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Posted by kprickett on March 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (3)

Richard Sherman, Band Director at ZT for 32 years, passed away on January 1, 2019

Tom Seeley, who taught at  ZT in the early 70's, passed away on December 15, 2018.

Danny Holdren, ZT Class of 1966, passed away on December 9, 2018.

Daniel Markel, ZT Class of '77, passed away on September 19, 2018.

Bobby Holbrook, ZTClass of 1977, passed away on July 10, 2018.

Mary Edler Phillips, Kingston Class of 1948 and cook and custodian of 32 years, passed away on July 7, 2018.

Dave Dumm, ZT Class of 1976, passed away on June 30, 2018.

Shaun Stockman, ZT Class of 1981, passed away on May 21, 2018.

JT Lemon, ZT Class of 2011, passed away on April 28, 2018.

Sandra Van Hooser Yingling, Centralia Class of 1954, passed away on February 6, 2018.

Barbara Neff Adkins, Centralia Class of 1952, passed away on January 9, 2018.

Shelley Atwood, ZT Class of 1996, passed away on November 20, 2017. 

Annette Ross, ZT Class of 1980, passed away on October 7, 2017.

James Collins passed away on July 22, 2017. He was principal at Adelphi Schools and taught at ZT.

Blanche Nihiser Knapp, passed away on May 21, 2017. She was a 1948 graduate of Centralia HS.

Paul Kramer, ZT class of 1980 and Custodian of 34 years, passed away on October 11, 2016.

Gary Stevens, ZT Class of '74, passed away on September 1, 2016.

Richard "Dick" Sparks, Centralia Class of 1950, passed away on June 30, 2016.

Eugene "Oppy" Opp, passed away on May 9, 2016. He was a graduate of Centralia.

Donald C. Fetrow, longtime Band Director at Centralia and ZT passed away April 9, 2016.

Linda Alexander, Centralia Class of 1961, passed away on March 29, 2016.

Donald Lemly, Kingston Class of 1956, passed away on October 29, 2015.

Connie O'Day Prickett, passed away on August 17, 2015. She was a member of the Centralia Class of 1960.

Cheryl McGee DeBord passed away on July 29, 2015. She was a member of Centralia Class of '63.

Ron "Catfish" Arledge, longtime custodian at ZT, passed away on July 5, 2015.

Ann Kyle, former teacher at ZT, passed away on June 22, 2015.

Lowell Swepston, Centralia Class of 1942, passed away on May 15, 2015.

David Sparks, passed away on May 12, 2015. Centralia Class of 1953.

Christopher Beavers, ZT Class of 1978, passed away on March 9, 2015

Patrick Diehl, ZT Class of 2002, passed away on March 2, 2015.

Michael Seymour, Zane Trace Class of 1968, passed away on November 12, 2014.

Larry Large, passed away on October 24, 2014. He was a Kingston Class of 1958 graduate.

George Sparks, Centralia Class of 1947, passed on away on July 8, 2014.

William Large, Kingston Class of '63 , passed away on May 17, 2014.

Bonnie Miller Evans, Centralia Class of 1959, passed away on March 24, 2014.

Nelson Wolfe pass away on January 30, 2014. He graduated from Kingston Union HS in 1956.

Kimberly Tway Harter, Zane Trace Class of 1993, passed away on November 19, 2013.

Neil Merritt passed away on October 21, 2013. He graduated from Centralia in 1952.

Phyllis Betz Donahue passed away on August 12, 2013. She graduated from Kingtson-Union HS in 1940.

Shirley "Jake" Atkins passed away on July 28, 2013. He was a 1947 graduate of Centralia HS.

Keith Gilmore passed away June 6, 2013, he taught at ZT, as well as coached Football & track.

Jean Ann Kruchten passed away on March 30, 2013. She was a graduate of the Zane Trace HS class of 1968.

Mary Kay Roll French passed away on August 24, 2012. She was a 1948 graduate of Kingston Union HS and a long time cook at school.

Lloyd Prickett, Centralia Class of '56, passed away on May 5, 2012.

Vickie Cooley Peecher passed away on Friday, January 20,2012. She was a member of the class of 1978.

John Monk Kruchten passed away October 22, 2011. He was a 1969 graduate of Zane Trace HS.


Roger Lyons's (class of 1975) son recently stopped by ZTHS to take some pictures of his dad's school. He informs me that his dad works for the Houston Chronical Newspaper in Houston, Texas.