A tribute to his father, written by his son on social media:
"Hondo" (my dad) was a great man, father, role-model full of wisdom. He passed away on the morning of August 14th. He led a wonderful life for 52 years! Raised two wonderful young men by himself. He is a good definition of a MAN!"
Noelle sat in front of me in home room class. She was always so sweet and caring. Though we had different social circles, she would turn around in those tight little uncomfortable, one piece, one-armed desks and chat with me about her day. Though I didn't finish at Heights, I'll never forget catching the sad news of her accident on TV. I'll never forget her.
From donna jackson lempert on June 29th, 2018
I was in Mr. Comer's biology class with Noelle and he was telling us about a scientist with the last name of His-- he askd Noelle if this was a relative of hers. She came back the next day and excitedly reported that he was indeed a relative. It was a great discovery and remains a happy memory for me. Noelle was a talented artist I admired and always very kind. I'm sorry for the lost of her and what she might have contributed with her great talent and sunny outlook.
Paul was a close friend of mine. My best memory of him was during our canoe trip down the Guadalupe River. We put in where the river made a huge u turn, and had a great run of the river. When we got out, we had to hike back 2 miles to our car. Paul was a gifted athlete with the Junior part of the US National Pentathon Team (trained at Fort Sam Houston) . I did not realize how really strong he was. He lifed the entire canoe over his head, and carried the craft the entire 2 miles. [photo to follow]
From Robert Marbut on June 1st, 2018
Best buddy any person could have and a fun training partner.
I sat next to Heidi in 7th or 8th grade in Mr. Robinson's history class, which was a daily challenge because of his volatiltiy. I admired her immensely for her calm presence--the sense of an old soul. She had beautiful curls and a kind presence. She was a bit of a mystery to me, but I was grateful for our camaraderie. We ran in different circles but i remember saying "hello" in high school, wishing we could share a class again. I've thought about her more than a few times in the last 40 years. Rest in peace, Heidi.