In Remembrance

Memorial Board From Our 55th Reunion
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Those who leave gentle 
footprints on our hearts
have left a story worth telling.

Those who leave happy memories
dancing in our thoughts
have given the gift of timeless moments
worth holding in our hearts forever.

Although it is always sad to lose a friend, they live on in our memories.  Here is a forum which will allow you to share some of those special moments with the rest of our PHS family.

We hope that you will share your thoughts and memories of classmates whom you find on this page by clicking on the "add a tribute" link found under each individual's photograph.  When available, an obituary has been added, which can be viewed by clicking on the "read obituary" link.

"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die..."



Martha Julia Clark (Acton)

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Howard Aldredge

Birth Date: 1942-12-31
Deceased Date: 2003-04-03
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Betty Lou Paiz (Allen)

Birth Date: 1943-03-17
Deceased Date: 2009-04-18
Betty Lou Paiz was taken from us April 18, 2009, at the age of 66. She passed on into Heaven with her family surrouding her at Loma Linda Hospital. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a terrific friend.

Betty was born on March 17, 1943, in Memphis, Tenn., growing up in Pensacola, Fla. She and her husband made their home in Helendale, Calif. She was affiliated with various railroad companies for 39 years. Her proudest accomplishments are her three daughters, all of whom she was very proud. Her biggest joys were her four grandchildren and two dogs. She loved to cook, spend time in her garden with her flowers, spend time with her family and to shop.

Betty is survived by her husband, Fred Paiz; her daughter Karen Delfino (Martin) or Fremont, Calif.; daughter Stephanie Blanchard of Apple Valley and Marion Hupman-Negrete (Jason) of Helendale; grandchildren Bo, Nicholas, Brian and Nicole; her dogs Bubba and Eddie; and her sister and brother-in-law Maryann and Douglas Mayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Allen.

A memorial Mass service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church in Apple Valley.

Flowers may be sent to Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church or donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Leon Paul Anderson

Birth Date: 1943-01-03
Deceased Date: 2016-10-13
Leon Paul Anderson, Jr. 73, of Spotsylvania passed away at his home with his family near him. Leon was born on January 3, 1943 to Leon P. and Henri Mae (Headrick) Anderson in Pensacola, Fla. After high school, he continued his education, receiving his B.S. Degree in Physics from the University of Florida; his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his PHD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. Leon married Carolyn Dale Fox in 1968 in Afton, Va. They moved to Spotsylvania area over 48 years ago. Leon worked as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center for over thirty eight years, before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; son Christopher Paul (Joslyn); daughters Adrienne Dianne and Heather Marie; three sisters; Sharon Pfeiffer (Wayne), Gail Scott, Marsha Boda (Lenny) and five grandchildren; Alexis Carolyn, Madeline Rose, Brittany Tyler, Rylee Michelle and Gabriel Paul.

Funeral Services will be held at Laurel Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday October 19 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Robbins officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Leon’s name. Online condolences may be made at
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Kathleen Mary Armstrong

Birth Date: 1943-11-08
Deceased Date: 2014-07-30
Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Armstrong 

On July 30, 2014, Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Armstrong was taken to her Heavenly Home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born in Daytona Beach, FL, on November 8, 1943, to Charles and Mary Armstrong, but was a long-time resident of Pensacola. After graduating from Pensacola High School, Kathy joined the U. S. NAVY serving for eight years as a medical assistant and hospital corpsman. She received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Upon her honorable discharge, she earned an AA degree from Pensacola Junior College and her BA in English Education and her MA in English from the University of West Florida.

Kathy began her teaching career as a substitute teacher, but for the majority of her teaching years, she worked at Pine Forest High School. After her retirement from the Escambia County School District, Kathy continued to do some substitute teaching, and she became a classroom volunteer at Pine Forest assisting with the school's yearbook and newspaper production. For her thousands of hours in the classroom, she was recognized as the school district Volunteer of the Year. 

Kathy was devoted to her students and to her various pet cats and kittens. She was a very generous person, supporting a number of local and national charities and organizations, most notably the Humane Society and Veteran organizations. A dedicated educator and loyal friend, Kathy will be missed by her many students and friends, especially her "adopted" families, the Livingstons and the Jewetts.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joseph. 

Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until memorial service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the funeral home to celebrate Kathy's life. Pastor Andrew Blackmon of Pine Forest United Methodist Church will officiate at the services, and burial at Barrancas National Cemetery will immediately following the service.
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Beverly Ann Taylor (Avery)

Birth Date: 1943-09-29
Deceased Date: 2016-05-02
Beverly Ann Taylor, 72, of Pensacola, died Monday, May 02, 2016 in Milton, Florida. Mrs. Taylor was born September 29, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida to James William Avery and Eleanor Delustro Avery. She was retired from Home Depot after many years of service. Beverly was an avid gardener and cook. She had an artistic eye and was able to walk into a room and set it up with great flair. She was preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include her husband of 6 years, Robert C. Taylor; sons, Joel Chapman (Carol) of Tampa, FL, Jeff Chapman of Virginia Beach, VA and Christopher Chapman of Pensacola, FL; daughter, Renee Grimmett (Stanley) of Moyock, NC; stepchildren, Jennifer Taylor Bear (Lewis) of Pensacola, FL, Spence Taylor (Tamey) of Crestview, FL, Faith Grady of Arizona and Regina Friedrich of Virginia; brothers, James Avery (Debbie) of Port Richey, FL and Dewayne Melvin of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Will Grimmett (Lacy), Grant Chapman, Brittany Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Tristan Romm, Jason Chapman, Lillian Chapman, Caleb Chapman and Autumn Chapman; great granddaughter, Caroline Grimmett. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 06, 2016 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Beverly's memory be made to Teen Challenge of Pensacola, 8600 US-98, Pensacola, FL 32506.

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Paulette Taiclet (Bass)

Birth Date: 1943-05-20
Deceased Date: 2014-12-03
Paulette Bass Taiclet, 71 of Pensacola, Florida, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, after a long battle with Parkinsons. Born May 20, 1943, she was a lifelong resident of Pensacola and graduated in 1961 from Pensacola High School. She was the graphic artist for Gayfers for many years and retired from the Pensacola News Journal as the Art Director.

After retirement, her time was spent in dedication to her loving husband, daughters, stepson and family. Paulette was truly talented and enjoyed drawing, working on pottery and stained glass projects. Her talents also included poetry and sewing. She enjoyed watching and spending time with grandchildren, antiquing, fishing, putting jigsaw puzzles together, playing cards and computer games; there wasn't anything she couldn't do once she set her mind to it and her plans were laid out on paper. As a devoted and loving wife, mom, grandmother, aunt and friend, she touched the lives of many. Paulette will be remembered for her towering strength and unselfish love she gave to all that knew her and for her never-ending commitment to her family. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Evelyn Bass and James Oliver Bass and brother Bobby Bass. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Edwin Taiclet and her two daughters/husbands, Shelley (Eddie Gantt), Cortney (Derrik Owens), her stepson, Larry (Linda Lewis), her five grandchildren, Remington and McKenzie Gantt, Peyton and Tanner Owens, Joshua Lewis, her brothers/sister-in-laws, Gib (Elsie Bass) and Clyde (Marie Bass) There are also many other nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved.

Pall bearers will be her, son-in-laws, stepson, grandson and nephews.

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Robert E. Booher

Birth Date: 1943-01-11
Deceased Date: 2007-12-09
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Don Nicholas "Nick" Brewton

Birth Date: 1943-10-20
Deceased Date: 2012-04-08
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Sidney Eugene Broxton

Birth Date: 1942-06-12
Deceased Date: 2015-09-18
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