Glenda Dickey and Bob Parr are reunited high school sweethearts who tell a fictionalized account of their story in “Momma God.”
Bob is a retired minister having been affiliated with the Oklahoma Independent Assemblies. His many talents include singing, playing the guitar and song writing. He has three children, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Glenda retired from Texas Workforce Commission as supervisor in the Unemployment Insurance Department after being employed twenty-three years. She has three grown children, seven grandchildren, three great-grandsons and soon to be a beautiful great-granddaughter.
Glenda and Bob now make their home in Orange.
Rebecca Stark Nugent, is a 67-year old grandmother who loves chocolate, cheers for the Texas Aggies, and admires those who tell the truth. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in Big Spring and taught high school journalism in Orange before serving more than 30 years as a public relations director in Texas. She received the 1998 Professional Achievement Award from the Texas School Public Relations Association and the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Highland Park High School Alumni Association.
More than 300 programs and publications under her direction have won state, regional and national awards. A graduate of Lutcher Stark High School in Orange, she earned a journalism degree from Texas Woman’s University and master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of North Texas.
State and national award-winning author Sylvia Dickey Smith thrives on story. To her, story not only holds our society together, it also gives us something to hang onto.
Through Story we learn the importance of speaking truth to power, of standing in that truth, of speaking up for justice for ourselves and for others. An Orange native, Smith currently lives in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas with her husband, Bill.
Mike Trahan grew up in West Orange, Texas, and, at age fifteen, he started taking flying lessons. He flew light aircraft during high school and college, and by the time he entered Air Force Pilot Training, he had accumulated 650 hours of flying time and a Commercial Pilot Certificate with single and multi-engine ratings.
Mike spent four and a half years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during the Vietnam War. After resigning from the Air Force, Mike was hired by Delta Air Lines. He retired at age sixty, in 2002, after nearly thirty-two years with Delta.
Mike and Sheila have three children: Theresa, Jim, and Jerry; Two granddaughters: Jordan & Hazel; and two great-granddaughters: Sevyn Sadie & Dylan.