- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 24 Jul 2000.
Members of Class of '52 reflect during reunion
By: JOEL DAVIS
Staff Writer July 24, 2006
GATLINBURG - The times they keep changing. The ladies and gentlemen of the Pi Beta Phi Class of 1952 can tell you just how much.
About 30 people, both graduates and their family members, attended a class reunion, marking 54 years, at Holt Park on Saturday.
"It has been a few years," Freda Watson of Gatlinburg said.
In 1952, Elizabeth II became queen of Great Britain and U.S. President Harry S. Truman was succeeded by Dwight Eisenhower. Life in Gatlinburg was enjoyable during the 1950s, Watson said.
"It was great," she said. "It was a big town to us then. It has changed a lot. We don't know everybody now."
June McCarter Ogden is another '52 graduate who still lives locally.
"It was a very exciting time (in the '50s), but we didn't realize it," she said. "We grew up in a resort town and didn't know any different. It really was a unique experience."
Betty Reagan Romero took the opportunity to show some mock indignation about the transportation policies of a half-century ago.
"We lived too close to the school and we had to walk," she said. "I never got to ride the school bus."
Romero still stuck to the rules, though.
"The school bus stopped us one day because it was raining, and we told them we wouldn't ride because we weren't supposed to," she said.
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name: Betty R Reagan
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Civil District 11, Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1934
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Everett Reagan Head M 36
Alice Reagan Wife F 33
Ruben Reagan Son M 15
Eula Reagan Daughter F 13
Liaman Reagan Son M 11
Betty R Reagan Daughter F 6
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 16 Nov 2014.
June 25, 1933 - November 16, 2014
Resided in Dunn, NC
Betty Reagan Romero, age 81 of Dunn, North Carolina, formerly of Gatlinburg, TN passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. She was a member of Roaring Fork Baptist Church. Betty "liked" the beach, but she "loved" the mountains. In general, she just loved to go!
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Alice Ogle Reagan; brother, Ruben Reagan; sister-in-law, June Reagan
She is survived by:
Son: Frank Romero
Brother: Liaman Reagan
Sister-in-law: Pauline Reagan
Sister: Eula Sutton
Special family members are the: Dennie Reagan Family, Debbie Cline Family, Russell Reagan Family, Betty Tipton Family, and Gloria Bohanan Family
The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday with funeral service to begin at 7 PM at Roaring Fork Baptist Church, Gatlinburg with Rev. Kim McCroskey officiating. Family and friends will meet for 10 AM Friday for interment in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)