After MHS, I attended Our Lady of the Lake University and the University of Dallas. Never got a degree, worked at a variety of jobs until I found myself in a medical office, and realized that the world of medicine was my cup of tea
I kept going to school off and on and ended up with a Master’s in Health Care Administration. Along the way, in 1967 I married Jose Louro, M.D. a widower with six children. When told I could not have children, we adopted a little boy in 1971 and my darling Julie was born to us in 1974. In 1976, we lost Jody, Jose’s only son in a fire in our home. This started Jose on a downward spiral of depression and in 1982 he died by his own hand. Later that year I married Glynn Murphy a co-administrator at Santa Rosa Medical Center. He came with three grown children, two in college and one in high school. We were married 20 years when he died from a Kidney Disorder in 2002. At this time, due to a silver-tongued headhunter, we were living in Poplar Bluff, Mo. I really liked the four seasons there and had made many friends so I did not return to Texas as my family expected. Having become accustomed to widowhood, I just kept on keeping on. I had retired shortly before Glynn died. I got involved in my church and took up quilting. I have never enjoyed any kind of handwork as I have quilting and I have become very successful. Every member of my family, siblings, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all my friends have one of my quilts. I am now selling them for fun and profit.
In 2004, I again married to a wonderful guy, Tom Turner. It is true~ the third time is the charm! He took me to his 50th in Columbia, LA last summer and I met a few old girlfriends and lots of old buddies. He seems to think he is going to talk to all you guys from MHS and find out some deep dark secret about me. I told him I was not very attractive in high school and that there is not a lot to tell. I had already told him about the Youth Center and Kelly ‘s Barn. I really did not do much except sit around with Tom Brown, Billy Thornton, and Bill Lord and play guitars and sing.