Class of 1949   


     H. L. "Buddy" Ashcroft - See Class of 1948   


ROBERT FRANKLIN BURNS  is interred in the Gardens of Memory, section 2, Garden of Fountain of Youth,  Row 1,  born 20 May, 1930 died 1993 AT3 US NAVY Korea.  He married Joan Wiley born 7 Sept. 1934. (No death date) Beloved Mother. Died Jan. 12, 1993

Minden Press-Herald, Sunday, January 17, 1993
Robert F. Burns
Funeral services for Mr. Robert F. Burns, 62, of Minden, were held
Saturday, Jan. 16, 1993, at 2 p.m. at the Minden Rose-Neath
Chapel.  Rev. Terral Lowe and Father Paul Martin officiated.  Burial
followed in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Mr. Burns died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1993, at Mt. Diablo Hospital in
Concord, Calif., following a sudden illness.
He was born in Monroe and had been a lifelong resident of Minden.
He was a Navy pilot during the Korean Conflict and a Consulting
Engineer for MDM Engineers.
He was a member of St. John Episcopal Church in Minden, a member of N.S.P.E., Louisiana Board of Professional Engineers
on  Space Shuttle Programs.  He was involved in the development
of the MX Missiles and Trident Submarines.  He was top expert in Nuclear Power Systems.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burness and Martha Ann
Burns and a son, Robert Franklin Burns, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Wiley Burns of Minden; his mother-
in-law, Mrs. Keith James of Minden; two sons, Mark Clement of
DeQuincy and Gary Seegers, Jr. or Minden; three daughters, Cyndy
and husband Rickey Speir of Bossier City, Amanda and husband
David James of Jasper, Ark., and Rebecca Mangrum of Minden;
one Godchild, Suzanne Raether of Prairieville; one sister, Bonnie
and husband Dick Raether of Prairieville; two brothers, Billy and
wife Barbara Burns of Minden, Howard "Buddy" and wife Suzanne
Burns of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren, several nieces and
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


Byron "Tap" Gilbert - See Class of 1950

 PFC Thomas Omer Moore Jr. 21st Inf. 24 Div Korea PH 15 Mar 1931 - 05 Nov. 1950    (Visit our Veteran's Site under stories)        

Tommy Moore was survived by his parents , the former Florence Robinson and Thomas Omer Moore Sr. of Minden,, two brothers: George Berton Moore, Fred W. Moore,  and six : sisters Ethel, Gloria, Betty, Helen, Lucy and Peggy. Tommy was the son of the former Florence Robinson and Thomas Omer Moore Sr. of  Minden, Louisiana. Tommy is interred in the Minden City Cemetery in Section J near his parents, Hazel Florence R.  Moore born Jan. 15, 1907 died 13 Aug. 1966 and Thomas O. Moore born 26 Dec. 1893 died 12 Sep. 1973. Mr. Moore was a PVT. in the Air Service during WWI. Also in this family plot is Gloria Moore Curry, a sister, who was born in 1927 and died in 1979. (A brother-in-law Ray Quade born March 15 1931 died Nov. 1997 was the husband of his sister, Lucy.)

 CLASS OF 1949 - there were 9 students left to finish in this class namely...

Note: Robert Burns, M. L. Cundiff, Byron Gilbert, Joy Melton, Betty Lou Moore, Jimmy Lou Murphy, Mamie Claire Sexton, Joy Tatum and Elizabeth Womack.  (Byron stayed over and graduated in 1950 so he could play ball. another year.