Jackie TEDFORD

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Jackie TEDFORD
Jackie TEDFORD

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Jackie TEDFORD

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Jackie TEDFORD

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Residing In: Austin, AR USA
Spouse/Partner: Lauretta Evans Tedford - Deceased
Homepage: http://www.tedfordoutdoors.com
Occupation: Kroger Fuel Center Manager - Retired
Children: Jacqueline, born 1965, Wayne, born 1971
Military Service: United States Air Force  
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Upon graduating in 1961 Mom and I moved to Southgate, California in June of that year. I had just entered Harbor Junior College and had been there for about 6 weeks when mother decided that California was just too much for her. It might have been because we lived in South Gate, I worked in Gardena and mother worked in some part of L.A., I would catch a ride from work to Harbor Junior College for night classes, mother would pick me up from there and then back to South Gate. I think it was all the traffic that was the final straw.

Upon moving back to Texas we settled down in Houston. I went to work for General Foods Maxwell House Coffee as a janitor. This was a temporary job that would last through the winter. I never did get back into college. When the work at General Foods ended I went to work for a company called Accurate Instruments. It was a small electronics assembly company. I worked for them about a year before I was laid off. At that time the draft was active and since I had not been the military no one wanted to hire and train me for fear that I would get drafted. So my alternative was to join the Air Force.

February 1963 I went into the Air Force and after basic and tech. school I was assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base where I arrived January 4th, 1964. I was assigned to 308th Missile Maintenance. We performed maintenance on the Titan II ICBM a long range missile that carried an atomic warhead better known as a Nuke. There were 18 of them around central Arkansas.

I met my wife at the Joyland Skating Rink in Cabot, AR in March of that year and we were married June 2, 1965. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary together May 31, 2015. We have been blessed with two children, a girl Jacqueline and a boy Wayne. We have three grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

After I left the Air Force in February of 1967 I went to work for a company called Western Electric where we installed central office telephone equipment. LOTS OF PRETTY COLORED WIRE. Today that compan is now know as Alcatel-Lucent. I retired in September 2002. I had a break of 11 years from Wester Electrec/AT&T Technologies/Lucent Technologies, as you can see it changed names several times. I was given a perminate transfer to Detroit, MI, I didn't want to go, I was not going to go, and I would not have liked it when I got there. Sooooo I took the lay off option and parted company with the company.

Next I went to work for the Arkansas Public Service Commission where I performed service audits on about 31 different telephone companies on the inside and outside plant. I left the Arkansas Public Service Commission in 1997 to go back to my old installation job at Western Electric/AT&T Technologies which by then was now Lucent Technologies. ARE YOU GETTING CONFUSED YET? I was very fortunate that I was able to bridge my previous time of 19-1/2 years of service because it played a very important part of my retirement whe the telecommunications industry went to pot in 2000. By the time it was all over the company had cut about 100,000 jobs world wide. I retired in September of 2002. I worked some part time jobs until I went to for Kroger foods as their Fuel Manager for 8 years and then retired for good.

I am now 74 and holding. How do I like retirement1? It is good. I have too much to do and can't seem to get any of it done.

That my friend is about it. Somebody lied when they said the golden years are great. That gold has turned to rust.

I am sorry to say Lauretta went to the arms of Jesus October 17, 2015. I miss her very much.

School Story:

I enjoyed band very much and was Drum Major my senior year. Between my brother Dickie, Bobby and myself we kept Fred Junkin in Saxaphone players for about 10 to 12 years like the Wilsons kept him in Tuba players. He probably got 20 years out of that family.

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Happy Birthday James

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Happy Birthday. May it be a great day.

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Dang. I was just in Kerrville on July 21. My Aunt Barbara Jones passed away. I was there for her memorial service. She was such a fine lady and loved by many.

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Anything coming up this fall for the class of 61?

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Posted on: Aug 01, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Sorry I missed it. Happy Belated Birthday. You and my wife shared the same birth date.

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Hi Sylvia.

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Happy Birthday. So is your favorite song "Born on the 4th of July?"

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I just saw you have a birthday coming up. Hope you have a beautiful and.

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Hoppy Birthday

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Happy Birthday Edith. I do hope you have a great one.

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Posted on: May 05, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Hello down there in Texas. How are you. Do you know when the next class reunion is? Oh by the way...Have a great and blessed day Eunice.

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May 05, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Hey I see you have a Birthday coming up. I hope you have a great one.

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Apr 29, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Happy Birthday Ronald. I hope you have a great one

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Apr 28, 2018 at 9:14 AM

I hear you are having a birthday. I hope it is a blessed one.

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Posted on: Apr 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM

It looks like I missed it too. I'm not on here much. Happy Belated Birthday Raymound.

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Feb 10, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Happy Birthday Jan. I hope you have and are having a great day.

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