Debbie Looper Cuiksa

Profile Updated: July 30, 2018
Debbie Looper
Residing In: Marshall, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Greg - 48 years - IHS Grad 1969
Occupation: Retired
Children: We have 2 children Tommy 46, born in 1972 and Julie 41 born in 1976. Tommy is married to a precious More…girl, Alexa. Julie is married to Jamie Cullum. We also have 2 grandchildren Cheslie 23, my Tootie Fruiti and Reese 9i. He's my little "Toot" He is so precious that he has me completely wrapped. They are our son's children and both look like him. If we would have known grandchildren were this much fun we would have had them first.
Yes! Attending Reunion

Greg and I were married June 26, 1970. I became a P.E. Aide for John Haley Elementary School. In April of 1972 we had our first child, Tommy, and I became a stay at home mom. In Sept. of 1973 Greg was transfered with Roadway Express to Shreveport, Louisiana. We moved as far as the Texas state line, Waskom, TX. We lived there ll years. Our second child was born Dec. 1976, Julie, and life was busier than ever. I've always said if she had been the first child she would have been the last. I began doing alot of volunteer work for the elementary school and loved it. In 1984 we bought 19 acres of land just North of Marshall, TX. We built our own home and after 3 years were able to move in it. I still continued to do vounteer work for the Marshall ISD. I loved working with children and I could spend my children's off time with them. They were and are the highlight of my life. When Tommy became a Senior in High School in 1989, I went to work part time as the church's secretary. In 1994 Julie became a Senior and that finished my years as a drill team mom. I decided that I should get paid for all the time I spent time volunteering at school and went to work full time at Marshall ISD as a paraprofessional. I just love the kids at my school. Greg and I have loved traveling in our 46 years. We were in the Virgin Islands sailing at my 25th class reunion, the West Indies sailing for my 30th class reunion and we will be at our daughters wedding on 10-10-10. Sorry we have missed all of the class reunions, but wish you all the very best and my God bless you. Maybe we will get out calendars together for the 50th reunion.

School Story:

In Business Math class, we had a group of football players that sat together in a corner of the room. One of the players saw a match head on the floor and decided to step on it. Of course the match lit for a second and made smoke. Another football player decided to be the fire engine. With his siren going, he ran out of the classroom into the hall way got water in his mouth. His siren still going ran back into the class room and spit water on the match head to put the fire out. I can see it in my head like it happend yesterday and still laugh. The young teacher didn't think it was so funny.

Which Elementary School(s) did you attend?

L.B. Barton Elementary, Irving, Texas

Which Middle School(s) did you attend?

Crockett Jr. High

Do You see/talk to/hang out with our classmates? Who?

Talk to Debra Fulbright Kitchens. She keeps me informed about what our classmates are doing. Linda Baker Oliver and I have continued to stay in touch. We did a lot of things together as we were raising our children.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I live in the country. I have always been a city girl and never intended to leave Irving,Texas. Greg got a job transfer in 1973 with Roadway Express to Shreveport Lousiana. We ended up in as far East Texas as was possible, Waskom, which is on the state line on I-20. He couldn't get me out of Texas. We moved to Marshall in 1984 after buying 19 acres of land. I love living in the country and we are only 3 miles and 1 traffic light from Wal-Mart.

What is your favorite memory of IHS?

Having a winning football season in the fall of 1968 and playing Odesssa Permiam in the quarter finals football game. Greg played right tackle and I had a class with him. We started dating after football was over in Dec. 1968. We married in June of 1970 after I graduated. He is still my favorite memory and the best decision I ever made.

What was our High School Mascot?

Big Irvi

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:04 AM
May 17, 2018 at 3:33 AM
Oct 25, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Sweet Friend, I have thought about you all week. I have your card at my house. I guess it's halfhiemers. I hope it is a great day being 65 and signing up for Medicare. I thought Medicare was for old people. If so, how did we get here so fast. Medicare and Social Security are some of the perks that we get for being part of the youger old crowd. I love you dearly and will call soon.

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May 17, 2017 at 3:33 AM
Nov 26, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Happy Birthday Sandy, glad there are benefits of getting older, but how did we get here so fast? Have a Happy Day!!

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Oct 20, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Hi, Kathy, Hope your day is extra special. When we were in High School we never dreamed getting to be this age would happen so fast. You were always so sweet. Hope you have a very happy year. Debbie

Sep 02, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Happy Birthday, Hope your day is a great one. Are you going to try and go to our 45th reuion? I am going to try and get Linda Baker Oliver to come. I would love to see you and catch up on the last 45 years. It's hard to believe that we did so much together growing up, that we haven't stayed in touch. You were one of my best friends. Would love to hear all about you family and what you have been up to. Have a very happy birthday and I won't say which one....LOL

May 17, 2015 at 3:34 AM
Feb 24, 2015 at 2:43 PM

I am still proud to be from Irving High School and love wearing black and gold.