Jeri Boone Walker-Boone Cruz

Profile Updated: November 1, 2015
Class Year: 1968
Residing In: Laurens, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Eladio Cruz, Jr.
Occupation: Self-Employed; Inspirational Expressions, LLC
Children: Johnathan, born 1970; Courtney, born 1976
Senior Quote

I burned my candle at both ends. It did not last the night. But to all my foes, and any friends, it gave a beautiful light.


I hold two post-graduate degrees and am currently enrolled for a third. Currently, I am working on a book, accepted for publication, titled, "When the Vows Break." My avocation is writing poetry and I have been published in nine Anthologies of Poetry. Although I'm on marriage number three, this one's a keeper. He's almost 9 years younger than I. We have been together for 14 years but only 'tied the knot' in 2012--I wanted to be very sure. Working as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Continuing Medical Education; and Director of the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences was truly an amazing, albeit tiring, position. However, I enjoyed every minute of it. Albeit my physical health is horrific, last month (April 2014) I began my own website:

School Story:

Won the Woodman of the World Award for History/Geography. That was way back in 1968. My husband, Eladio, was born in Puerto Rico. When we met, I had the stupidity to ask him, "Just when did you become a naturalized citizen?" His response, of course, was: "Jeri, Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. I was BORN a US citizen!" Boy, and here I thought I was so smart, with all my degrees, awards, accolades, BUT NO REMEMBRANCE OF WHERE ANY OF THE COUNTRIES ARE LOCATED; WHAT REGION BELONGS TO WHAT COUNTRY; AND ALL THE GREAT STUFF THEY TAUGHT ME AT MBHS.

Tell Us About Your Grand Kids:

I have a 7 year old granddaughter named Lillian Paige Roberts (my daughter's daughter). I keep waiting for my son Johnathan and his wife, Laura, to provide me with one, but they stay so busy in LA they barely have time to see one another.

Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

Mrs. Joyner.

Fondest Memories of Myrtle Beach High School:

Going to Ocean Drive with Margie Lewis and her followers. I worked hard Monday-Friday to make good grades and, while I enjoyed my classes, I sure looked forward to the weekends.

Your Message For The Class:

Let's remember those who are no longer with us. We, who by the Grace of God have made it this far, need to be willing to be loving, caring, sharing and not harbor resentments or petty problems we may have had. Life is way too short not to make the most of it and be kind to one another.

What Are You Doing Now?:

I have changed webmasters/advertisers/marketers for my business 10 times! Finally, three months ago (late August 2015) I 'hit' on a terrific company: TABBSolutions who has done wonders for my website: If you get a chance, PLEASE drop by my site, stay awhile, and purchase your one-of-a-kind poetic card, poster, or floral arrangement. Once you purchase one of my products, IT IS FOREVER RETIRED FROM MY INVENTORY. Thus you receive something NO ONE ELSE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER OWN!

The publication date for excerpts from my memoir, WHEN THE VOWS BREAK, has been altered eleven times now. Therefore, I'm about ready to self-publish my book if the publishers revise the release deadline one more time!

I stay very busy penning my poetry; writing yet another book; making all the items for my website; and collaborating with numerous associations including: National Association of Professional Women; World-Wide Branding; and The International Women's Leadership Association. Also, I am dedicated to assisting projects such as Wounded Warriors and the ASPCA as well as advocating against Human Trafficking.

All in all, this old gal puts in 18 hour days/7 days a week. Should have stayed retired!

Bragging Rights:

My son, Johnathan, is a working actor and screenplay writer in LA. He has appeared on Law and Order; Law and Order, SVU; Without a Trace; Criminal Minds, and for three years was star in the TVLand Show titled, RETIRED AT 35. Jessica Walter portrayed his mother and George Segal his father. Johnathan has written a screenplay, which has been accepted and will be on screen in late 2014. Every 3 years, whether I need one or not, he buys me a brand new car. He's my 'Salvation Child.' If you want to see him, look on TVLand's Web Site, or look on my Favorite Pictures' Album on Facebook.

Who Did You Hear About This Website From?

Mary Owens

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May 29, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Happy Birthday Frank. Hope this is your best one ever, and prayers for many more to come. I will NOT be able to attend the MBHS 50th reunion due to my critical, precarious health issues so please send me a note and let me know how you are doing. Jim Render has my email address.

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Jun 11, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Because I NEVER know where I'll be, from one moment to the next, I WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY UPCOMING BIRTHDAY WITH MANY, MANY MORE YET TO COME!

May 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Here's hoping you have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY with MANY, MANY MORE TO COME!

May 20, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Apr 01, 2017 at 10:41 PM

Posted on: Apr 01, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Since I never know where I'll be from one moment to the next, I want to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY, MANY MORE!

Oct 24, 2016 at 6:57 PM

In case I'm only the Lord knows where when you birthday comes around, I WANT TO WISH YOU YOUR BEST BIRTHDAY EVER AND MANY, MANY MORE TO COME!

Jul 15, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Dear Joanne, Since these days I NEVER know where I will be from one day to the next, I wanted to take a moment to WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON JULY 22nd WITH MANY, MANY MORE HAPPY BIRTHDAYS TO COME!

Jul 07, 2016 at 12:23 PM

A very Happy Birthday, Jim and may you enjoy MANY, MANY MORE!

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Jul 13, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Posted on: Jul 05, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Hope you have a great birthday and many, many more to come!

Jun 10, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Since I never know where I'll be when people's birthdays roll around, I'm sending you HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES early and hoping you'll have MANY, MANY MORE to come!

May 22, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Before life gets in the way, I want to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY, MANY MORE TO COME!

May 20, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Apr 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM

May you be enjoying a wonderful birthday and I wish you many, many more to come in the future! Dr. Jeri

Apr 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Since I am PRONE to forget who I am, where I am, and why I am here, I KNOW IT'S EARLY but I want to wish you the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER AND MANY, MANY MORE TO COME!!!

Apr 08, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Paul, here's hoping you have your BEST BIRTHDAY EVER WITH MANY, MANY, MANY MORE TO COME--Stay looking as young as you always have.

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