Jan Williamson Pridham

Profile Updated: December 7, 2017
Jan Williamson
Jan Williamson


Jan Williamson


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Plano, TX USA
Occupation: Finally retired!!!
Children: (Michael) Craig Kleinmann (1968), Stacey Pridham (1977)
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Hannah (1994), Lilly (2005), Sarah and Ella - identical twins (2006) and Annie (2008).


As of March 31, 2013 I finally joined the "leisure class"! I retired from Ericsson after almost 18 years as an Executive Assistant. Life is good!

My entire family, with the exception of my father (Oak Cliff/Adamson), went to Sunset, even my aunt and uncle and cousin. My mother graduated in 1933 with Judge Fite, Richard Morrill (Jane's dad), Bill Couch, and Hattie Wilbur (art teacher at Greiner). Mother also had Ira Lee for Geometry the first year he taught.

My Dad's father was a brick layer and they moved to Dallas in 1925 from their farm in Enid, OK so he would get a job. He ended up helping finish the smokestack on the roof of Sunset. Unfortunately though, they lived just inside the Oak Cliff HS boundary and Daddy didn't get to attend Sunset the fall it opened. He always hated that. Once the job was done, my grandfather moved back to OK but Dad wanted to stay in Dallas... and the rest is history.

School Story:

I have so many fun memories of my years at Sunset. I never appreciated what an excellent education I got in HS until I went to College. I appreciated everything Mrs. Hood taught me! Unfortuantely, I can't say the same for Mrs. Childers and her math teaching skills.

Miss Cleo Hammett was quite a trip in Art. She drank an awful lot of "cough syrup"...

Favorite teacher(s)

Mrs. Hood - best English teacher ever! I learned so much from her. Also adored Oma Ford.

Class friends I have kept in touch with over the years include

Rita Harden, Julia Jones Laxson, Karen Ross Williams, JoEllen Glasgow McVey, Edie Bredemeier Frazier (+ Eddie), Deborah Crowe Harrel, Jan Fite Miller, Anita Shaw Lyons, Doug Bazar

My old high school friends would be surprised to know

I was actually going to be an elementary art teacher, but life kind of got in the way. As it turns out I probably have made more money doing what I'm doing, but still, I have a frustrated artistic spirit in there.

I didn't, but I wish I had

Studied Interior Design (I know, I know, it's not too late - maybe after I retire, whenever that is).
I also wish I'd been a bit crazier. I was always afraid I'd get into trouble (and usually did because I always got caught), although I did have my moments. Oh, there are a few things I got away with, but those shall remain unmentioned...

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Jul 22, 2021 at 9:25 AM

I'm so saddened by this news.  Doug was such a great guy.  Prayers for his family.  RIP, Doug.

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May 14, 2019 at 11:33 AM

I was so saddened to read about Karen's death.  She was in my squad in Bisonettes (squad leader our senior year) and was a very good friend.  We shared some wonderful memories from Sunset.  Unfortunately, she only attended one of our class reunions and we had a great visit.  She was beautiful and so much fun!  I have missed her over the years.  RIP, beautiful Karen - you are missed. 

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Oct 03, 2016 at 1:45 PM

I just realized I missed your birthday! Happy Belated!!! Geez, you're getting old - I can say that because I'm right behind you...

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Oct 13, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Kaye was among the first people I met at Greiner - we were in the same homeroom.  I thought she and Rita were just about the funniest two people I'd ever met.  Kay could be so crazy and I admired her for doing all kinds of things I was never brave enough to do to make people laugh.  I have wonderful memories of Kaye through Greiner and Sunset and I will certainly miss her.  

Sep 23, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Great picture! See you in October.

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Posted on: Sep 02, 2015 at 12:22 PM

It's great to have you on the website!!! I've thought of you often and wondered how you were doing. Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion in October!

Jul 16, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Now's the time to attend a reunion! Would love to see you at the 50th in October!

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