Dennis McGuire

Profile Updated: October 22, 2017
Dennis McGuire
Class Year: 1972
Residing In: Houston, TX USA
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Children: None
Yes! Attending Reunion
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What School Activities Did you Participate in and in what years?

French Club in senior year; attended many football games at Darrell Tully Stadium. My cousins went to Odessa Permian High School during the years I was at Westchester. They were used to their team being State championships; I was not. I was extremely proud of our band and our drill team, who, if you remember, performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in November 1970, representing Westchester as the first school from the Spring Branch Independent School District to be invited there. Take that, Memorial, Stratford!!

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Married Carol Watson, class of 1974, on August 27, 1977, in Houston. Moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1983, then to Ruidoso, New Mexico in 1985. Carol and I split up in 1987, sad to say, one of the great mistakes of my adult life, but stayed close friends until the time of her unexpected death, at the end of January 1998. She was one of the two great loves of my life. How lucky to have been so blessed twice. Life has been a roller coaster ever since, and I am currently back in Houston, near Dairy Ashford and Bissonnet, a few miles directly south of our old home west of Kirkwood.

School Story:

I loved our high school band and drill team and football team and how well I remember our UNDEFEATED season in my senior year, 1971-72, as we won the District 16-4A championship and went to Kyle Field on the A&M campus, only to be flattened by Killeen. How I hate them to this day! It happened again the next year, too! Oh, well. I loved high school. Dreaded graduating.

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Dennis McGuire has left an In Memory comment for Richard Andrew Crane.
Jul 07, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Richard was also a friend of mine when we were juniors and seniors at Westchester.  He was a good guy, and I never knew what had happened to him, so I thank you for providing some information.

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Oct 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

I don't know how well everyone remembers certain names of those we loved or just liked or just hung around with, but here are some of those who I cared about and still remember:
Gene Burgess was a friend for a while, but I don't think he graduated from Westchester.
I had a crush on a different girl every year, before settling on Carol in my senior year:
Kaarin Schimmel was my secret crush in the 9th grade. What a beautiful girl.
DeDe Slaydon was my secret crush throughout the 10th grade, but come on, now, what boy in our class did NOT have a crush on DeDe?
Peggy Madden was the girl I had a crush on throughout 11th Grade. Also stunningly beautiful. I bet all three of them are still very attractive ladies!
Then came Nikki, and Kim Smith, and another girl, before I finally settled on Carol Watson.
Matt (Frank) Nations and John Mondelli were two of my closest friends, and I am pleased to this day that they were among my groomsmen on the day I got married, August 27, 1977.
More later...

Dennis McGuire has left an In Memory comment for Evelyn Palmer.
Aug 20, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Mrs. Palmer was one of my two favorite teachers at Westchester.  I was lucky enough to be in her Bible class in 10th Grade, 1969-1970, and then to be in her World History class the following year.  We kept in touch after I graduated in 1972, and I invited her to my wedding, to Carol Watson, in August 1977.  She came.  She gave us a beautiful blue figurine which occupied the center shelf of our china cabinet throughout our marriage.  She was more than just a teacher.  I miss her to this day.