Ashland High School - Class of 1958
Ashland High School - Class of 1958

 

 I heard from several of you who definitely want to keep our website going.  We are paid until April 30, 2025.  How did we get to 2024 so quickly?  Thank you to those who chipped in to pay for the website for another year.

 

 

 

Also, thanks to those of you who send GOOD NEWS.  I  received this email from Gordon Cassity with an update on Riley, his granddaughter, and her tennis finals.

Riley’s high school career ended in a semifinal loss to the eventual state champion. Riley played three years at Farragut and never lost a match  until  losing in a three set tie breaker(6-10)  in the semifinals of the state tournament this past Thursday . This young lady  had a great career at Farragut and was a joy to coach .  She will attend the University of Tennessee this fall and has been accepted into a very prestigious seven year BSN -DNP NURSE ANESTHESIA  Concentration. After graduation, Riley will have the opportunity to take her place among the ranks of the highly respected CRNAs.    This is one proud grandfather.

 

 

 

 

Since Bill was so kind to share his news, I will keep his posting for a while. Billy Caskey, retired Lt. Colonel Bill Caskey is pictured proudly giving the Oath of Enlistment to his gorgeous granddaughter, Master Sergeant Caitlin Carter.  Bill enlisted his granddaughter 16 years ago into the USAF.  He gave the first and last Oath of Enlistment over a 20 year career.  Congratulations to you both.

 

 

 

It saddens me to report that we have lost another classmate this week.  Mary Jordan Boggs. How can any of us ever forget her infectious laugh and her love for the color purple.  I hope you will take the time to watch the video of her life by going to the John Steen Funeral Home obituaries.  

                                            

Tribute

Mary Jordan Boggs, 83, of Ashland, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, May 4, 2024 at her residence.
Mary was born November 22, 1940 in Ashland, a daughter of the late John Clifford and Mary Josephine Koury Jordan. In addition to her parents, her husband Okie Boggs preceded her in death in 2021 and her son Nicholas Boggs in 2022.
Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ashland. She worked for many years with Pollock’s Jewelers in Ashland and was a loving homemaker to her family. One of her most favorite pastimes was the playing Bridge with her friends.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Theresa Watts and husband David of Ashland, her granddaughter Jordan Watts Runnels and husband Blake, Grandson Cody Watts and wife Taylor, granddaughter Samara Boggs (Isaac Peterson), granddaughter Grace Boggs and great grandsons Logan & Ryan Runnels and great granddaughter Malena Peterson. Additional family includes her brother John Nicholas Jordan of Naples, FL and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm, Friday, May 10, 2024 at the Steen Funeral Home 13th St. Chapel with Rev. Jeff Bramel officiating. Entombment will follow services at the Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be prior to services Friday at the funeral home beginning at 11:00am.
To share a condolence with her family, view her video tribute or share a memory of Mary, please visit www.steenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

It is with a heavy heart that I post the obituary of Larry Lee Hart.  I have chosen to place it on the main page because without Lee most of the information and pictures would not be here.  I can not remember a reunion when Lee was not there with his wonderful smile and camera in hand.  He was a friend to everyone in the class of 58.  Kay was not the only one who loved and respected him.  If you go to the photo pages, you will find that the majority of those pictures came from his files and photos.  He kept up with and shared with us all the important events over the years.  He will be missed.

                                       

 

  
Larry Lee Hart, age 83, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at his residence under Hospice Care in Louisville, KY. He was born September 7, 1940, on Route 5 (Hoods Creek) in Boyd County, son of the late Silas Hart and Lucy Tackett Hart. 

Larry Lee graduated from Ashland High School in 1958. He was co-captain of the 1958 Ashland Tomcat basketball team, senior class treasurer, and represented Boyd County at Bluegrass Boy’s State. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1962 with a B. S. degree in Commerce with a major in accounting. During three summers of college, he served as a lifeguard at the Bellefonte Country Club. 

After college graduation, he moved to Louisville and spent the rest of his career serving in financial services businesses. He started by being hired by a national CPA firm, Lybrand, Ross Brothers, & Montgomery. Subsequently he became Controller of Life Insurance Company of Kentucky. In 1975, he founded a CPA firm in Jeffersontown, KY. He was a CPA for 50 years, a Certified Financial Planner for 28 years, and investment representative with Money Concepts for 18 years. The CPA firm is the oldest CPA firm in Jeffersontown and is now known as Financial Landing, CPAs. 

He was a very active member of Jeffersontown United Methodist Church for 57 years. In addition to serving on finance and stewardship leadership roles, he taught youth Sunday school classes, lead long-range planning teams, created the church’s Endowment Fund, headed the church’s 200th anniversary committee, and was Administrative Board Chairman for several years. Beyond the local church, he was on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Kentucky United Methodist Foundation for 12 years. At UK, he and Kay were active in the UK Wesley Foundation. Christianity has always been a focus of their family life. 

In 1994, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. At different stages of his life, his hobbies were photography, genealogy, and woodworking. He was the author of “History of the Hart Family in Boyd County, Co-Author of “Home Alive in ‘45” (his father’s WWII memoirs), “My Life Story”, “History of the Moore Family in Boyd County”, and the “Biography of Irene Kay Moore Hart”. Copies of these documents are in the Ashland Public Library Genealogy Department. 

He was a devoted sports fan --- mainly UK sports and KY high school sports. He played basketball in elementary, middle, and high school in addition to playing intermural basketball at UK. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Kay Moore Hart (who was his high school sweetheart), daughters Lisa Kay Robbins (Marc), Mary Beth Coates (Jeff), son Larry Lee Hart, Jr (Renae), grandchildren Katelyn Robbins McGee (Dan), Matthew Robbins, Natalie Coates, Hannah Coates, Nick Coates, Jessi Hart, Jacob Hart, and great grandchild Cooper McGee. His older brother, Ralph Hart (Linda), and several cousins, nieces and nephews who are spread throughout the nation also survive him. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOUR SMILING FACES.  JOIN US!

Donna Skeens is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Class of 58 Zoom

Time: 5:00 p.m. We will zoom on Thursday June 27  

We had a good group in May and hope more of you can join us.

I will post the link on your email account!  

 Donna S 

 

Meeting ID: 762 5490 2593

Passcode: AHS58