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I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done,
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing
times and bright and
summer days.
I'd like the tears of those who
grieve, to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.

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Susan Lynn Musgrove
Susan Lynn Musgrove, a 1969 graduate, was born August 14, 1951, in Galveston, Texas, and died on February 13, 2014, at her daughter's home in Lafitte, Louisiana, after battling breast cancer for over two years. She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Ann Musgrove (DHS Class of 1975) of Jefferson City, Missouri; her daughter, Kendra Lee Gomez Rosser of Lafitte, Louisiana; her son, Selden Nixon Gomez, Sr., of Slidell, Louisiana; and her daughter, Halee Rayne Graham of Slidell, Louisiana and leaves behind six grandchildren. Susan was predeceased by both parents, and was laid to rest on February 17, 2014, near her mother in the family cemetery at Caney Baptist Church in Baxterville, Mississippi. She departed this life too soon, and will be greatly missed.
Jens Christian Fraser
Jens Christian Fraser, a 1975 graduate, departed this world on April 16, 2010 at the age of 53. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Sailing the Ships of Heaven

Don't cry for me when I'm gone
Keep the faith and be strong
'Cause through it all I've been blessed
I faced my fears and I've passed the test
So when you look up in the sky on a sunny day
Imagine me drifting away
I'll be sailing on the ships of heaven
When the tide rolls out for the last time
You'll find me sailing on the ships of heaven
Waiting for the day I come sailing back to you
Remember all the times we had
Some were great and some were sad
But you know that in the end
Our love was stronger then when we began
No unforgiven sins and no regrets
Just the times of our lives that we'll never forget
I'll be sailing on the ships of heaven
When the tide rolls out for the last time
You'll find me sailing on the ships of heaven
Waiting for the day I come sailing back to you.
Brenda Blank Segura
Brenda Blank Segura, a 1983 graduate, was born January 12, 1964 and left this world January 15, 2004 after battling colon cancer for many years. She is survived by her husband, Ignacio Segura and 3 children, Michael, Jessica, and Lorenzo. She was such a beautiful person inside and out and always looked at the brighter side of things. Her family was her life and I do not know that she could have ever been loved anymore than she is. As she was fighting for her life she made one last request from God, to let her live her life long enough to take her 2 youngest children to Disney World and God granted that wish in August of 2003. She was able to continue her fight for her life for only a few more months.

Go rest now precious one,
Your life in eternity has just begun.
Now you can walk, your legs are brand new.
All of heaven is now in your view.
Look all around, it's all in your sight,
There will never be another dark night.
Flowers and jewels, the street of pure gold, and all of the things that have been told.
I can just imagine the smile on your face as you walk all around in that beautiful place.
Greeting our loved ones as you walk along, while singing heaven's most beautiful song.
This is so very hard, but it will all be okay, it isn't goodbye, we'll see you one day.
We love you and we'll miss you and at times it will be tough, but as with everything, God's grace will be enough.

We miss and love you so much and cannot wait to see your beautiful smile again.
Royce Glen Walker
Royce Glen Walker, a 1971 graduate, departed from this world on November 24, 2008 at the age of 55. He was a kind man who had one mission -- to make life a better place for his family and closest friends. That mission here on earth was cut short, but he has undertaken a new mission in a better place. He is truly missed.

If We Could Bring You Back Again

If we could bring you back again,
For one more hour or day,
We would express all our unspoken love;
We would have countless things to say.
If we could bring you back again,
We would say we treasured you,
And that your presence in our lives
Meant more than we ever knew.
If we could bring you back again,
To tell you what we should,
You would know how much we miss you now,
And if we could, we would.
By Joanna Fuchs
Bobby Gerald Purswell
Bobby Gerald Purswell was a 1951 graduate of Dickinson High School and a Center for the Varsity Fighting Gators. Bobby passed away on September 15, 1993, at the age of 61 after a lengthy battle with heart disease and an unsuccessful heart transplant. He was a loving son, husband, father, father-in-law, brother and uncle. Affectionately called “Hoss” by his dad, he was a tall, tender-hearted, patient and kind man with a beautiful spirit that will always be missed by those who knew and loved him. Bobby was, “A GOOD MAN", and "a good man" never dies . . . he lives forever in the hearts and lives of all those he touched.

A good man never dies-- In worthy deed and prayer And helpful hands, and honest eyes, If smiles or tears be there: Who lives for you and me-- Lives for the world he tries To help--he lives eternally. A good man never dies. By James Whitcomb Riley
Ronald R. Proctor
Ronald R. Proctor passed away May 4, 2008. He will always be remembered for the service and dedication that he gave during his 32 years at Dickinson High School as a Leader, Teacher, and Advisor. Each and everyone will have their own special memories of Mr. Proctor, and it is those memories that allow him to live on.
Camille Addie Vorsburgh Rhone
Camille was born in Galveston County on June 14, 1934 to the late Mildred & Napoleon Vorsburgh. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1952. After High School, she attended College of the Mainland where she received her degree in Child Development. She attended Texas Southern University to further her education. She worked as a Social Worker for Head Start in Dickinson and was a teacher aid in the School District. Camille was Baptized in 1953 at a Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. Churchwell. Later moving her membership to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dickinson where she was a member for 46 years. In 1960, she married James Rhone and together they raised nine wonderful children. All of her children went to school in Dickinson. Camille was a woman who loved her children. She loved cooking, fishing, working outside in the garden, and especially loved helping others in her community.
Sam F. Salvato
Sam Frances Salvato was born in Dickinson, Texas on August 20, 1918. He lived his entire life in the Dickinson area and married Josephine Dibello on July 11, 1948. They raised four children who where all graduates of Dickinson High School, Kathy '67, Frances '68, Joe '72, and Rosie '76. As a profession, Sam repaired vending machine and jukeboxes for JB Sal. Sam was an avid Houston sports fan, but loved the Astros most. He would often be known to be watching one game on TV and listening to another on the radio. Sam was also the best Grandfather in the world to his eight grandchildren, Melissa, Ryan, Camille, Michelle, Zachary, Jacob, Joshua, and Benjamin. His legacy will forever live on in the lifes of his children and grandchildren through their love of baseball.

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