CLASS OF '59

Duncan U. Fletcher High School

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Judy ALFORD Scott

alford.gif (24330 bytes)alford00.jpg (7395 bytes)     Fred and Judy  Scott

  After graduating from Fletcher, I went to a Business College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I married Fred Scott, cousin of our classmate, Doug Scott. Fred was a Junior at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and I was secretary to the Director of the School of Business at the University. As many of my 50's peers, I "put hubby   through" school for a total of 4 Degrees. We had celebrated 46 years of marriage when he passed away in January 2006.
     When it snowed in June, after not seeing the sun for 6 months, this "Beach" girl persuaded the Ohio native (who hadn't even realized the sun had been missing for lo those many months!) to give Florida a try.
     He got a job teaching at the one and only Fletcher High School. It was rather weird going from student to Faculty wife in a couple of years!
    He decided very quickly that high school wasn't his calling and we began the long journey for the Masters and the Ph.D., earning one Masters at the University of Florida, one at Rutgers University and the Ph.D. from Nova University.
    I always felt my main calling in life was to be a Mom, but for over 25 years, I ran a business from our home so I could stay on top of the "teen" years and also be able to provide for college educations.
    My greatest accomplishments are our children, for which we are very proud and blessed.
     drlauria.jpg (6833 bytes)   Our daughter  Laurie  is a medical doctor specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine (high risk pregnancies). She was a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical School for a number of years and did extremely well in research. She has been all over the world presenting her research at various medical conferences and is a consultant to Glaxo Wellcome and Smith Kline Drug corporations.
    Three years ago she decided to come home and is now in private practice in Ft. Lauderdale (much to our delight!) she married a terrific young man, Robert,  who is a lawyer with a prominent firm here. Their first baby was born in 2001. is a medical doctor specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine (high risk pregnancies). She was a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical School for a number of years and did extremely well in research. She has been all over the world presenting her research at various medical conferences and is a consultant to Glaxo Wellcome and Smith Kline Drug corporations.
    Three years ago she decided to come home and is now in private practice in Ft. Lauderdale (much to our delight!) Two years ago she married a terrific young man, Robert,  who is a lawyer with a prominent firm here. They were expecting their first baby in 2001. 


   navscot.jpg (8126 bytes)Our son, Doug , is a navy jet fighter pilot stationed in Jacksonville and keeps his mother on her knees as he flies off and onto aircraft carriers, a la "Top Gun." I'm very proud that he's so capable to be part of such an elite group, but I'm happiest when he's on "terra firma!"
    Doug married a precious girl, Kathy,  he went to high school with, though they never dated until after college. They have given us 2 adorable little grandsons, , is a navy jet fighter pilot stationed in Jacksonville and keeps his mother on her knees as he flies off and onto aircraft carriers, a la "Top Gun." I'm very proud that he's so capable to be part of such an elite group, but I'm happiest when he's on "terra firma!"
    Doug married a precious girl, Kathy,  he went to high school with, though they never dated until after college. They have given us 2 adorable little grandsons, alfrdgr.jpg (5094 bytes)  

Parker and Weston, 1 and 3 years old. Doug is the most incredible "Daddy," for which we're thrilled. We're really loving this grandparenting experience. They are the delight of our lives.
    In addition to running my business, about 10 years ago I founded a charitable organization whose mission is to feed segments of our society that have fallen through the welfare cracks for various reasons. It's amazing the number of people out there who are struggling just to survive, so this has required a lot of time and work.
    Recently I began to get intrigued with and have begun delving into our genealogy. I suppose I wanted to give our children and grandchildren a sense of family history. It's been surprising and a lot of fun.
    I've really enjoyed seeing all the pictures and learning what each of you has been doing for the past 41 years. It's great to know that everyone seems to be doing well in their chosen endeavors. (I especially related to Melanie's saga!) and that the Class of '59 has contributed much to "Society"--who would've thought it?!


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