Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wife of Class of '66 classmate Mike Coon passes away

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, USA - I received this sad news from several sources in the last few days.

I am sure everyone's thoughts go out to our classmate Mike Coon.

Here is the obituary information from the Jamestown Post-Journal.


Nancy Ann Clements Coon, 57, Baton Rouge real estate agent, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at home after a lengthy stay at Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center.
Nancy Coon
She was born to the late Joseph Dudley and Therese Virgie Landry Clements, July 8, 1953, at St. Joseph's Maternity Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was baptized at the Church of the Holy Name, Houston, Texas.
Nancy's father was a federal survey engineer and pipeline construction inspector, so consequently in her early childhood she lived in various locations across the southwest, from Texas to California. When she was a teenager her parents returned to their hometown of Abbeville, La., and she graduated from Vermilion Catholic High School in 1971.
Nancy married Michael A. Coon at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla, Calif., on July 7, 1978. In 1985 they moved to and lived in Lakewood, N.Y., before relocating to Baton Rouge in 1992.
Nancy obtained her New York State real estate license in 1986. She was honored in 1990 as Realtor of the Year. Nancy was affiliated locally with Keller-Williams Realty for the past 10 years.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Mike; and three children: Trey Arthur Coon and wife, Rebecca Armour Coon of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Krifting David Coon of San Diego, Calif., and Megan McKenzie Coon of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Alexandra Aline Thibodeaux of Baton Rouge.
In addition, she is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends, plus her two black Labrador retrievers, Sabre and Hunter.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her former Labrador retrievers: Major, Kra-mer and Cocoa.
Visiting will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5 until 9 p.m., with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Trey Nelson at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m.
Gift bearers will be her cousins from Lake Charles, La., and serving as pallbearers will be her brothers-in-law: Timothy Coon, Daniel Coon, and Mark Coon; and friends: Doug Mackey, Bob Calongne, and Clayton Spilling.
Entombment will follow at St. George Catholic Church Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to KW Cares, 8686 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Class reunions in 2011 - one in Mexico, the other in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, New York, USA - The plan to have a 45th Class of '66 reunion in Mexico in February is still on, those the details remain a little hazy.

But if you are thinking of coming down - to Puerto Vallarta and points south - get your passport in order. You will need it to cross into the land of margaritas, snorkeling and ceviche.

Randy Carlson also passed along this information about a reunion this summer - July 9 - that will not require a passport, unless New York takes its lead from Arizona.

Here's the report Randy sent me last week:
First meeting last night and the following was decided, the 60's-70 reunion will be held Sat. 7/9/2011 at the Celoron Legion again (venue and event were both well received), cocktails 6:00 and food served at 7:00.  

The cost is $20.00 per (down $5.00) which covers the hall, d.j., and dinner.  Checks can be sent to: SWCS 60's Class Reunion, 35 Gifford Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
It is basically the same information as the flyer you posted on your class blog 6/7/07 with only the date, cost, and mailing address different. 

Will send you pertinent updates as decided, it is lucky this dovetails with our 45th.  -- Randy

So it would seem this year will be a big year - most of the class is now eligible for Social Security, and there are two Class of '66 reunions in the works.