George & Pamela Hurd
2021 N. Caribou Rd.
Gilmer, TX 75644
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Well Hello There!
Thanks for visiting
our Site. We are George & Pamela Hurd. George & I retired in Anchorage,
Alaska in 1998 and are now traveling full time. We live in a 45’ Monaco
Executive RV with 4 slides and are following the best dancing and/or the best
weather. We love this life style and will continue for the foreseeable
future. We love to make friends, but we have found that it’s really hard
leaving them. Since we will be on the road all the time, we decided to use a Web
Site to share the exciting places and people we find while we
travel. We will update our page at least monthly, reviewing what we’ve
done and listing our future plans. As we dance around the US (and the
world), we’ll provide an update of dances we learn and report on
festivals that we attend and our own upcoming events.
Read all about us on
our downloadable brochure!
Come back again soon!
On Sep 3, 2016 we lost my sweet Mom.
Now they are both gone.
Together in heaven.
Here's their Obituaries if
you'd like to read them -
Ralph David Odom
( August 17, 1923 - March 15, 2016)
GILMER- Visitation for Ralph will be at Croley Funeral Home in
Gilmer from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The funeral
service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Rosewood
Missionary Baptist Church and immediately followed by the burial
Ralph David Odom passed away on March 15, 2016. He was born in Enon,
TX on August 17, 1923 to Artemas Ward Odom and Florence Zela Irons.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings,
Dewie Odom and Montie Vaurine Odom. His brother JD Odom lives in
Gilmer with his wife, Mable Jo.
Ralph Graduated from Harmony High School and soon found himself
graduating from the Fleet Torpedo School at US Destroyer Base in San
Diego, CA. He served six months on Submarine USS S-31 at the
submarine base at Pearl Harbor, HI. He received his honorable
discharge on September 29, 1945.
Returning back to Upshur County, he and Jimmie Louise Odom were
happily married to enjoy a wonderful life together celebrating their
70th Anniversary on February 7, 2016. They raised 3 children, Gary
David Odom (died June 20, 2014) and wife Deborah (died May 12,
2004), Danny Lynn Odom and wife, Linda, Pamela Sue Odom Hurd and
Ralph worked several jobs during his adult life; bakery, farming,
ranching, but spent 30 years at International Harvester, retiring in
1980 to allow he and Louise to return to their beloved farm place in
Ralph loved his church, family, and most of all his wife, Louise.
Together they enjoyed working on their farm and getting visits from
their children, grandchildren; Tara Johnson and husband, Kelley,
Amber Reese and husband, Jason, Patrick Odom and wife, Julie,
Rebecca Dye, George Hurd, Jr. and wife, Rua, Timothy Hurd, and
twelve great grandchildren, Taylor, Cassidy, Zachary, Madeline,
Allison, Jacey, Jackson, Jonah, Sarah, Savienne, Nicole, and Leila.
Jimmie Louise Odom
1927 - September 03, 2016)
Visitation for Louise
will be at Rosewood Baptist
Church 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
on Monday, September 5, 2016.
The funeral service will be held
at 2:00 p.m., that afternoon and
immediately followed by the
Louise Odom passed away on
Saturday, September 3, 2016. She
was born in Latch, TX on
November 17, 1927 to James Alex
Pool and Bessie Lavada Carrol
Pool. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in
death by siblings, James Preston
Pool, Fred Pool and Charles
Louise graduated from Harmony
High School as valedictorian.
She supported the WWII effort in
Dallas by building fuel tanks
for the Lockheed P38 Lightning
She and Ralph D. Odom (died
March 15, 2016) had a wonderful
life together and celebrated
their 70th Anniversary on
February 7, 2016. They raised
three children, Gary David Odom
(died June 20, 2014) and wife
Deborah (died May 12, 2004);
Danny Lynn Odom and wife, Linda
and Pamela Sue Odom Hurd and
After a short time working as a
switchboard operator in Gilmer,
she devoted her life to raising
her three children. She and
Ralph returned to their beloved
farm place in Rosewood, TX when
Ralph retired in 1980. She loved
making new friends and never met
a stranger. She loved all the
wildlife, especially feeding and
watching the birds.
Louise and Ralph loved their
church, the family and each
other. Besides working on the
farm, Louise learned how to work
with pictures on the computer
and donated many hours of time
working on the first pictorial
directory for Rosewood Baptist
Church. She also loved to repair
old photos and made lots of
friends and relatives happy when
she took their old torn photos
and repaired them.
Louise dearly loved getting
visits from her children and
grandchildren, Tara Johnson and
husband, Kelley, Amber Reese and
husband, Jason, Patrick Odom and
wife, Julie, Rebecca Shelton and
husband, Jeremy, George Hurd,
Jr. and wife, Rua and Sandra
Hurd and James Hurd; 12
Cassidy, Zachary, Madeline,
Allison, Jacey, Jackson, Jonah,
Sarah, Savienne, Nicole and
Family request that memorials
may also be made to the Rosewood
Cemetery Association, Rosewood
Baptist Church, 1044 S. Mimosa
Rd, Gilmer, TX 75644.
Picked up a new hobby!! Wearing a Fitbit!
Want to challenge me?
I have 5 friends on my Fitbit site! It's fun &
encourages me to exercise more!
Hurd's 2014-15 End of year Critique!!
Download the form here!
(regular paper form to print)
Download a digital version that
can be done on line & emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for
Hurd's 2014-15 End of Year
Favorites tied for this year
was All I Do is Jive! Thanks everyone!!! & Armstrong's Capone!
Choreographed Ballroom Dance Survey Results!
Finally compiled the results.
Here's what I found out!
Click here to download the pdf compilation of
Check out this crazy tango
(new version in Burnet, TX (Oct 2013)
that Mark & I did for an after party
We've booked another group trip with OAT - Dec 11, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017!
Patagonia & Beyond! We'll do Easter Islands before &
Iguassu Falls after.
Here's more info on the flyer. Download!
or read about it on line -
We're back from our Dubai visit at the start of the
Splendour of the Sea cruise from Dubai to Venice! Even got to visit
Click here to read the
Finished this! It was AWESOME!!! Africa!!! Finally! Set up an exclusive
African Safari with OAT for Dec 12 - Jan 2, 2014!!! Only 16 people!
We've filled it and can't wait to go!!!! Read all about it and drool!!!!
was AWESOME - here's the travelogue!!!!
Had an awesome Mediterranean Cruise this past July/August!
Had no idea that cicadas could be soooooo noisy! The Greek Isles are
gorgeous, but certainly not what I expected! Definitely not the Caribbean!
the link to our travelogue about the experience!
Really enjoyed our 14 night Caribbean Holiday Cruise!
Enjoyed lots of fun excursions - lots of snorkeling & sailing!
Finished the travelogue! Here's the
Looking for more special places to go!!
Just found this fun travel game to help us choose!!! WARNING!! It's
- Where to next???? And When??? Looking for suggestions!!
Posted a Photo book for our fun visit to
the Mayan Riviera!Click here to look at it!!!
Posted a Photo Book for our
Cruise last year!!!
Just posted my
Check it out if you'd like!!!
Finally finished the Photo book
for the Partial Panama Cruise in Dec 2011
Where should we go next? India?? Amazon??? Greek
Our night out for the 2015/16 Season was a great success! We had a lovely
time eating too much at Golden Corral & then enjoyed a fabulous upbeat
presentation of Cole Porter's Anything Goes at the Hale Theater! Watch
here for plans for next year!
Please say thanks to Gene & Jean Severance for setting up & managing our night out
for the 2015/16 season!!
Carousel Favorite Dances
Check out this link to get the current Favorite Dances reported to Carousel's
Please help me get our favorites counted by
either voting here on my website or voting at the sessions you attend!!
Check out this link to see who's taught what this month!
Read all about ICBDA Convention #33 in Joplin, Missouri!!!
READ ALL ABOUT ICBDA 2008!!!!!! CLICK HERE!!!
out a few of my favorite current pictures. If you'd like
to look at all my pictures, check out my
We've got some really cool festivals coming up. Get signed
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