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LHSA Dedication


Susan Denice Needham
"Sue"
Class of 1980
November 27, 1962 - April 27, 2006


Robert John Heimstra, Jr.
"Bob"
Class of 1980
September 12, 1962 - March 5, 1996


Biscoitos
1976

High School
1980

Bob and Karen
1981

USN
1981

USS Independence
1983


1984

Bob's 30th
1992

Bob, Oleta and Debbie
1995

Dave, Lucy, Bob, Debbie and Oleta
Bob's Last Christmas 1995

Robert John Heimstra, Jr. (Bob) attended Lajes High School from September 1974 until November 1977. Bob graduated in 1980 and joined the Navy out of high school. He married Karen after basic training and served on the USS Independence when his son was born. Also while serving on the Indy, his lung collapsed and he was flown to Jacksonville, he was treated with HIV infected blood at that time (1983) and this was not discovered until he was serving in Spain. His wife died in 1995 from AIDS and he succumbed in 1996. He is survived by his son, Robert, his father and step-mother, Robert and Erselle Hiemstra, Sr., his mother and step-father, Lucy and David Baron, his sisters, Oleta Copsey-Caldwell and Debbie Copsey-Broadwater, three nieces and a nephew.
(Special thanks to Debbie Copsey-Broadwater for the article and photographs.)


William W. May
"Bill"
Class of 1978
July 2, 1960 - December 8, 1983

United States Air Force Academy - 1983 Graduate

On December 8, 1983, Bill passed away while in pilot training at Williams AFB. He was laid to rest in Las Vegas, NV. As a tribute to Bill, LHS has established the William W. May Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Student.
(Special thanks to Cathy May-Gailey for the article and photographs.)

Memorial Plaque - USAFA Cadet Chapel


Jared L. Kennedy
"Russ"
USAF
July 1978
The Lajes Youth Center was named after Russ.


Class of 1961
Sara Fouts-Wellsfry
05/22/43 - 09/15/05
Class of 1962
Jack Keeling
04/19/08
Class of 1963
Mitzi Bodiford-Wills
09/22/01

Tona Jo Fuller-Harte
1999

Ed Wild
1999
Class of 1966
Candice Box
2005
Class of 1967
Lance Shannon

Marge Shinn
07/18/02
Class of 1968
Kathy Cloer

Ralph Hutto
07/18/02
Class of 1969
Donald Wayne
01/23/01
Class of 1970
Patti Clarke

Tim Cross
Class of 1971
Pete Concepcion
11/03/03

John Joplin
2007

Guy Loucks

Larry Mallard
2004
Class of 1972
John Fox
2007

Michael J. ("Ski") Schaff
1954 - 2001
Class of 1973
Ben Hicks

Cory Millard
12/10/54 - 02/11/94

Merrill Nunamaker

Frank Raines

Jean Rottman
1978
Class of 1974
Alvin Bodoin

Donald Conner
01/13/95

John Lloyd

John Meek
01/22/56 - 09/08/09

Jeri Roberts
Class of 1975
Ken Leveron

Denise Penley
Class of 1977
Gary Frye

Danny Yarko
Class of 1978
Ray Hulett

Bill May
07/02/60 - 12/08/83
Class of 1980
Paul Bossler

Rikki Harwood

Bob Hiemstra
09/12/62 - 03/05/96

Sue Needham
11/27/62 - 04/27/06
Class of 1981
Dennis Lawrence

Jeff Rizzo
Class of 1982
Teri Lynn King
Class of 1983
Dennis Broadwater

Kathleen Curry-Brown
06/09/64 - 05/27/08

Tina Griffiths
09/01/65 - 01/17/87

John Mercier
Class of 1985
Dee Huddy-St.Peter
02/21/10
Class of 1988
Sean Wilkinson
02/06/70 - 06/25/00
Class of 1994
Howard Henn
10/25/04
2002 Jessica Clagg-Jennings
07/28/84 - 09/28/09
Faculty Ponnie Hartzell (1976-90)
12/08/29 - 10/20/04
Active Duty General Dany
(Base Commander 1958-61)
Jim Dial
03/08/02
Parents
Arnulfo "Goofy" de la Torre
03/09/33 - 09/21/07


You'll forever be in our hearts and fondest memories.


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