Klein Oak Class of 85 & 86 Memorial

When Klein Oak High School opened its doors in 1982, the classes of 1985 and 1986 became the first Panthers and set the bar incredibly high for the classes that followed, not only in the areas of academics and extracurricular activities, but also in spirit and pride.

Some of our friends and classmates tragically did not make it to graduation, and others have passed in the subsequent years. It was brought to the attention of alumni from both of these classes, that not one of our classmates is represented on a plaque in the Klein Oak Memorial Garden. We intend to change that by taking donations and working with the school until each of our classmates is recognized and honored.

List of Classmates being honored, and their sponsors, is at the end of this message.

Any donation is appreciated. You can either sponsor a specific classmate with a donation of $54.25 ($50 to the school for the memorial plaque and $4.25 in processing fees for this funding website), or donate any amount to go to getting all of the plaques purchased and erected in the Memorial Garden.

We hope to have a dedication ceremony once the plaques have been funded and erected, but more details will be forthcoming.

Thanks to all of classmates who have cared enough to reach out and be part of this, and please share!

Guidelines for KOHS Memorial Gardens Fundraiser for our Classmates

"¢ For people who graduated from Klein Oak in 1985 and 1986 (or would have if they had not tragically passed away)
"¢ For siblings of KOHS '85 and '86 graduates, regardless of graduation year from KOHS
"¢ If someone wants to sponsor a classmate and pay the entire fee, please note which classmate you are sponsoring and how much you are donating.
"¢ Any donation that is not an entire sponsorship of one or more memorial plaques as stated above, will be put in the general funds to go towards all remaining classmates equally (or those who are siblings of '85 and '86 graduates as stated above)
"¢ Non '85 and '86 KOHS classmates who do not have siblings in those graduating classes, can be included with an entire sponsorship (i.e. if someone wants to recognize a classmate from the class of '87 or later, they need to pay the entire $54.25 to be part of this for their designated classmate.

Thanks to everyone who is participating!! I have already reached out to Cathy Arellano at KOHS and she is happy to work with us to make sure our fellow Panthers are honored in the Memorial Garden.

Classmates we are honoring:

"¢ Donald Ray Bracht (class of 1992), brother of Stacy Bracht Xavier
"¢ Jay Womack, class of 1986, Sponsorship paid by Steve Campbell
"¢ Mike Mader, class of1985, Paul Huling pledges to sponsor Mike
"¢ Bryan Munson, class of 1985
"¢ Freddy Verinder, class of1986, Don Harris pledges to sponsor Freddy
"¢ BB Hubert (class of 1987), sister of Amy Hubert, class of 1986, Monica Schepf Wells & Mike Wells pledge to sponsor
"¢ Karl Rhodes, class 1986 "“ Patty Barber Alexander pledges to sponsor Karl
"¢ Scott Stonaker, class of 1986 "“ sponsorship paid by Jennifer Fendia Leslie
"¢ Travis Howard (Davis), class of 1986 - Rebecca Miller Goggins pledges to sponsor Travis
"¢ Barry Stanley "“ Tony Howlett pledges to sponsor Barry
"¢ Jim Houston, class of 1986
"¢ Karen Palumbo (I do not know her married name, if someone could provide). Class of 1986
"¢ Jay Scott Garrett, class of 1986
"¢ Denise Myers, class of 1986
"¢ Ricky Marlow, class of 1985
"¢ Donna Trojanowski
"¢ Trey Thomas (Class of 1988) brother of Robbie Thomas Yovanovic, class of 1986. The Thomas Family has already made arrangements for a plaque for Trey.
"¢ Michael Benson, class of 1985
"¢ Andrew Todd Arnold, brother of Michele Arnold Garland, class of 1986, Rebecca Miller Goggins pledges to sponsor Andrew

Class of 1987 or later need dedicated sponsors:
Shelli Windsor, class of 1987
Melissa Johnston Brauer

Our fundraising goal may change if other classmates are added to the list.
  • Gary Remy 
    • $100 
    • 92 mos
  • Janet York Mullaney 
    • $55 
    • 93 mos
  • Lisa Sewell 
    • $55 
    • 93 mos
  • Lynn Costanza 
    • $55 
    • 93 mos
  • lacy brooks 
    • $50 
    • 93 mos
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Jennifer Fendia Leslie 
New Braunfels, TX
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