Margaret Banks Oberender

Profile Updated: July 20, 2019
Class Year: 1961
Residing In: Lampasas, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: My husband Ron passed away on June 11, 2011
Occupation: retired high school English teacher
Children: Lisa Susan Maas, born 1967; married, 3 children, three grandchildren
Ronda Lynn Becker, born 1968; More…married, 3 children, one son-in-law
Paula Joann Cook, born 1976; married, 1 child
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After graduating from Baylor in 1964, I married in 1965 and spent the next 20 years as an Air Force wife. We lived in Utah, California, Texas, Alabama, Ohio, and New Jersey, plus 3 years at Ramstein AB Germany, before returning to Texas. I taught one year in Waco, one year in Utah, and 1 year at Marshall High School (that was a rather odd experience -- sitting in the teachers' lounge, having some of my former teachers come in and ask me what I was doing there!). After we returned to Texas in 1983, I taught 18 years at Westwood High School in the Round Rock ISD. We moved from Austin to Lampasas in 2002. We love the Hill Country, traveling in our RV, spending time with our children and grandchildren, playing bridge and other games, and relaxing!

School Story:

One of my favorite memories is of Mrs. Hughes sitting in the bowl of pansies on her desk, then walking over to the windows and wringing out her skirt, never once losing track of whatever she was lecturing on that day. Judy Bearden and I nearly fell out of our desks laughing.

Countries you have visited:

Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and other Caribbean Islands, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Luxemburg, Ireland.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

I still hope to ride in a hot air balloon and on a jet ski. In 2017 I attended the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM. While there I had lunch with Judy Bearden Love and Cheryl Nored Dean. Next time maybe I'll go for a ride.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with classmates? Who?

I see several classmates frequently -- Diane Vassar, Margaret Ross, Sarah Joe Duncan, and Paula Mauldin. We love getting together and talking about the "olden" days.

If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?

Overlooking Lake Sacandaga in upstate New York.

Ever eaten just cookies (or dessert) for dinner?

Yes

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