Homage to Neil Armstrong

…and a plea to elevate the human condition August 27, 2012 – On August 25, 2012 America lost one of its greatest heroes.  The first of our species to step foot on another celestial body in our Universe died from complications related to heart surgery for clogged arteries.  Our planet should mourn the loss of […]

Celebration of Life: Y hosts memorial dedication for outstanding volunteer, father, coach Tony Baggett

(Rockwall) July 30, 2012 – More than 75 friends, family and community members gathered for a dedication ceremony July 21 at the Rockwall Family YMCA, to honor the memory of Tony Baggett. Tony coached nearly 1,500 games at the Y and was active in the Indian Guides/Princess program for 26 years with his six children […]

Celebration of Life: Paul Keggereis / The Membership Connection

May 14, 2012 –  One of my favorite members at the Rockwall YMCA recently passed away.  Paul Keggereis was always friendly, funny, and loved to tease people.  I miss seeing him almost every day when I walk out into the lobby.  I am one of many, many people who miss him being here. Paul and […]

Celebration of Life: Mark Fowler of Plano

Mark Fowler had seizures as long as I’ve known him, which is more than 10 years. I guess I knew they could be harmful to him. But mostly I thought he might get hurt if he collapsed in the wrong place or hit his head on the way down. I honestly never thought they would […]

Celebration of Life: Christine Meeks, 102, of Royse City

Royse City’s oldest citizen, Christine Meeks, passed away Saturday, April 21 at the age of 102. She was born on February 3, 1910 in Caddo Mills, Texas. In 1926, she married Benny Meeks and they had nine children. When asked to recount how many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grand children she has – well, no one […]