGros - most great-grandchildren.

The class also took time to honor its deceased members – Helen Blanchard, Laura Broussard, Keith Stephen Carlson, Andrew James LeBlanc, Gracie Russell, Rodney James Schexnyder, Charles Wilson Smith

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